Missing Climber Found Dead

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a climber from Bend, missing since Wednesday, was found dead Sunday. Benjamin Newkirk, 39, was climbing Middle Sister when he fell off the west side of the southeast ridge of the mountain. Rescue crews found his body about 800 feet below where he fell. Newkirk … Continue reading »

Beavers Stun #6 Arizona State 35-27

Courtesy: OSU Athletics CORVALLIS – Quarterback Sean Mannion threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and Michael Doctor returned an interception 35 yards for the clinching score as Oregon State upended No. 6 Arizona State 35-27 at Reser Stadium. It was OSU’s (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) first victory over a ranked team since a 27-20 win over UCLA … Continue reading »

Bowen Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

EUGENE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove man convicted of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in the woods was sentenced in court Friday. David Bowen will spend at least 25 years in prison. It’s been a devastating past year for the friends and family of Tammy Borda, but they told KEZI 9 News that … Continue reading »

First Wintry Blast Causes Slick Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — An early taste of winter has proven deadly in Oregon. Roads in Portland and further east remain snow covered, with more ice on the way. In the southern Willamette Valley which is too warm for snow, those rain gauges are full and the roadways are tricky to navigate. Drivers are dealing with … Continue reading »

DA Explains Marijuana Case Procedures

EUGENE, Ore. — Multnomah County is making changes to the way it deals with marijuana cases after the passage of Measure 91, but that’s not the case in Lane County. Even though Multnomah County is throwing out dozens of cases for possession and delivery of marijuana, Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner says his office … Continue reading »

Jury Finds David Bowen Guilty of Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — In a little less than three hours, the jury in the David Bowen murder trial returned a guilty verdict. The decision was handed down just before 5 p.m. The jury has spoken and David Bowen has been found guilty on all three charges of intentional murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of … Continue reading »

Bowen Found Guilty of Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — The jury has reached a decision in the case of David Bowen, the Cottage Grove man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. The jury found Bowen guilty on all counts, including tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and whether Bowen intended to murder his then girlfriend Tammy Borda. Both the prosecution and … Continue reading »

Son Charged with Mom’s Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say a Eugene man is in jail, accused of killing his mother. Police say they were called to an apartment in the 1200 block of Jacobs Drive Tuesday night and found 61-year-old Elaine Kay Wooden dead. Her son, 40-year-old Timothy Edward Cowell was charged with murder Wednesday. The investigation is ongoing.

Detailing Tragedy: Crash Survivor Speaks

VENETA, Ore. — After five days in the hospital, a Mapleton student is finally back home following last week’s deadly crash on Highway 126. 15-year-old Olivia Nicol is talking about the wreck that killed two of her classmates and the support that immediately followed. In an emotional interview KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz sat … Continue reading »

Springfield Apartment Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– A space heater may be the cause of an overnight apartment fire in Springfield. At about 2:30am, the Eugene Springfield Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Main Street. One unit in the 22 unit building caught on fire. All 25 residents evacuated safely thanks to working smoke detectors. Fire crews also … Continue reading »

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