Mental Hospital Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

JUNCTION CITY, Ore.– State and local leaders came together to celebrate a milestone. They performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Oregon State psychiatric hospital in Junction City. Michael Schlimmer will enter the facility for treatment next Wednesday. He says today marks a day of hope. “When I was admitted to the mental health system … Continue reading »

Two Arrested in Junction City Drug Bust

Junction City, Ore. – Two Junction City residents were arrested during a drug bust at a home on 4th and Kalmia. Junction City police, with help from the Lane County Special Response Team, served a search warrant early Friday morning. Investigators said inside they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of marijuana. Neighbors … Continue reading »

Suspected Drunk Driver Eludes, Crashes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  Springfield Police say a suspected drunk driver led officers on a short pursuit late Monday night before crashing. Police say an officer attempted to stop 20-year-old Armando Roman-Ramirez of Junction City at the 2600 block of Marcola Road around 11:30 p.m. Officers say after the stop was initiated, the vehicle accelerated, ran … Continue reading »

Junction City Family Receives New Home

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A Junction City couple is now first time homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity. A big welcome home for the Babcock family today. The community and volunteers gathering today for a dedication ceremony. It took more than 70 volunteers six months to build the house. The Babcocks helped as well, putting … 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 City Jail Inmate Escapes

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say on Sunday around 3:30 p.m. an inmate in the custody of Junction City Municipal Jail escaped from custody while being treated for a medical condition at the Eugene Urgent Care clinic at 1800 Coburg Road in Eugene. The inmate’s name is Katherine May Berg, born October 8, 1981.  She is … Continue reading »

City Administrator Resigns

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The city administrator of Junction City informed the city council Tuesday night that she is stepping down. This is yet another shakeup in leadership in Junction City. The resignation comes as the city continues its investigation into the police chief who has been on an administrative leave for months now. City … Continue reading »

Police Chief Still on Paid Leave

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Questions and concerns from Junction City residents surrounding the Junction City Police Chief Mark Chase, who city administrator, Melissa Bowers, says is on non-disciplinary, paid administrative leave. “Why they’re not telling us, that concerns me the most,” said resident Tonya Buendia. “I’m concerned about him being gone for so long and … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – November 14th

On the November 14th, 2014 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, highlights include the second week of playoffs, including Oregon City at Sheldon, Wilsonville at Springfield and Marist vs. Corvallis.    

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