Parents Arrested for Infant’s Death

GLENDALE, Ore. — A Glendale couple is charged with murder in the starvation death of their 7-week-old son. Amanda Marie Hancock, 21, and Stephen Michael Williams, Jr., 26, were arrested Tuesday and jailed in Douglas County Jail on charges of murder by abuse. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the death since Jan. … Continue reading »

Former Coach Sentenced for Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene basketball coach will spend nearly 17 years in prison for sex abuse. That was the sentence handed down to Marvin Harley Thursday by a Lane County Judge. Harley was convicted of raping an underage girl who lived in his home between 2000 and 2002. During that same time, he … Continue reading »

Teen Arrested for Abusing Baby

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An 18-year-old is in jail, accused of abusing a 2-month-old baby. Springfield police arrested Michael Collier on Tuesday for criminal mistreatment and assault. Police say hospital staff called them to report infant boy with a broken arm. Collier is the child’s father. The infant is a twin, but police don’t think that … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in jail for sex abuse involving a toddler. Eugene police arrested 28-year-old Brian Boe Tuesday. Detectives say they found an incriminating photo of Boe with a child while investigating a different case focused on 39-year-old Shane Emory. Emory was arrested in April and has since been sentenced to … Continue reading »

90by30 Initiative Holds Volunteer Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The 90by30 Initiative is looking for help reducing child abuse and neglect in Lane county by 90% by 2030. A recent survey done by the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect (CPAN) at the University of Oregon found that more than 98% percent of Lane County residents agree adults should … Continue reading »

60,000 Ducks Dip Into the Willamette

EUGENE, Ore. — The 27th Annual Great Rotary Duck Race took place down at Alton Baker Park on Saturday. This year at least 60,000 rubber ducks were dropped into the Willamette River at noon, amounting to more than $300,000 to support the overall effort of preventing child abuse throughout the area. Flock member Diana Bray … Continue reading »

Pinwheels for Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — Child abuse and neglect continues to plague our state and nation, and one local nonprofit is using pinwheels to try to raise awareness about the problem as a part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Driving by Parenting Now in Eugene, you can’t miss the bright blue pinwheels. ┬áDozens are now planted outside, … 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 »

Local Child Foster Rate Highest in State

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County has one of the highest rates of children in foster care in the state of Oregon. With nearly a thousand children currently in the foster care system, National Child Abuse Prevention Month hits close to home. The Eugene organization Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) says oftentimes child abuse is not … Continue reading »

Preventing Child Abuse is Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people gathered in Eugene Friday with the goal of cutting child abuse in Lane County by 90 percent. They hope to do that in about 17 years, by 2030. Organizers say the conference at Valley River Inn is important because the number of cases went up in the past decade. … Continue reading »