An Oregon native, Michael Sevren joined the KEZI 9 News team in May of 2018. Before returning to work in his home state, Michael spent five years working as a multimedia journalist in Casper, Wyoming, at KTWO-TV, and at KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho.
During his time in Wyoming, Michael worked as the Fremont County Bureau Reporter where he covered the Wind River Reservation and the neighboring communities. Michael was awarded by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters for Best Photography two years in a row. He also won Best Story for his work on a widow getting back the high school class ring she gave to her husband before he went off to fight in World War II.
In Boise, Michael covered some of the biggest stories to impact that area in recent years. He was one of the first reporters on scene when an armed gunmen shot and injured two Boise police officers and was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down to a Dietrich High School student accused of a racially-motivated locker room assault. Michael’s work was also recognized by both the Idaho State Association of Broadcasters and the Idaho Press clubs, winning awards for his breaking news live shots and environmental reporting, as well as Best Story for his in-depth report on the age-old sport of falconry.
When Michael is not working, he enjoys riding his bike, taking trips to the Oregon coast and relaxing at home with his cat, Shady.
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Lance Lighty, a Captain for Lane Fire Authority, is leading a strike team that's been battling the Camp Fire since Saturday.
As of Monday morning, Oregon had sent 85 fire engines and 318 firefighters to assist.
Main Street is ranked as one of the most dangerous streets in Oregon and the city wants community input to decide what improvements are needed most to make it safer.
As of Monday afternoon, the Eugene Police Department was still on scene investigating with their Mobile Incident Command Center and Forensic Evidence Unit.
Oregon is one of just 17 states that use public money for abortions. Patients include low-income women, state workers and anyone who gets their health care through the state.
Police say the allegations call into question Stone's credibility as a witness and raise concerns over alleged misconduct and excessive force.
Chief Richard Lewis of the Springfield Police Department declined an on-camera interview but said officer Ryan Stone has been on paid leave since April.
I-105 westbound over the Jefferson Street Bridge has been reduced to one lane as crews begin to make repairs and improvements, including seismic upgrades.
City and county leaders met with the chamber on Friday morning to discuss the shelter, which plans to offer overnight camping and services for close to 40 people during the winter months.
Challenger Heather Buch hopes to take the seat away from current commissioner Gary Williams, who was appointed to replace Faye Stewart in 2017.