Father Not Charged After Taking Daughter

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield family is thanking the community for helping find a missing toddler, taken by her father nearly two weeks ago. Eugene Police say nearly two weeks ago Andrew Burke took his daughter ┬áKiera and made suicidal statements. After police put out information asking for help locating the one-year-old child, Burke called … Continue reading »

Making A Difference: Raleigh Perko

EUGENE, Ore. — In less than two weeks kids will be heading back to class for time with their teachers and classmates but this doesn’t mean kids don’t need a little extra mentoring in the off time. All summer KEZI 9 NEWS has been featuring some great matches at the Boys and Girls Club.┬áThe waiting … Continue reading »

ODFW Helps Families Unplug & Fish

EUGENE, Ore. — Families looking to enjoy the great outdoors got a little help from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Sunday. The ODFW holds free family fishing events all over the state, and each year there are two at the Canoe Canal in Alton Baker park. They provide fishing poles and bate, and … Continue reading »

Fletcher’s For Children to Close

EUGENE, Ore. — After serving the Eugene community for more than 35 years, Fletcher’s for Children is closing it’s doors. The owners say their lease is ending and since the recession, it’s been difficult to keep their small business profitable. At Fletcher’s you can find just about anything a baby or child might need, and … Continue reading »

Thousands of Kids Hunt for Easter Eggs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A little rain didn’t stop more than 1,000 kids from hunting for Easter eggs filled with prizes during Willamalane’s annual Megga Hunt. Around 1500 kids took part in the hunt Saturday morning. Willamalane divided the kids into different age categories and every few minutes a different group of kids started looking for … Continue reading »

Jackson Street Youth Shelter Gets Grant

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Jackson Street Youth Shelter in Corvallis has received $132,000 thanks to a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust. The shelter helps house 10 to 17-year-olds who are homeless or are at risk for homelessness. It says there are 500 homeless kids in Benton and Linn counties alone, and that’s 500 too … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Keeps Kids Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday and thousands of families are ready to gather at the fairgrounds. But how can people keep their kids safe among such huge crowds and reconnect if they get lost? At last year’s fair, there was an average of 15 kids separated from their parents every … Continue reading »

Local Law Firm Allows Babies at Work

EUGENE, Ore. — Most kids have to say goodbye to mom before she heads to the office, but not the attorneys at Arnold Law Firm. The office allows moms to bring their newborns to work every day for the little one’s first year. After that, moms can bring the kids in whenever they need to. … Continue reading »

Don’t Let Weather Keep Kids In

EUGENE, Ore. — Four out of the past five days have been dry, which is pretty rare during an Oregon spring. But a recent survey by the National Wildlife Federation says when weather isn’t perfect parents tend to keep kids inside. The survey asked parents about the factors that tend to keep them from letting … Continue reading »

BBBS Faces Financial Hardship

EUGENE, Ore. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County found itself in a financial crisis and had to make some changes to its organization. The organization says major changes were made recently to avoid losing the organization all together. The CEO just stepped down, and a couple of other staffers had to be let … Continue reading »