Interview: How to Avoid Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Scammers are using all sorts of tactics to try to get your money and personal information. Debbie Janecek with the Eugene Police Department has some tips on how you can avoid scams.

Living With a Mental Illness

EUGENE, Ore. — There are resources available for those living with mental illnesses, but not everyone diagnosed turns to them. Experts in Lane County say living with a mental illness can be difficult to accept because of the stimgas surrounding it. A Eugene woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder says her life was forever changed when … Continue reading »

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival Starts

NEWPORT, Ore. — The annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival begins Thursday. It is one of the largest events in Newport every year, bringing in millions of dollars into the local economy. On Thursday, business vendors spent the day setting up their booths. Lots of wine, seafood, crafts, and other food items. “Not only are … Continue reading »

Student Possibly Died of Meningococcemia

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon students received an email this week from the school regarding a UO student who died unexpectedly on Tuesday. The school says Lauren Jones could have died of meningococcemia, but that hasn’t been confirmed. In the letter, the UO urges people who had close contact with Jones last week should … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: The Art of Inking

EUGENE, Ore. — Most things, don’t last forever, but tattoos come pretty close. In this week’s “Day in the Life,” KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper met the man behind the needles.

A Life That Lit Up the Sky

EUGENE, Ore. — A community icon who has added sparkle to the lives of those living in Western Oregon for decades is losing his battle with cancer. KEZI 9 News sat down with Mike “Boom Boom” Nohrenberg to reflect on his life of community service and love. Most people know Mike because of his involvement … Continue reading »

Bike Path Proposal Denied

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A controversial bike path proposal between Corvallis and Albany has been denied. On Tuesday, the Benton County Planning Commission unanimously denied the application for a permit to build a path through exclusive farm land. The county says a path between the two cities is necessary because there still is not a safe … Continue reading »

Special Report: Shift in Student Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent boom in construction has shifted the dynamics of student housing around the University of Oregon. Over the last five years developers have added more than 600 housing units to the downtown area, most coming with the completion of 13th and Olive on south Willamette Street. Those units could bring thousands … Continue reading »

Student’s Autopsy Results Released

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health says autopsy results in death of Lauren Jones, University of Oregon freshman student athlete who died unexpectedly in her dorm Tuesday, came back inconclusive. Jones was a member of the school’s acrobatics and tumbling team. The athletic department is providing grief counseling for teammates. While officials are awaiting … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Students Learn About Weather

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Stormtracker 9 Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by the second grade classrooms at Harrisburg Elementary where the students are learning all about the fascinating world of weather. While she was there Melissa showed them some of the weather instruments meteorologists use to monitor the weather, like barometers, anemometers, and thermometers. She also gave … Continue reading »

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