Eugene Considers Boundary Expansion

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is looking to grow, adding 900 acres located just off Clear Lake Road. A lot of the land there is used for farming, but some property owners told KEZI 9 News the ground isn’t what it used to be and it’s time to find new use for it. … Continue reading »

Possible GTFF Strike at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is facing a possible strike. The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and school haven’t been able to agree on salaries and paid leave. The GTFF says they aren’t making livable wages, and they’re asking for a 5.5% increase on the minimum. The university says they made a final offer … Continue reading »

Rip City Visits McCornack Elementary

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene usually goes green and yellow for game day, but Monday┬áit was all about the red and black. Portland Trail Blazers representatives, along with Blaze the Trail Cat and members of the Blazer Dancers were at McCornack Elementary. It’s all part of the statewide Rip City Relay, ahead of the team’s season … Continue reading »

High School Equivalency Program Canceled

EUGENE, Ore. — A high school equivalency program through the University of Oregon, which has helped migrant workers get their GEDs for nearly 50 years, is no more, after its federal funding was not renewed. The program, also called HEP, was officially discontinued as of Sept. 30, and that didn’t sit well with those who … Continue reading »

Eugene Rape Trial Rescheduled

EUGENE, Ore. — A 17-year-old accused of raping and assaulting a woman near Autzen Stadium last month won’t face trial until next year. Jaime Tinoco faced a judge Monday afternoon at the Lane County Courthouse. The defense requested his trial, which was set for next week, be postponed so the suspect can complete a psychological … Continue reading »

Early Inmate Releases Down Dramatically

EUGENE, Ore. — Early releases from Lane County Jail are down dramatically, thanks to the voter approved jail levy in 2013, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. Following the passage of the public safety levy, the sheriff’s office opened 131 additional beds. Since then, capacity-based releases have dropped nearly 75 percent. Between July of … Continue reading »

Commissioners to Get Ebola Preps Update

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners will get an update Tuesday on key points surrounding Ebola. The board will hear from Lane County Public Health officials on the latest Ebola news both nationally and globally. It will also hear about specific steps the county has taken to prepare for a potential case. … Continue reading »

IAAF Commission Visiting Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is hoping to become the first U.S. city in the world to host the 2019 IAAF World Track and Field Championships. Eugene is one of three cities hoping to land the championships. Barcelona, Spain and Doha, Qatar are the others. The IAAF World Championships will be the world’s largest sporting event … Continue reading »

Florence Bank Robbery Suspect at Large

FLORENCE, Ore. — The Florence Police Department is looking for a suspect who robbed the Oregon Pacific Bank in Florence on Friday. The suspect appears to be a white female in her mid to late 40s. She has a broad nose and was wearing glasses that have a design on the metal frame. She is … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested for Car Break-ins

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A man is in jail for a string of thefts, and now Corvallis police are looking for the victims. Police arrested Daniel Newbill early Monday morning on Southeast Atwood Avenue after he was seen looking into a vehicle. Police caught him after a brief chase. Investigators say he committed a number of … Continue reading »

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