Detailing Tragedy: Crash Survivor Speaks

VENETA, Ore. — After five days in the hospital, a Mapleton student is finally back home following last week’s deadly crash on Highway 126. 15-year-old Olivia Nicol is talking about the wreck that killed two of her classmates and the support that immediately followed. In an emotional interview KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz sat … Continue reading »

Springfield Apartment Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– A space heater may be the cause of an overnight apartment fire in Springfield. At about 2:30am, the Eugene Springfield Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Main Street. One unit in the 22 unit building caught on fire. All 25 residents evacuated safely thanks to working smoke detectors. Fire crews also … Continue reading »

Jury: Parents Guilty of Manslaughter

ALBANY, Ore. — After four hours of deliberating Monday evening, a Linn County jury found both Wenona and Travis Rossiter guilty of manslaughter in the first and second degree. The couple is accused of recklessly and negligently causing the death of their 12-year-old daughter Syble last year, who died from diabetic ketoacidosis. The state argues … Continue reading »

Jury Deliberates in Manslaughter Case

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany manslaughter case is now in the hands of the jury. Wenona and Travis Rossiter are accused of manslaughter in the first and second degree for recklessly and negligently causing the death of their 12-year-old daughter Syble, who died from untreated diabetes last February. The state argues Syble’s diabetic symptoms were obvious, … Continue reading »

Kenneth Bae Returns Home

SEATTLE, Was. — Kenneth Bae, one of two American detainees released from a North Korean prison and brought home Saturday, was a former University of Oregon student. Bae was taken almost exactly two years ago and friends say bringing Bae back wasn’t easy. It’s been a long road and fight for the Korean-American missionary, who … Continue reading »

Student Allegedly Robbed and Assaulted

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon student says he was robbed and assaulted on Agate Street just south of 15th Avenue in the early morning Saturday, November 8. The student said he was walking north on Agate with a group of five male friends just after midnight, when the group was approached by two unknown … Continue reading »

#4 Ducks Beat Utah, Clinch Pac-12 North

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The No. 4 Oregon Ducks overcame a slow first quarter to come back and crush the No.17 Utah Utes 51-27 to clinch the Pac-12 North title in front of a packed house at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah scored on its first possession, with dual-threat quarterback Kendal Thompson directing the offense. Thompson … Continue reading »

North Korea Releases Two Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — The last two Americans detained in North Korea are on their way home. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to leave North Korea. Bae spent two years in custody and Miller seven months. Bae is from Washington state and attended the University of Oregon. The Director of National … Continue reading »

SPD: Fleeing Thief Hits Gate, Kids Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Veneta man is accused of stealing from a Springfield warehouse Friday morning, then nearly hitting several people as he made his getaway. Police say an employee at a warehouse near 41st and Commercial Street noticed Timothy Blodgett stealing property. That employee confronted Blodgett, who then jumped in his truck and drove … Continue reading »

Mapleton on the Mend

MAPLETON, Ore. — Friday was another somber day in Mapleton. Residents are still trying to wrap their heads around the loss of two of their own–Abby Boydston and Weston Bowman. Both were athletes, good students, and very much loved by their friends and family. Five teenagers were on their way to breakfast at Pop’s Gingerbread … Continue reading »

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