Eugene VA Clinic Breaks Ground

EUGENE, Ore. – The ground is broken and now construction can start on the new outpatient VA Clinic. Top officials and local vets were on hand to witness the ceremonial beginning for the new center off Old Coburg Road and Chad Drive. The brochure for Monday’s groundbreaking read “To Care for Those Who Have Borne … Continue reading »

Local Runner in Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 50 runners from the Eugene area ran in Monday’s Boston Marathon. The owner of the Eugene Running Company, Bob Coll says he first ran it in 1987; after last year’s bombing, he knew he had to run it this year. Coll described the race as emotional and electric, thanks to … Continue reading »

Officials Warn of Ocean Dangers

FLORENCE, Ore. — A warning tonight about the dangers of visiting the beach after a Eugene man died this weekend trying to save a family member in Florence. Police say a log rolled over him, soon after a wave came crashing onshore. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue says it takes just a few inches of … Continue reading »

EPD’s Emergency Notifications

EUGENE, Ore. — The autopsy is complete on a man found dead at a Eugene home Saturday, but those results haven’t been released yet. Police found Tyler Alexander, 27, at a house on Woodside Drive, in the Cal Young area. Investigators say Alexander didn’t live at the house. The chaotic scene Saturday morning frightened neighbors, … Continue reading »

Wild Duck on Coburg Closes

EUGENE, Ore. — The Wild Duck Cafe on Coburg Road closed its doors Monday, after less than a year in business. There were signs up on each entrance, letting customers know about the change. The owners say while business has been okay, they weren’t happy with the overall location. They planned to open an adjacent … Continue reading »

EPD Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery at the Columbia State Bank on Seneca Road at 12:18 p.m. Monday. The suspect is described as a male, in his 30s, 5’7″ and of average build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a neon green back, and … Continue reading »

Interview: Sen. Ron Wyden

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D) stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to share his thoughts on the groundbreaking of the new VA Clinic in Eugene. He also touched on some important issues facing the state such as Cover Oregon, gay marriage and timber harvest.

Man Dies After Being Crushed by Log

FLORENCE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating the death of a 59-year-old Eugene man who was crushed by a log Sunday. Troopers say around 6 p.m., on the beach near the Driftwood Shores Resort, the man was standing on a log when the tide came in. The tide rolled the log causing him to … Continue reading »

Green Garter Band Opens for Youngblood

EUGENE, Ore. – KEZI 9 News this Morning rocked out with the University of Oregon’s Green Garter Band. The band will open up for the Youngblood Brass Band Monday night. The concert is at South Eugene High School at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Non-Profits Receive Greenpower Grants

EUGENE, Ore. — Saving energy is generating a lot of green for two local non-profits. The Eugene Hearing and Speech Center and the Relief Nursery, each won a 2014 Greenpower Grant from EWEB. The organizations were presented $50,000 this weekend. Both plan to use the money to install solar panel systems at their Eugene centers. … Continue reading »

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