Two Bodies Recovered From Water

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Two bodies have been found in a period of 24-hours. Both were lying near or in bodies of water. Now law enforcement in Jackson and Josephine Counties are working to investigate. In Central Point on Sunday afternoon, a family found the body on their property. The wife says her husband and … Continue reading »

Staff Reacts to Police Chief’s Return

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City’s Chief of Police Mark Chase is back on the job this week. While he says he’s happy to be back serving his community, some of his staff say his presence is just bad for business. KEZI 9 News was able to interview a department employee. That employee did not … Continue reading »

Police Chief Returns to Post

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City has its Chief of Police back after six months on paid administrative leave. Mark Chase was back in the building on Monday, but that’s not sitting well with some people. City administrators say the decision was made to place Chase on leave to protect the integrity of an investigation … Continue reading »

Junction Police Chief Heads Back to Work

Junction City, Ore. – The Junction City police chief is going back to work six months after he was put on paid administrative leave because of serious complaints against him. Chief Mark Chase has been on non-disciplinary, paid leave since July. The city administrator says the leave was meant to protect the integrity of the … Continue reading »

Standoff Investigation Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — What exactly happened during Wednesday’s standoff in downtown Eugene was still unclear Thursday. There are several conflicting reports, including whether or not a gun was actually involved. Police officers initially said they believed Steven Mara, the man involved in the situation, was a gun owner, but he denies that claim. Mara spent … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, East of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … Continue reading »

Report Released on Big Windy Fatal Crash

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — An investigative report shows what led to the deadly crash of a fire crew member last summer in Southern Oregon. 19-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was killed last August while fighting the Big Windy Fire In the report, investigators say he was on his first assignment driving the truck only about … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigate Hit and Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are still looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian Friday night and drove away. A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries following the crash. It happened on Garfield Street near 9th Place. The street was open Saturday, after police spent hours Friday night investigating the hit-and-run crash. … Continue reading »

Richardson Report Released

EUGENE, Ore. — The full report into why Lane County decided to fire former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson has been released. There were three main allegations against Richardson which ultimately resulted in her termination. As of July 26, 2013, Richardson had cashed out more than 225 hours of paid vacation, sick leave and deferred … Continue reading »

Fire Damages Springfield Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Fire Department is investigating what caused a house fire near M and Market Street Saturday night. Investigators say the fire started outside of a small addition to the back of the house. By the time the arrived on scene, the fire had spread to the attached structure. Firefighters had to … Continue reading »

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