LANE COUNTY, Ore. — When you call 9-1-1 you expect help fast. But in some parts of Lane County where there’s hundreds of miles of rural land and a diminished patrol force, you could be waiting for hours. It’s been an uphill battle for the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for decades, so much that they … Continue reading »
VIDA, Ore. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash just before 10 a.m. Saturday. Police say he lost control on Highway 126 near milepost 36 and crashed in the middle of the road. Both lanes were closed for nearly two hours as authorities investigated. One lane is now open to drivers.
VIDA, Ore. — A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126. Police say a Toyota Camry was driving eastbound at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when it crossed the center line. The car’s driver over-corrected and crashed into a ditch near milepost 30. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Jennifer Coach, was … Continue reading »
VIDA, Ore. — A 19-year-old man is behind bars for allegedly setting a fire in his home early Sunday morning. Oregon State Police arrived at a home on McKenzie Highway after receiving a call that one of the residents had set a fire in the bathroom. One of the homeowners was able to extinguish the … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore — Two men are safe after the Coast Guard fishes the pair from the middle of the McKenzie River. KEZI 9 News was there for the dramatic rescue. Safe and sound, on ground, Earl Goodman and Bob Jenkins sum up their ordeal. “We made a bad choice, just an error in judgment I … Continue reading »