Coast Guard Closure Controversy

NEWPORT, Ore. — A group trying to keep the Newport air facility open says the Coast Guard has pulled out of a community meeting to explain its actions. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives is speaking at a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss the closure. Representative Kurt Schrader is planning to attend, as well as … Continue reading »

Roseburg Mill in Weed Reopens

WEED, Calif. — Almost all 135 workers from the mill in Weed returned to work Monday. The Roseburg Forest Products plant in Weed reopened after being damaged in the Boles Fire. The mill had to be shut down when it was damaged, and several employees were displaced. Over the last few weeks, outside contractors and … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Suspect Faces Judge

YREKA, Calif. — The man accused of starting the Boles Fire in Weed on September 15 appeared before a judge for the first time. On Tuesday, Ronald Beau Marshall, 24, entered a plea of not guilty on the three charges of arson he is facing during the arraignment. The judge raised Marshall’s bail, previously set at … Continue reading »

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 »

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