Community Icon Passes Away

EUGENE, Ore. — Last week KEZI 9 News brought you the story of Mike “Boom Boom” Nohrenberg and how he was in the final stages of cancer. Mike was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006 and fought hard. About three weeks ago, his loved ones learned the cancer spread. It was at Stage Four, and … Continue reading »

A Life That Lit Up the Sky

EUGENE, Ore. — A community icon who has added sparkle to the lives of those living in Western Oregon for decades is losing his battle with cancer. KEZI 9 News sat down with Mike “Boom Boom” Nohrenberg to reflect on his life of community service and love. Most people know Mike because of his involvement … Continue reading »

Firework Ordinance for New Year’s Eve

EUGENE, Ore. — Here’s a reminder before New Year’s Eve festivities get under way. Fireworks are only legal in Eugene on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Earlier this year, the Eugene City Council made a change to the city code, restricting firework use to Fourth of July and New Year’s celebrations. Anyone who violates the … Continue reading »

Several Fireworks Citations Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police and Eugene-Springfield Fire stayed busy during Fourth of July celebrations Friday night, responding to numerous calls involving illegal fireworks. Officials from both police and the fire department say not only did they responded to numerous calls Friday night, but police handed out several citations for possession of illegal fireworks. Police … Continue reading »

Council Passes Fireworks Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s been an outcry of public frustration after a home in north Eugene burned down last year, from illegal fireworks. Monday night the Eugene City Council acted — with stricter guidelines for fireworks use, and harsher penalties for breaking the law. There were two ordinances on the table. The first would restrict … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Fireworks Will Go On

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fireworks will be flying high in the air again this year at the public firework display in Grants Pass, but the city needs help to make it happen. The fireworks at the fairgrounds have been going on for decades, but did not happen in 2011 or 2012 due to funding issues. … Continue reading »

EPD Hosts Fireworks Turn-In Event

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement groups are hosting a fireworks turn-in event for the very first time. The Eugene Police Department is joining forces with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department and Eugene Metro Bomb Squad hoping to make the 4th of July and other fireworks friendly holidays as fun and as safe as possible. You … Continue reading »

Eugene To Vote On Fireworks Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4th of July is just two weeks away and city councilors in Eugene are getting ready to vote on two ordinances that could impact this year’s celebration. The ordinances are now on Monday’s agenda. The first proposes a potential $500 fine if you get caught using fireworks outside of July 3rd … Continue reading »

Firework Stands are Up

SPRINGFIELD Ore. – The Fourth of July is still more than two weeks away, but fireworks tents are already popping up around town. The first ones showed up Tuesday around Gateway Loop. They will sell all type of fireworks, beginning on Monday, June 23, the first day legal fireworks can be sold in the state … Continue reading »

Fireworks Spark City Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — As July 4th approaches, a community urges the Eugene City Council to make decisions on fireworks restrictions. Two public hearings Monday night aimed to tackle use of illegal fireworks, but the council likely won’t take action before the holiday. Those who testified this evening were frustrated over the growing problem of illegal … Continue reading »

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