• Mt. Shasta Announces Season Open

    Mt. Shasta Announces Season Open

    December 17, 2014

    Mt. Shasta Ski Park has announced their season opening following the recent snow across the area. The park plans to begin operating this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

    Sony Hack Attack: Terrorist Threat

    Sony Hack Attack: Terrorist Threat

    December 17, 2014

    Hackers claiming to be the same group that's stolen data from Sony pictures took a potentially violent turn towards terrorism. Along with a document dump that's described as a Christmas gift, a group delivered a warning to people planning to see the movie The Interview.

    Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Arrests

    Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Arrests

    December 17, 2014

    Two co-founders and 12 former employees of the New England Compounding Center were arrested early Wednesday. They are due in court later Wednesday. The company was at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.

    American Prisoner Released

    American Prisoner Released

    December 17, 2014

    U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN.

    Oregon Employment At All Time High

    Oregon Employment At All Time High

    December 16, 2014

    Seasonally adjusted payroll employment in Oregon jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, marking the most number of workers ever employed in the state.

    Pipeline Bill First in New Senate

    Pipeline Bill First in New Senate

    December 16, 2014

    When Republicans take control of the senate next month, expect the Keystone Pipeline to be on top of their to-do list.

    First Cidery Open in Eugene

    First Cidery Open in Eugene

    December 16, 2014

    Eugene is no stranger to breweries and wineries. Last month, the area's first cidery opened for business.

    Judge Retires After 20 Years

    Judge Retires After 20 Years

    December 16, 2014

    A Lane County Circuit Court judge is set to make a life changing decision after 20 years on the bench. Judge Cynthia Carlson is retiring. Judge Carlson says her unconventional path to the bench began after her college graduation when she knew she wanted to attend law school.

    Students Learn About the Giving Season

    Students Learn About the Giving Season

    December 16, 2014

    In the spirit of the season, kids at a Eugene elementary school are giving to those in need. A group of first graders at the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School went shopping Tuesday morning for kids in the pediatric unit at Riverbend Hospital.

    Vehicle Fee Moves Forward

    Vehicle Fee Moves Forward

    December 16, 2014

    Lane County residents are one step closer to voting on a vehicle fee in May. The Board of Commissioners voted to move the ballot measure forward. Staff will now write up ballot language and have a first reading of the measure on January 6th.

    Commission Passes Public Safety Plan

    Commission Passes Public Safety Plan

    December 16, 2014

    The Lane County Board of Commissioners passed the ten year public safety plan Tuesday afternoon by a unanimous vote. Before voting, Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner and District Attorney Alex Gardner outlined the need for pubic safety funding.

    Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

    Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

    December 16, 2014

    Lane County is tightening regulations on e-cigarette sales to keep them out of the hands of children. The Lane County Board of Commissioners heard testimony from community members, urging them to take action quickly to regulate e-cigarettes.

    Anti-GMO Initiative in Benton County

    Anti-GMO Initiative in Benton County

    December 16, 2014

    Measure 92 officially failed in Oregon following a recount of votes, but one group is working to make GMO's and seed patents illegal in Benton County.

    No Da Vinci Days Plans for 2015

    No Da Vinci Days Plans for 2015

    December 16, 2014

    Last year, Da Vinci Days took a year off to regroup, and it is possible the same thing might happen this coming summer. The executive director of the festival says Da Vinci Days has not been cancelled. Instead, there simply are not any plans yet for 2015.

    A Day in the Life of a Beer Brewer

    A Day in the Life of a Beer Brewer

    December 16, 2014

    In this "Day in the Life" segment, KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper shows us a man who invents beer every day.

    Council Denies Open Carry Ordinance

    Council Denies Open Carry Ordinance

    December 15, 2014

    After a heated debate, the Corvallis City Council turned down the idea of an ordinance that would ban the open-carry policy. The ordinance would have banned gun owners from openly carrying a loaded firearm in public.

    Clinic Warns Patients of Possible Breach

    Clinic Warns Patients of Possible Breach

    December 15, 2014

    The Corvallis Clinic is notifying at least 500 patients that their health information might be at risk after a possible data breach. The Clinic says last month, someone stole an employee's laptop out of a locked car.

    Demonstrators Rally Against Racism

    Demonstrators Rally Against Racism

    December 15, 2014

    Demonstrators turned out in Eugene Monday, calling for an end to what they consider police violence.

    Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

    Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

    December 15, 2014

    Packages, envelopes and letters are flying out the doors of mail distribution centers across the U.S. in advance of the Christmas deadline.

    Airlines Get $1B From Baggage Fees

    Airlines Get $1B From Baggage Fees

    December 15, 2014

    Travelers paid $1 billion to US airlines last quarter to carry their suitcases.

    Council To Discuss Open Carry Ordinance

    Council To Discuss Open Carry Ordinance

    December 15, 2014

    On Monday night, the City Council will review a recommendation from the Corvallis Administrative Services Committee, which asks the council not to pass the ordinance to ban the public from openly carrying loaded firearms. Instead, the committee recommends that the council passes a policy statement o

    Electrical Problem Causes Apartment Fire

    Electrical Problem Causes Apartment Fire

    December 15, 2014

    The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says an electrical issue is to blame for a fire that destroyed four apartment units on South Willamette Street. Firefighters say an electrical malfunction in the ceiling of the second story unit started the fire.

    Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

    Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

    December 15, 2014

    Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren't receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood.

    Veneta Residents React to Arrest

    Veneta Residents React to Arrest

    December 15, 2014

    The tight-knit Veneta community is talking about the arrest of a woman, accused of being the driver in a hit-and-run.

    Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Arraigned

    Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Arraigned

    December 15, 2014

    The Veneta woman accused of killing a man during a hit and run in Springfield appeared before a judge for the first time Monday. 30-year-old Isabelle McDaniel was arraigned at the Lane County Jail to face several charges including criminally negligent homicide, fatal hit and run, and tampering with

    Police Investigate Unattended Death

    Police Investigate Unattended Death

    December 15, 2014

    An investigation is under way in Roseburg after police found a man unresponsive in his car. Police say around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, they responded to reports of a physical disturbance on the 1000 block of Nevada Court.

    Health News: Diabetes and the Holidays

    Health News: Diabetes and the Holidays

    December 15, 2014

    Holiday dinners can be difficult for diabetics, because everything you eat affects your blood sugar. However, reading labels before you cook can keep your holiday feasts festive!

    Protest Against Police Brutality

    Protest Against Police Brutality

    December 15, 2014

    Protesters have blocked a crucial intersection in Oakland, California near the city's police headquarters. They are demanding an end to police killings of unarmed black people.

    District Selling Surplus Land

    District Selling Surplus Land

    December 14, 2014

    The Springfield School Board is having a special meeting Monday afternoon to authorize the sale of a piece of surplus property.

    Sony Hackers Promise More Information

    Sony Hackers Promise More Information

    December 14, 2014

    Things could get worse for Sony Pictures.

    Police Arrest Second Shooting Suspect

    Police Arrest Second Shooting Suspect

    December 14, 2014

    Portland police said they arrested second man in connection with Friday's shooting outside an alternative high school.

    Mariota-inspired Gear Coming Soon

    Mariota-inspired Gear Coming Soon

    December 14, 2014

    The Heisman trophy announcement is over but the excitement at the Duck Store is just beginning as the design team and store staff prepare for special gear coming out later this week.

    Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

    Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

    December 14, 2014

    Several Eugene residents don't have a place to live Sunday night after an early morning fire destroyed their house in South Eugene. Two firefighters were also hurt. he Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says it's unsure how many people were living in the house on South Willamette Street when the fi

    Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

    Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

    December 14, 2014

    Oregon State Police are investigating a deadly crash near Springfield.

    Crash Near Bandon Kills 2

    Crash Near Bandon Kills 2

    December 14, 2014

    Oregon State Police say speed and alcohol may have been factors in a deadly crash near Bandon.

    Man Escapes House Fire

    Man Escapes House Fire

    December 14, 2014

    A Springfield man is lucky to be alive after escaping a house fire.

    Two Firefighters Injured in House Fire

    Two Firefighters Injured in House Fire

    December 14, 2014

    The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says two firefighters were injured and sent to the hospital early Sunday morning, after fighting an extensive house fire in Eugene. The call came in just after 3:00 a. for a structure fire on the 1900 block of Willamette Street.

    Arrest Made in Springfield Hit and Run

    Arrest Made in Springfield Hit and Run

    December 13, 2014

    A Veneta woman is in jail charged in Thursday night's fatal hit and run in Springfield. Isabel Gloria McDaniel, 30, is charged with felony hit and run and tampering with physical evidence.

    Senate Passes Spending Bill

    Senate Passes Spending Bill

    December 13, 2014

    Saturday the Senate voted in favor of a $1.1 trillion spending measure.

    Local Woman Overcomes Tragedy

    Local Woman Overcomes Tragedy

    December 13, 2014

    A Central Point woman will have to rebuild her home after a 50-year-old, 100 foot tree fell into her living room during Thursday’s storm, but that’s just the beginning of a remarkable story of resolve.

    Web Extra: Mariota Heisman Speech

    Web Extra: Mariota Heisman Speech

    December 13, 2014

    Marcus Mariota wins the 2014 Heisman Award at the Best Buy Center on Saturday. Mariota is the first Oregon Duck and the first Polynesian player to win the award. After giving his initial emotional speech, in which he thanked his teammates, his heritage and his family, Mariota answered continued to a

    Local Duck Fans Celebrate Heisman Win

    Local Duck Fans Celebrate Heisman Win

    December 13, 2014

    On this side of the country, fans are excited the Ducks quarterback will be flying home with the Heisman, making University of Oregon history. The third time's the charm---Mariota, the third Duck to be a Heisman finalist but the first ever to win.

    Power Out for Thousands

    Power Out for Thousands

    December 13, 2014

    EWEB was reporting major outages starting around 3:15 p.m. Saturday. They said thousands in Eugene were without power.

    Hundreds Pick Up Toys for Tots Gifts

    Hundreds Pick Up Toys for Tots Gifts

    December 13, 2014

    Hundreds of people lined up Saturday morning for the annual Toys for Tots giveaway. Families received tickets Friday, but were still lined up at 8:00 a.m. outside the Springfield Armory. Inside, volunteers helped them pick out toys and stocking stuffers.

    Auction To Help Mill Worker’s Family

    Auction To Help Mill Worker's Family

    December 13, 2014

    A unique fundraiser Sunday to help the family of a mill worker killed in Cottage Grove. Sunday at 4:00 p.m. the Eugene Livestock Auction in Junction City will take bids on Tio, an eight-year-old draft pony.

    Portland Shooting Suspect Arrested

    Portland Shooting Suspect Arrested

    December 13, 2014

    Police in Portland say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting outside an alternative high school. Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

    Government Inches Toward Spending Deal

    Government Inches Toward Spending Deal

    December 12, 2014

    Congress is avoiding a government shutdown a few hours at a time, as the Senate prepares to take up the spending bill the House passed just before midnight. The timeline is so tight that President Obama signed a deadline extension to give the Senate more breathing room.

    Junction City Ready for Light Parade

    Junction City Ready for Light Parade

    December 12, 2014

    You still have time to get to the annual light parade in Junction City on Friday. About 5,000 people are expected to show up for the 23rd annual event. There are 40 entries in all. One will have 30,000 lights.

    Giant Gingerbread House in Junction City

    Giant Gingerbread House in Junction City

    December 12, 2014

    A coffee shop in Junction City is staying open late Friday night so you can check out a giant gingerbread house. It stands seven feet tall, and it's four feet wide.

    4J, YMCA Reach Tentative Agreement

    4J, YMCA Reach Tentative Agreement

    December 12, 2014

    After months of negotiations the Eugene 4J School District and the YMCA have struck a tentative deal on the sale of the Roosevelt Middle School property. The board is set to meet next week to approve the $2.85 million agreement.