Father Discusses Son’s Struggles

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Ron Spooner says a very private struggle his family has been dealing with for years became very public Tuesday morning when his son got in an altercation, drove erratically down the highway ramming cars, and led troopers on a pursuit. Spooner says his son Ryan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when … Continue reading »

Vigil Being Held for Tragedy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Three days after a terrible tragedy in Springfield, the community is coming together to remember the young victims. A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 for the three young children killed Sunday night at the intersection of 54th and Main, where a memorial for the children continues to grow. The … Continue reading »

Metamorphose Art Show – Call for Artists

  EUGENE,  Ore. — Calling all fashion designers, artists, reuse artists, and youth artists.  Now is your chance to enter St. Vincent de Paul‘s 2nd Annual Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show. Fashion designers must create three outfits using discarded items. Contestants will receive 10 MECCA bucks to purchase used embellishments from the Materials Exchange Center … Continue reading »

Dancers Prep for Eugene Salsa Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — The second annual Eugene Salsa Festival is celebrating the art of salsa music and dancing. It’s an event for all ages, happening February 27-March 1. Members from Salseros Dance Company came to KEZI 9 News Midday to share about the event. Click here for more information.

Local Volunteers Feeding the Need

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For a number of years, local volunteers have dedicated their time one night a week to offer a community dinner. Volunteers at the Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church are feeding more than just the hunger of the stomach. The volunteers are giving some who may not have it a sense of community. Every … Continue reading »

Pedestrians Call Crossing Main St. Tough

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Pedestrians say it can be tricky to make your way across Main St. even with a pedestrian signal, like the one you see at the 54th St. intersection. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) says it bases the amount of time you get to cross a street on several factors including the … Continue reading »

SPD Says Driver Likely Ran Red Light

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say the driver involved in a fatal crash was likely running a red light when he entered the crosswalk on 54th and Main Sunday, killing three children and injuring their mother. Brian Antone, Patrol Officer for Springfield Police Department said various witness accounts of the crash indicate that the driver … Continue reading »

1,000 Students Get Meningitis Vaccine

EUGENE, Ore. — A long line of students waited at the clinic set up at Matthew Knight Arena Tuesday to get their meningitis vaccine. The University is recommending every undergraduate student, regardless of age get the vaccine. So far around 1,000 students received the vaccine. For those without insurance, the vaccination will cost around $170, … Continue reading »

Sea Turtle Makes it to SeaWorld

NEWPORT, Ore. —  Tuesday was a big day for an endangered sea turtle, who made it safely from the Oregon Coast Aquarium to SeaWorld in San Diego. Solstice, a 53-pound olive ridley sea turtle, was found washed up on a beach in Washington in December. The aquarium says she was cold-stunned. For the last two months, … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow on the Way

  Chief Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast: Tuesday Night: Clouds will increase ahead of a weak front. Overnight lows will be slightly warmer than previous nights and in the mid 30s inland and 40s along the Coast. Wednesday: Some drizzle possible along the Coast and in the Willamette Valley in the morning. Otherwise, clouds will increase throughout the … Continue reading »

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