Students Graduated from Safety Town

EUGENE, Ore. — About 140 pre-kindergarten students graduated from safety camp Friday morning. The Safety Town camp teaches kids all about safety in their homes and outside. Different activities help demonstrate skills like “stop, look and listen” and playing nice on the playground. “Graduation day is so special, you see the kids just beaming with … Continue reading »

Protect Against Possible Theft at Fair

EUGENE, Ore. –The Lane County Fair starts Wednesday, and Eugene Police want to make sure that thieves don’t steal fairgoers’ good times. Police say in past years, there has been a notable increase with car break-ins during the fair and say there are simple things people attending the fair and neighbors can do to avoid … 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 »

Kids Learn Safety Skills at Safety Town

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 140 pre-kindergartners will get the chance to learn about safety over the next two weeks. The Safety Town child safety program starts Monday. Children will learn more than 20 safety topics throughout the two-week long camp. Monday began with an opening ceremony, followed by the children getting the chance to … Continue reading »

Fireworks Go On Sale in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – Fireworks went officially on sale Sunday. With Fourth of July festivities just a few weeks away it’s important to keep safety in mind. Zachary Parnell has been selling fireworks for five years and he’s heard and seen his fair share of illegal firework activity. “My friends got a couple felonies for it. So you got … Continue reading »

Levy May be Blueprint for Other Counties

EUGENE, Ore. — The recently approved public safety levy may prove as a blueprint for other Oregon counties struggling with funding. Lane County was the only county to approve a public safety levy last week. A commissioner says extensive polling helped the commission craft a levy that earned enough support to pass. Voters in two … Continue reading »

Interview: Car Safety Seat Clinic

Susan Hardy with Kohl’s Car Seat Clinic stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about a safety program that takes place Thursday in Eugene. Kohl’s Car Seat Clinic offers free inspections of car seats by trained technicians. The inspections are offered the last Thursday of every month from 4-6 p.m. at the Eugene … Continue reading »

City Seeks to Improve 30th Avenue Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is trying to figure out how to make 30th Avenue safe for people to cross after it got complaints from neighbors. More than 16,000 cars travel on that street on any given day, and transportation engineers say many people speed through the neighborhood. Even though there’s a pedestrian … Continue reading »

OSMB Reminds to Boat Safe This Weekend

SALEM, Ore. – Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of boating season in Oregon and the Oregon State Marine Board wants to make sure boaters are prepared. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that alcohol consumption attributed to 296 accidents with 243 injuries and 125 deaths in 2011. “A fun-filled day can turn tragic from drinking … Continue reading »

Preparing for the “Big One”

ALBANY, Ore. — Geologists say more than 1,000 school buildings in Oregon are at risk of a collapse during a major earthquake. Central Elementary School in Albany is one of them. But thanks to a $1.5 million makeover, the school is a lot safer now. Students participated in an earthquake drill. Many of them have … Continue reading »

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