Police Continue Death Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police remain tight lipped while investigating a death in the West Eugene area. Officers say the first call came in just after 5 p.m. on Monday of a suspicious death west of Beltline Highway and just north of Barger. Neighbors tell KEZI 9 News that at least four police cars surrounded … Continue reading »

Volunteers Plant Wildflowers

EUGENE, Ore. – Saturday was the perfect morning to get outside and plant and that’s exactly how some local volunteers started out their day. A group of about 20 people met in the West Eugene hills to plant native wildflowers. Eugene Park Stewards are working to restore the prairie, savanna and oak woodland habitat on … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Burglary

  EUGENE, Ore. — Police say they were able to stop an armed robbery on Thursday morning, thanks to an alert neighbor. A resident on Peppertree Drive in west Eugene told officers that a strange woman knocked on her door. The resident opened the door, then quickly slammed it shut when she decided that the … Continue reading »

Kids in West Eugene Most Prone to Asthma

EUGENE, Ore. — A new study shows kids in West Eugene are breathing in toxins that are causing their lungs to not develop correctly, leading to asthma. For nine year old Stefani Medsker asthma has almost always been something she has to deal with. “It makes me feel sick, like my stomach starts hurting and … Continue reading »

BLM Plans to Clear Wetlands

EUGENE, Ore. – Some local homeless campers will soon have to find a new place to live as the Bureau of Land Management has begun the process of clearing out some local wetlands. The city has been doing a lot of work with the homeless community, but recent news about the BLM’s plan to clear … Continue reading »

EPD Responds to Violent Incident

UPDATE 6:46 P.M.: EPD has confirmed that one person died at the scene.  Police say they responded to a report of a fight in the area and that responders tried to perform CPR on the victim, but he did not survive.  Officers say that they have a suspect in custody. EUGENE, Ore. — Police have … Continue reading »

Property Crime Increase in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — In the past month, a west Eugene neighborhood has experienced a spike in property crimes. Police say these crimes include car break-ins, stolen vehicles, and residential and commercial burglaries. In the past month, Eugene police report there have been 20 burglaries, four stolen cars and 12 car break-ins in an area of … Continue reading »

Controlled Burn in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A controlled burn was to blame for the heat and flames off Danebo Road in west Eugene Sunday. About 50 acres were torched, lofting a huge plume of smoke into the air. The Bureau of Land Management and Eugene and Springfield fire managed the blaze. It’s primarily to benefit endangered species in … Continue reading »

Hazmat Crews Respond to Eugene Business

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire and hazmat crews responded to a business in west Eugene late Wednesday night. Employees at Life Technologies called 9-1-1 around 11:30 after a fire alarm went off. There was no sign of a fire when crews arrived, but since the company that occupies the building works with chemicals, a hazmat team … Continue reading »