Community Helps Family in Drain Fire

DRAIN, Ore. — A fire destroyed a business and attached housing area in Drain this weekend. Now the small town is working to help the family that lost their home and business. Fire investigators worked to figure out what caused a three story building to burn down this weekend. A two-alarm fire destroyed the building … Continue reading »

Restaurant Fire Closes Highway

DRAIN, Ore. — Highway 38 was closed for over 3 hours Sunday because an old restaurant was on fire, about two miles west of Drain. People in the area said huge plumes of smoke could be seen for several hours. South Lane Fire was called in to assist. They say the fire started around noon … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Near Highway 38

NEAR ELKTON, Ore. — A close call for fire crews Monday night as they worked to put out a brush fire near Highway 38. It broke out at about 2:45 p.m. off of Highway 38 between Drain and Elkton. The Douglas Forest Protective Association says it burned between 15 and 20 acres, getting dangerously close … Continue reading »

Family Finds Soldiers’ Letters

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It could not have been better timing: a family found a box of old letters from soldiers to their parents in a crawl space. A Corvallis woman spent Memorial Day tracking down the soldiers’ family to return to them a piece of their history. Kelle Judah of Corvallis spent Sunday cleaning out her aunt’s … Continue reading »

Drain Remembers Austin Lundeen

DRAIN, Ore. — A memorial service was held Saturday for the 16-year-old male who died in an accidental shooting last week. Austin Lundeen was a beloved student and star athlete at North Douglas High School. His memorial was held at the school’s gym Saturday. “I just wanted to cry,” said friend Hunter Olson. The North … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – September 6

EUGENE, Ore.– For the September 6 edition of the Friday Night Blitz on KEZI 9 News, Stephen Nelson and Jake Zivin bring you highlights from 14 games from around Oregon. Our Game of the Week featured a showdown between No. 2 Sheldon and No. 3 Central Catholic.

Community Mourns Two Deaths

DRAIN, Ore. — A tragic start to the school year for the community of Drain; after dealing with a student who died from an accidental shooting Thursday, North Douglas School District has now lost a staff member. The district has cancelled classes for the first day of school on Tuesday after the death of both … Continue reading »

School Cancelled Following Two Deaths

DRAIN, Ore.– The community of Drain is dealing with a tragic start to the school year.  After dealing with a student who died from an accidental shooting Thursday, North Douglas School District has now lost a staff member. The school superintendent John Lahley told us Saturday night that the elementary office manager died suddenly Friday. She … Continue reading »

Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting

DRAIN, Ore. — A 16-year-old Drain boy died after he was accidentally shot by a hunting rifle in his friend’s home. The boy was was spending Thursday night at a 15-year-old friend’s house on Hayhurst Road in Drain when the shooting occurred. Investigators say the boys were in a bedroom when they took out a … Continue reading »

Drain Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse

DRAIN, Ore. — An alleged sex offender is now behind bars in Douglas County. Douglas County sheriff’s detectives arrested 48-year-old Andy Reigard Wednesday night for allegedly abusing three children under the age of 10 in the Drain area in the past few weeks. Investigators say Reigard knew the three kids and that there are no … Continue reading »