Local Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

PHILOMATH, Ore. – It has been a heartbreaking few days for the Philomath community after learning one of its soldiers will not be returning home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Military says on Sunday, Private First Class Cody Patterson and three other soldiers were killed in the Zhari district in Afghanistan when their unit was attacked … Continue reading »

Student Gets Big Surprise

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer is just beginning for many students in the Willamette Valley, including those at Yolanda Elementary. While some kids got a day of activities, one first grader got the surprise of his life. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer shows us what that big reveal was.

National Ex-POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Each year, the third Friday in September is designated national Ex-POW/MIA Recognition Day. The VA Roseburg Health Care System will recognize Oregon’s prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action with a special ceremony Friday, Sept. 21. The ceremony will take place in the auditorium (Building 16) at the Roseburg VA health … Continue reading »

Facebook Tribute Honors Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and for Tira Howard that’s just enough to spread overseas. “I like to think of it as spreading a network of goodness, so when people see them and click ‘like’ on them, it’s sending a good thought overseas not only to Logan my boyfriend … Continue reading »