Homemade Explosive Injures Man

EUGENE, Ore. — One lane of West Eighth Avenue between Washington and Jefferson street was shut down in downtown Eugene Thursday because of police activity. Eugene police served a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of West Eighth Avenue. They say Brian Markowsky was taken to the hospital earlier Thursday after with … Continue reading »

Deception Complex 53% Contained

WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST – Evacuation orders are in place for La Duke Road, the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, and the Middle Fork Ranger Station, due to the Deception Creek Complex Fires. Despite the slightly better conditions, as of Thursday afternoon, more than 1800 acres have fallen to the flames, really pushing the 24 crews, four … Continue reading »

Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ever wanted to live the life of an artist without giving up your day job? In October, 30 eighth graders from Hamlin Middle School will take part in a 10-week apprenticeship program through the Lane Arts Council and the Springfield Education Foundation. One of the artists, Betsy Wolfston, has been a professional … Continue reading »

Salem Girl Holds Prom Dress Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — A Salem beauty queen is using her recent title to make a difference in her community. Brandi Urban, age 17, Miss Oregon Teen Cover Girl, visited KEZI 9 News This Morning on Thursday to talk about Abby’s Closet. The nonprofit collects prom dresses and gives them to teens who can’t afford them. … Continue reading »

Eugene Concert Choir Wins Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Concert Choir Foundation was just awarded $125,000 to commission a new 30-minute orchestral work–and its focus will be on Alzheimer’s Disease. Famed Oregon composer Joan Szymko will create the work the first year and the ensemble will work on the music the second year. The choir will also work with … Continue reading »

100 Holes of Golf in One Day

CRESWELL, Ore –  An upcoming golf tournament is giving new meaning to the word extreme. Could you play 100 holes in one day? The 4th Annual Feynman Group Charity Golf Marathon is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, at the Emerald Valley Golf Resort in Creswell. It’s the only event of its kind in the area where … Continue reading »

Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

Officer Involved Shooting Near I-5

UPDATE (11:55 A.M.): Springfield Police say they pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips were used. Police say the vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance … Continue reading »

Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The fires in Deception Creek have become more active and fire officials are issuing a Level 2 ‘get set’ evacuation notice for residents along LaDuke and Harbour Roads, along with the Deception Creek Mobile Park in Westfir. Spot fires are flaring up near the mobile home park and on the Middle Fork Ranger … Continue reading »

Spike in Car Break-ins at Popular Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are warning people not to leave valuables in their cars, after an increase in break-ins at Spencer’s Butte. Eugene Police says they’ve been getting at least three calls a day from people saying they had things stolen from their car. This all started about three weeks ago and the break-ins usually … Continue reading »

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