Riders Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldier

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A fallen Philomath soldier was honored in a special way Thursday during a cross-country motorcycle torch ride. Army Specialist Cody Patterson lost his life in Afghanistan last October. On Thursday, the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest revved up their motorcycles to visit Patterson’s family. The riders started their trip with a torch … Continue reading »

Mill Fire Linked to Fish Die-Off

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Last week’s mill fire in Springfield could have been the cause of a fish die-off, along a section of the Willamette River. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the fish probably died at the time of the fire. Samples collected the same day found a high pH both near the … Continue reading »

Tracktown Tuesdays: An App For That

EUGENE, Ore.-  With the emergence of smart phones, today’s runners have a slew of options from running apps that can track your mileage to ones that will not only provide a training plan but help you get in the proper nutrition, especially during race week. Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton finds out if indeed, there’s an … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Whether it’s the delicious food, intriguing acts, the rides or the concerts — there’s something for everyone at the fair. Day one of the Lane County Fair kicked off Wednesday. KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz gives us a taste of the fair, starting with a look at a unique dog agility … Continue reading »

Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fatal fire at an Albany apartment building Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the scene at 6:41 a.m. at 417 6th Ave. SE.  It took firefighters less than 15 minutes to put out the flames. One person was killed in the fire; everyone else in the … Continue reading »

Police Search for Burglary Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police need your help finding the man who broke into the Fifth Street Public Market Wednesday morning. They say the suspect went through the northwest door of the market at about 2:40 a.m., stole keys from the janitor’s room, and then used them to go into the main courtyard and cafe … Continue reading »

Hearing Held for Accused Killer

SALEM, Ore. — The widow of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen met face to face with her husband’s accused killer for the first time Wednesday. Chris’ widow, Kristie Kilcullen, attended a hearing in Salem for Cheryl Kidd, hoping to make the case to keep Kidd in the Oregon State Hospital. Wednesday’s initial hearing was … Continue reading »

Transient Man Faces Murder Charges

CRESWELL, Ore. — What started out as a fire investigation in Creswell last week turned into a death investigation this week after the Lane County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it found two bodies in the fire. Now, a transient man who knew both men is in jail facing charges of murder and arson. People who knew … Continue reading »

Track and Field Championships Go Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet–Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program “Athletics for a Better World.” You’ll find free water bottle filling stations and healthy meal options. Oregon 2014 is also the first … Continue reading »

Time for Trenton

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Depending on who you are, time has its own meaning. It can measure from past to present or present to future. In Cottage Grove, time is on Ronnie Nowak’s mind every day. “They said three to six months,” said Ronnie Nowak. When she thinks of her 6-year-old grandson, Trenton Nowak, who … Continue reading »

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