Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off

PORTLAND, Ore. — The latest scandal involving Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s fiancee is once again the topic of debate as he faced off with his republican challenger, Rep. Dennis Richardson Tuesday night. Kitzhaber is defending Cylvia Hayes for a second time in less than a week. Last week Hayes admitted she accepted money for marrying … 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┬ácandidates 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 »

Frontier Airlines to Leave EUG

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is saying goodbye to yet another flight. Frontier Airlines is getting rid of its direct route to Denver. A few months ago, for entirely different reasons, United dropped an express flight to Portland, and now, after a two-season run, Frontier will exit the Eugene market at the end of … Continue reading »

Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban really criminalizes homelessness. If you don’t have a place to sleep you don’t … Continue reading »

Student Abroad Trips Affected by Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Ebola is spreading in the United States, and the effects are being felt at the University of Oregon, as multiple study abroad programs are re-thinking trips to Africa. As of right now, a study abroad program through the science department has been cancelled. It would have sent six UO students to Ghana … 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 »

Cottage Grove Considers Marijuana Tax

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Another local municipality is considering a tax on marijuana. At Monday night’s Cottage Grove City Council meeting, leaders will discuss a 10-percent tax on recreational pot, should it be legalized in November. The proposed ordinance would not include a tax on medical marijuana. Though Measure 91 does not allow cities or … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Raising Money for New Library

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Harrisburg library supporters are working to build a new library in town, but they’re still hundreds of thousands of dollars short of their goal. Harrisburg residents said the current library is too small and doesn’t even have enough space for all the town’s books. For the last six years, they’ve been fundraising … Continue reading »

Eugene Rape Suspect Has Criminal History

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re learning more about the man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl nearly six years ago at a Eugene park. A detective involved with the case at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office told KEZI 9 News criminal records aren’t public record in Utah, but court records are. After a little digging, we … Continue reading »

Man Arraigned for 2008 Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Alton Baker Park in 2008 was arraigned Thursday. Eugene police say 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Meredith of Park City, Utah will be arraigned in the Lane County Jail on rape and sodomy charges. Back on December 31, 2008, police say a 12-year-old girl was … Continue reading »

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