• Making A Difference: Raleigh Perko

    Making A Difference: Raleigh Perko

    August 21, 2014

    In less than two weeks kids will be heading back to class for time with their teachers and classmates but this doesn't mean kids don't need a little extra mentoring in the off time. All summer KEZI 9 NEWS has been featuring some great matches at the Boys and Girls Club.

    Doctors Say OSU Player Making Progress

    Doctors Say OSU Player Making Progress

    August 21, 2014

    An Oregon State University (OSU) basketball player is still in intensive care Wednesday night, two days after he collapsed on the court. Doctors say Chai Baker is still in critical, but stable condition and he is making progress. No specific details on Baker's progress were released, but doctors say

    Shop with a Cop

    Shop with a Cop

    August 21, 2014

    The Springfield Target was probably one of the safest places to be Thursday morning. Twenty three kids got escorted down the school supplies aisle by their own personal police officer.

    Eugene Mission Celebrates Life Changes

    Eugene Mission Celebrates Life Changes

    August 21, 2014

    The Eugene Mission is trying a different approach as homeless numbers continue to grow and, it seems to be working. This Saturday, the mission celebrates the first graduates of its Life Change Program.

    Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Albany

    Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Albany

    August 21, 2014

    Oregon State Police are on the scene of a fatal car crash on Highway 20, mile post 8, and NW Scenic Drive in Albany.

    Friends Remember Dean Sweeden

    Friends Remember Dean Sweeden

    August 20, 2014

    As the Eugene Police Department investigates a Eugene man's death his friends gathered in his honor Wednesday night. Police say 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died after an apparent assault in downtown Eugene Wednesday morning.

    Police Investigate Man’s Death

    Police Investigate Man's Death

    August 20, 2014

    A man is dead after an apparent assault in downtown Eugene. The Eugene Police Department says 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died Wednesday morning from injuries he sustained in an apparent attack. EPD said just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday it got a call about an injured man in 6th Alley between Lincoln and

    Mental Health Programs Expand

    Mental Health Programs Expand

    August 20, 2014

    Lane County recently received a big boost to help tackle mental illness to a degree previously unseen in the region. PeaceHealth Behavioral Health recently received several large grants from the state to the tune of about a half a million dollars.

    Road Repairs without the Mess

    Road Repairs without the Mess

    August 20, 2014

    Road construction comes with lots of dust and debris but city crews in Eugene are trying a new method to get the dirty work done without all the mess.

    Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

    Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

    August 20, 2014

    The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market.

    Teen Pregnancy Hits Historic Lows

    Teen Pregnancy Hits Historic Lows

    August 20, 2014

    Teen pregnancy rates have hit historic lows---that's according to the CDC, and it's having an impact on more than just the teens.

    Dillard Reacts To Residents’ Deaths

    Dillard Reacts To Residents' Deaths

    August 20, 2014

    Investigators are still trying to determine why a Dillard man killed himself and two others, including his own father, early Tuesday morning in Coos County. Zachary Brimhall, the suspect the shootings, and his father Ray Brimhall were both from Dillard, a town of about 500, just south of Roseburg,

    IRS Scam Warning

    IRS Scam Warning

    August 20, 2014

    A Eugene man is warning others after he took a call from an IRS scam artist. Alex Aanderud says he got a call Wednesday from someone claiming to be from the Department of Legal Affairs with the Internal Revenue Service.

    EPD Investigating Death in Downtown

    EPD Investigating Death in Downtown

    August 20, 2014

    The Eugene Police Department says one man is dead after officers responded to an assault Wednesday morning. Police were called out at about 7:30 a.m. to West 6th Avenue and Lincoln Street. One adult male was taken to the hospital where he later died.

    Gamez Family Seeks Help For Memorial

    Gamez Family Seeks Help For Memorial

    August 20, 2014

    The family of a slain Oakridge woman is launching a gofundme.com campaign to raise money for a memorial service in her honor.

    4 Critically Injured in Hwy 99 Crash

    4 Critically Injured in Hwy 99 Crash

    August 20, 2014

    Emergency crews rushed six people to the hospital, four in critical condition, following a crash on Highway 99. According to the Lane Fire Authority, a car and a utility truck smashed into each other head-on around 9 Tuesday night.

    Neighbors Remember Father and Son

    Neighbors Remember Father and Son

    August 19, 2014

    Zachary Brimhall the suspect in the Coos County shootings and his father Ray Brimhall were from Dillard a small town just south of Roseburg. The small town of about 500 is in disbelief of what happened after three men were killed in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Coos County early Tuesday mo

    Community Reacts to Fatal Shooting

    Community Reacts to Fatal Shooting

    August 19, 2014

    Three people are dead after a shooting early Tuesday in Coos Bay, and just down the road in Charleston, news of the shooting spread fast. Those who live and work there, say there's been a community effort to crack down on crime.

    Security Breach Impacts Local Hospital

    Security Breach Impacts Local Hospital

    August 19, 2014

    A security breach impacting millions of people across the country could affect some hospital patients in Springfield. Community Health Systems said hackers stole patient names, social security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers.

    Overnight Closures on Delta Highway

    Overnight Closures on Delta Highway

    August 19, 2014

    A section of Delta Highway will be closed Tuesday night for bridge construction. Project developers with the city of Eugene said they have to shut down the highway to use cranes to install the support beams.

    Glenwood Center Talks Being Reorganized

    Glenwood Center Talks Being Reorganized

    August 19, 2014

    Lane County commissioners are once again talking about a proposed multi-million dollar conference center and hotel in the Glenwood area.

    Local Dancers Headed to Holiday Bowl

    Local Dancers Headed to Holiday Bowl

    August 19, 2014

    It's music to their ears for some dancers in Eugene. Dancers at the All That! Dance Company just found out they'll be flying south in December.

    Lebanon Assault Victim Dies Year Later

    Lebanon Assault Victim Dies Year Later

    August 19, 2014

    The family of 50-year-old Ronald Whitehead is mourning the loss of an uncle, nephew, son, brother, and friend - one year after the Lebanon man with cerebral palsy was assaulted - and the Linn County District Attorney's Office is not ruling out further prosecution of the convicted attackers.

    Three Found Dead In Murder-Suicide

    Three Found Dead In Murder-Suicide

    August 19, 2014

    Two men are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Coos County early Tuesday morning. Multiple agencies were on scene Tuesday at the South Jetty Parking Lot of Bastendorf Beach, which was completely closed to the public for most of the day as investigators worked through the scene.

    One Dead in Plane Crash

    One Dead in Plane Crash

    August 19, 2014

    ABC affiliate station KGO is reporting one person has died in a small plane crash in Marin County on the border of Petaluma and Novato after leaving from Brookings, Oreogn. The crash set off a small grass fire near Hicks Valley and Marshall-Petaluma Road.

    Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    August 19, 2014

    Two adult males were found dead early Tuesday morning near Coos Bay in an apparent murder suicide. Several 911 calls of multiple gun shots at Bastendorff Beach were made to the Coos County Sheriff's Office around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.

    Veteran Runs for City Council

    Veteran Runs for City Council

    August 19, 2014

    A 90 year-old veteran who served in several wars is back in the spotlight. He's vying to become Creswell's newest council member. World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam Richard Heyman understands what it means to fight a battle.

    Bounty of Benton County Helps Nonprofit

    Bounty of Benton County Helps Nonprofit

    August 18, 2014

    An annual event giving explorers a reason to see the county is giving all proceeds to a nonprofit. The Bounty of Benton County started this weekend and runs until Labor Day. Twenty-five wineries and restaurants around the county are giving participants free goodies or discounted items if they purcha

    Millions Raised In Challenge for ALS

    Millions Raised In Challenge for ALS

    August 18, 2014

    The "Ice Bucket Challenge" is getting a warm reception from people all across the country and advocates for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease research say it has done more than they could have ever imagined.

    Renters Warned About Real Estate Scam

    Renters Warned About Real Estate Scam

    August 18, 2014

    A Eugene man is warning others about a rental scam. Art Tegger says he found an unbelievable deal on a rental in West Eugene. But, when he stopped by to see the home, he found out it was on the market for sale, not rent. He's urging others to be very careful when searching for a new place to live.

    Trenton Nowak’s Family Remembers Him

    Trenton Nowak's Family Remembers Him

    August 18, 2014

    We first met Trenton Nowak three weeks ago. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in June and given six months to live. He lost the battle just two months later on Sunday, August 17.

    LTD Wins National Award

    LTD Wins National Award

    August 18, 2014

    Lane Transit District is celebrating a big award Monday with a new brew.

    Eugene Man Facing Kidnapping Charges

    Eugene Man Facing Kidnapping Charges

    August 18, 2014

    A Eugene man is in jail Monday night, facing a lengthy list of charges including robbery and kidnapping. Police got the call just after 8:00 p.m. Sunday about a kidnapping in West Eugene. Police said Manuel Vasquez kidnapped a relative, held the person at a home, but the victim eventually escaped.

    Preparing Kids for the School Year

    Preparing Kids for the School Year

    August 18, 2014

    Just about two weeks until local kids head back to school and school districts are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and if new to school get an eye exam. Starting this year, any child under age seven, who's starting school for the first time is required to get an eye exam.

    Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

    Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

    August 18, 2014

    A week-long trip down the Willamette River is officially underway for about 200 paddlers who will be learning about the river's ecology, history, and its importance to Native American culture. Hundreds of canoeists and kayakers are paddling 98 miles in five days, from Corvallis to Canby.

    Artists Roll Out New Creations

    Artists Roll Out New Creations

    August 17, 2014

    A steam roller was brought out at the Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, where large pieces of art carved into wood were steam-rolled onto sheets.

    President Obama to Discuss Ferguson

    President Obama to Discuss Ferguson

    August 17, 2014

    President Obama is set to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder Monday to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Heat Lamp Leads to Structure Fire

    Heat Lamp Leads to Structure Fire

    August 17, 2014

    Ashland Fire Department says their new engines responded to their first call on Sunday morning at a fire on Idaho Street.

    Trenton Nowak Loses Battle to Cancer

    Trenton Nowak Loses Battle to Cancer

    August 17, 2014

    We've learned Trenton Nowak, a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, has passed away.

    Fans Line Up For Blake Shelton Concert

    Fans Line Up For Blake Shelton Concert

    August 17, 2014

    Blake Shelton fans lined up hours before the gates at the Bimart Willamette Country Music Festival Sunday to try to get a close seat for Sunday's show. Fans said they started lining up at around 10:00 a.m., two hours before the gates opened up.

    Football Safety Clinic Educates Coaches

    Football Safety Clinic Educates Coaches

    August 17, 2014

    With concussions being on the forefront of discussion in football the last couple of years, USA Football is taking a hands-on approach to educate coaches and players on safety.

    Volunteers Clean Up Trash at the BMWCMF

    Volunteers Clean Up Trash at the BMWCMF

    August 17, 2014

    While the Bimart Willamette Country Music Festival is about fun and music for many people, local schools said they use this as a major fundraiser for their districts. Becca and Joey Almasie volunteered hours of their time at this year's festival.

    Springfield Fills the Bus

    Springfield Fills the Bus

    August 17, 2014

    Partners such as Brattain House, the Springfield School District and the Wal-mart on Olympic Street all teamed up to Fill the Bus with backpacks and school supplies.

    Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

    Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

    August 17, 2014

    The fire started around 5 p.m. at East Third and West Oak Road. Luckily, there were helicopters already staged in the area for the ongoing Staley Fire and the fire was put out quickly.

    Sad Ending for Baby Osprey

    Sad Ending for Baby Osprey

    August 17, 2014

    The baby bird that was rescued from an 80-foot tall tree was found dead Saturday morning. The Executive director of Chintimini Wildlife Center says although it was not a happy ending to the story, they appreciated getting out the word on the well-being of this species.

    Drought Hurts Beach Businesses

    Drought Hurts Beach Businesses

    August 16, 2014

    A drought isn't just drying up California's Folsom Lake. Some area business owners say it's also drying up their profits.

    Boy Scout Makes Archery Range Targets

    Boy Scout Makes Archery Range Targets

    August 16, 2014

    Ten new targets now line the Jackson County Sports Park’s archery range. A local boy scout is behind the project range officials said was much needed.

    OSU Beats the Heat in Fall Scrimmage

    OSU Beats the Heat in Fall Scrimmage

    August 16, 2014

    Oregon State cools down following their first scrimmage of fall with a slip and slide.

    Graduates Talk About Student Debt

    Graduates Talk About Student Debt

    August 16, 2014

    The student debt crisis in America affects about 37 million people but thanks to some expanding federal programs, graduates are feeling more optimistic about paying their loans back.

    Fans Enjoy Day 2 of BMWCMF

    Fans Enjoy Day 2 of BMWCMF

    August 16, 2014

    Thousands of people are in Brownsville this weekend for the Bimart Willamette Country Music Festival. These country music fans said the music so far has been great and they're looking forward to the rest of the weekend.