Qatar Wins IAAF World Championships Bid

MONACO — Countless hours and preparation were put in as Eugene put in its bid for 2019 IAAF World Championships, but TrackTown USA came up short. Committee members from Eugene, Oregon; Doja, Qatar; and, Barcelona, Spain delivered final pitches for the prestigious track and field event. IAFF committee members voted, and shortly after 6 a.m. … Continue reading »

UO Students Rescued Near Mount Jefferson

MOUNT JEFFERSON — Two University of Oregon students are safe after being rescued near Mt. Jefferson early Monday morning. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the two got lost hiking on a trail near Detroit. It started out as an adventurous trip to take photographs of the pristine wilderness. But it quickly became a quest … Continue reading »

Rest Stop Proposed for Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — A few dozen homeless campers could soon have a legal place to stay on a piece of Lane County property. The county hopes to make a piece of land off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard a temporary rest stop for the homeless this winter. But before campers will move in, the … Continue reading »

Eugene Pitches for Track Championships

MONACO — TrackTown USA is going for a win. Representatives are in Monaco Monday, getting ready for their final pitch for the 2019 IAAF Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Eugene could make history in 2019 by being the first U.S. city to host the IAAF World Track and Field Championships. Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown … Continue reading »

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 »

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