• Finally Cooling Off

    Finally Cooling Off

    September 15, 2014

    Tomorrow we’ll start cloudy but finish with mostly sunny skies and a bit cooler with highs back into the low to mid 80s inland, mid 60s at the coast.

    EPD Arrests New York Fugitive

    EPD Arrests New York Fugitive

    September 15, 2014

    A Eugene man is in jail, thousands of miles from where he's accused of committing a crime. The Eugene Police Department says it arrested a fugitive Sunday night, accused of multiple dangerous crimes in New York, after getting an anonymous tip.

    Heat Hustles Harvest

    Heat Hustles Harvest

    September 15, 2014

    We've broken the record in Eugene for the number of days at or above 90 degrees in one summer. Local farmers say the heat is helping their crops.

    Web Extra: Mariota, Frost, Freeman, More

    Web Extra: Mariota, Frost, Freeman, More

    September 15, 2014

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, offensive coordinator Scott Frost, running back Royce Freeman, running backs coach Gary Campbell, and offensive line coach Steve Greatwood meet the media after Oregon's practice on 9/15/14.

    Q Fever in Linn and Benton Counties

    Q Fever in Linn and Benton Counties

    September 15, 2014

    There have already been four confirmed cases of Q Fever in Benton and Linn Counties this year, but public health officials say there is not a threat that residents should be concerned about.

    4J Supporters Ask for Levy Renewal

    4J Supporters Ask for Levy Renewal

    September 15, 2014

    In less than two months, voters in Eugene will be asked to renew a five-year local option levy for the 4J School District. The kickoff was held at Sheldon High School. It's just one of the many schools in the district that would benefit if this measure passes.

    Going Green for Halloween

    Going Green for Halloween

    September 15, 2014

    Next month trick-or-treaters will be hitting the streets. A question for many right now is, what will your child, or you, be for Halloween? We have some great ideas re-fashioned costumes. It's a new line from St. Vincent de Paul.

    Chance for Rain this Week

    Chance for Rain this Week

    September 15, 2014

    Now that there are only 7 days left in summer, this final 7-day forecast is actually looking like fall is just around the corner. Today however will look very much like summer.

    Interview: Friends of Trees

    Interview: Friends of Trees

    September 15, 2014

    The group Friends of Trees is turning 25 years old. And guess who gets the gift? You can. The nonprofit is offering a variety of street trees for just $25. It's for residents in Portland, Vancouver, Salem and Eugene.

    SSE: Damon Griffin on Ducks (9/14)

    SSE: Damon Griffin on Ducks (9/14)

    September 15, 2014

    Former Oregon wide receiver, and current KEZI 9 Sports College Football GameDay/GameNight analyst Damon Griffin joins Mike Skow to look back at Oregon's 48-14 win over Wyoming and look ahead to Oregon's game against Washington State.

    Web Extra: Helfrich Sunday Presser

    Web Extra: Helfrich Sunday Presser

    September 14, 2014

    Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich meets the media for his weekly Sunday press conference to discuss Oregon's 48-14 win over Wyoming and to look ahead to next Saturday's game at Washington State.

    Possible T-Storms & Cool Down on the Way

    Possible T-Storms & Cool Down on the Way

    September 14, 2014

    Slight onshore winds Monday will push some morning clouds/fog inland, but temperatures will manage to get near 90 degrees again inland, upper 60s along the coast.

    Leap Of Faith For Recovery

    Leap Of Faith For Recovery

    September 14, 2014

    A group of recovering addicts from Serenity Lane celebrated recovery in a unique way- by skydiving. Their message is that there is life after the death of addiction.

    Teen Suspect Arrested in Rape Case

    Teen Suspect Arrested in Rape Case

    September 14, 2014

    The Eugene Police Department is investigating a rape that officers say happened near Autzen Stadium Saturday night. A 17-year-old male is in jail, accused of beating and raping a 39-year-old woman.

    Heat Continues Sunday & Monday

    Heat Continues Sunday & Monday

    September 14, 2014

    High pressure stays in control Sunday and Monday keeping skies sunny and blue. Temperatures Saturday were in the 90s inland and low 70s along the coast; expect slightly warmer temperatures for Sunday.

    Web Extra: Ducks After Beating Wyoming

    Web Extra: Ducks After Beating Wyoming

    September 13, 2014

    Oregon coaches and players talk after Saturday's 48-14 win against Wyoming.

    Moose Time: Episode 1

    Moose Time: Episode 1

    September 13, 2014

    Moose Time returns with Oregon offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone asking some of his teammates what they did over the Summer. Where did Tyler and teammate TJ Daniels spend their Summer and what does Keanon Lowe think of the Moose Time host?

    Friday Night Blitz – September 12

    Friday Night Blitz - September 12

    September 13, 2014

    KEZI 9's September 12th edition of Friday Night Blitz, includes highlights from 14 games including a thriller between Sheldon and Jesuit and our Game of the Week between Marist and visiting Silverton.

    More Summer Heat This Weekend

    More Summer Heat This Weekend

    September 12, 2014

    Even though tonight will be a cool again with lows falling into the mid 40s, changes are already coming with high pressure moving back in.

    Golfers Play for a Good Cause

    Golfers Play for a Good Cause

    September 12, 2014

    Golfers are playing from sun-up to sun-down Friday. Thirty-four golfers are taking part in the fourth annual Feynman Charity Golf Marathon at Emerald Valley Golf Course.

    Family Asks for New Crosswalks

    Family Asks for New Crosswalks

    September 12, 2014

    A family of a young boy hit by a car at a pedestrian crosswalk in Springfield a year ago is celebrating his recovery. On Sept. 11, Kaleb Oyervides was hit while walking across a Main Street crosswalk.

    Gilham Students Launch Rockets

    Gilham Students Launch Rockets

    September 12, 2014

    Gilham Elementary School launched into the new school year Friday. This is the 11th year, the school's fifth graders got the chance to set off water bottle rockets on the playground. Staff and students agree it's a great way to start building their classroom community.

    FFLC Youth Farm to Host Festival

    FFLC Youth Farm to Host Festival

    September 12, 2014

    Gardeners know the season is changing by their harvest. You can find an abundance of organic vegetables and fruits at Food For Lane County's Youth Farm Fest.

    Interview: Mayor’s Teen Art Show

    Interview: Mayor's Teen Art Show

    September 12, 2014

    Local teens will have the honor of of having their art on display at the 15th annual Fast Forward Mayor's Teen Art Show, opening Friday night from 6-8 p.m. at Maude Kerns Art Center. Mayor Kitty Piercy will presents the Mayor's Choice Award.

    Interview: SMART Readers

    Interview: SMART Readers

    September 12, 2014

    An Oregon nonprofit is getting national recognition for helping to improve children's reading skills. The "Start Making A Reader Today" or SMART program is the 2014 Recipient of the Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize Category.

    Interview: How to Prevent Car Break-Ins

    Interview: How to Prevent Car Break-Ins

    September 12, 2014

    A recent rash of car break-ins at Spencer Butte prompted police issue an alert. They say hikers heading out on the trails returned to find broken windows and their valuables stolen.

    Interview: Good Will Grill

    Interview: Good Will Grill

    September 12, 2014

    Siuslaw's 4th Annual Good Will Grill, a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is happening Friday, Sept. 13. It will be held in the bank parking lot at 260 Country Club Road between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Four More Days of Hot Weather

    Four More Days of Hot Weather

    September 12, 2014

    It was another clear start to the day Friday with no sign of clouds across the entire state. High pressure and off shore winds are keeping us clear, dry and warm and this pattern is going to hold through early next week.

    Man Found Dead in Barn Fire

    Man Found Dead in Barn Fire

    September 12, 2014

    The Pleasant Hill Fire Department says one person is dead after a barn fire broke out on Dilley Lane in Eugene. The call for a structure fire came in just after 7:40 Friday morning. Nearly two dozen police, fire and medic crews were sent to the scene.

    Non-Profit Teaches Self Defense

    Non-Profit Teaches Self Defense

    September 11, 2014

    A local non profit is teaching women and other high risk groups how to defend themselves. The Warrior Sisters Society formed about a year ago. It's a non-profit dedicated to teaching free self defense classes to women, children and the elderly.

    Hot & Dry For The Weekend

    Hot & Dry For The Weekend

    September 11, 2014

    Expect the rest of the week to be hot and dry with fire concerns cranking up just as high as the temperatures.

    Web Extra: Helfrich, Mariota on Wyoming

    Web Extra: Helfrich, Mariota on Wyoming

    September 11, 2014

    Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, quarterback Marcus Mariota and Duck tight ends after Thursday's practice.

    Local Firefighters Climb for a Cause

    Local Firefighters Climb for a Cause

    September 11, 2014

    Eugene and Springfield firefighters went to great heights Thursday to honor those killed on 9/11. About 25 firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs at Ya-Po-Ah Terrace in Eugene, the same number of flights of the World Trade Center.

    In the Garden: Fall Vegetables

    In the Garden: Fall Vegetables

    September 11, 2014

    You might think it's time to put your garden to bed soon, with all the great summer vegetables you're harvesting. But don't do that just yet. In this week's In the Garden, we show you what veggies to plant for fall.

    Florence Movie Theater Reopens

    Florence Movie Theater Reopens

    September 11, 2014

    Movie theater popcorn is available once more in the city of Florence, thanks to the success of a recent Kickstarter campaign. The new owner of City Lights says the place had been forced to close because it was unable to afford the digital transition.

    Crews Begin Prescribed Burns Along Coast

    Crews Begin Prescribed Burns Along Coast

    September 11, 2014

    Smoke could be seen for miles out on the Florence coast Thursday, as the Siuslaw National Forest employees started their first of two prescribed burns. The prescribed burn got started around 10 a.m. and crews are now all done for the day.

    Web Extra: Riley, Smith and Andrews

    Web Extra: Riley, Smith and Andrews

    September 11, 2014

    Oregon State's Mike Riley, Caleb Smith and Gavin Andrews recap the Beavers' bye week practices and look ahead to San Diego State. Smith also discusses the importance of blocking from the tight ends and Andrews talks about the offensive line's versatility.

    Hot, Dry Conditions Through the Weekend

    Hot, Dry Conditions Through the Weekend

    September 11, 2014

    A large ridge of high pressure is setting up shop over the Pacific Northwest. This along with a thermal trough at the coast will keep us dry, sunny and warm through the weekend and into early next week. The winds shifted to the northeast Thursday and eventually southeast this weekend.

    Fire Concerns As Heat Is Back

    Fire Concerns As Heat Is Back

    September 10, 2014

    Even though tonight will be a cool one with lows falling into the mid 40s, changes are already coming with high pressure moving back in. Expect the rest of the week to be hot and dry with fire concerns cranking up just as high as the temperatures.

    GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

    GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

    September 10, 2014

    The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation's top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene Wednesday.

    Natural Grocers Prepares to Open

    Natural Grocers Prepares to Open

    September 10, 2014

    Another major store is set to open in Eugene in less than two weeks. Workers at Natural Grocers are putting the finishing touches on the Coburg Road store. It's the eighth store in Oregon and the 88th store nationwide.

    City Gives Opportunity Village Extension

    City Gives Opportunity Village Extension

    September 10, 2014

    Opportunity Village won't be shut down at the end of this month. On Wednesday, the Eugene City Council approved an extension to keep it open for another year and a half.

    Wildfires Cost ODF Millions This Year

    Wildfires Cost ODF Millions This Year

    September 10, 2014

    Fire season is far from over, and already the Oregon Department of Forestry says it has spent more than $33 million in the fire fight. The major costs come from paying firefighters, as well as helicopter and airplane fees, which prove to be an important part of stopping fires from spreading.

    Students Keep Cool at School

    Students Keep Cool at School

    September 10, 2014

    Summer may be over for students, but the heat is still hanging around, prompting teachers to find nways to keep kids cool in classrooms. At Marist High School, classrooms are the same as many across the city, not having air conditioning.

    Starbucks Sets Sights on Chad Drive

    Starbucks Sets Sights on Chad Drive

    September 10, 2014

    Chad Drive in Eugene could soon be home to a drive-thru Starbucks. The city is doing a traffic study to see if the location makes sense. The coffee shop hopes to open shop at Chad Drive and Coburg Road between Taco Bell and Video Only.

    Web Extra: Riley, Brennan, Mannion

    Web Extra: Riley, Brennan, Mannion

    September 10, 2014

    Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley discusses Trevor Romaine's return to practice. Sean Mannion discusses his "brotherly" relationship with Hunter Jarmon. Brent Brennan and Victor Bolden discuss No. 6's standout performance against Hawaii. Terron Ward talks about the Beavers' run game.

    Web Extra: Greatwood, O-Linemen

    Web Extra: Greatwood, O-Linemen

    September 10, 2014

    Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and offensive lineman Hamani Stevens, Tyrell Crosby and Jake Pisarcik discuss the play of the offensive line against Michigan State and where the group stands right now.

    Pet of the Week: Zen

    Pet of the Week: Zen

    September 10, 2014

    Our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, Zen, is looking for a loving home. He is a 4-year-old, Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever, Labrador mix. Zen has a limited history with other dogs, but has been polite at Greenhill Humane Society.

    High Fire Danger Continues

    High Fire Danger Continues

    September 10, 2014

    There are only 11 full days left in the summer season and at least the next seven will look not only like summer but you could say "the dog days of summer"! Our normal high temperature this time of year is just 79°, we'll be at least 10 degrees warmer than that later this week.

    ShelterCare Respite Services Ending

    ShelterCare Respite Services Ending

    September 9, 2014

    A mental health program that's been around for years is set to close. Next week ShelterCare's Royal Avenue respite services will end due to cuts in state and county general funding.