Verizon Launches Super Bowl App

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new application on smart phones is taking the 2015 Super Bowl experience to the next level. Verizon Wireless launched the Super Bowl Stadium app. Anyone with an iOS, Android or Windows smartphone through Verizon is able to download it. The app includes stadium seating charts, concession maps and Super Bowl commercials. The … Continue reading »

Phoenix School Closes Achievement Gap

PHOENIX, Ore. — Despite a more than 70 percent poverty rate, 84 percent of students at Phoenix High School are graduating. That is nearly the same rate as Ashland High School, where the poverty rate is half that of Phoenix. Phoenix High School says it has closed the achievement gap between their Anglo and Latino … Continue reading »

Oregon Wolf Population on the Rebound

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is moving to Phase Two of its wolf recovery plan after wildlife biologists documented seven breeding pairs of wolves in Oregon in 2014. Of nine known wolf packs, only the Imnaha Pack is not a breeding pair. The Umatilla River pack still needs to … Continue reading »

ODFW Releases Map of Fishing Sites

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to make it easier for anglers with disabilities to fish. The department released a Google-based map that shows 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. When users click on the map’s icons, it shows information boxes that … Continue reading »

Two Arrested for Damaging ATM

NEWPORT, Ore. — Two Lincoln County residents are in jail, accused of trying to take money out of an ATM. Police say two weeks ago an ATM outside a Bank of America in Newport was heavily damaged. Officers posted pictures online from the bank’s security cameras. Then Monday, a tip led to the arrest of … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Friend’s Stabbing

LEBANON, Ore. — A Linn County man is in the hospital with life-threatening wounds after police say he was stabbed by his friend. It happened around 8 p.m. Monday on River Drive in Lebanon. Deputies say 26-year-old Sean McKee stabbed 32-year-old Anthony Ensley with a pocket knife during a fight causing wounds to his neck … Continue reading »

Bomb Threat at Linn County Courthouse

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bomb threat at the Linn County Courthouse. Sources tell KEZI 9 News that someone called in a threat around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police immediately evacuated the courthouse. The scene was cleared about 45 minutes later and employees were allowed back in. We’ll have more … Continue reading »

At Least One Dead in Hwy 99E Crash

HALSEY, Ore. — Troopers are investigating a deadly crash on Highway 99E, about a mile south of Halsey. The wreck was Monday night and included three cars. Troopers say it started as a head-on crash. That’s when the driver of the third car smashed into one of the involved cars. One person was killed, four … Continue reading »

Earthquake Anniversary Marks 315 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — Jan. 26 marks the anniversary of the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. It shook the Pacific Northwest 315 years ago. Scientists say the next big one could strike Oregon at any time and will likely be 9.0 or higher. Emergency preparedness officials say you always should have an emergency kit ready that … Continue reading »

Brush Fire Burns near San Francisco

PACIFICA, Calif. (CNN) — Flames erupted early Monday morning in Pacifica about 15 miles south of San Francisco. High winds pushed the brush fire near a neighborhood, forcing dozens of evacuations. It also threatened a nearby high school. No injuries were reported and no homes were damaged. Residents were later allowed to return home. Now, … Continue reading »

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