• Residents Agree with Grand Jury Decision

    Residents Agree with Grand Jury Decision

    November 25, 2014

    Those in favor of the grand jury's choice are also speaking out, many of them on social media, saying we need to respect the decision. Those in agreement with the decision say they believe there are strong reasons for the outcome.

    Groups Oppose Grand Jury Decision

    Groups Oppose Grand Jury Decision

    November 25, 2014

    Hundreds of people are at Free Speech Plaza Tuesday night in objection to the grand jury's decision to not charge Officer Wilson. Organizers say they're rallying for change to the way minorities are treated by police throughout the country and in Eugene.

    Web Extra: Ducks on Tuesday of Civil War

    Web Extra: Ducks on Tuesday of Civil War

    November 25, 2014

    Oregon players and head coach Mark Helfrich talk about the upcoming Civil War game at Oregon State.

    Conference Responds to Investigation

    Conference Responds to Investigation

    November 25, 2014

    An adolescent sexuality conference that was held is Seaside is under investigation by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say they're concerned it teaches kids inappropriate things like like how to perform lap dances and strip teases.

    Burch’s Donates Shoes to Eugene Mission

    Burch's Donates Shoes to Eugene Mission

    November 25, 2014

    A shoe store in Eugene is getting the holidays started off on the right foot. Burch's Shoe Store in Oakway Center won its company's national contest this year, which means 100 pairs of shoes for those in need this winter at the Eugene Mission.

    Ferguson Smolders After Protests

    Ferguson Smolders After Protests

    November 25, 2014

    A grand jury decided Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Moments after last night's announcement, the streets erupted in violence. Police fired tear gas to try and move the crowds amid looting and gunshots.

    Eugene City Council Supports Vehicle Fee

    Eugene City Council Supports Vehicle Fee

    November 25, 2014

    The city of Eugene is sending the vehicle registration fee discussion to the ballot. Monday night the city council took up the issue. By an 8 to 0 vote, the council approved supporting the referral of a $35 fee to the ballot.

    GMO Labeling Measure Recount to Begin

    GMO Labeling Measure Recount to Begin

    November 25, 2014

    It's official--there will be a recount for Measure 92, the labeling of genetically engineered foods. According to the latest numbers, it failed by 809 votes. That's within the threshold of an automatic recount. A hand tally of ballots is likely to start next week.

    Air Station Closure Lawsuit Filed

    Air Station Closure Lawsuit Filed

    November 25, 2014

    A lawsuit was filed in Eugene federal court Tuesday, challenging the Coast Guard's decision to close the Newport's air station on Dec. 15. Newport Fishermen's Wives, the City of Newport, Lincoln County, and the Port of Newport are all filing the lawsuit.

    Woman Hit and Killed by Train

    Woman Hit and Killed by Train

    November 25, 2014

    The Eugene Police Department says a woman died after being struck by a train Monday night in Eugene as she was trying to retrieve her dog who ran across the railroad tracks. Police say this happened at about 10 p.m.

    City Approves Funds for Fire Victims

    City Approves Funds for Fire Victims

    November 25, 2014

    Help is on the way for those forced from their apartments after it was deemed unfit to live. During Monday's council meeting, councilors talked about dipping into the general fund to help those who can longer live at the Main Street building because it doesn't meet fire and other city codes.

    Local Groups React to Ferguson Decision

    Local Groups React to Ferguson Decision

    November 24, 2014

    As the city of Ferguson reacts to a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, groups in Eugene are doing the same. People gathered to watch and listen to the decision Monday night.

    Better Cell Service at Reser Stadium

    Better Cell Service at Reser Stadium

    November 24, 2014

    In time for the Civil War, AT&T customers will notice improved network connection and speed on their mobile devices at Reser Stadium.

    No Indictment In Ferguson Shooting

    No Indictment In Ferguson Shooting

    November 24, 2014

    The Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch made the announcement Monday night.

    Sexuality Conference Causes Concern

    Sexuality Conference Causes Concern

    November 24, 2014

    An investigation into the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference is causing some concern for the Clatsop County Sheriff, who says kids as young as 11 from all over the state attended, and were taught very inappropriate things.

    Tenants Still Seeking Answers

    Tenants Still Seeking Answers

    November 24, 2014

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but tenants at one Springfield apartment complex are being forced to figure out last minute where they'll be celebrating this year.

    Local Veteran Receives New Home

    Local Veteran Receives New Home

    November 24, 2014

    A veteran in Eugene is celebrating this Thanksgiving in a new home, thanks to the Veterans' Housing Project. Logan Murrill, a father of five, served in the United States Marine Corps and the Army.

    Christmas Tree Sales Begin

    Christmas Tree Sales Begin

    November 24, 2014

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already getting ready for Christmas. On Coburg Road in Eugene, workers at one Christmas tree stand have been busy setting up the lot. They've already sold some trees to shoppers eager to start decorating.

    OSU to Open New Sports Medicine Center

    OSU to Open New Sports Medicine Center

    November 24, 2014

    A sports medicine facility is getting ready to open its doors on Oregon State University's campus, ready to serve athletes and members of the public. Samaritan Health Services operates the center that's right next to Reser Stadium.

    Tackling Tobacco Trends

    Tackling Tobacco Trends

    November 24, 2014

    Smoking trends from the past few years show many Americans are choosing to quit, but health officials say that's not enough. They're still pushing for a tobacco-free society. KEZI 9 News reporter Cyd Dutcher took an in depth look at current tobacco trends.

    Interview: Create Something Day

    Interview: Create Something Day

    November 24, 2014

    The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there's a greener alternative to Black Friday. It's called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste.

    Teen Killed Trying to Recover Stolen Car

    Teen Killed Trying to Recover Stolen Car

    November 24, 2014

    A 19-year-old died when he tried to stop someone from stealing his car. Witnesses say Oscar Perez was with his brother when he was rear-ended by an unlicensed driver who attempted to flee. Perez and his brother got out of their car to confront the driver.

    Making a Difference: Tasha Roberts

    Making a Difference: Tasha Roberts

    November 24, 2014

    A Eugene woman is working around the clock to help Lane County tackle the ever-rising feral cat problem. She's even created a nonprofit to aid in her efforts. Here's how Tasha Roberts is making a difference.

    At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others

    At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others

    November 23, 2014

    More than 1,000 runners participated in the 8th annual EWEB Run to Stay Warm.

    Families Prep for Thanksgiving

    Families Prep for Thanksgiving

    November 23, 2014

    With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many people are prepping their refrigerators and solidifying their plans for the holiday.

    Holiday Market Kicks Off

    Holiday Market Kicks Off

    November 23, 2014

    The Saturday Market is moving indoors for the next six weeks at the Lane Events Center, for the Holiday Market.

    Volunteers Prepare for Whiteaker Dinner

    Volunteers Prepare for Whiteaker Dinner

    November 23, 2014

    Volunteers for the Whiteaker Community Dinner are preparing for the big Thanksgiving feast.

    Mt. Ashland Snowfall

    Mt. Ashland Snowfall

    November 23, 2014

    Mount Ashland is seeing some flurries of snow as we head into the holiday season.

    Buffalo Prepares for Flooding

    Buffalo Prepares for Flooding

    November 23, 2014

    Residents in Buffalo are preparing for more severe weather. Last week about 7 feet of snow fell on the area.

    Ducks Dominate Buffaloes, 44-10

    Ducks Dominate Buffaloes, 44-10

    November 22, 2014

    #2 Oregon dominated from the beginning and was never threatened in a 44-10 win over Colorado. In what might have been his final game at Autzen Stadium, Marcus Mariota was 24/32 for 323 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran 8 times for 73 yards and a touchdown.

    “Jesus, Girls, and Marcus Mariota”

    "Jesus, Girls, and Marcus Mariota"

    November 22, 2014

    After Oregon's 44-10 win over Colorado, 6th grader Charlie Pape asked Mark Helfrich if Marcus Mariota would be returning to school next season. The back-and-forth, which included a reference to "Jesus, girls, and Marcus Mariota" was hilarious.

    Senator Wyden Delivers Food Boxes

    Senator Wyden Delivers Food Boxes

    November 22, 2014

    Senator Ron Wyden is helping deliver food to Eugene families for the holidays. He was joined by University of Oregon's "O Heroes" athlete volunteers.

    Veteran Gets A New Home

    Veteran Gets A New Home

    November 22, 2014

    A big win at Autzen Stadium Saturday for a veteran, who was presented with a free house during the game.

    Tenants Forced Out of Apartments

    Tenants Forced Out of Apartments

    November 21, 2014

    Residents in a Springfield apartment complex now have about 24 hours to get out. City officials say the building violates a number of fire codes and is no longer safe to live inside. While many people living there understand, it doesn't make this process any easier.

    César Chávez Students Donate Food

    César Chávez Students Donate Food

    November 21, 2014

    Students at César Chávez Elementary School loaded up shopping carts, boxes, and armfuls of food. They walked it from their classrooms to the food pantry at Eugene Faith Center. They collected more than a thousand pounds of food for Food For Lane County.

    City Club Talks Recreation Marijuana

    City Club Talks Recreation Marijuana

    November 21, 2014

    With the passage of Measure 91, Oregonians can legally smoke marijuana recreationally starting July 1, 2105. But the details are still being worked out, and that was the topic of Friday's City Club of Eugene forum.

    Student Accused of Sharing Child Porn

    Student Accused of Sharing Child Porn

    November 21, 2014

    An Oregon State University student is facing charges, accused of sharing child porn. Detectives with the Linn County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at the Buxton Hall dorm Friday. They say Philipp Jean Bardenheier shared child porn to a computer in Linn County.

    Lawsuit Challenges Air Facility Closure

    Lawsuit Challenges Air Facility Closure

    November 21, 2014

    A federal lawsuit is about to be filed, challenging the legality of the U.S. Coast Guard's plans to close its air facility in Newport. The Newport Fishermen's Wives Group has been raising money so the group could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit.

    Eugene Police Prepares for Protests

    Eugene Police Prepares for Protests

    November 21, 2014

    Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says his department is making preparations for possible protests after the Michael Brown decision. The department has requested that groups give advance notice of possible demonstrations, though they are not required to do so.

    Maude Kerns Art Center Exhibit Opens

    Maude Kerns Art Center Exhibit Opens

    November 21, 2014

    More one-of-a-kind gifts go on sale Friday. Maude Kerns Art Center celebrates the opening of it annual exhibit--Art of all Seasons--this weekend. You'll find a variety of art, all by local artists. Prices range from $3 to $4,000.

    Preventing Holiday Package Theft

    Preventing Holiday Package Theft

    November 21, 2014

    Eugene police officers want to remind people of a few tips on how to keep your holiday packages safe this season.

    Woman Robbed near Eugene Bus Stop

    Woman Robbed near Eugene Bus Stop

    November 21, 2014

    Eugene police say three unknown males wearing masks pulled up to a 43-year-old woman near the bus stop near WinCo on Barger Thursday night, while she was cutting through the parking lot at the Oregon Medical Clinic on Aerial Way.

    UO Student Reacts to Immigration Plan

    UO Student Reacts to Immigration Plan

    November 21, 2014

    Obama's executive action resonated with a number of people who were at that watch party, especially for one University of Oregon student whose parents are illegal immigrants, but have been here for years and want to contribute to society.

    OSP Responds to Fatal Crash On Hwy 99

    OSP Responds to Fatal Crash On Hwy 99

    November 21, 2014

    Highway 99 has reopened south of Junction City after it was closed for hours while police were investigating a deadly crash. It happened just before 7 a.m. Friday on Highway 99 north of Mill Iron Road. One person was killed in this crash.

    Newport Murder Case Continues

    Newport Murder Case Continues

    November 20, 2014

    A woman accused of throwing her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge will undergo a mental evaluation before her case proceeds in court. Jillian McCabe, 34, was arrested earlier this month after police say she killed her son, 6-year-old London McCabe.

    Crowd Watches Immigration Announcement

    Crowd Watches Immigration Announcement

    November 20, 2014

    Throughout the state Thursday night crowds gathered to watch President Barack Obama's immigration announcement. The fear of being deported and breaking up families is why immigrants are turning to President Obama for comfort.

    Profits of Panhandling: Part 2

    Profits of Panhandling: Part 2

    November 20, 2014

    On Tuesday we showed you the first half of our special two-part report on panhandling in Eugene. In our conclusion, we look at how much panhandling pays and who's actually doing it. KEZI 9 News morning anchor Bob Schaper got a firsthand look at the profits of panhandling.

    Community to Facility Privileges

    Community to Facility Privileges

    November 20, 2014

    Cheryl Kidd, the woman who shot and killed Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen currently calls a secure residential treatment facility in Pendleton home. Despite protests from Kilcullen's friends and family, Kidd was transferred there last month.

    Springfield Teachers Awarded Grants

    Springfield Teachers Awarded Grants

    November 20, 2014

    Some educators got some surprises in the Springfield School District Thursday. The Springfield Education Foundation's (SEF) Grant Givers Bus stopped at 13 schools and passed out 22 awards to teachers and faculty members, $32,000 in all.

    Obama to Unveil Immigration Plan

    Obama to Unveil Immigration Plan

    November 20, 2014

    The president plans to overhaul immigration rules, announcing some key changes during a prime-time speech, Thursday night. The anticipation of executive action has already drawn criticism from some Republicans in Congress. Click here at 5 p.m. to watch President Obama's speech live.