Jessica Debbas

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Name: Jessica Debbas
Date registered: April 16, 2012


Jessica joined the KEZI 9 evening news team as a reporter in February 2011. Jessica comes to Eugene from Bozeman, Montana where she was a reporter and anchor for KTVM/NBC Montana. She received her B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University in 2008. In San Diego she interned at KUSI News. After graduation she moved to Seattle and worked as a news assistant for CBS affiliate KIRO 7, where she fell in love with the Northwest and is thrilled to be back. Jessica grew up in Carlsbad, California. Even though San Diego will always be home, she is excited for new adventures in Oregon.

Latest posts

  1. Woman Accused of Faking Cancer Arrested — September 13, 2014
  2. Florence Woman Dies in Crash — September 13, 2014
  3. Thurston Cell Phone Tower Catches Fire — September 13, 2014
  4. Duck Fans Prepare for Early Kickoff — September 12, 2014
  5. UO Modifies Student Code — September 12, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Driver Claims Self-Defense in Shooting — 16 comments
  2. Students Protest Zimmerman Verdict — 12 comments
  3. Friends Remember Train Accident Victim — 12 comments
  4. Elderly Woman Dies in Springfield Crash — 9 comments
  5. Coping with the Stanford Loss — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

LRAPA Warns of Mill Fire Debris Dangers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Debris from last week’s mill fire in Springfield is still being found within a five-mile radius of the site. Several residents have found burnt material ranging from the size of a quarter to the size of their palm. Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says people need to be very careful before handling … Continue reading »

Suspect Arraigned for Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — More than two weeks after a Sweet Home woman was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest, a man has been charged with her death. The suspect was arraigned in the Lane County Jail on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old Austin Louis Rolfe was booked on July 9, the same day Heaven King was found … Continue reading »

Baby Contracts Bacterial Meningitis

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene baby is fighting for her life in a Portland hospital after contracting bacterial meningitis. A healthy baby Presley Henry took a rapid turn for the worse. It started out with fever symptoms. After her parents called the doctor and gave her some Baby Tylenol, the 3-month-old wasn’t getting any better. … Continue reading »

Crews Set Up for Circus

EUGENE, Ore. — A purple tent has popped up across the street from Autzen Stadium–that’s because the circus has arrived in Eugene. Vegas-based American Crown Circus calls itself a stage performance show. But this circus doesn’t have exotic animals. There are 12 performers, including trapeze artists and magicians. “Everybody has to have a double hat. … Continue reading »

New Rules to Protect Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — More chemicals have been banned after illegal pesticides were blamed for the deaths of nearly 1,000 bees in west Eugene. The Oregon Department of Agriculture announced it is banning two more active ingredients, imidacloprid and dinotefuran, from being used on linden trees and similar trees for the next six months. This rule apply to … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Deaths Surge in 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is stressing safety after noticing a spike in motorcycle deaths. Nineteen motorcyclists have already died this year. By mid-June last year that number sat at nine. ODOT says causing factors include speed, following too close and abrupt lane changes. We talked to TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program instructor, Bob Metzger, … Continue reading »

Tree Care Company’s License Revoked

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene tree care company is getting its license taken away after nearly 1,000 bees were found dead near an apartment complex in west Eugene. The Oregon Department of Agriculture says Glass Tree Care and Spray Service used pesticides that were banned last year on linden trees on Jacobs Lane this week. The … Continue reading »

Alsea Man Dies in Logging Accident

CHESIRE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says an Alsea man died in a logging accident on Thursday. Deputies say Richard Gray, 59, was struck by a falling tree near Highway 36 and Lawrence Road before noon. A rescue team hiked down 2,000 feet into a drainage area to retrieve Gray’s body. OSHA is investigating … Continue reading »

State Investigating Eugene Bee Deaths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating why hundreds of bees are dying in a west Eugene neighborhood. Bee advocates say something needs to be done soon to prevent more insect deaths. Glass Tree Care and Spray Service says it performed tree maintenance on Jacobs Lane. In a statement, the company says … Continue reading »

Elderly Woman Dies in Springfield Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An elderly woman was killed in a car crash in Springfield Sunday morning. Police say the woman is Virginia Mayfield, 74, of Springfield. Officers say Robert Mayfield, 75, was driving the car and Virginia was his passenger. Police say Tayla Biehler, 32, from Eugene ran a red light at Centennial and Pioneer Parkway. Her mini … Continue reading »

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