Body Found in Umpqua National Forest

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Police are asking for the public’s help in a death investigation, after a woman’s body was found in the Umpqua National Forest. Some hikers found the body of a woman on the side of a trail Wednesday, about 38 miles east of I-5 out of Cottage Grove in the Umpqua … Continue reading »

Suspected Overdose Death near OCF

ELMIRA, Ore. — A female died of a suspected overdose at a campground near the Oregon Country Fair Sunday night. Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman at the campground known at “Jason’s Camp” on Suttle Road in Elmira. Repeated attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful, and she … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts World Cup Watch Party

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The World Cup truly lived up to its name. The game captured the world’s attention including in Springfield. Sunday was the first time Willamalane hosted a watch party for the World Cup. About fifty people decked out in their best soccer gear watched the game on a big screen projector at Willamalane. … Continue reading »

Kids Enjoying the Oregon Country Fair

NEAR VENETA, Ore. — Under the colorful tents and flags in the Chela Mela Meadow, young kids like Lillie Stewart learned some activities from their favorite acts at the Oregon Country Fair. “My favorite part of the fair is all of the circus acts,: said Stewart. On Saturday afternoon the meadow was filled with kids … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Opens

VENETA, Ore. — It was day one of the Oregon Country Fair. Whether it’s the music, costumes or more than 80 vendors, there’s something for everyone. There’s something about it that not only keeps fair goers coming back, but artists as well. KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz spoke with two vendors who’ve been at … Continue reading »

Highway 58 Blocked East of Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Highway 58 is closed six miles east of Pleasant Hill due to a crash, ODOT said. An overturned tanker is blocking the highway. Police say five people, including the truck driver, were also involved in the crash. Police say cars were stopped for ODOT construction, when a tanker came barreling from behind, … Continue reading »

Police Nab Convicted Sex Offender

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police Thursday night arrested David Reitz, a convicted sex offender wanted on charges involving a young girl. Police say 66-year-old Reitz packed up essential belongings and quit his job when he learned about new charges against him. He’s facing sex abuse and unlawful sexual penetration charges. Reitz was labeled as a … Continue reading »

Fungus Spreading Through Valley Wheat

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  Wheat farmers in Western Oregon may see a loss in yield this season due to a disease that is spreading through the Willamette Valley. Researchers at Oregon State University say “sharp eyespot,” a fungal disease, is infecting wheat fields throughout the entire valley. “About 2-3 weeks ago, everything should have been green if … Continue reading »

Country Fair Impacts Local Businesses

VENETA, Ore. — Businesses in Veneta are gearing up for one of their busiest weekends of the year with thousands of people coming to town for the Oregon Country Fair. Managers at the Ray’s Food Place at the corner of Highway 126 and Territorial Highway have been planning for this weekend for months. Located just … Continue reading »

ODOT Updates Council on Beltline Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Part of the Beltline in Eugene is labeled as one of the worst roadways in the state, but improvements are still years away. ODOT is looking to improve the area. It’s now six years into a major road facility plan. The two big things to note–drivers won’t see any improvements for another … Continue reading »

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