Janay Rice Defends Husband

EUGENE, Ore. — Janay Rice’s continued defense of her husband, former NFL player Ray Rice, has many questioning why victims stay in abusive relationships. While this is a very public case, it isn’t an isolated one. It’s estimated one in four women and one in seven men will experience violence in their lifetimes and those … Continue reading »

Interview: End the Silence Breakfast

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace of Eugene works to get the word out about domestic violence, and the community is listening. You can help raise awareness and funding for services to empower women by attending the “End the Silence Breakfast,” coming up Wednesday. It’s an opportunity to show support as well as to learn about Womenspace. … Continue reading »

Police Still Searching for Eugene Man

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is still searching for a man accused of attacking his girlfriend. Police said Brandon Hamner assaulted his girlfriend at an apartment on Bailey Hill Road and then took off. They’ve been searching for him since Monday morning. Anyone with information should call the Eugene Police Department.

Man Arrested for Assaulting Young Girl

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in the Lane County jail facing attempted rape and kidnapping charges. Police said the victim was under the age of 16. Police said 24 year-old Hansy Feuntes is facing five felony charges, accused of assaulting a young girl. Police arrested Fuentes Monday night. He’s facing several charges including … Continue reading »

Corvallis Business Donates to CARDV

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) received a large donation from a Corvallis business this month. Many Hands Trading, a gift store in downtown Corvallis, donated over $2,000 to CARDV after a busy shopping day on Dec. 11. The store donated 25% of its proceeds to the organization. Many Hands … Continue reading »

CARDV Receiving More Calls For Help

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An organization helping victims of rape and domestic violence has seen an increase in need for its services during the last fiscal year, and is working on several projects to increase funding and to decrease violence within the community. The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) received 41 percent more calls … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Murdered Woman

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Friends describe Casey Wright as an avid horseback rider, who competed alongside her horse Duncan with local riding club Rohan Equestrian. But her days of horseback riding were cut short early Saturday morning. “Around 2 a.m. we got a call to the McKenzie Willamette Hospital. The ER staff had a person, later … Continue reading »

Interview: Cupcakes for Womenspace

As part of National Domestic Violence Month, the bakers at Sweet Life have created a special one-of-a-kind cupcake to benefit Womenspace.  Peggy Whalen, the executive director at Womenspace, stopped by the KEZI 9 News studio on Friday morning to show us the sweet treats.

Womenspace Breakfast Garners Support

EUGENE, Ore. — It takes community to end the silence of domestic violence, which is why Womenspace is asking for the community to get involved. The nonprofit held its third-annual breakfast Tuesday morning at Valley River Inn to generate support. Participants signed pledges to take a stand against domestic violence. Every year in Lane County, … Continue reading »

Sequestration Impacts Local Groups

EUGENE, Ore. — The federal spending cuts will have wide-reaching impact on organizations all over the country. Earlier this week, KEZI 9 News spoke with local departments about the impact this sequestration could have on their operations. Lane County Public Health was one of them and specifically its WIC program. The sequester means a cut … Continue reading »

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