• Boy Challenges Councilors to Camp

    Boy Challenges Councilors to Camp

    April 18, 2014

    A 10-year-old with terminal cancer takes on the Eugene City Council. The homeless advocate's been meeting and feeding area homeless for the past few months. With a loaded backpack, Keegan Keppner strolled through the streets of downtown....Read More

    Opening Statements Begin in Murder Trial

    Opening Statements Begin in Murder Trial

    April 18, 2014

    The courtroom was full Friday morning as Lane County Deputy District Attorney David Schwartz began his opening statements. Schwartz painted a picture of a mother who quickly became concerned about her son when he didn't come home....Read More

    Linn County Dispensary Moratorium Passes

    Linn County Dispensary Moratorium Passes

    April 18, 2014

    A medical marijuana dispensary in Lebanon is closing its doors at the end of the month after the Linn County Board of Commissioners passed a one-year moratorium. Going Green Compassion Center will close by April 30 after it has been operating for over a year....Read More

    Man Arrested on 39 Counts ID Theft

    Man Arrested on 39 Counts ID Theft

    April 18, 2014

    Corvallis Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday for multiple charges, including 39 counts of identity theft. Police say initially, investigators received a warrant to search Douglas Von Euen’s home after they say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend....Read More

    Local Students to Hike with Top Official

    Local Students to Hike with Top Official

    April 18, 2014

    A high ranking member of President Obama's cabinet is joining some Eugene students on a special hike this weekend. ...Read More

    Possible Cougar Sighting at Eugene Park

    Possible Cougar Sighting at Eugene Park

    April 18, 2014

    EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene Police responded to Maurie Jacobs Park Friday morning after someone reported seeing a cougar....Read More

    Traffic Alert: One Lane Open on HWY 138W

    Traffic Alert: One Lane Open on HWY 138W

    April 18, 2014

    Highway 138W is closed at mile post 17 which is about 8 miles west of Sutherlin. There was a single vehicle crash in the area that knocked down power lines....Read More

    Donor Gives $400K for Homeless Camp

    Donor Gives $400K for Homeless Camp

    April 18, 2014

    A massive donation by a mystery donor, now area homeless have a hope for a new home. Someone stepped forward with a $400,000 donation to buy land and establish a permanent homeless camp....Read More

    Scio Family Wins Free Roof

    Scio Family Wins Free Roof

    April 17, 2014

    It is a huge week for a single mom in Scio who won a free roof, thanks to the annual Stutzman & Kropf Contractors Inc. free roof giveaway. Amy Fitzpatrick, a mom of four, says she has been saving for a roof for years. It had been leaking and had dry rot issues....Read More

    Optimistic Job Seekers Attend LCC Fair

    Optimistic Job Seekers Attend LCC Fair

    April 17, 2014

    The new jobs report is out, and it looks like the economy is steadily getting stronger. Lane Community College held its annual Job Fair Thursday. Coordinator's say the event is put on to help students and community members meet local employers in the area, with the goal of starting a career right ou...Read More

    McKenzie-Willamette Workers Picket

    McKenzie-Willamette Workers Picket

    April 17, 2014

    Workers from McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center took to the picket line Thursday, demanding better jobs and health care. The workers, from all parts of the hospital, say the hospital continues to post significant profits, yet recently laid off workers....Read More

    US Bank in Albertsons Robbed

    US Bank in Albertsons Robbed

    April 17, 2014

    Eugene police are trying to find a man suspected of robbing the U.S. Bank inside Albertsons on Royal Avenue. They say at about 4:22 p.m. Thursday, a white man in his early 50s went to the bank and used a note to steal cash and left eastbound on foot....Read More

    IRS Investigates Tax Identity Fraud

    IRS Investigates Tax Identity Fraud

    April 17, 2014

    The Archdiocese of Portland says Social Security numbers were stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns. The fraud is widespread, and the archdiocese says it doesn't yet have an exact count on those affected....Read More

    UO to Host TEDx Talk

    UO to Host TEDx Talk

    April 17, 2014

    A local CEO will speak about issues surrounding women in the workplace this Saturday at the University of Oregon. This TEDx event is independently organized through the UO and will explore the ways diversity fuels creativity....Read More

    2 Towns Ciderhouse Expanding

    2 Towns Ciderhouse Expanding

    April 17, 2014

    A Corvallis cider house is growing, and that means more variety and more jobs. 2 Towns Ciderhouse is opening another facility near the Corvallis airport. On Thursday, crews unloaded the tanks so the company can start producing more ciders....Read More

    Roseburg Man Arrested for Stealing Car

    Roseburg Man Arrested for Stealing Car

    April 17, 2014

    A stolen car was recovered by its owner, along with the help of Roseburg Police. Police received a 911 call Wednesday morning from a man saying he was following his car, which had been reported stolen two days before....Read More

    Interview: EPD Citizen Radar Program

    Interview: EPD Citizen Radar Program

    April 17, 2014

    Are you ever frustrated when speeders ignore posted speed limits, especially in a school zone? You can help the Eugene Police Department track problem areas. Debbie Janecek from EPD shared more about the program on KEZI 9 News Midday....Read More

    Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

    Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

    April 17, 2014

    Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return....Read More

    Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

    Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

    April 17, 2014

    The Ashland City Council expects a plastic bag ban to become a reality in a matter of months. The council held the first reading on the issue. The second reading will happen at the next council meeting, and it’s expected to pass after that and become law....Read More

    Advice Radio Show To Hit Airwaves

    Advice Radio Show To Hit Airwaves

    April 17, 2014

    When it comes to our health, some topics are hard to talk about. So a new advice radio show is hitting the airwaves to answer all health-related questions....Read More

    SUV Crashed into Craft Business

    SUV Crashed into Craft Business

    April 16, 2014

    An SUV came crashing through the front doors of Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft, taking out the front doors in the process....Read More

    The Best & Worst Jobs of 2014

    The Best & Worst Jobs of 2014

    April 16, 2014

    The annual list of best and worst jobs of 2014 was just released. The website CareerCast.com comes out with a list every year, ranking 200 professions based on a number of factors including stress, income, and potential growth. This year's best job? Being a mathematician. According to the website, t...Read More

    OSU Women’s Lacrosse Goes to Nationals

    OSU Women's Lacrosse Goes to Nationals

    April 16, 2014

    The Oregon State University Women’s Lacrosse team is advancing to the national championship round for the first time since the program was created, and it is looking to the community for support....Read More

    New Bike Shop In Downtown Springfield

    New Bike Shop In Downtown Springfield

    April 16, 2014

    Cycle Logical has been open since April 1 but the owner is still as thrilled about it as he was on opening day and he's not the only one excited about being in business on Main Street....Read More

    City Discusses Willamette Street Changes

    City Discusses Willamette Street Changes

    April 16, 2014

    It's been discussed for more than a year, and now the city of Eugene is one step closer to making a decision for the future of South Willamette Street. Willamette Street between 24th and 32nd avenues will see some changes within the next few years....Read More

    International Musicians Visit and Teach

    International Musicians Visit and Teach

    April 16, 2014

    Local music lovers and university students got a world-class opportunity a year in the making. The Eugene Symphony brought in guest conductor Grant Llewellyn and pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi to participate in master classes this week at the Hult Center....Read More

    Sheriff Turner Applies for Police Chief

    Sheriff Turner Applies for Police Chief

    April 16, 2014

    Lane County could be in need of a new sheriff soon if Sheriff Tom Turner lands the Florence police chief job. Sheriff Turner is in Florence going before a panel as part of the interview process. He is one of six finalists for the job....Read More

    Woman Sentenced for Fatal Crash

    Woman Sentenced for Fatal Crash

    April 16, 2014

    A Philomath woman will spend two years in prison after she pleaded no contest to charges involving a fatal crash. It happened on Highway 34 in 2012. Investigators say 37-year-old Valorie Carrigan tried changing lanes when she hit 22-year-old Chelsea Duffy's car....Read More

    Oregon Country Fair Tickets Go On Sale

    Oregon Country Fair Tickets Go On Sale

    April 16, 2014

    If you're one of the people looking forward to the Oregon Country Fair, tickets are now on sale. The fair is July 11-13 in Veneta. With circus acts and music, there will be 17 entertainment stages, more than 80 food booths and more than 700 vendors....Read More

    City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

    City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

    April 16, 2014

    The city's bike and pedestrian coordinator says if you haven't used your bike recently, it's a good idea to make sure the brakes are working and the tires are fully inflated. Lee Shoemaker says cyclists always have to stop at stop signs and stop lights....Read More

    UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

    UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

    April 16, 2014

    The University of Oregon brought home the trophy for the second straight year after beating Oregon State University--not in athletics, but recycling. The goal behind the national competition called Recyclemania is to encourage zero waste on college campuses....Read More

    New Medford Superintendent Announced

    New Medford Superintendent Announced

    April 16, 2014

    The Medford School District says Dr. Brian Shumate will be the next leader of the district. He has 27 years of education experience. The previous two years have been as Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky....Read More

    Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

    Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

    April 16, 2014

    Local seed growers are speaking out against GMOs, clearing up what they say are “factual issues” on the ballot measure to ban the crops. The Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association said it does not have a stance on the move to ban genetically modified crops....Read More

    UPDATE: Clear Lake Road Open

    UPDATE: Clear Lake Road Open

    April 16, 2014

    At about 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police say a 2005 Chevy Malibu four-door was traveling west on Clear Lake Road when it collided head-on with a 2005 Ford F250 quad cab traveling east on Clear Lake Road....Read More

    Resident Stabs Drunken Intruder

    Resident Stabs Drunken Intruder

    April 16, 2014

    A Eugene resident stopped a drunken intruder from entering his house, stabbing the suspect in the process. ...Read More

    Team to Discuss Changes to Willamette St

    Team to Discuss Changes to Willamette St

    April 16, 2014

    A consultant team will present its recommended changes on Wednesday to an eight-block stretch of Willamette St. ...Read More

    Local Runners Prep to Head to Boston

    Local Runners Prep to Head to Boston

    April 16, 2014

    TrackTown will be well represented when the Boston Marathon gets underway next week. According to the race website, there are nearly 40 runners from the Eugene-Springfield area taking part in the race....Read More

    County Moves to Draft NDAA Ordinance

    County Moves to Draft NDAA Ordinance

    April 15, 2014

    After hearing from the community at a public hearing Tuesday night Lane County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to move forward in an ordinance and resolution opposing specific sections of the National Defense Authorization Act....Read More

    LCC Faces Budget Shortfall

    LCC Faces Budget Shortfall

    April 15, 2014

    LCC has a budget shortfall between $10.9 to $12.6 million. School officials say they have to balance the budget for next year and with decreasing enrollment, they have to make cuts....Read More

    First Corvallis Dispensary Opens

    First Corvallis Dispensary Opens

    April 15, 2014

    The first Corvallis Medical Marijuana Dispensary opened its doors to the public Tuesday morning. The Agrestic, located on SE Third Street, is one of two Corvallis dispensaries that so far has a license....Read More

    Developer Releases Name of New Hotel

    Developer Releases Name of New Hotel

    April 15, 2014

    A Marriott chain hotel will be opening its doors in Corvallis within the next few years. The planning commission approved a hotel proposal off of Ninth Street earlier this month. The developer says it will be a Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel....Read More

    Activists Hold Tax Day Rally

    Activists Hold Tax Day Rally

    April 15, 2014

    Some local activists protested outside the post office in downtown Eugene to spread the word. Event organizers say more than half of the money Americans pay in federal tax goes to military spending....Read More

    New LCC Dental Clinic Opens Wednesday

    New LCC Dental Clinic Opens Wednesday

    April 15, 2014

    If you're in need of low-cost dental care, then you'll want to head to Lane Community College's new dental clinic Wednesday. The school is having an open house for its new facility near 24th and Willamette Street in Eugene....Read More

    Deputies Look for Wanted Lane County Man

    Deputies Look for Wanted Lane County Man

    April 15, 2014

    Deputies say the search continues for a man found sleeping in a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning in Drain. A deputy says 31-year-old Matthew Clark was sleeping in a red 1996 Ford Ranger, that was blocking a gate in the 1700 block of Sand Creek Road....Read More

    WHS Breaks Ground for Science Building

    WHS Breaks Ground for Science Building

    April 15, 2014

    Members of the Bethel community are celebrating an exciting day with Willamette High School. The district held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new science building in front of the school. School board members and staff came to support the achievement....Read More

    Biz Expo Showcases Local Businesses

    Biz Expo Showcases Local Businesses

    April 15, 2014

    More than a thousand people came out for the annual Biz Expo in Lebanon Tuesday. One hundred and thirty vendors from Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home showcased their businesses. Lebanon Chamber of Commerce says it helps the local economy....Read More

    SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

    SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

    April 15, 2014

    Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make their campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced Monday that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex....Read More

    Former Deputy Facing Additional Charges

    Former Deputy Facing Additional Charges

    April 15, 2014

    A former Lake County deputy who turned himself in after being accused of having relations with a 17-year-old is back behind bars. Oregon State Police say 42-year-old Kenneth Turkle turned himself in Sunday, after being seen with 17-year-old Marriah Andrews on Friday....Read More

    OSP Identifies Block-Throwing Suspects

    OSP Identifies Block-Throwing Suspects

    April 15, 2014

    Oregon State Police has identified two male Creswell teens, ages 16 and 17, as the suspects who allegedly threw a cinder block off an I-5 overpass, injuring a woman inside a car. A trooper contacted both suspects and their parents....Read More

    Activists to Hold Tax Rally

    Activists to Hold Tax Rally

    April 15, 2014

    Local activists will rally in front of the downtown post office on Tuesday, with the message that taxes should pay for human needs, not war. ...Read More