• Ems fall 14-7 in front of Kenny Wheaton

    Ems fall 14-7 in front of Kenny Wheaton

    July 26, 2014

    Kenny Wheaton signed autographs and threw out the first pitch at Friday's Eugene Emeralds game against Tri-City, but watched the home team drop a 5-4 decision in the early goings of the Northwest Division's second half of the regular season.

    Artist Paints with Bubbles

    Artist Paints with Bubbles

    July 25, 2014

    Every artist has a method of crafting a masterpiece. For one Saturday Market artist, his method comes in the form of a straw, soap and bubbles. Artist David Placencia is taking painting to a new height, literally.

    Turning Hot Into The Weekend

    Turning Hot Into The Weekend

    July 25, 2014

    Clear tonight as highs reached into the low 80s after a cool couple of days. Tonight, lows settle down into the mid 50s overnight under clear skies.

    Pac-12 Media Days: Duck & Beaver Wrap-up

    Pac-12 Media Days: Duck & Beaver Wrap-up

    July 25, 2014

    KEZI 9 Sports Director wraps up Pac-12 Media Days from Hollywood, California by looking at Oregon's Spring sensation Devon Allen, and the Beavers returning captain Michael Doctor.

    Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

    Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

    July 25, 2014

    Two Oregon State University students had a vision of creating more eco-friendly outdoor products, and now, they are already selling biodegradable sunglasses to customers in more than 30 countries.

    Eugene Marathon 2014 Route

    Eugene Marathon 2014 Route

    July 25, 2014

    Sunday is a big day for Track Town U.S.A. Thousands of runners will hit the pavement at 6 a.m. for the Eugene Marathon. The Eugene Police Department says roads along the route will be closed, so avoid the area if you can.

    Web Extra: Day 4 of IAAF World Juniors

    Web Extra: Day 4 of IAAF World Juniors

    July 25, 2014

    Watch raw post-race interviews with Team USA stars Kaylin Whitney, Trentavis Friday, Alexa Efraimson, Ariana Washington, as well as Oregon/Team Canada runner Christian Brennan at 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships.

    Creswell Residents Warn About Break-ins

    Creswell Residents Warn About Break-ins

    July 25, 2014

    The Lane County Sheriff's Office is warning people in Creswell to lock their vehicles. There have been a number of reported break-ins over the week. Most of the break-ins happened late at night or in the early morning hours.

    Web Extra: Taylor, Merritt, Richardson

    Web Extra: Taylor, Merritt, Richardson

    July 25, 2014

    Olympic medalists Aries Merritt, Jason Richardson and Christian Taylor met with the media at the IAAF World Junior championships to preview the Run TrackTown High Performance Meet.

    Suspect Arraigned for Murder

    Suspect Arraigned for Murder

    July 25, 2014

    More than two weeks after a Sweet Home woman was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest, a man has been charged with her death. Hikers found the 36-year-old mother of two about 38 miles east of I-5 out of Cottage Grove.

    Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

    Mill Fire: Plywood Prices Up 10-12%

    July 25, 2014

    The lumber industry took a hit immediately after a fire destroyed the Swanson Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill. The fire happened last Thursday, and by Friday, plywood prices jumped.

    Sunny & Hot this Weekend

    Sunny & Hot this Weekend

    July 25, 2014

    High pressure back builds from the central United States. Skies will continue to be sunny this weekend and next week. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 90s inland and upper 60s along the coast.

    Web Extra: Day 3 of IAAF World Juniors

    Web Extra: Day 3 of IAAF World Juniors

    July 24, 2014

    Watch raw interviews from day 3 at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships. Hear from Mary Cain after her 3K gold, and also from TrackTown President Vin Lananna.

    Summer Sizzle Is Back This Weekend

    Summer Sizzle Is Back This Weekend

    July 24, 2014

    Clearing out tonight and cooling off again down into the low 50s for Friday morning. Once again, we'll see some early AM cloud cover but I think it'll break much faster tomorrow so expect highs to climb back into the 80s

    Pac-12 Media Days: Beavers in Hollywood

    Pac-12 Media Days: Beavers in Hollywood

    July 24, 2014

    KEZI caught up with the Oregon State Beavers as they took center stage on Day 2 of Pac-12 Media Days.

    Police Rescue Animals From Hoarder

    Police Rescue Animals From Hoarder

    July 24, 2014

    Police say more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs are now safe, after investigators found them stacked in an Albany garage - but now they need new homes. Police say 58-year-old Pamela O'Brien is facing multiple charges, including animal neglect for hoarding the animals in her garage.

    Making a Difference: Jackson Vaughn

    Making a Difference: Jackson Vaughn

    July 24, 2014

    Summer at the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley is a very busy time, and the need for mentors is growing. This week we introduce you to a match made stronger through athletics, and a young boy just hoping a mentor will make his life's storyline a little better. Former University of Oregon football

    Organizers Prepare for Eugene Marathon

    Organizers Prepare for Eugene Marathon

    July 24, 2014

    The Eugene Marathon is just three days away and organizers are starting to feel the pressure. They want to make sure things go as smoothly as possible this Sunday.

    In the Garden: Deer-Resistant Plants

    In the Garden: Deer-Resistant Plants

    July 24, 2014

    Tired of the deer munching on your hard work in the garden? Well, there are some plants that can survive a close encounter with wildlife.

    Web Extra: Beavers at Pac-12 Media Days

    Web Extra: Beavers at Pac-12 Media Days

    July 24, 2014

    It's Pac-12 Media Days, and KEZI 9 Sports is in Los Angeles with the Beavers. We have 1-on-1 interviews with Mike Riley, Sean Mannion, and Michael Doctor.

    Web Extra: Day 2 at Pac-12 Media Days

    Web Extra: Day 2 at Pac-12 Media Days

    July 24, 2014

    It's Pac-12 Media Days, and KEZI 9 Sports is in Los Angeles with the Beavers. We have 1-on-1 interviews with Jordan Richards and Kevin Hogan from Stanford, as well as Washington's Chris Petersen and other players and coaches from the Pac-12.

    Mercury Climbs this Weekend

    Mercury Climbs this Weekend

    July 24, 2014

    Thursday will be a transition day. We'll have clouds in the morning, with sunshine returning in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s inland and mid 60s along the coast.

    Tracktown Tuesdays: An App For That

    Tracktown Tuesdays: An App For That

    July 24, 2014

    With the emergence of smart phones, today's runners have a slew of options from running apps that can track your mileage to ones that will not only provide a training plan but help you get in the proper nutrition, especially during race week

    Lane County Fair Opens

    Lane County Fair Opens

    July 23, 2014

    Whether it's the delicious food, intriguing acts, the rides or the concerts -- there's something for everyone at the fair. Day one of the Lane County Fair kicked off Wednesday.

    July Heat Returns This Weekend

    July Heat Returns This Weekend

    July 23, 2014

    Tonight, most of the showers will taper off as the storm moves inland into Washington but we'll keep the cloud cover through Thursday AM.

    Pac-12 Media Days: Ducks in Hollywood

    Pac-12 Media Days: Ducks in Hollywood

    July 23, 2014

    Watch KEZI 9 Sports' coverage of day one of 2014 Pac-12 Media Days in Hollywood. Marcus Mariota stole the spotlight, Nick Aliotti is back and Mark Helfrich talks discipline.

    Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

    Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

    July 23, 2014

    Investigators are looking for the cause of a fatal fire at an Albany apartment building Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the scene around 6:30 a.m. at 417 SE 6th Avenue. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out the flames.

    Hearing Held for Accused Killer

    Hearing Held for Accused Killer

    July 23, 2014

    The widow of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen met face to face with her husband's accused killer for the first time Wednesday. Chris' widow, Kristie Kilcullen, attended a hearing in Salem for Cheryl Kidd, hoping to make the case to keep Kidd in the Oregon State Hospital.

    Transient Man Faces Murder Charges

    Transient Man Faces Murder Charges

    July 23, 2014

    What started out as a fire investigation in Creswell last week turned into a death investigation this week after the Lane County Sheriff's Office confirmed it found two bodies in the fire. Now, a transient man who knew both men is in jail facing charges of murder and arson.

    Time for Trenton

    Time for Trenton

    July 23, 2014

    A Cottage Grove boy and his family are sharing their story about the meaning of time after the 6-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor last month and told he only has a short amount of time to live. Trenton Nowak was diagnosed shortly after his uncle died of colon cancer.

    Web Extra: Day 1 at Pac-12 Media Days

    Web Extra: Day 1 at Pac-12 Media Days

    July 23, 2014

    Watch raw 1-on-1 interviews from day one at 2014 Pac-12 Media Days with commissioner Larry Scott, head coaches Steve Sarkisian, Rich Rodriguez, Mike Leach and Kyle Whittinham, as well as Pac-12 players from around the conference.

    The Politics of Sports

    The Politics of Sports

    July 23, 2014

    With more than 177 countries represented at the World Junior Championships this week, some athletes are representing war-torn countries, and sometimes different sides of the same war compete against each other.

    Duck Store Hosts Warehouse Sale

    Duck Store Hosts Warehouse Sale

    July 23, 2014

    Duck fans are scoring some deals just in time for football season. The Duck Store hosted its first ever warehouse sale Tuesday. Customers got an additional 50 percent off already discounted merchandise.

    Pet of the Week: Oliver

    Pet of the Week: Oliver

    July 23, 2014

    Oliver, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is looking for a new place to call home. He is a 5-year-old Basset hound/Mix. He walks well on a leash and loves running after toys. He would like to live in a cat-free home with adults only.

    Web Extra: Ducks at Pac-12 Media Days

    Web Extra: Ducks at Pac-12 Media Days

    July 23, 2014

    It's Pac-12 Media Days, and KEZI 9 Sports is in Los Angeles with the Ducks. We have 1-on-1 interviews with Marcus Mariota, Derrick Malone, and Mark Helfrich.

    Web Extra: Day 2 of IAAF World Juniors

    Web Extra: Day 2 of IAAF World Juniors

    July 23, 2014

    Incoming freshman Ariana Washington led a quartet of Oregon women competing at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, Wednesday, finishing seventh in the women’s 100.

    Wet Wednesday, Weekend Warm-Up

    Wet Wednesday, Weekend Warm-Up

    July 23, 2014

    The center of the storm will move into Washington this afternoon, but wrap around moisture will continue to keep isolated showers moving through the area Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.

    World Junior Championships Kick Off

    World Junior Championships Kick Off

    July 22, 2014

    Opening ceremonies of the IAAF World Junior Championships kicked off Tuesday. The meet is the premiere track and field event for junior athletes around the world.

    Web Extra: Day 1 of IAAF World Juniors

    Web Extra: Day 1 of IAAF World Juniors

    July 22, 2014

    Watch raw interviews with Oregon signees Ariana Washington, Raevyn Rogers and Ashlee Moore as well as star sprinter Trayvon Brommel after day one of the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships

    Cassell Departs Ducks Before Media Days

    Cassell Departs Ducks Before Media Days

    July 22, 2014

    On the eve of the 2014 Pac-12 football media days in Los Angeles, GoDucks.com editor in chief Rob Moseley announced that linebacker Rahim Cassell was no longer with the Oregon program.

    Our Summer Storm Is Here

    Our Summer Storm Is Here

    July 22, 2014

    Rain turning to showers will keep Wednesday the coolest day of the week.

    Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

    Mill Workers Losing Health Insurance

    July 22, 2014

    Workers from the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill are concerned about what's next. On Monday, they were informed their health insurance is only good through the end of the month.

    Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

    Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

    July 22, 2014

    Sprint jet boat races are coming to Lebanon this weekend - something that organizers say will boost the area's economy. But neighbors are fighting to cancel the event - worried about the amount of water the site is using.

    Service Dog Complaint Heads to Court

    Service Dog Complaint Heads to Court

    July 22, 2014

    A woman who said she was discriminated against because of her service dog appeared in court Tuesday. The Bureau of Labor and Industries began hearing the case against the Duck Stop Market. Two judges heard opening arguments and testimony from the complainant in this case Tuesday.

    Wet Start to the Championship

    Wet Start to the Championship

    July 22, 2014

    Tropical moisture is moving into the area from the southwest. Isolated showers will continue through Tuesday. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s inland and mid 60s along the coast.

    Community Debates Sick Leave Ordinance

    Community Debates Sick Leave Ordinance

    July 21, 2014

    As the Eugene City Council debates the issue of a paid sick leave ordinance, a divided community voices its opinions. The city council held a public hearing Monday night on an ordinance that would require employers to provide sick leave to their workers.

    Web Extra: 2014 World Junior Pressers

    Web Extra: 2014 World Junior Pressers

    July 21, 2014

    Track dignitaries and athletes from around the globe, including IAAF President Lamine Diack & TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna, hold the first two official press conferences of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, OR

    Web Extra: Former Beaver Scott Schultz

    Web Extra: Former Beaver Scott Schultz

    July 21, 2014

    Hillsboro Hops pitcher and former Oregon State Beaver Scott Schultz talks with KEZI 9 Sports about being a pro, looks back at his career as a Beaver, and how he juggles being a baseball player as well as a father.

    More Showers Before Sun Returns

    More Showers Before Sun Returns

    July 21, 2014

    A strong low pressure system is beginning its move through the Pacific Northwest.

    Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

    Mill Employees Meet Following Fire

    July 21, 2014

    A fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill left about 250 people without a job.