• Heavy Rain & Flood Watches This Weekend

    Heavy Rain & Flood Watches This Weekend

    December 19, 2014

    Heavy rain at times tonight as an "atmospheric river" of ocean moistures is heading right for the Pacific Northwest for the next couple of days.

    Bed bugs found at Eugene Library

    Bed bugs found at Eugene Library

    December 19, 2014

    Eugene, Ore. (KEZI) – The downtown Eugene Library is dealing with unwanted guests –bed bugs. The tiny insects were discovered earlier this month by a library patron, who found them in a chair on the third floor. More bugs were discovered in chairs on the second floor, too. Staff quickly took

    Web Extra: Ducks Before Heading to L.A.

    Web Extra: Ducks Before Heading to L.A.

    December 19, 2014

    Members of the Oregon Ducks football team, including Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, speak with the media for the last time before heading to L.A. to play Florida State in the Rose Bowl.

    Heavy Rain This Weekend

    Heavy Rain This Weekend

    December 19, 2014

    A cold front moved through overnight, delivering a third to half of an inch of rain to the valley and over an inch to the coast. The storm also produced several lightning strikes along the Coast. That front is now moving east of the Cascades and we'll see just scattered showers through the afternoon

    Web Extra: Duck Women After 2OT Win

    Web Extra: Duck Women After 2OT Win

    December 19, 2014

    Oregon head coach Kelly Graves, along with players Jill Alleyne & Lexi Petersen, speak with the media after the Ducks beat Santa Clara 92-88 in double overtime on Thursday, December 18.

    Web Extra: Ducks on Ifo’s Injury, FSU

    Web Extra: Ducks on Ifo's Injury, FSU

    December 18, 2014

    Members of the Oregon football team, including head coach Mark Helfrich and defensive coordinator Don Pellum speak with the media after Ducks practice on Thursday, December 18 about Ifo Ekpre-Olomu's season-ending injury, and what he expects to see from Florida State in the Rose Bowl.

    New Parking Pay Station in Corvallis

    New Parking Pay Station in Corvallis

    December 18, 2014

    Some changes are on the way for downtown Corvallis when it comes to parking. On First Street there is a new pay station that controls paid parking along part the riverfront. The difference is now you can pay with your debit or credit card. You can also pay with coins.

    Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges

    Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges

    December 18, 2014

    A woman facing charges in last week's hit-and-run in Springfield is facing new charges. Isabel McDaniel is now facing a total of eight counts, including manslaughter.

    Soggy Weekend Ahead

    Soggy Weekend Ahead

    December 18, 2014

    Thursday is starting out mild, as we're in between storms, but stormy weather is on the way as the jet stream returns to western Oregon and brings a long line of tropical moisture our way. A cold front is on track to deliver rain and breezy winds to all of western Oregon late Thursday in to Early F

    Web Extra: Ducks After Beating CSUN

    Web Extra: Ducks After Beating CSUN

    December 18, 2014

    Oregon men's basketball head coach Dana Altman, along with guard Ahmaad Rorie, speak with the media after the Ducks 79-56 win over Cal State-Northridge on Wednesday, December 17.

    Wet & (Mtn.) Snowy Finish to Fall

    Wet & (Mtn.) Snowy Finish to Fall

    December 17, 2014

    Occasional showers tonight as a smaller storm breaks up moving across Western Oregon, so expect some light rain at times early (mainly before midnight) if you're headed out tonight.

    Sony Cancels Movie Premiere

    Sony Cancels Movie Premiere

    December 17, 2014

    After a series of hacks and threats against Sony Pictures, the company has decided to pull its Christmas Day release of the movie, "The Interview." The latest threat against Sony Pictures warns that any theater planning to show the movie will face a September 11th-like attack.

    Residents React to Cuba Announcement

    Residents React to Cuba Announcement

    December 17, 2014

    A new era in relations between the United States and the community country of Cuba has begun. Peak Travel sees lots of travelers with an interest in trips to Cuba, but they've had to be creative in the past about how to get to the communist island.

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    December 17, 2014

    Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon's electronics recycling law. Starting Jan. 1, the program will include free recycling of printers, keyboards and mice.

    Weather Books Delivered to Students

    Weather Books Delivered to Students

    December 17, 2014

    If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. Melissa Frey was in Junction City to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School.

    Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall

    Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall

    December 17, 2014

    Wednesday is looking much like Tuesday, a foggy, drizzly start, but the next batch of showers are on there way an we'll see soggy conditions for the second half of the day. Highs will continue to be slightly above average in the upper 40s.

    Quiet But Soggy Work Week

    Quiet But Soggy Work Week

    December 16, 2014

    Web Extra: Ducks talk Rose Bowl, FSU

    Web Extra: Ducks talk Rose Bowl, FSU

    December 16, 2014

    Oregon football players and head coach Mark Helfrich talk about the Rose Bowl and their college football semifinal playoff game against Florida State on Tuesday.

    First Cidery Open in Eugene

    First Cidery Open in Eugene

    December 16, 2014

    Eugene is no stranger to breweries and wineries. Last month, the area's first cidery opened for business.

    Judge Retires After 20 Years

    Judge Retires After 20 Years

    December 16, 2014

    A Lane County Circuit Court judge is set to make a life changing decision after 20 years on the bench. Judge Cynthia Carlson is retiring. Judge Carlson says her unconventional path to the bench began after her college graduation when she knew she wanted to attend law school.

    Students Learn About the Giving Season

    Students Learn About the Giving Season

    December 16, 2014

    In the spirit of the season, kids at a Eugene elementary school are giving to those in need. A group of first graders at the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School went shopping Tuesday morning for kids in the pediatric unit at Riverbend Hospital.

    Pet of the Week: Lulu

    Pet of the Week: Lulu

    December 16, 2014

    Our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, Lulu, is a Chihuahua mix. If you’re interested in adopting Lulu, or any other pet at Greenhill Humane Society, call 541-689-1503.

    Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

    Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

    December 16, 2014

    Lane County is tightening regulations on e-cigarette sales to keep them out of the hands of children. The Lane County Board of Commissioners heard testimony from community members, urging them to take action quickly to regulate e-cigarettes.

    No Da Vinci Days Plans for 2015

    No Da Vinci Days Plans for 2015

    December 16, 2014

    Last year, Da Vinci Days took a year off to regroup, and it is possible the same thing might happen this coming summer. The executive director of the festival says Da Vinci Days has not been cancelled. Instead, there simply are not any plans yet for 2015.

    A Day in the Life of a Beer Brewer

    A Day in the Life of a Beer Brewer

    December 16, 2014

    In this "Day in the Life" segment, KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper shows us a man who invents beer every day.

    Mild Final 5 Days of Fall

    Mild Final 5 Days of Fall

    December 16, 2014

    We'll see isolated showers this morning and again tonight. We'll otherwise be mostly cloudy with light winds and highs in the upper 40s.

    Web Extra: OSU MBB vs. Grambling St.

    Web Extra: OSU MBB vs. Grambling St.

    December 15, 2014

    Oregon State Men's Basketball moved on to 7-2 in their non-conference slate with a 71-43 win over Grambling State on Monday night. Gary Payton II recorded the second triple-double in Oregon State history. The only other player to do that? His father, Gary Payton, back in the 1980s. The Beavers are f

    Web Extra: Ducks Heisman Reaction

    Web Extra: Ducks Heisman Reaction

    December 15, 2014

    Oregon football players and coaches react to Marcus Mariota's Heisman victory and explain what that moment meant to them, Oregon football. Players and coaches also give first insight into Florida State.

    More Showers Coming This Week

    More Showers Coming This Week

    December 15, 2014

    We say goodbye to the really wet and windy weather for most of this week, however, that doesn't mean that we'll get rid of the rain completely.

    Council To Discuss Open Carry Ordinance

    Council To Discuss Open Carry Ordinance

    December 15, 2014

    On Monday night, the City Council will review a recommendation from the Corvallis Administrative Services Committee, which asks the council not to pass the ordinance to ban the public from openly carrying loaded firearms. Instead, the committee recommends that the council passes a policy statement o

    Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

    Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

    December 15, 2014

    Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren't receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood.

    Veneta Residents React to Arrest

    Veneta Residents React to Arrest

    December 15, 2014

    The tight-knit Veneta community is talking about the arrest of a woman, accused of being the driver in a hit-and-run.

    Showery Week Ahead

    Showery Week Ahead

    December 15, 2014

    After a dry weekend the rain is back and we'll continue to see chances for rain most days this week. We'll see scattered showers off and on Monday and again Tuesday, but mainly only in the second half of the day. We'll otherwise be mostly cloudy with light winds and highs in the upper 40s.

    Isolated Showers to Start the Week

    Isolated Showers to Start the Week

    December 14, 2014

    Another system quickly moves in Tuesday keeping isolated showers across the area through Wednesday. The center of this system will move into northwest Oregon, which could increase wind speeds along the coast.

    Mariota-inspired Gear Coming Soon

    Mariota-inspired Gear Coming Soon

    December 14, 2014

    The Heisman trophy announcement is over but the excitement at the Duck Store is just beginning as the design team and store staff prepare for special gear coming out later this week.

    Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

    Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

    December 14, 2014

    Several Eugene residents don't have a place to live Sunday night after an early morning fire destroyed their house in South Eugene. Two firefighters were also hurt. he Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says it's unsure how many people were living in the house on South Willamette Street when the fi

    Web Extra: Mariota Heisman Speech

    Web Extra: Mariota Heisman Speech

    December 13, 2014

    Marcus Mariota wins the 2014 Heisman Award at the Best Buy Center on Saturday. Mariota is the first Oregon Duck and the first Polynesian player to win the award. After giving his initial emotional speech, in which he thanked his teammates, his heritage and his family, Mariota answered continued to a

    Clouds Increase Ahead of Showers

    Clouds Increase Ahead of Showers

    December 13, 2014

    Another foggy start Sunday, but clouds above the fog will increase throughout the day ahead of the next system that will bring showers Sunday night. Showers will be on and off with this storm through Monday. Snow will fall above 4,000 feet, but accumulation will be around 1 inch.

    Local Duck Fans Celebrate Heisman Win

    Local Duck Fans Celebrate Heisman Win

    December 13, 2014

    On this side of the country, fans are excited the Ducks quarterback will be flying home with the Heisman, making University of Oregon history. The third time's the charm---Mariota, the third Duck to be a Heisman finalist but the first ever to win.

    Hundreds Pick Up Toys for Tots Gifts

    Hundreds Pick Up Toys for Tots Gifts

    December 13, 2014

    Hundreds of people lined up Saturday morning for the annual Toys for Tots giveaway. Families received tickets Friday, but were still lined up at 8:00 a.m. outside the Springfield Armory. Inside, volunteers helped them pick out toys and stocking stuffers.

    Quiet Weekend Ahead

    Quiet Weekend Ahead

    December 12, 2014

    Quiet weekend ahead. Saturday will start of cloudy with patchy fog, but by the afternoon skies should be mostly sunny. High temperatures will be in the upper 40s. Another foggy start Sunday, but clouds above the fog will increase throughout the day ahead of the next system that will move in Sunday n

    Web Extra: Andersen Introduced at OSU

    Web Extra: Andersen Introduced at OSU

    December 12, 2014

    Oregon State officially introduced Gary Andersen as the Beavers' new head coach on Friday. Andersen comes to Corvallis from Wisconsin, where he was the head coach for the Badgers for two years. In his last three years as a head coach, he has compiled a 30-9 record, highlighted by an 11-win season in

    Web Extra: Friday’s Heisman Press Conf.

    Web Extra: Friday's Heisman Press Conf.

    December 12, 2014

    Two of the three Heisman Trophy finalists sat down to answer questions in front of a swarm of Media Friday before the Heisman Trophy Presentation in Times Square. Heisman favorite Marcus Mariota was not in attendance due to the Johnny Unitas award presentation in Baltimore.

    Interview: Dia de la Familia at JSMA

    Interview: Dia de la Familia at JSMA

    December 12, 2014

    The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is always welcoming new exhibits and creative opportunities for all. This weekend the family is invited for Dia de la Famlia.

    Hop to Hop Raises Money for ACS

    Hop to Hop Raises Money for ACS

    December 12, 2014

    The American Cancer Society received a hefty check thanks to the first ever Hop to Hop. Hop Valley Brewing organized the five-mile walk from its location in the Whiteaker to its brew house in Springfield.

    Dry Weekend On Tap

    Dry Weekend On Tap

    December 12, 2014

    The storm that brought in the high winds to western Oregon Thursday is now north of Washington and there is no threat for damaging winds today. The storm is still close enough that we are seeing on-shore flow and scattered showers will continue, especially in the second half of the day. Temperatures

    Suspect Wanted in Hit-and-Run

    Suspect Wanted in Hit-and-Run

    December 11, 2014

    A father has died as a result of a hit and run in Springfield. Springfield Police are searching for the suspect who hit and killed a father and injured his son as they were crossing the street at 54th and Main Street after buying groceries at Safeway.

    Former OSU RB Reacts to Andersen Hire

    Former OSU RB Reacts to Andersen Hire

    December 11, 2014

    Former Oregon State running back Terron Ward spoke with KEZI 9 Sports about Gary Andersen's move from Badger to Beavers. Ward discusses the toughness factor that Andersen brings, his defensive mind and the potential for an explosive run game next season.

    Storm Hits Oregon Coast

    Storm Hits Oregon Coast

    December 11, 2014

    On Thursday morning, the docks at the Port of Newport were full. Boats lined up, as crews came back from sea to avoid a huge storm with hurricane-like winds getting up to 85 miles an hour.Fishermen spent the morning making sure their boats were securely tied to the docks.

    Community Mourns Cottage Grove Man

    Community Mourns Cottage Grove Man

    December 11, 2014

    A tragic accident in the workplace leaves a Cottage Grove family without a husband and father. Justin Simons, 31, was killed Tuesday at the Weyerhaeuser Mill. It was a rough day, to say the least, for the Weyerhaeuser community.