Spike in Car Break-ins at Popular Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Police are warning people not to leave valuables in their cars, after an increase in break-ins at Spencer’s Butte. Eugene Police says they’ve been getting at least three calls a day from people saying they had things stolen from their car. This all started about three weeks ago and the break-ins usually … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

Shooting Hospitalizes One Man

EUGENE, Ore. — One man is in the hospital after he was shot in West Eugene early Saturday morning. Police were called to the shooting on the 4100 block of Fergus Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Saturday.  Investigators say the victim was shot during a dispute at a party. Police arrested the suspect, 22-year-old Brandon Elias … Continue reading »

EPD Negotiates with Barricaded Subject

EUGENE, Ore. — A man is in custody after he barricaded himself in an apartment complex in downtown Eugene. Police quickly closed off part of downtown Thursday night after learning the suspect, 36 year-old Kevin Eckhardt barricaded himself in the 1300 block of Charnelton. Police shut down 13th Avenue from Lincoln to Willamette and Charnelton from … Continue reading »

Making A Difference: Raleigh Perko

EUGENE, Ore. — 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. The waiting … Continue reading »

Renters Warned About Real Estate Scam

EUGENE, Ore. — 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 … Continue reading »

Artists Roll Out New Creations

EUGENE, Ore. — Artists in Eugene are rolling out new creations. 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. The event kicked off the new Watershed Arts Foundation Program, which aims to teach classes about art. “Lots … Continue reading »

Thousands Attend Eugene Pride Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people celebrate gay pride Saturday at the 23rd Eugene Pride Fest. The festival featured live music, food vendors, and even free HIV testing. Organizers said this has been a very exciting year for same sex couples now that the marriage ban in Oregon has been lifted. But while one group … Continue reading »

Eugene-Springfield Fire Merger Complete

EUGENE, Ore.– A big day for the cities of Eugene and Springfield. Eugene and Springfield Fire Departments fully merged into one entity on Monday. It’s a process that has been years in the making. In 2007, Eugene Fire Chief Randy Groves and then Springfield Fire Chief Dennis Murphy began bringing the two organizations together. “We … Continue reading »

Cyclists Ride for Sweet Treat

EUGENE, Ore. — A sunny Sunday and miles and miles of cycling. That was the case for hundreds Sunday at the annual Blackberry Bramble. The event is hosted by GEARS a local biking advocacy group. Cyclists were out early, some of them setting out for a 100 mile ride. At the finish participants got some ice cream … Continue reading »

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