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 »

City Prepares for Eugene Marathon Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — When the starter pistol goes off, the last thing any marathon runner or spectator is thinking about is a bomb. But with everything that happened in Boston, local enforcement isn’t taking any chances. ‘In light of that, we decided that we’re going to take some proactive measures to make sure that nothing … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Helps Dispose Needles

EUGENE, Ore. — A local nonprofit is stepping up to help a family that reached out to KEZI 9 News. The Burchell family talked Wednesday about how they keep finding used drug needles around their neighborhood. The HIV Alliance wanted to reach out to them and anyone else who may have found a used needle … Continue reading »

Girls Learn Self-Defense

EUGENE, Ore. — A program is helping little girls protect themselves. Flower Power Self-Defense for Girls is a program targeted at young girls ages 5 to 12. The executive director says one in four girls will be assaulted by someone they know by the age of 18. She believes teaching them while they’re young can … Continue reading »

Neighbors Find Needles in Yard

EUGENE, Ore. — As Lane County struggles with its budget crisis, some Eugene neighbors say they’re struggling to keep drugs off their streets–by themselves. Those neighbors told KEZI 9 News they called the sheriff’s office, but they got little to no help. On Tuesday afternoon, neighbors say they found a needle lying in the grass … Continue reading »

Police Hosting Bethel Safety Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents in the Bethel area are invited to a community meeting Wednesday to discuss neighborhood safety issues. The Eugene Police Department says there’s been an increase in property crimes and suspicious behavior in the Bethel School District area. As a result, it’s working to teach residents ways they can stay safe by … Continue reading »

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