Firework Sales, Better Than Expected

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — At the Crossfire World Outreach Ministries’ tent in Springfield, managers said they weren’t sure what to expect with the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, this year. But their relief sales ended up being better than expected. Most firework stands will continue to sell fireworks through Friday; after that, they become … Continue reading »

Few Pets Turned in to Greenhill Humane after July 4

EUGENE, Ore. — Greenhill Humane Society staff usually sees a bunch of animals coming in on the Fourth of July and the day after. But this year, they say only a few came in. “It seems like over the years, people are learning to keep their pets indoors, to make sure they have collars and … Continue reading »

No Fireworks Citations Issued in Eugene and Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Here in Oregon, the Fourth of July was pretty quiet. It’s usually the most deadly holiday in our state. But Oregon State Police reports no deadly crashes in the 30-hour holiday period over Independence Day for the first time in 33 years. Eugene and Springfield police also didn’t issue an illegal fireworks … Continue reading »

Fireworks Explosion Burns Two Juveniles

FLORENCE, Ore. — Two juveniles were severely burned by an explosion involving fireworks near Florence. On Tuesday a group of juveniles poured gasoline into an underground tank on Hemlock Street in Glenada, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal Sean Barrett said. The next day, they dropped a lit legal fountain firework into the tank … Continue reading »

Folks Line Streets for Creswell Parade

CRESWELL, Ore. — With more than a hundred entries, the city said this year’s Creswell Fourth of July Parade was definitely bigger and better than in years past. What started out more than 20 years ago as a way to show off a new fire engine, the parade has grown into a massive tradition for … Continue reading »

Dexter Prepares for Big Fireworks Show

DEXTER, Ore. — Dexter, Oregon–it’s small town U.S.A. where the morning commute is a breeze. City roads are covered with wildflowers, and American pride is on display. Not a lot of people live here, but there’s a big buzz. “There always is, especially around the restaurants. They are in there eating and talking about what’s … Continue reading »

Trials Generate Butte to Butte Excitement

EUGENE, Ore. — The excitement of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials over the past week has spilled into the Butte to Butte Fourth of July race. The traditional run or walk event is in its 39th year. Organizers say registration is up this year, and they expect more than 5,000 people this year–that’s … Continue reading »

Grill Recipes for Fourth of July

EUGENE, Ore. — To prepare the grill for your Fourth of July holiday, Outback Steakhouse stopped by KEZI 9 News to share some recipes and cooking tips. Here are the featured recipes: Grilled Salmon: 1) Season both sides of salmon evenly with seasoning (garlic, pepper and salt) 2) Place salmon onto a well-oiled clean spot … Continue reading »

Rain Dampens Fireworks Sales

CORVALLIS, Ore. — All of this recent wet weather has not only dampened spirits of those trying to celebrate Independence Day this week, but it’s also affecting fireworks sales at local retailers. The fireworks retailers KEZI 9 News spoke with Monday in Corvallis say they’ve noticed a drop in sales this year compared to the … Continue reading »

Fireworks Stands Set Up For Weekend Sales

EUGENE, Ore. — Fourth of July is less than two weeks away. Crossfire Ministries will help bring the sparkle to each celebration by manning six fireworks stands throughout Eugene and Springfield as a fundraiser. Thursday afternoon, trucks dropped off palettes of fireworks at each location, which will then be displayed on shelves for sale starting Saturday morning. “With … Continue reading »

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