• Fire Crews Quickly Knock Down Brush Fire

    Fire Crews Quickly Knock Down Brush Fire

    July 28, 2014

    Quick action may have helped to save some homes from a brush fire. Flames tore through a field near Dale Kuni Road and Emerald Valley Drive.

    City Passes Sick Leave Ordinance

    City Passes Sick Leave Ordinance

    July 28, 2014

    A long debated and at times contentious ordinance, now approved. Employers in Eugene are required to provide sick leave for their employees. The Eugene City Council passed the ordinance Monday night.

    Murder Suspect Charged with Assault

    Murder Suspect Charged with Assault

    July 28, 2014

    New documents were released Monday about a man police say killed a Sweet Home woman. According to court documents, police arrested 33-year-old Austin Rolfe on July 9 for an assault case unrelated to the murder of the woman. That same day, hikers found Heaven King's body.

    Whiteaker Road Construction Begins

    Whiteaker Road Construction Begins

    July 28, 2014

    Expect detours if traveling through Eugene's Whiteaker neighborhood. Crews started construction Monday along First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets. The $2.2 million project is largely funded through a bond measure voters passed two years ago.

    Local Hair Stylist Wins Award

    Local Hair Stylist Wins Award

    July 28, 2014

    Alisha Basham works at London Hair Studio and Day Spa in Eugene. She's only been doing hair for five years, but just recently won a gold medal at the Trend Vision 2014 competition.

    FFLC Collects Over 26,000 lbs. of Food

    FFLC Collects Over 26,000 lbs. of Food

    July 28, 2014

    FOOD for Lane County stocked its shelves Monday. Hundreds got into the Lane County Fair Sunday with a donation of three canned food items. Thirty-nine percent of residents in Lane County are eligible for emergency food assistance.

    UPDATE: 3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

    UPDATE: 3 Ethiopian Track Athletes Found

    July 28, 2014

    New information is surfacing about the four missing Ethiopian track athletes who disappeared from the World Junior Track and Field championships this weekend. Investigators think they may have pinpointed their location.

    Council to Vote on Sick Leave Ordinance

    Council to Vote on Sick Leave Ordinance

    July 28, 2014

    The city of Eugene could join a number of other cities, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Portland, requiring all employers to provide sick leave for their employees. Over the last several months the community has debated the ordinance.

    Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

    Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

    July 28, 2014

    An emerging trend in STDs in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for gonorrhea.

    Sterling Case Closing Arguments to Begin

    Sterling Case Closing Arguments to Begin

    July 28, 2014

    Closing arguments are set to begin Monday in the battle over the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. A judge will decide if Donald Sterling's estranged wife Shelly can sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion without his sign-off.

    Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5B

    Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5B

    July 28, 2014

    The two biggest names in online house hunting are joining forces. Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion.

    Study Says Dogs Can Be Jealous

    Study Says Dogs Can Be Jealous

    July 28, 2014

    Dogs are known as our best friends, and apparently they don't want you to forget it. A new study says canines can feel jealousy. Researchers think jealousy may have evolved in dogs because they've been domesticated for so long.

    Study: Sick Leave Ordinance Impacts

    Study: Sick Leave Ordinance Impacts

    July 28, 2014

    Two studies ever conducted on the aftermath effects of the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, found it had minimal negative impact on employers and businesses.

    SSE: Lancers Reunite to Host Hoops Camp

    SSE: Lancers Reunite to Host Hoops Camp

    July 28, 2014

    Former Churchill basketball stars David Shedrick & Emanuel Morgan sit down with KEZI 9 Sports Director Jake Zivin to talk about the MVP Caliber Basketball Camp that they are hosting August 4th-8th.

    Tentative Deal Reached to Fund VA Fixes

    Tentative Deal Reached to Fund VA Fixes

    July 27, 2014

    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system.

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    July 27, 2014

    Police and loved ones are frantically searching Sunday night for a missing woman from Dundee, Ore.

    Hundreds Ride for Chris Kilcullen

    Hundreds Ride for Chris Kilcullen

    July 27, 2014

    Hundreds of motorcycles took to the streets Sunday morning in honor of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen. This was the event's fourth year. With close to 400 riders this time around, organizers say it has definitely grown since the inaugural ride, but that the meaning behind it all, honor

    Faerieworlds Celebrates Last Festival

    Faerieworlds Celebrates Last Festival

    July 27, 2014

    Sunday marked the last time people will be celebrating the Faerieworlds Festival in Eugene. Festival organizers say Lane County cancelled their contract after residents put up a fight against large outdoor gatherings at Emerald Meadows.

    4 Ethiopian Track Members Missing

    4 Ethiopian Track Members Missing

    July 27, 2014

    A spokesperson from the University of Oregon says four members from the Ethiopian track team are missing from the IAAF World Junior Championships.

    Thousands Run the Eugene Marathon

    Thousands Run the Eugene Marathon

    July 27, 2014

    The 8th annual Eugene Marathon kicked off Sunday morning near Hayward Field. Fourty nine states and 17 countries were represented. Like all the runners stretching and anxiously awaiting for the Eugene Marathon to start, Loren Cushing trained for race day.

    Police Investigate Fatal Hwy 126 Crash

    Police Investigate Fatal Hwy 126 Crash

    July 26, 2014

    A Florence man was killed in a crash east of Mapleton early Saturday morning.

    Relay for Life Wraps Up

    Relay for Life Wraps Up

    July 26, 2014

    Thousands of local residents are fighting back against cancer this weekend as part of the Relay for Life.

    US Embassy in Tripoli Evacuated

    US Embassy in Tripoli Evacuated

    July 26, 2014

    The United State has evacuated its embassy in the embattled Libyan capital of Tripoli.

    Ferguson Fire Burning at 200 Acres

    Ferguson Fire Burning at 200 Acres

    July 26, 2014

    Two structures have been lost to the Ferguson Fire burning about 30 miles east of Klamath Falls, and five miles north of Beatty.

    Police Call a Possible Hoax

    Police Call a Possible Hoax

    July 26, 2014

    There was a heavy police presence on Cal Young Road in Eugene Saturday afternoon after officers received a call of a gunshot wound, but officials were quickly recalled from the scene.

    Sprint Jet Boat Races Continue

    Sprint Jet Boat Races Continue

    July 26, 2014

    A group of residents say they're not backing down in a battle against a sprint jet boat competition. Neighbors fought to cancel the event scheduled on Saturday and though the show still went on, they say the fight isn't over.

    Trenton Nowak Headed to Disneyland

    Trenton Nowak Headed to Disneyland

    July 26, 2014

    Last week, KEZI 9 News first brought you the story of a six year old boy from Cottage Grove battling a rare brain tumor. Thanks to generous donations, Saturday, he embarked on a journey to Disneyland.

    New Archery Range Opens to Public

    New Archery Range Opens to Public

    July 26, 2014

    The city of Springfield celebrated the official opening of a new archery range at Clearwater Park on Saturday. With 17 targets from 7 to 60 yards and 10 to 50 meters, the outdoor range is the only one of its kind in the area.

    Police Block Off Norkenzie Road

    Police Block Off Norkenzie Road

    July 26, 2014

    UPDATE -- The scene has been cleared.

    Friends React to Murder Arrest

    Friends React to Murder Arrest

    July 25, 2014

    A man has been charged with the murder of a Sweet Home woman, more than two weeks after she was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest. Austin Louis Rolfe, 33, was arraigned in the Lane County Jail on Friday on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse. He pleaded not guilty.

    Artist Paints with Bubbles

    Artist Paints with Bubbles

    July 25, 2014

    Every artist has a method of crafting a masterpiece. For one Saturday Market artist, his method comes in the form of a straw, soap and bubbles. Artist David Placencia is taking painting to a new height, literally.

    Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

    Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

    July 25, 2014

    Two Oregon State University students had a vision of creating more eco-friendly outdoor products, and now, they are already selling biodegradable sunglasses to customers in more than 30 countries.

    Eugene Marathon 2014 Route

    Eugene Marathon 2014 Route

    July 25, 2014

    Sunday is a big day for Track Town U.S.A. Thousands of runners will hit the pavement at 6 a.m. for the Eugene Marathon. The Eugene Police Department says roads along the route will be closed, so avoid the area if you can.

    Kids Graduate from Safety Town

    Kids Graduate from Safety Town

    July 25, 2014

    Lots of smiles, but, no caps and gowns for this graduation ceremony. More than a hundred pre-kindergarteners are the newest graduates of Safety Town. During Friday's ceremony, a record 128 kids demonstrated their new skills and knowledge.

    LRAPA Warns of Mill Fire Debris Dangers

    LRAPA Warns of Mill Fire Debris Dangers

    July 25, 2014

    Debris from last week's mill fire in Springfield is still being found within a five-mile radius of the site. Several residents have found burnt material ranging from the size of a quarter to the size of their palm.

    Creswell Residents Warn About Break-ins

    Creswell Residents Warn About Break-ins

    July 25, 2014

    The Lane County Sheriff's Office is warning people in Creswell to lock their vehicles. There have been a number of reported break-ins over the week. Most of the break-ins happened late at night or in the early morning hours.

    SafeHaven Overwhelmed with 200+ Animals

    SafeHaven Overwhelmed with 200+ Animals

    July 25, 2014

    A humane society in Tangent is asking for help, after Albany Police rescued more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs from an Albany residence this week. Police are citing 58-year-old Pamela O'Brien for animal neglect among other charges, after they found the animals stacked in cages in her garage.

    Suspect Arraigned for Murder

    Suspect Arraigned for Murder

    July 25, 2014

    More than two weeks after a Sweet Home woman was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest, a man has been charged with her death. Hikers found the 36-year-old mother of two about 38 miles east of I-5 out of Cottage Grove.

    Relay for Life Starts Friday

    Relay for Life Starts Friday

    July 25, 2014

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2014 kicked off Friday. The event runs from noon on Friday to noon on Saturday at Willamette High School.

    Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist

    Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist

    July 25, 2014

    Medford Police have arrested Debra Irene Johns, who they believe is responsible for the multiple suspicious fires in Medford that began on June 25th. Medford Police believe Johns to be connected to 23 fires in downtown Medford in the past month.

    Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

    Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

    July 25, 2014

    The lumber industry took a hit immediately after a fire destroyed the Swanson Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill. The fire happened last Thursday, and by Friday, plywood prices jumped.

    OR-7 Wolf Pups Caught on Camera

    OR-7 Wolf Pups Caught on Camera

    July 25, 2014

    The famous wolf known as OR-7 has puppies, and they are growing. New photos, released by wildlife officials this week, show OR-7 and his puppies. ODFW can confirm the existence of two cubs, and possibly a third cub. They say there might be more.

    Many Birthday Cards Mailed to Sick Boy

    Many Birthday Cards Mailed to Sick Boy

    July 25, 2014

    There was a big birthday-eve party on Thursday for little Danny Nickerson, who's battling cancer. The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, Massachusetts combined.

    Pope to Make First Visit to US in 2015

    Pope to Make First Visit to US in 2015

    July 25, 2014

    Pope Francis is planning his first trip to the United States. According to the Catholic News Service, the pontiff will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year.

    GMO Labeling Qualifies for Election

    GMO Labeling Qualifies for Election

    July 25, 2014

    The measure to require Oregon to label genetically modified products was approved for the November ballot on Wednesday.

    Proposed Improvements to Highway 99

    Proposed Improvements to Highway 99

    July 25, 2014

    Oregon Department of Transportation planners are hoping to facilitate some big changes along highway 99 in the next several years. At an open house on Thursday, the public got a first look at some proposed improvements along the highway between North Ashland and South Medford.

    Comments Close Aug. 8 for Bailey Branch

    Comments Close Aug. 8 for Bailey Branch

    July 25, 2014

    Benton County still needs your help deciding what to do with the Bailey Branch line. The county purchased the old rail corridor in October for almost a half-million dollars. Eventually the county wants to restore rail service to the area, but in the meantime is trying to figure out what to do with

    Arrest Made in Death Investigation

    Arrest Made in Death Investigation

    July 25, 2014

    On July 9, 2014, deputies found the body of Heaven Raynell King, 36, of Sweet Home, about 35 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. Detectives and the Lane County medical examiner have been investigating the circumstances of King’s death.

    Deputy Rescues Man Trapped in Car

    Deputy Rescues Man Trapped in Car

    July 25, 2014

    An elderly man is safe after spending the night, trapped in his crashed car which was hidden about 90-feet off of Highway 34. 80-year-old Jon Culton of Waldport was reported missing Wednesday. He didn't show up for his Corvallis doctor's appointment. On his way, something happened.

    Sea Lion Show Makes a Splash

    Sea Lion Show Makes a Splash

    July 24, 2014

    A show at the Lane County Fair is making a big splash. The Sea Lion Splash show features four female sea lions and two instructors who have quite a playful relationship.