EPD Quickly Catches Suspected Robber

EUGENE, Ore. — A quick response and a little assistance helped Eugene Police catch a suspected robber. Police say Alexander Watson walked up to the exterior pharmacy window at the Bi-Mart on Willakenzie Rd. and handed the worker a note. He threatened to blow up the building. Officers say the 25-year-old then ran. Witnesses provided … Continue reading »

Eugene Bi-Mart Pharmacy Robbed

UPDATE (5 P.M.): Police arrested Shane Michael Wendland, 31, of Eugene. He is charged with third-degree robbery. EUGENE, Ore. — Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Bi-Mart pharmacy on West 18th Avenue. Police say at about 2:18 p.m. Monday, a man used a note to rob the pharmacy and left westbound … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race Ticket Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is almost here, and on Tuesday, KEZI 9 News is hosting an all-day ticket drive at the Bi-Mart on West 18th Avenue. The goal is to sell 100,000 tickets, which would set a new record. Last year, 70,000 ducks were dumped in the Willamette River, and over … Continue reading »

Country Festival Planning for 2014

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Country music fans are getting ready to pack their camping gear and head home after a three-day music festival, but many of them are already making plans for the event next year. As are the organizers. The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival has announced the 2014 lineup: Gary Allan, Eric Church, and … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race Reveals Big Prize

EUGENE, Ore. – The count down to the Great Rotary Duck Race is on and the big prize of the year was revealed Friday. A 2013 Volkswagen Jetta valued at $25,000 will be given to this year’s winner. In its 26th year, the Great Rotary Duck Race will again help raise money to prevent child abuse … Continue reading »

Country Music Festival Brings Business

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Some of country music’s top entertainers will be in Brownsville for the 6th Annual Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Three days of music begin on Friday, but the economic impact the festival brings to Linn County, Brownsville and beyond will be felt year round. With a population of just 1,800, the quiet … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Ticket Sales Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — With a table decked out with goodies — balloons, plastic ducks, even tattoos — the staff of five local non-profits spent Tuesday trying to lure in customers. The morning started off with nibbles, but before long, they nabbed some big catches. “We’re really getting a pretty steady amount of people coming here,” … Continue reading »