• Cottage Grove High School Vandalized

    Cottage Grove High School Vandalized

    August 29, 2014

    Cottage Grove High School officials say it could take weeks to fix the vandalism that hit them overnight. Fortunately, surveillance video obtained Friday could help the school district identify the culprits.

    Daisy Ducks Give Team Secret Ingredient

    Daisy Ducks Give Team Secret Ingredient

    August 29, 2014

    The University of Oregon football team takes on the University of South Dakota Saturday. What many don't realize is Oregon gets a little boost loaded with love. Come half-time, the team brings out its secret ingredient--Rice Krispies treats.

    Raptor Center to Host Family Day

    Raptor Center to Host Family Day

    August 29, 2014

    Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah before school starts. If you're looking for a fun and educational family outing, head to the Cascade Raptor Center. Family Nature Discovery Day is the last Sunday of the month through September.

    Cosmos Creations Receives Grant

    Cosmos Creations Receives Grant

    August 29, 2014

    A new Junction City business is expanding, thanks to an $85,000 grant from Lane County. The funds helped Cosmos Creations buy a new machine and help build a new plant. Cosmos Creations is a company that produces puffed corn meal snacks.

    Popular Labor Day Destinations

    Popular Labor Day Destinations

    August 29, 2014

    Thursday is the official start of the Labor Day weekend travel. Lane County is a short distance away from popular Labor Day destinations.

    Duck Downtown Kickoff!

    Duck Downtown Kickoff!

    August 29, 2014

    Duck fans will have more to cheer about this football season! Friday kicks of Duck Downtown. It's a brand new series of events hitting the downtown scene of both Eugene and Springfield, every Friday before home football games.

    Trending Now: Friday, Aug. 29

    Trending Now: Friday, Aug. 29

    August 29, 2014

    Here's what's trending on social media Friday, Aug. 29.

    Cooler Air Arriving This Weekend

    Cooler Air Arriving This Weekend

    August 28, 2014

    Overnight, the clouds are back at the coast for the morning and some spreading inland for the am hours. We'll move back into the low 80s and should be able to crack out some decent sunshine in the afternoon.

    Web Extra: Helfrich, Mariota on Thursday

    Web Extra: Helfrich, Mariota on Thursday

    August 28, 2014

    Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich and quarterback Marcus Mariota talk about Ifo Ekpre-Olomu & Darren Carrington's practice dynamic leading up to Saturday's season-opener against South Dakota and if the team is prepared for its first game.

    Web Extra: Riley Talks Portland State

    Web Extra: Riley Talks Portland State

    August 28, 2014

    Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley previews the Beavers' home opener against Portland State.

    Officer Shoots Woman After Pursuit

    Officer Shoots Woman After Pursuit

    August 28, 2014

    A Springfield officer shot a woman just outside Albany after she led police on an early morning chase. The woman, from Springfield, is in the hospital listed in critical condition. It all started in Springfield when police officers spotted a stolen SUV.

    Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships

    Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships

    August 28, 2014

    Ever wanted to live the life of an artist without giving up your day job? In October, 30 eighth graders from Hamlin Middle School will take part in a 10-week apprenticeship program through the Lane Arts Council and the Springfield Education Foundation.

    Salem Girl Holds Prom Dress Fundraiser

    Salem Girl Holds Prom Dress Fundraiser

    August 28, 2014

    A Salem beauty queen is using her recent title to make a difference in her community. Brandi Urban, age 17, Miss Oregon Teen Cover Girl, visited KEZI 9 News This Morning on Thursday to talk about Abby's Closet.

    Eugene Concert Choir Wins Grant

    Eugene Concert Choir Wins Grant

    August 28, 2014

    The Eugene Concert Choir Foundation was just awarded $125,000 to commission a new 30-minute orchestral work--and its focus will be on Alzheimer's Disease. Famed Oregon composer Joan Szymko will create the work the first year and the ensemble will work on the music the second year.

    In the Garden: Berry Preps

    In the Garden: Berry Preps

    August 28, 2014

    It's summertime, and now's the time you're enjoying your raspberries, your blackberries, but it's also time to start thinking about next year's crop. You need to get your gloves and your pruners out because raspberries and blackberries actually grow by suckers.

    Cooler for Labor Day Weekend

    Cooler for Labor Day Weekend

    August 28, 2014

    It was back to 95° Wednesday in Eugene. This was the 29th time we've been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see just 2 more days at 90° or above that would set a new record in Eugene. One of those may happen today.

    Douglas County Fire Restrictions

    Douglas County Fire Restrictions

    August 28, 2014

    The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level from high to extreme Monday.

    Officer Involved Shooting Near I-5

    Officer Involved Shooting Near I-5

    August 28, 2014

    Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a gas station outside Albany. Multiple agencies responded, and the Springfield Police Department is saying at least one of their own officers was involved.

    Cooler Weather In Time For The Weekend
    Web Extra: Riley and Brennan

    Web Extra: Riley and Brennan

    August 27, 2014

    Oregon State's Mike Riley and Brent Brennan discuss the receiver options for the Beavers and how important a win against Portland State is for the program.

    Donor Gives Tricycle to UO Student

    Donor Gives Tricycle to UO Student

    August 27, 2014

    A generous community member stepped up to help a man whose tricycle was stolen. Evan McClendon says this isn't just the end but a new beginning, after his tricycle was stolen over the weekend from his apartment.

    Departments Receive Pet Oxygen Masks

    Departments Receive Pet Oxygen Masks

    August 27, 2014

    Local fire departments now have the ability to save even more lives, thanks to a generous gift Wednesday. The McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers Club donated 35 sets of oxygen masks, that specifically fit dogs and cats, to five local fire departments.

    Crews Move Turbine Off Road

    Crews Move Turbine Off Road

    August 27, 2014

    Crews are still working to remove a huge piece of industrial equipment blocking an off ramp on Highway 126. Drivers are still being detoured from the 42nd Street exit. The massive turbine had traveled 3,000 miles from Kansas.

    Web Extra: Depth in the Secondary

    Web Extra: Depth in the Secondary

    August 27, 2014

    Oregon defensive backs Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Troy Hill and Dior Mathis talk about the depth in the secondary.

    SSE: Chinander sit-down interview

    SSE: Chinander sit-down interview

    August 27, 2014

    Oregon outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander sat down with KEZI 9 Sports' Mike Skow to talk about everything from Oregon football, to life and Chip Kelly.

    Hatch Incubator Program at Sprout!

    Hatch Incubator Program at Sprout!

    August 27, 2014

    Sprout! in Springfield. It's more than a farmers market. In the Sprout! commercial kitchen entrepreneurs are cooking up opportunity.

    Cooling Off This Weekend

    Cooling Off This Weekend

    August 27, 2014

    Eugene topped out at 96° Tuesday, setting a new record. The previous record was 94° which was set 30 years ago in 1984. This was also the 28th time we've been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see just 3 more days at 90 or above that would set a new record

    Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium

    Network Enhancement at Autzen Stadium

    August 27, 2014

    Verizon Wireless and AT&T have installed over a hundred cell phone antennas throughout the stadium. The antennas are hidden behind the wrap around the field and in the light standards high above.

    Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

    Industrial Equipment Blocks 126 Off-Ramp

    August 27, 2014

    Early Wednesday morning a 70-ton industrial charcoal dryer fell off a semi-truck blocking the westbound 126 off-ramp to 42nd Street. Crews are working to remove the turbine with a specialized crane. ODOT says the ramp will likely be closed most of the day.

    Hot Weather Continues Wednesday

    Hot Weather Continues Wednesday

    August 26, 2014

    Sunny skies will continue through Friday as high pressure is in control of our weather. High temperatures will be back into the mid 90s inland Wednesday and mid 60s along the coast. Thursday and Friday temperatures will be slightly cooler inland.

    Willamalane Buys Thurston Hills Land

    Willamalane Buys Thurston Hills Land

    August 26, 2014

    Between the rolling hills and tall trees, Willamalane plans on building a trail system in the Thurston Hills. This comes after Willamalane bought nearly 700 acres of land in the Thurston Hills, something the parks and recreation department said it's been working on for years.

    A Couple’s Safety Message for Drivers

    A Couple's Safety Message for Drivers

    August 26, 2014

    A Springfield couple is warning others about distracted driving, after they saw the devastation it can cause in a matter of seconds.

    Stolen Museum Coins Recovered

    Stolen Museum Coins Recovered

    August 26, 2014

    About a half-century after someone stole coins from a Corvallis museum, detectives stumbled upon them by chance, and returned them to the museum to once again go up on display.

    Web Extra: Helfrich, Pellum, Allen

    Web Extra: Helfrich, Pellum, Allen

    August 26, 2014

    Oregon coaches Mark Helfrich and Don Pellum and players Devon Allen and Andre Yruretagoyena talk about position battles and the development of the team through fall camp 2014.

    Web Extra: Beavers Talk 2014 Depth Chart

    Web Extra: Beavers Talk 2014 Depth Chart

    August 26, 2014

    Oregon State players talk about their 2014 depth chart, which was released today, in anticipation of Saturday's season opener against Portland State.

    Hot Weather Continues

    Hot Weather Continues

    August 26, 2014

    It's another hot afternoon in western Oregon. Temperatures are trending about 4° warmer than yesterday and we should top out at about 95° this afternoon, which would set a new record. The record high temperature for today is 94° which was set 30 years ago.

    Pet of the Week: Bruiser

    Pet of the Week: Bruiser

    August 26, 2014

    Our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, Bruiser is looking for a great, cat-free home. He is a large, 8-year-old, Boxer mix. The folks at Greenhill say Bruiser doesn't live up to his name. He is sweet and adorable, and fits the name “Kisser” a little better.

    Expanding Earthquake Warning System

    Expanding Earthquake Warning System

    August 26, 2014

    If a quake were to strike south of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and rupture north, Eugene would get about a 2 minute warning...

    Summer Sizzle For Tuesday

    Summer Sizzle For Tuesday

    August 25, 2014

    A sizzler today again with highs in the low 90s, which makes 11 days in August and 27 days of 90 or higher since July 1st! Hot high pressure will keep things very hot over the next couple of days with highs in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday.

    Special Reunion at Holt International

    Special Reunion at Holt International

    August 25, 2014

    She's been called the mother of all of Korea's orphans. On Monday she stopped in Eugene. For some it's been years since they saw Molly Holt, the woman who's continued her parents legacy of helping orphaned and abandoned children in Korea.

    Springfield Welcomes the Simpsons

    Springfield Welcomes the Simpsons

    August 25, 2014

    An iconic day for the City of Springfield as it unveiled the anticipated Simpsons mural downtown. For over two decades, one family has been embraced all over the world and today, that family came to life in Springfield.

    Wells Tested Around Race Event

    Wells Tested Around Race Event

    August 25, 2014

    Sprint jet boat races are likely coming back to Lebanon this weekend after the State Watermaster gave the event a preliminary green light - despite neighbors' concerns about their wells drying up.

    Seismic Bridge Safety

    Seismic Bridge Safety

    August 25, 2014

    The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state's oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a major earthquake shook the Willamette Valley.

    Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

    Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

    August 25, 2014

    There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It's all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. Fire crews can't predict where exactly lightning will strike and if a wildfire will spark, but predicting the weather is useful in the fire fight.

    City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

    City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

    August 25, 2014

    The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City's Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there's a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own se

    Web Extra: Mariota, Coaches, RB’s, LB’s

    Web Extra: Mariota, Coaches, RB's, LB's

    August 25, 2014

    Players and coaches discuss the Oregon Ducks 2014 depth chart, which was released earlier this morning.

    Wrapping up Summer Break with a Hot Week

    Wrapping up Summer Break with a Hot Week

    August 25, 2014

    Summer 2014 has been one of the hottest we've ever seen in western Oregon. We've already seen 10 90+° days this month and we'll likely see at least 3 more along with possible records broken this week.

    Back to School Tips

    Back to School Tips

    August 25, 2014

    Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps.

    Simpsons Come To Springfield

    Simpsons Come To Springfield

    August 25, 2014

    The city of Springfield will unveil the official Simpsons mural Monday. Does this mean the TV family is in fact Oregonians?

    Man with Disability Gets Tricycle Stolen

    Man with Disability Gets Tricycle Stolen

    August 24, 2014

    A Eugene man is asking for your help in finding his tricycle after it was stolen while he was out of town. Evan McClendon is a 21 year old student at the University of Oregon.