• Track and Field Championships Go Green

    Track and Field Championships Go Green

    July 23, 2014

    The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet--Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program "Athletics for a Better World."

    Time for Trenton

    Time for Trenton

    July 23, 2014

    A Cottage Grove boy and his family are sharing their story about the meaning of time after the 6-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor last month and told he only has a short amount of time to live. Trenton Nowak was diagnosed shortly after his uncle died of colon cancer.

    The Politics of Sports

    The Politics of Sports

    July 23, 2014

    With more than 177 countries represented at the World Junior Championships this week, some athletes are representing war-torn countries, and sometimes different sides of the same war compete against each other.

    Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Minors

    Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Minors

    July 23, 2014

    A Linn County man convicted of sex trafficking minors across western Oregon has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Police say 21-year-old Steven Michael Kidd trafficked a minor female for nearly a year, starting in late 2011.

    Duck Store Hosts Warehouse Sale

    Duck Store Hosts Warehouse Sale

    July 23, 2014

    Duck fans are scoring some deals just in time for football season. The Duck Store hosted its first ever warehouse sale Tuesday. Customers got an additional 50 percent off already discounted merchandise.

    Fruit Recall — What You Should Know

    Fruit Recall -- What You Should Know

    July 23, 2014

    One company is voluntarily recalling many of it's fruits due to possible listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here's what you need to know.

    GM Recalls More Than 700K More Vehicles

    GM Recalls More Than 700K More Vehicles

    July 23, 2014

    GM is recalling over 700,000 cars and trucks. GM says the problems range from a broken screw that could cause front seats to move up and down freely to problems with some welds to problems with the power steering.

    Neighborhood Watch Groups Go Online

    Neighborhood Watch Groups Go Online

    July 23, 2014

    Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated regularly and has reports of suspicious activity or crimes themselves.

    Murder Suspect Arrested in Cave Junction

    Murder Suspect Arrested in Cave Junction

    July 23, 2014

    Oregon State Police arrested Daniel Joseph Martinson, 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction.

    Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

    Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

    July 23, 2014

    Investigators are looking for the cause in a fatal fire at an Albany apartment building Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the scene around 6:30 a.m. at 417 SE 6th Avenue. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out the flames.

    Web Extra: Ducks at Pac-12 Media Days

    Web Extra: Ducks at Pac-12 Media Days

    July 23, 2014

    It's Pac-12 Media Days, and KEZI 9 Sports is in Los Angeles with the Ducks. We have 1-on-1 interviews with Marcus Mariota, Derrick Malone, and Mark Helfrich.

    EWEB Issues Boil Water Notice

    EWEB Issues Boil Water Notice

    July 23, 2014

    EWEB has issued a boil water notice to some customers in south Eugene due to a water main break. The notice affects approximately 100 customers in the Donald Street area from 48th to 53rd.

    Arrest Made in Arson Investigation

    Arrest Made in Arson Investigation

    July 23, 2014

    Deputies arrested Eugene Whitehall, 42, following an arson investigation into a house fire on Bryant Road in Creswell. Investigators found two bodies at the scene.

    EPD Investigating Possible Stabbing

    EPD Investigating Possible Stabbing

    July 22, 2014

    EPD says one person is in custody following a possible stabbing at a homeless camp. Police responded to an area near Highway 99 and Roosevelt Boulevard Tuesday night.

    World Junior Championships Kick Off

    World Junior Championships Kick Off

    July 22, 2014

    Opening ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday. The meet is the premiere track and field event for junior athletes around the world.

    Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

    Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

    July 22, 2014

    Workers from the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill are concerned about what's next. On Monday, they were informed their health insurance is only good through the end of the month.

    Two Bodies Found After Creswell Fire

    Two Bodies Found After Creswell Fire

    July 22, 2014

    The Lane County Sheriff's Office found two bodies in the rubble from a fire that burned down a home in Creswell last Wednesday. The two men who lived in the home, Dennis Kelley and Carl McFarland were reported missing, and haven't been seen since the fire broke out.

    Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

    Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

    July 22, 2014

    Sprint jet boat races are coming to Lebanon this weekend - something that organizers say will boost the area's economy. But neighbors are fighting to cancel the event - worried about the amount of water the site is using.

    Service Dog Complaint Heads to Court

    Service Dog Complaint Heads to Court

    July 22, 2014

    A woman who said she was discriminated against because of her service dog appeared in court Tuesday. The Bureau of Labor and Industries began hearing the case against the Duck Stop Market. Two judges heard opening arguments and testimony from the complainant in this case Tuesday.

    Oregon Voters To Decide Pot Legality

    Oregon Voters To Decide Pot Legality

    July 22, 2014

    This November, Oregon voters will once again get to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials Tuesday, certified that petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualify the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act, to ap

    Inflation Takes a Bite Out of PB&J Price

    Inflation Takes a Bite Out of PB&J Price

    July 22, 2014

    Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches may not cost as much as they have in the recent past. That's because all of the ingredients are cheaper now, due to inflation. According to the Consumer Price Index, white bread prices have dropped 2.8% over the last year. Prices for canned fruit, which includes jell

    Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

    Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

    July 22, 2014

    UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff's Office says two bodies were found in the home.

    Community Debates Sick Leave Ordinance

    Community Debates Sick Leave Ordinance

    July 21, 2014

    As the Eugene City Council debates the issue of a paid sick leave ordinance, a divided community voices its opinions. The city council held a public hearing Monday night on an ordinance that would require employers to provide sick leave to their workers.

    Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

    Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

    July 21, 2014

    The Independent Party of Oregon is announcing its support for Dennis Richardson in this November’s gubernatorial race.

    Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

    Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

    July 21, 2014

    A fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill left about 250 people without a job.

    County Passes Sick Leave Ordinances

    County Passes Sick Leave Ordinances

    July 21, 2014

    The city of Eugene will take public comment Monday night on a proposal that would require paid sick leave for workers. Lane County took action Monday morning with three new ordinances. The three ordinances all deal with sick leave.

    Old Spaghetti Factory Comes to Corvallis

    Old Spaghetti Factory Comes to Corvallis

    July 21, 2014

    The Old Spaghetti Factory says it is opening a restaurant in Corvallis this year. North of downtown Corvallis sits an old train depot on Northwest Second Street that has been transformed into restaurant after restaurant.

    Free Well Testing in Benton County

    Free Well Testing in Benton County

    July 21, 2014

    Approximately 77 percent of Benton County's wells have not been tested, according to the Benton County Environmental Health Department, which pose huge health concerns. The Oregon Health Authority has granted Benton County funds to conduct free well testing.

    Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order

    Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order

    July 21, 2014

    President Obama signed an executive order Monday, prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender and sexual orientation. The President said the action means LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) federal employees will now be protected from discrimination.

    Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies

    Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies

    July 21, 2014

    Governor Kitzhaber ordered flags at public institutions to be lowered to half staff Monday following the death of a former Oregon governor.

    Climate Change Ordinance

    Climate Change Ordinance

    July 21, 2014

    A local non-profit group will ask Eugene city councilors to adopt an ordinance that will really step up the city's commitment to reducing its impact on climate change.

    Riding Beyond Helps Cancer Survivors

    Riding Beyond Helps Cancer Survivors

    July 20, 2014

    An equine therapy program is helping people ride beyond cancer.

    Widow Gets $23.6 B in Smoking Lawsuit

    Widow Gets $23.6 B in Smoking Lawsuit

    July 20, 2014

    The widow of a man who died of lung cancer won a major lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

    55th Bohemia Mining Days Wraps Up

    55th Bohemia Mining Days Wraps Up

    July 20, 2014

    The 55th Annual Bohemia Mining Days came to a close Sunday in Cottage Grove.

    Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

    Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

    July 20, 2014

    A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126.

    Parents Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car

    Parents Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car

    July 20, 2014

    Police say two parents were arrested for leaving their two children in a hot car.

    Sick Leave Ordinance Up for Debate

    Sick Leave Ordinance Up for Debate

    July 20, 2014

    On Monday, the topic of mandatory sick leave will be up for discussion.

    Thousands Attend Eugene Sunday Streets

    Thousands Attend Eugene Sunday Streets

    July 20, 2014

    Thousands made it out for the Eugene Sunday Streets event. Residents got to see live entertainment, learn how to skate and meet different people from the community.

    People to Spend More on Back-to-School

    People to Spend More on Back-to-School

    July 19, 2014

    Summer vacation is winding down and that means students are getting ready to head back to class.

    Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

    Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

    July 19, 2014

    The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley.

    First Annual Dragon Boat Race

    First Annual Dragon Boat Race

    July 19, 2014

    Most of these people are on the same boat, a dragon boat that is. They've never paddled one. "It's a lot harder than I thought," said Chris Moses, a participant and veteran.

    Swimmers React to Fish Die-Off

    Swimmers React to Fish Die-Off

    July 19, 2014

    An advisory to keep people out of the Willamette River from Island Park in Springfield to Alton Baker Park in Eugene has some swimmers and fishermen finding a different place to go. But, others said they'll still be going in the river despite this advisory.

    Dead Fish Found on Willamette River

    Dead Fish Found on Willamette River

    July 18, 2014

    An abnormal amount of dead fish have been found on the Willamette River. Authorities say the fish have been found at the confluence of the mill race and the Willamette River at Alton Baker Park.

    Springfield Mill Fire Fully Contained

    Springfield Mill Fire Fully Contained

    July 18, 2014

    Thursday's massive fire is now fully contained, but not before devastation. Crews from eight different jurisdictions worked to put out the fire, but also battled high temperatures winds and low humidity. Then there were the technical difficulties.

    Residents React to Evacuations

    Residents React to Evacuations

    July 18, 2014

    Some home and business owners near the Springfield mill fire were placed under a mandatory evacuation for about two hours as fire crews battled the fire. Most got a call on their phones telling them to evacuate. Others had police officers come to their doors.

    Spot Fires South of Springfield Mill

    Spot Fires South of Springfield Mill

    July 18, 2014

    Fire crews have been putting out small spot fires overnight and into Friday, likely sparked by debris that drifted from the mill fire. Fire crews have responded to fires in a sixty acre radius.

    Mill Employees Look For Work After Fire

    Mill Employees Look For Work After Fire

    July 18, 2014

    Employees of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill spent Friday watching their former site of work as crews continued to mop up the fire. As the company works to go over its insurance policies, 250 employees are wondering what they are going to do in the meantime without work.

    Fire Breaks Out at Mt. Pisgah

    Fire Breaks Out at Mt. Pisgah

    July 18, 2014

    Just a day after a massive fire at a Springfield mill, fire crews were once again put to the test Friday as a fire ignited near Mt. Pisgah. Lane County Parks is investigating the cause of the fire. It broke out Friday afternoon in the northwest portion of Buford Park.

    Governor Declares State of Emergency

    Governor Declares State of Emergency

    July 18, 2014

    A state of emergency has been verbally declared in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber due to the severe fire season. The governor’s office says the emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist fire crews in the state.

    Soldiers Prep for Deployment Ceremony

    Soldiers Prep for Deployment Ceremony

    July 18, 2014

    About 300 soldiers of the 186th Infantry in Southern Oregon will attend a deployment ceremony on Friday before leaving for Fort Hood in Texas on Saturday.