Interviews: Monica Wehby; Jeff Merkley

EUGENE, Ore. — The upcoming mid-term election in Oregon happens Nov. 4. As part of our Your Voice, Your Vote special coverage, we have exclusive interviews with U.S. Senate candidates Dr. Monica Wehby (R) and incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (D). KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper spoke with them. Wehby’s interview was recorded Oct. 3. Merkley’s … Continue reading »

Oregon Employment Records Hacked

EUGENE, Ore. — A criminal investigation has been launched in the recent hacking of the Oregon Employment Department’s website. Staff say more than 850,000 confidential employment records were compromised just this last week. Letters are being sent out to individuals on how to protect themselves from identity theft. In the meantime, the public can call … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

SILVERTON, Ore. — Oregon State Police continues its investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash Monday. OSP says around 2:25 p.m., Patrick C. Hope, 67, of Vancouver, Wash., was driving his Harley Davidson Motorcycle on Highway 214 when he drove off the road. Hope struck a tree and was ejected from the motorcycle. Hope was pronounced … Continue reading »

Hayes Releases Statement on Property

EUGENE, Ore. — Less than a week after an illegal marriage was revealed, there’s another scandal for Governor Kitzhaber’s Fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. Hayes released a statement saying she lived on a property in Okanogan, Washington in 1997, meant to be used as a marijuana grow operation. A Florida man says he sold Hayes and another … Continue reading »

Head-on Crash near Tangent

TANGENT, Ore. — Two drivers are in the hospital after a head-on-collision near Tangent happened Monday morning. It happened just after 8 a.m. on Highway 99 East between Albany and Tangent. Police say there was heavy fog in the area at the time. Oregon State Police says an SUV going southbound crossed the center lane … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Due Tuesday

SALEM, Ore. — Election Day is less than a month away, and Tuesday is the last day to register to vote. People can either go online, submit a voter registration form directly to the elections office, or mail in a registration card with a postmark no later than Oct. 14. Election Day is Nov. 4.

Multiple Cars Crash into Tree

DETROIT, Ore. – Oregon State Police continues to investigate several crashes on Highway 22 near Detroit Monday. Troopers say around 6:30 a.m., strong winds knocked over a tree, partially blocking the highway. A pickup ran over the tree, but immediately after another pickup struck the tree then crashed into an embankment. Minutes later a Chrysler … Continue reading »

2 Injured After Car Hits Dead Bear

NEAR MEACHAM, Ore. — Two people were injured and their dog died Saturday night in a rollover crash along I-84 near Meacham, when the driver lost control after running over a dead bear lying in a traffic lane. On Saturday around 11 p.m. a car driven by 25-year-old Bret Cartwright from Idaho was eastbound on … Continue reading »

Alleged Child Abuser Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man accused of abusing a foster child under his care is appearing in court for the first time. Samuel Hicks was arraigned Friday following a four month investigation. Hicks pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, and unlawful sexual penetration. Those acts are suspected to have been committed … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

KEIZER, Ore. — There’s been a twist in a case involving a Keizer man facing charges for stalking his stepdaughter. This week, he took multiple plea deals including one for another case for using hidden cameras to record other women undressing. Police arrested 51-year-old Bryan Tilley earlier this year in Corvallis for hacking into his … Continue reading »

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