Benton County Drug and Gambling Response

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A recent study in Benton County says kids are consuming alcohol, doing drugs, and gambling at earlier ages. Kelly Locey, the Adolescent Health Program Coordinator at the Benton County Health Department, says statistics show younger kids are admitting to substance use, which she says is many times related to problem gambling. “More … Continue reading »

Near-Record Temps Thursday

  Chief Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast: Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low temperatures in the upper 40s. Thursday: Patchy morning fog in the valleys. Mostly sunny skies by the afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 60s and the Coast and 70s inland. The record high temperature for Eugene Thursday is 72 degs, which could be broken, but … Continue reading »

Fire Prevention Officer Wins Award

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A big state award is showcasing the Corvallis Fire Department’s fire prevention efforts. State Fire Marshal Jim Walker recently awarded Jim Patton, Corvallis Fire Prevention Officer, with the annual Golden Sparky Award.  Patton received the award on Thursday at the annual Oregon Fire Marshals Association banquet in Bend. The award goes to somebody who … Continue reading »

Local Boy To Perform In Camelot

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene actor is making his debut on the big stage Tuesday night in “Camelot” at the Hult Performing Arts Center. 11-year-old Connor Truax has been cast as Tom of Warwick in the national tour of Camelot! Connor will be acting alongside touring professional actors and musicians. He first caught the acting … Continue reading »

Storm Uproots, Topples Tree

EUGENE, Ore. — Utility crews were on standby Monday night in preparation for potential outages and downed trees from a high wind advisory in the Willamette Valley. The storm was already showing its strength at a home in the 2500 block of McMillan Street in South Eugene. Strong winds uprooted and toppled a tree in … Continue reading »

Beaver Fans React to Gonzaga’s Win

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A historic season ends on a sour note for the Oregon State University women’s basketball team Sunday evening at Gill Coliseum. Gonzaga is going to the Sweet Sixteen after eliminating the Beavers 76-64. KEZI 9 News spoke with Beaver fans on Monday, and there is not a lot of talk of disappointment. … Continue reading »

Marathon Mondays: Coaching

EUGENE, Ore. — It can be hard to stay motivated when running long distances alone, but it’s about finding the motivation, with the help of others, to step out and run. On a Saturday morning most people are relaxing from the work week or getting ready for weekend fun; but for some athletes, they’re up … Continue reading »

Wineries Worry About Warm Winter

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The unusually warm winter this season has vintners in the area concerned about the grape crop this year. Farmers say due to the warm weather, grape buds are already starting to break, but they should not be appearing for at least another three weeks. “The problem is the frost season isn’t over yet,” … Continue reading »

Teen Sentenced for Eugene Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A teen accused in a Eugene rape case learned how many years he will spend behind bars. A judge sentenced 17-year-old Jaime Tinoco to 14 years in prison. Monday prosecutors pushed for a lengthy sentence saying Tinoco should serve consecutive prison sentences for raping and assaulting a 39-year-old woman near Autzen Stadium … Continue reading »

High Winds, Heavy Rain & Mountain Snow

METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR MONDAY 3/23/15: A one-two punch of stormy weather will hit Oregon today. First on deck is a cold front that is delivering heavy rain, breezy winds and mountain snow. Eugene picked up nearly half of an inch of rain in the past 24 hours with wind gusts in the … Continue reading »

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