Explosion at West Eugene Home

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are responding to an explosion inside a west Eugene home. Fire crews were called out at about 8 a.m. Friday after reports of an explosion. The Eugene Police Department says the two people inside the home got out safely along with their dogs, and it doesn’t appear they have any injuries. … Continue reading »

Crews Respond to Explosion at PetSmart

EUGENE, Ore. — An explosion was reported near PetSmart on Chad Dr. in Eugene early Tuesday morning. Fire crews responded just after 7 a.m. Employees say they heard a loud sound and there was smoke in the building. That’s when they evacuated the building. Firefighters say the smoke was coming from the transformer. No one … Continue reading »

Explosion Sends Man to Hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An explosion in Springfield sent a man to the hospital. Fire crews were called out to an explosion on Parker Street, Wednesday night. When officers arrived, medics were treating 35-year-old Allen Walker for extensive burns, but the injuries don’t appear to be life threatening. Springfield Police say it appears the explosion was … Continue reading »

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explodes

UPDATE: Texas authorities confirm between 5 to 15 dead in the fertilizer plant explosion. More than 180 injured. WEST, Texas — An explosion at a fertilizer plant has injured dozens of people and sent flames leaping into the night sky. The plant was about 19 miles north of Waco. The explosion could be seen and … Continue reading »

Local Runners Organize Run for Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners in Eugene are hitting the trail Wednesday night to honor the victims of Monday’s tragedy. The Oregon Track Club used its Facebook page to gather local runners at Alton Baker Park. The plan is for runners to gather at the park at 6 p.m. and run Pre’s Trail together. Runners at … Continue reading »

Police Prep for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — In response to Monday’s tragic bombings, Eugene Marathon event organizers were scheduled to meet with the Eugene Police Department and all other involved parties Tuesday. Eugene police officers say they obviously cannot reveal their plans of protection, but they want the public to know they’re working to make sure everyone is safe … Continue reading »

AG Warns of Fake Marathon Charities

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about fake solicitations for funds to help the Boston Marathon bombing victims. It reports that a fake Twitter account called @_BostonMarathon was quickly suspended after users determined it was phony. The accounted offered to donate $1 for every retweet. The AG’s office says people … Continue reading »

Local Couple Returns Home from Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene runners are returning home from Boston. A husband and wife who ran together in Boston flew back to Eugene Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived, they wore their yellow and blue shirts to honor the victims. Liz and Greg James say its bittersweet to be back. They say their hearts are still … Continue reading »

Travelers Notice Increased Security

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners flying back home across the country are experiencing a lot more airport security. Travelers who landed in Eugene Tuesday told KEZI 9 News that security in some airports was more attentive than usual. They say TSA agents seemed like they were on edge and there were long delays getting through security. … Continue reading »

Local Doctor, Runner Helps Wounded

EUGENE, Ore. — A Florence doctor who just finished the marathon rushed to help the bomb’s victims. Dr. Paul Pearson was just a few blocks a way when the explosions happened. Despite the confusion and panic, he stopped to help whomever he could. But Pearson says he wasn’t alone in his efforts. “It was just … Continue reading »

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