7-22 Stabbing 2EUGENE, Ore. — Police say one person is in custody following a possible stabbing at a homeless camp.

Police responded to an area near Highway 99 and Roosevelt Boulevard Tuesday night.

They say a woman had been stabbed in the abdomen, however her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Officers took another woman in custody. They say the two had been fighting all day.

There are no details on any possible charges.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Opening ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday.
The meet is the premiere track and field event for junior athletes around the world.
Track and field fans are pumped up for this international competition, it’s not just fans in Eugene who come to support but people as far as South Carolina and Wisconsin are in Eugene and also those who are coming from overseas.
This six-day event draws the best track and field athletes under 20 from around the globe.
A total of 177 national federations, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, will compete.
More than 1,700 athletes, under the age of 20 will compete.
“We train hard and work every day so, this is the time and the moment that we’ve been working for, so I guess we will stay focused,” said Saqukine Cameron, Jamaica athlete.
The event is a chance to watch the future stars of the sport, many of whom could compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Oregon signee Ariana Washington:

Oregon signee Raevyn Rogers:

Oregon signee Ashlee Moore:

Baylor/Team USA sprinter Trayvon Brommel:

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif.– On the eve of the 2014 Pac-12 football media days in Los Angeles, GoDucks.com editor in chief Rob Moseley announced that linebacker Rahim Cassell was no longer with the Oregon program. KEZI 9 News Sports Director Jake Zivin has more on Cassell’s departure in his media days preview.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, quarterback Marcus Mariota and linebacker Derrick Malone meet the media on Wednesday. Oregon State head coach Mike Riley, quarterback Sean Mannion and linebacker Michael Doctor meet the media on Thursday.

We will have reports from L.A. on KEZI 9 News at 5, 6, 6:30 and 11 p.m., as well as extensive coverage online at KEZI.com. Check back for raw interviews throughout the day and follow Jake on Twitter for real-time updates.

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Thunderstorms have been rolling up from the south throughout the afternoon Tuesday and will fire well into the evening. Overnight those will quiet down but then a new weather system moves in from the Pacific.

Rain turning to showers will keep Wednesday the coolest day of the week. More rain and fewer thunderstorms are expected but there will still be a chance for isolated afternoon thunderstorms along the Cascades and into Central Oregon.

Thursday we will dry out and begin to warm up. Temperatures will reach in to the low 90′s by Saturday and Sunday.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Workers from the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill are concerned about what’s next.

On Monday, they were informed their health insurance is only good through the end of the month.

Mill workers said the meeting certainly answered some of their questions but losing their health insurance at the end of July is adding to their worries over not having a job.
Employees say many of them can’t afford health insurance otherwise. Insurance agents say there are various options out there for people to take a look at while they’re in between jobs.

Those options include COBRA, different private carriers, or Cover Oregon.

“They can go to the Cover Oregon website. They can talk to an agent who can help get them in that situation and then see what they qualify for, see what kind of benefits they qualify for, and hopefully it’s enough to at least protect them and their family,” said Ryan Hoffstot, a local insurance agent.

Hoffstot says he recommends employees getting some sort of insurance in between jobs.

An employee who spoke to KEZI 9 News said they are having one on one meetings with management this week and hope to have more questions answered.

Still0722_00002CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office found two bodies in the rubble from a fire that burned down a home in Creswell last Wednesday.

The two men who lived in the home, Dennis Kelley and Carl McFarland were reported missing, and haven’t been seen since the fire broke out.

But, deputies said they’re not identifying them as victims yet. “There have been two bodies found in the remains of the Creswell fire. They haven’t been identified yet, so the missing persons report that we put out previously with the two gentleman are still considered missing,” said Sgt. Carrie Carver, Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

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LEBANON, Ore. — Sprint jet boat races are coming to Lebanon this weekend – something that organizers say will boost the area’s economy. But neighbors are fighting to cancel the event – worried about the amount of water the site is using.

The United States Sprint Boat Association is hosting the event on July 26, and says it will bring 1,500-2,000 viewers to Lebanon.

“It’s huge – I mean the economic impact that we’re going to bring into Lebanon,” said USSBA President Rick Harris.

The organization is also hosting the world championship event in Lebanon again at the end of August – bringing even more people to town. Neighbors say despite the economic boost for the local area, they are worried how much it will cost them in the long run.

“It’s going to boost the economy – and that’s a good thing,” said neighbor Darrell Barnard. “Lebanon could use it. That’s true, I can’t deny that. I’m all for capitalism. But not when it’s at the expense of your neighbor.”

Barnard and a group of his neighbors living around the track on Airport Drive in Lebanon have wells, and they worry that the event is draining a huge amount of water from their water source.

“If they go out of water – what do we do?” he said. “And it seems that it wasn’t taken into consideration by the people putting in a track over here. It was more what suits them rather than talking to your neighbors.”

Barnard says within the last week, two wells in the area have dried up – something that could cost homeowners thousands of dollars. Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey says the state water master will be investigating to verify the claim, and if true – why the wells have dried up.

Barnard lives in an agricultural area, and he and his neighbors raise various livestock.

“You’ve got to have water,” Barnard said. “You can live without food for a number of days, but you can’t live without water. Our animals, they can’t live without water. They’ve got to have it.”

The USSBA says it has used 350,000 gallons of water to fill up its track, and will need to use 5,000-8,000 extra gallons a day to make up for water that has been lost due to evaporation.

“When we pulled the well out, our ground water was at about five and a half feet below the surface in the well head,” Harris said. “So I’m not real sure how their wells went dry because ours hasn’t changed since day one. It’s still at the same level.”

Meanwhile, neighbors still are not convinced, and are meeting with county commissioners to fight back. They hope the event is either cancelled or moves to a different location.

“It happened at the same time,” Barnard said about the wells drying up. “And that’s where I have to say that it’s not really coincidental.”

Commissioner Lindsey says the USSBA has legally followed the process to host the event, and that the state water master has capped the amount of water it can use each day.

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EUGENE, Ore. — A woman who said she was discriminated against because of her service dog appeared in court Tuesday. The Bureau of Labor and Industries began hearing the case against the Duck Stop Market.

Two judges heard opening arguments and testimony from the complainant in this case Tuesday from Michel Hilt Hayden’s attorney along with the defendant, The Duck Stop Market.

Hilt-Hayden said she was discriminated against because of her disability when she was kicked out of the Duck Stop Market in April 2013, for bringing in her two service dogs.

Her attorney said they’ll present evidence showing the extent of Hilt Hayden’s disabilities, proof both dogs meet the requirements of being service dogs, and the dogs do in fact help Hilt Hayden.

Her team will also argue the Duck Stop Market is a public place.

The defense said the dogs are not service animals by state or federal law. They also said the dogs must be used directly for the handler’s disability and they do not discriminate.

The defense said it will argue that service animals going through training are only allowed in stores with their trainer, not handler.

A number of witnesses testified Tuesday, including Hilt Hayden’s husband who was with her that day. He said she was so upset, she wouldn’t leave the house for days after the confrontation.

Marijuana-HempEUGENE, Ore. — This November, Oregon voters will once again get to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

State elections officials Tuesday, certified that petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualify the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, to appear on the upcoming election ballot.

According to the group, New Approach Oregon, the measure would allow Oregonians over the age of 21 to buy, possess and use marijuana.

Oregon voters rejected a ballot measure two years ago, but little money was spent promoting it.

New Approach Oregon says this year’s effort has received contributions from some of the same donors who backed the successful marijuana initiatives in Washington and Colorado.

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