Top Seeds Get Upset Scares In Quarters

EUGENE AND CORVALLIS, Ore. — Top seeds Jefferson and Sutherlin survived upset scares in the quarterfinals of the state tournaments on Wednesday, with both top seeds sneaking through to the semifinals. Jefferson played 4-seed West Albany in the Class 5A boys tournament a Matt Knight Arena, outlasting the Bulldogs 55-52. The top-seeded Sutherlin girls needed … Continue reading »

Salon Raises Money for Hurricane Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — A local salon is joining a national movement to help fund relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Face it! Salon on 5th Street will be taking part in a cut-a-thon called Scissors for Sandy on Dec. 10. Salons and stylists all over the country will volunteer their time for a minimum … Continue reading »

Local Crew Returns Power on East Coast

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — A local crew that helped restore power on the East Coast has returned home. Pleasant Hill’s Franklin Contracting sent 50 workers, 10 trucks, a bucket truck, two chippers and two excavators to New Jersey. There they helped local utilities turn electricity back on for storm victims. “It was one of those … Continue reading »

Lane Blood Center Helping Sandy Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a busy week for the Lane Blood Center. Monday, the center is stepping up to help survivors of Hurricane Sandy. It’s shipping 55 units of blood to Yonkers, New York. We’ve also entered the final week of the Civil War Blood Drive. You can cast your vote for the Ducks or … Continue reading »

Restaurant Donates to Sandy Effort

CRESWELL, Ore. — As we see the video and hear the stories from the East Coast, people all across the country are digging into their wallets to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. ABC joined forced with all of its affiliates for a Day of Giving. Already, millions of dollars in donations have poured in. … Continue reading »

EWEB Helps Restore Power on East Coast

NEWARK, NJ — Western Oregonians are already getting to work helping Hurricane Sandy’s victims. EWEB sent about a dozen linemen to New Jersey, one of the areas hit hardest. KEZI talked to two of them over the phone who are based about 40 miles inland. When asked about reports of some people being hostile toward … Continue reading »

Red Cross Donations More Than Double

BARNEGAT BAY, NJ (CNN) — A week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Northeast, relief donations continue to pour in. The American Red Cross has taken in nearly $85 million so far. That’s more than double the $35 million it had raised through Friday morning. The record-breaking storm left a trail of destruction spanning numerous states, … Continue reading »

NYC to Relocate Poling Locations

(CNN) — New York City will relocate or combine some polling places on Tuesday because of Sandy’s damage, according to the city’s election officials. Many areas still don’t have power, which could mean trouble with electronic voting machines. And some people say they’re worried about turnout, since storm victims are likely more focused on the … Continue reading »

Oregon Firefighters Help Sandy Recovery

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — More help is on the way for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. A team of firefighter’s with the Willamette National Forest are flying to the East Coast Monday morning. The crew of 20 trained firefighters will gather in Klamath Falls before catching the flight. Once there, they’ll perform a variety of tasks including … Continue reading »

EWEB Sends Crews to New Jersey

EUGENE, Ore. — Storm victims thousands of miles away will be getting some help locally. EWEB crews will be heading to Newark, New Jersey to help restore power to the millions of people left without electricity after Hurricane Sandy hit. They’ll fly out of Portland first thing Thursday morning. “Anytime there’s a nationwide call for … Continue reading »

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