• Web Extra: Ducks on Ifo’s Injury, FSU

    Web Extra: Ducks on Ifo's Injury, FSU

    December 18, 2014

    Members of the Oregon football team, including head coach Mark Helfrich and defensive coordinator Don Pellum speak with the media after Ducks practice on Thursday, December 18 about Ifo Ekpre-Olomu's season-ending injury, and what he expects to see from Florida State in the Rose Bowl.

    New Parking Pay Station in Corvallis

    New Parking Pay Station in Corvallis

    December 18, 2014

    Some changes are on the way for downtown Corvallis when it comes to parking. On First Street there is a new pay station that controls paid parking along part the riverfront. The difference is now you can pay with your debit or credit card. You can also pay with coins.

    ESPN Visits O’Hara Catholic School

    ESPN Visits O'Hara Catholic School

    December 18, 2014

    A sixth grader from Eugene's O'Hara Catholic School asked Mark Helfrich if Mariota was coming back for another year during a post-game press conference. The question became a phenomenon. And this week, ESPN is in town to do a follow-up story.

    Police Recover Stolen Antique Watch

    Police Recover Stolen Antique Watch

    December 18, 2014

    Police in Corvallis are looking for the owner of an antique watch. Police arrested 20-year-old Javier Corona Wednesday on several charges, including theft. They say they recovered a woman's gold wrist watch that was in a case.

    Maj. Thomas Egan Remembered

    Maj. Thomas Egan Remembered

    December 18, 2014

    The man who inspired the Egan Warming Centers was remembered Thursday morning. Maj. Thomas Egan was a homeless veteran who froze to death on the streets of Eugene in 2008.

    Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges

    Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges

    December 18, 2014

    A woman facing charges in last week's hit-and-run in Springfield is facing new charges. Isabel McDaniel is now facing a total of eight counts, including manslaughter.

    Man Sentenced for Thurston Burglary

    Man Sentenced for Thurston Burglary

    December 18, 2014

    A judge sentenced the man who broke into a Thurston home and fondled a woman while she was sleeping. Marcos Saucedo, Jr., 21, was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison for the Nov. 10 incident.

    Neighbors to Discuss Cell Phone Towers

    Neighbors to Discuss Cell Phone Towers

    December 18, 2014

    A public meeting over a controversial cell tower in southeast Eugene will be held Thursday night. AT&T is looking to install a tower disguised as a tree, called a mono-pine, at Crossfire Ministries on Amazon Drive.

    California Suffering Exceptional Drought

    California Suffering Exceptional Drought

    December 18, 2014

    The Golden State is dry. According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That's enough water to fill 17 million Olympic swimming pools.

    Dogs Help Build Reading Confidence

    Dogs Help Build Reading Confidence

    December 18, 2014

    There's a great opportunity at the Springfield Library to help your child build reading confidence. Next week, children will start reading to Forman, a 2-year-old Shiba. He's a therapy dog. Children and their families are encouraged to sign up to read to him.

    Robbery Suspect Info Released

    Robbery Suspect Info Released

    December 18, 2014

    Eugene police are asking for the public's help to find a man who allegedly robbed a Little Caesars Pizza in south Eugene. Police say Little Caesars Pizza, located at 1711 Willamette Street, was robbed on Monday, Dec. 15. They say the suspect had a handgun and fled with cash.

    US, Cuba Negotiations Get Mixed Reaction

    US, Cuba Negotiations Get Mixed Reaction

    December 18, 2014

    Thursday morning for the first time in five years Alan Gross woke up a free man. The former Cuban prisoner flew back to the United States as part of a deal between the two nations. But not everyone is happy about the negotiations that brought Gross and another American home.

    US to Name Sony Hackers

    US to Name Sony Hackers

    December 18, 2014

    There's been a major development in the Sony hacking case. U.S. investigators have determined hackers working for North Korea were behind the cyber attack and an announcement could come as soon as Thursday.

    UPDATE: Missing Noti Woman Found Safe

    UPDATE: Missing Noti Woman Found Safe

    December 18, 2014

    A missing Noti woman was found safe Wednesday night. The Lane County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Candida Green's mother says she was last seen on Nov. 27, which prompted the Lane County Sheriff's Office to issue a missing person report.

    Allard Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

    Allard Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

    December 18, 2014

    One of two well known brothers facing several sex crime charges will appear before a judge Thursday. Jody and Jacky Allard are each facing 20 counts of encouraging child sex abuse, after investigators say they found pornographic images on their computers.

    Sony Cancels Movie Premiere

    Sony Cancels Movie Premiere

    December 17, 2014

    After a series of hacks and threats against Sony Pictures, the company has decided to pull its Christmas Day release of the movie, "The Interview." The latest threat against Sony Pictures warns that any theater planning to show the movie will face a September 11th-like attack.

    Log Truck Crashes near I-5

    Log Truck Crashes near I-5

    December 17, 2014

    A log truck driver is recovering after rolling his vehicle Wednesday afternoon. It happened at about 1 p.m. on Exit 194A just off I-5. That's the interchange for I-105. Oregon State Police troopers say the truck rolled over on the exit ramp.

    4J Searches for New Leadership

    4J Searches for New Leadership

    December 17, 2014

    As the year comes to a close, the search for a new superintendent for the 4J School District is just starting to gain some traction. On Wednesday, the district held its latest public forum to get public input from the community.

    Residents React to Cuba Announcement

    Residents React to Cuba Announcement

    December 17, 2014

    A new era in relations between the United States and the community country of Cuba has begun. Peak Travel sees lots of travelers with an interest in trips to Cuba, but they've had to be creative in the past about how to get to the communist island.

    Eugene House Displays Peanuts Charaters

    Eugene House Displays Peanuts Charaters

    December 17, 2014

    Charlie Brown and his friends have shown up in a Eugene yard for the 30th year in a row. The wooden cutouts are a popular attraction at the home on Friendly Street near 22nd Avenue. Marv Glover and his daughter made the cutouts when she was in the second grade.

    Slow Start to Ski Season

    Slow Start to Ski Season

    December 17, 2014

    It's an uphill battle for ski resorts who are off to a slow start because of a lack of snow. Ski shops like Berg's in Eugene are open for business and can get you hooked up with any gear, even though the closer slopes like Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are not open.

    Businesses React to Pizza Shop Robbery

    Businesses React to Pizza Shop Robbery

    December 17, 2014

    Neighboring businesses are on high alert after the latest armed robbery at a pizza shop in Eugene. Workers at Amazon Coffee Company near 18th Avenue and Willamette Street are concerned because Monday night's robbery happened across the street.

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    December 17, 2014

    Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon's electronics recycling law. Starting Jan. 1, the program will include free recycling of printers, keyboards and mice.

    OSU Banners Stolen

    OSU Banners Stolen

    December 17, 2014

    Oregon State Police say someone stole five banners during the Civil War Football Weekend. They're double-sided with orange with white lettering and are worth about $130 each.

    Willamette Hosts Holiday Breakfast

    Willamette Hosts Holiday Breakfast

    December 17, 2014

    Seniors got a special treat Wednesday morning at Willamette High School at the 29th annual Senior Citizens Holiday Breakfast. The event was totally free, featuring a full-scale breakfast, entertainment and raffle prizes. It's put on by Willamette leadership students.

    Woman Sentenced for Albany Bomb Threat

    Woman Sentenced for Albany Bomb Threat

    December 17, 2014

    In Albany, a woman will spend more than three years in prison for threatening to blow up Albany elementary schools. Jenelle Robyn Pinkston, 47, admitted she called in two bomb threats to Waverly and Periwinkle elementary schools last year.

    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.