Car Stolen With Service Dog Inside

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is asking for help finding her service dog after her car was stolen Saturday with her dog inside. Sharen Floyd was a volunteer at the Great Willamette clean-up on Saturday; she was helping clean the river when her car and dog were stolen from the Valley River Center parking … Continue reading »

Sports Authority Closed After Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Sports Authority at the Valley River Center mall shut down Saturday afternoon after a fire sparked at the sporting good store. The Eugene Fire Department responded to the store just before 1 p.m. to find a small fire between the second floor ceiling and roof of the building. By the time … Continue reading »

Police Catch Second Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Two men were taken into custody following an early morning police chase Wednesday. KEZI 9 News was there as police chased down and captured one of the two suspects. Anthony Teal, 23, was taken to Lane County Jail shortly after the car he was in went over an embankment in Skinner Butte … Continue reading »

Girl Accuses Store of Discrimination

UPDATE: KEZI 9 News published an follow up article on June 12, 2013 after the Buster family retracted their discrimination claim against rue21. Click here to read the article. EUGENE, Ore. — Shelby Buster thought her first time shopping without her mom would be fun. “Me and my friend were walking around the mall for, to … Continue reading »

Captioning Glasses Available in Theaters

EUGENE, Ore. — Regal Cinemas are providing more convenient options for their hearing-impaired patrons with new Sony closed captioning glasses. Regal distributed the glasses to 6,000 of its theaters across the country, including 10 pairs to its location in Eugene. So now, rather than going to specific closed-captioned showings, which the Eugene Regal theater offers … Continue reading »

Report Projects Bleak Future for Stores

EUGENE, Ore. — A Yahoo Finance report lists the top eight retailers expected to close stores during 2013.  All of these retailers have stores in Eugene and Springfield.  The report said dim holiday sales contributed to less than ideal annual revenue for these companies. Four of the retailers on the list have stores in Valley … Continue reading »

BJ’s, Texas Roadhouse to Open at VRC

EUGENE, Ore. — Valley River Center will soon welcome two new restaurants. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery and Texas Roadhouse will build restaurants in the parking lot in front of the mall, VRC officials announced Friday. Diana Bray, VRC Marketing Manager, said BJ’s will relocate its Coburg Road location to VRC. The will be the first … Continue reading »

Post-Christmas Shoppers Crowd Malls

EUGENE, Ore. — If Christmas is all about spending time with family and opening up gifts, the day after Christmas is about spending time in the mall, returning some of those gifts and doing a little more shopping. You would think folks would try to avoid the malls after spending so much time in them … Continue reading »

Last-Minute Shoppers Flood Mall

EUGENE, Ore. — Holiday shopping is down to the wire now. On Saturday, with only two days left till Christmas, the clock was ticking to get gifts under the tree come Christmas morning. It was a busy scene everywhere you looked at the Valley River Center Mall Saturday as folks hurried about trying to snag … Continue reading »

VRC Asks Tattoo Parlor to Move Out

EUGENE, Ore. — A tattoo and retail shop that used to be at Valley River Center just re-opened in its new location at the Gateway Mall. Cry Baby Ink owner Greg Byerly says VRC gave him 30 days notice, as outlined in their lease, to move out and make room for a new tenant. But … Continue reading »

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