• Federal Judge to Hear Gay Marriage Case

    Federal Judge to Hear Gay Marriage Case

    April 23, 2014

    A 10-year-old law heads to a federal courtroom on Wednesday. A judge in Eugene will hear one-sided arguments on Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage....Read More

    Lane County Tackles Mental Health Issues

    Lane County Tackles Mental Health Issues

    April 22, 2014

    Lane County is taking major steps to help more people gain access to mental health services by earning a $500,000 training grant to tackle the issue. Lane County Behavioral Health Services Manager Katharine Schneider says many of those who frequent the Lane County Jail may share something in common....Read More

    Corvallis Water Main Breaks

    Corvallis Water Main Breaks

    April 22, 2014

    Homes and businesses along 5th Street in Corvallis may be without water for at least 24 hours, as crews are working to fix a broken water main. The break, happened around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon near 5th St. and Harrison Blvd., and knocked out water along 5th Street between Tyler Ave. and Monroe A...Read More

    Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally

    Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally

    April 22, 2014

    On the eve of oral arguments in a major trial in U.S. District Court, supporters of same-sex marriage organized a rally on the steps of the Wayne Morse Courthouse in Eugene Tuesday night....Read More

    OSU Earth Day Celebrations

    OSU Earth Day Celebrations

    April 22, 2014

    Oregon State University students, staff, faculty, and members of the Corvallis community went from booth-to-booth at OSU's 14th annual Earth Day Community Fair on Tuesday, learning more about how to live more sustainably....Read More

    Friends Remember Man Killed in Florence

    Friends Remember Man Killed in Florence

    April 22, 2014

    Ming Hsieh and his wife own the Yi Shen Market and Restaurant in west Eugene. Friends and acquaintances say the news of his death is heartbreaking. They remembered his generosity and how his American dream helped pave the way for other businesses....Read More

    House Fire on Gilham Road

    House Fire on Gilham Road

    April 22, 2014

    Investigators are still looking into what caused a house fire Tuesday. It happened just before 2 p.m. at a home on Gilham Road. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says no one was home at the time of the fire, but a pet cat died in the blaze. ...Read More

    Scotty Svetal’s Road to Recovery

    Scotty Svetal's Road to Recovery

    April 22, 2014

    Scotty Svetal almost died, but his family calls him their hero as he works every day to regain his strength both mentally and physically. It would seem his positive attitude, strong spirit and smile are all helping him to heal....Read More

    Whole Foods to Eugene?

    Whole Foods to Eugene?

    April 22, 2014

    Talk among developers is that high-end grocer whole foods may want to try to move into the downtown Eugene area, but city leaders say they don't know what retailer would be moving into the re-developed space....Read More

    Remembering Officer Kilcullen

    Remembering Officer Kilcullen

    April 22, 2014

    It was three years Monday, since the local law enforcement community lost one of its own. A small memorial was set up at the intersection of Highway 126 and 52nd Street, where Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen was shot and killed....Read More

    County Discusses Glenwood Development

    County Discusses Glenwood Development

    April 22, 2014

    Commissioners discussed the logistics of funding for the proposed convention center in Glenwood, Tuesday. Leaders from the city of Springfield and consultants with the project presented their plans in front of the commission. ...Read More

    Death Investigation Autopsy Results

    Death Investigation Autopsy Results

    April 22, 2014

    The autopsy results for a man found dead in Eugene Saturday morning showed it was a suicide. The medical examiner says Tyler Alexander, 27, died of a gunshot wound to the head. He was found at a house on the 1,100 block of Woodside Drive....Read More

    Long-Term Insurance Premiums

    Long-Term Insurance Premiums

    April 22, 2014

    Premiums are going up for long term care insurance, by about 26 percent. About 30,000 Oregonians currently have policies to pay for care at home or in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes....Read More

    New Teacher Evaluations

    New Teacher Evaluations

    April 22, 2014

    Teachers would be rated on one of four levels for professional practices, like teacher techniques and giving students feedback. They would also be ranked on increases in standardized test scores and school and district testing....Read More

    EWEB Repairs South Bank Bike Path

    EWEB Repairs South Bank Bike Path

    April 22, 2014

    EWEB will repair a compromised section of the south bank bike path near it’s Willamette River property Wednesday. A water main break at East Eighth Avenue and Hilyard Street in December damaged the path, forcing a temporary closure....Read More

    OSU Named a Green University

    OSU Named a Green University

    April 22, 2014

    Oregon State University was named a green college for the fourth year in a row, Tuesday. OSU received 95 points out of a possible 99 as a Green school in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition....Read More

    Program Helps Homeless with Health Needs

    Program Helps Homeless with Health Needs

    April 22, 2014

    ShelterCare and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center are introducing a pilot program designed to meet the health needs of homeless individuals. The program focuses on homeless individuals who are ready to be released from acute treatment....Read More

    Pipeline Delay Impacts TransCanada

    Pipeline Delay Impacts TransCanada

    April 22, 2014

    TransCanada's stock took a hit after the U.S. announced another delay in the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Project. TransCanada is the company developing the pipeline that would stretch from the tar sands in Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico....Read More

    Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

    Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

    April 22, 2014

    President Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide left behind a graveyard of debris. Obama will tour the area and meet with rescue crews and the relatives of victims....Read More

    Pedestrian Pinned by Truck

    Pedestrian Pinned by Truck

    April 22, 2014

    Police say the crash occurred on the 900 block of NE Eads Street. A 17-year-old driver was stopped at the stop sign on 9th Street and NE Eads Street. She was pulling way, when she turned too far to the right....Read More

    Waxing For Charity

    Waxing For Charity

    April 21, 2014

    A group of high school boys had their legs waxed on Monday - all for a good cause. The boys participating in the Mr. & Ms. Spartan Pageant at Corvallis High School endured some pain during lunch on Monday - one wax strip at a time....Read More

    Deputies Identify Body Found in River

    Deputies Identify Body Found in River

    April 21, 2014

    The Linn County Sheriff's Office has identified the man whose body deputies recovered from the Willamette River on Sunday. Sheriff Bruce Riley says a family discovered the body of 45-year-old Jared Ethan Brown while walking through Bryant Park in Albany Sunday afternoon....Read More

    Federal Judge Sworn In

    Federal Judge Sworn In

    April 21, 2014

    A U.S. District Judge who was sworn in this Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene has gained a lot of national attention. Judge Michael McShane is openly gay, and will oversee an important case involving gay marriage beginning Wednesday....Read More

    Willagillespie Hatches Ducklings

    Willagillespie Hatches Ducklings

    April 21, 2014

    A special surprise for students at Willagillespie Elementary School Monday. Eleven new eagle family members, well ducklings to be exact. Joy has been nesting at Willagillespie Elementary for the last three years....Read More

    Eugene VA Clinic Breaks Ground

    Eugene VA Clinic Breaks Ground

    April 21, 2014

    The ground is broken and now construction can start on the new outpatient VA Clinic. Top officials and local vets were on hand to witness the ceremonial beginning for the new center off Old Coburg Road and Chad Drive....Read More

    Local Runner in Boston

    Local Runner in Boston

    April 21, 2014

    More than 50 runners from the Eugene area ran in Monday's Boston Marathon. The owner of the Eugene Running Company, Bob Coll says he first ran it in 1987; after last year's bombing, he knew he had to run it this year....Read More

    Officials Warn of Ocean Dangers

    Officials Warn of Ocean Dangers

    April 21, 2014

    A warning tonight about the dangers of visiting the beach after a Eugene man died this weekend trying to save a family member in Florence. Police say a log rolled over him, soon after a wave came crashing onshore....Read More

    EPD’s Emergency Notifications

    EPD’s Emergency Notifications

    April 21, 2014

    The chaotic scene Saturday morning frightened neighbors, which is why Eugene Police has urged people to sign up for a service that keeps you informed during an emergency. In situations like this, police typically send out reverse 911 notifications....Read More

    Wild Duck on Coburg Closes

    Wild Duck on Coburg Closes

    April 21, 2014

    The Wild Duck Cafe on Coburg Road closed its doors Monday, after less than a year in business. There were signs up on each entrance, letting customers know about the change....Read More

    EPD Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

    EPD Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

    April 21, 2014

    Eugene Police are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery at the Columbia State Bank on Seneca Road at 12:18 p.m. Monday. The suspect is described as a male, in his 30s, 5'7" and of average build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a neon green back, and glasses....Read More

    Interview: Sen. Ron Wyden

    Interview: Sen. Ron Wyden

    April 21, 2014

    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D) stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to share his thoughts on the groundbreaking of the new VA Clinic in Eugene. He also touched on some important issues facing the state such as Cover Oregon, gay marriage and timber harvest....Read More

    OSP Responds to I-84 Crash

    OSP Responds to I-84 Crash

    April 21, 2014

    Troopers say Hector Torres, 25, of Baker City was travelling westbound on I-84 when he reportedly fell asleep and drove off the highway. His vehicle rolled before coming to rest against a metal highway sign....Read More

    Man Dies After Being Crushed by Log

    Man Dies After Being Crushed by Log

    April 21, 2014

    Troopers say around 6 p.m., on the beach near the Driftwood Shores Resort, the man was standing on a log when the tide came in. The tide rolled the log causing him to fall and then crushed him....Read More

    Green Garter Band Opens for Youngblood

    Green Garter Band Opens for Youngblood

    April 21, 2014

    KEZI 9 News this Morning rocked out with the University of Oregon’s Green Garter Band. The band will open up for the Youngblood Brass Band Monday. The concert is at South Eugene High School at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door....Read More

    Citizens Protest Proposed Pipeline

    Citizens Protest Proposed Pipeline

    April 21, 2014

    Nearly 200 people rallied in Shady Cove to protest a proposed natural gas pipeline, Saturday. The Jordan Cove Pacific Connector would transport billions of feet of gas obtained through fracking overseas....Read More

    Dead Bees Found

    Dead Bees Found

    April 21, 2014

    A creepy sight in Sherwood this weekend, thousands of dead honey bees were found along Highway 99 West Sunday afternoon. Many people driving through the area saw the dying insects and wondered if it’s another insecticide problem....Read More

    Non-Profits Receive Greenpower Grants

    Non-Profits Receive Greenpower Grants

    April 21, 2014

    Saving energy is generating a lot of green for two local non-profits. The Eugene Hearing and Speech Center and the Relief Nursery, each won a 2014 Greenpower Grant from EWEB....Read More

    OSU Celebrates Earth Week

    OSU Celebrates Earth Week

    April 21, 2014

    Themes include animal appreciation, promoting justice, celebrating community, built environment, conserving resources, get outdoors, and service day. The 14th annual Earth Week Community Fair will be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 11-3 p.m....Read More

    VA Clinic Groundbreaking

    VA Clinic Groundbreaking

    April 21, 2014

    Crews will break ground for a new clinic that will serve local veterans, Monday. Congressman Peter Defazio, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley, and Mayor Kitty Piercy will speak at Monday's ceremony....Read More

    Road Construction Continues

    Road Construction Continues

    April 21, 2014

    Roadwork will begin on a section of 13th Avenue in west Eugene, Monday. Construction crews will repair sidewalks first and then move onto repaving the street. From now until July, crews will work between Polk and Washington streets....Read More

    UO’s Green Garter Opening for Brass Band

    UO's Green Garter Opening for Brass Band

    April 21, 2014

    It's the performance of a lifetime for the University of Oregon's Green Garter band. They're opening for Youngblood Brass band, a jazz ensemble group from Wisconsin....Read More

    Family Finds Body in Willamette River

    Family Finds Body in Willamette River

    April 20, 2014

    A disturbing discovery for a family hiking near Albany Sunday. The family spotted a body floating in the Willamette River west of Bryant Park around 3pm. ...Read More

    Victim of Death Investigation Identified

    Victim of Death Investigation Identified

    April 20, 2014

    We now know the name of the 27-year-old man who was found dead in the backyard of a Eugene home Saturday morning....Read More

    Gem Faire Returns to Eugene

    Gem Faire Returns to Eugene

    April 20, 2014

    As kids were hunting for Easter eggs Sunday, others were hunting for treasure at this weekend's Gem Faire. From fossils to gold, people hunting for treasure found what they were looking for Sunday afternoon. ...Read More

    Residents Share Their Meaning of Easter

    Residents Share Their Meaning of Easter

    April 20, 2014

    At Eugene Christian Fellowship, parents watched as their kids raced around the yard for eggs and candy. During that time, people shared what Easter means to them, everything from something sweet to something spiritual....Read More

    Creswell Restaurant Reopening After Fire

    Creswell Restaurant Reopening After Fire

    April 20, 2014

    Word is quickly spreading around Creswell that the bar at TJ's is back open after a fire shut down the business for the last four months. In just a few weeks, the restaurant will be serving its popular dishes in the newly remodeled dining room. ...Read More

    Fletcher’s For Children to Close

    Fletcher's For Children to Close

    April 20, 2014

    After serving the Eugene community for more than 35 years, Fletcher's for Children is closing it's doors. The owners say their lease is ending and since the recession, it's been difficult to keep their small business profitable....Read More

    Police Investigating Death In Eugene

    Police Investigating Death In Eugene

    April 19, 2014

    Police found the body of a 27-year-old man in the backyard of a house on the 1100 block of Woodside Drive. Officers say the man didn't live in the house but they won't release who he is or what they think happened. ...Read More

    Thousands of Kids Hunt for Easter Eggs

    Thousands of Kids Hunt for Easter Eggs

    April 19, 2014

    A little rain didn't stop more than 1,000 kids from hunting for Easter eggs filled with prizes during Willamalane's annual Megga Hunt. Around 1500 kids took part in the hunt Saturday morning. Willamalane divided the kids into different age categories ...Read More

    Bethel Recycling Round Up

    Bethel Recycling Round Up

    April 19, 2014

    Students and teachers collected tons of recyclables at the annual Bethel recycling round-up Saturday. People brought anything from electronics to mattresses and even vacuum cleaners to Willamette High School....Read More