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Steam Plant Proposal Goes To Eugene City Council This Week

A steam plant, built in 1939, that’s been sitting idle for years would become a gathering place along the Willamette River under a proposal before the Eugene City Council this week.


2 dog owners cited after sheep attack near Eugene, official says

Two dog owners were cited after their pets killed at least six sheep near Eugene last week, the second similar incident in the area in the past month, an official said. Devon Ashbridge, a Lane County spokeswoman, said Jose Paredes and Dylan Hatch were both issued $435 fines in connection with the We


Special Report: Mayor Lucy Vinis talks homeless crisis in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. -- It seems Eugene’s homeless are everywhere you look, and many are wondering -- does Eugene have a solution?. “It’s not overnight … not overnight,” Mayor Lucy Vinis said.


Dogs euthanized for killing sheep in W. Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Authorities say two Rottweilers killed six sheep and injured eight others during an attack April 17 west of Eugene, Ore., on Fir Butte Road. The dogs' owners, Jose Paredes and Dylan Hatch, euthanized the animals and were each cited with a Class A violation of Lane County's dangerous d


Eugene to hold public hearing on expanded drinking hours at Autzen Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene City Council has decided to hold a public hearing on allowing expanded drinking hours outside of Autzen Stadium during football season. Last July the city council voted to allow people to drink six hours before football games, two hours longer than the previous four-hour l


Mother faces manslaughter, child neglect charges after toddler dies in Oregon fire

SALEM, Ore. — A Marion County mother has been charged with manslaughter and child neglect in connection to the death of her 2-year-old son, who was found dead after a house fire in February.


Cyclist dies after collision with car on Highway 126E in Lane County

LANE COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A cyclist died after a collision with a car on Highway 126E in Lane County Sunday afternoon, according to Oregon State Police. The crash occurred near milepost 37 at approximately 4:25 p.m.


Offbeat Oregon: Trappers’ disappearance had relatives suspecting foul play

s the first day of March 1924 arrived, L. Sarah Wilson’s worry and alarm mounted. Something had happened. Something bad. Her son, 36-year-old Harry “Roy” Wilson, had promised he’d be back at her home in Bend sometime in February. Roy was a former U.S. Marine (8th regiment, 1917-1919), and his word w


Interior painting to temporarily close Eugene branch libraries

The city will temporarily close Eugene's two branch libraries each for more than a week so their interior walls can receive a fresh coat of paint. The Sheldon branch library on Coburg Road will close on April 29 and re-open May 7. The Bethel branch library on Echo Hollow Road will close May 20 and r


Oregon police dog struck by over 200 porcupine quills during search, deputies say

An Oregon police dog was struck by over 200 porcupine quills while tracking a wanted man Saturday, deputies say. K-9 Odin of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office was rushed to an animal hospital, where he was sedated and treated for more than two hours, according to the sheriff’s office. Several of the


Springfield family falls victim to racist tirade on Easter

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield family said their Easter Sunday was destroyed when they were racially targeted during an argument, and it was all caught on camera. KEZI 9 News spoke with the Matthews family, who said they were sitting down for a meal on Sunday when they heard racial slurs being s


Oregon flags to be lowered in honor of fallen Washington state deputy

Salem, Ore. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff Wednesday, in honor of Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier.


Oregon’s Jordan Dail named Pac-12 softball pitcher of the week for second time this season

EUGENE — For the second time this season, Oregon ace Jordan Dail was recognized as the Pac-12′s softball Pitcher of the Week. Dail threw 20.2 shutout innings, struck out 22 and allowed just 13 hits in three games against Cal, including back-to-back shutout wins to lead the Ducks to a series victory.


Should the Oregon Lottery offer sports betting?

The Oregon Lottery is pushing hard to launch online sports betting games in August, just in time for football season. After establishing the online games this summer, lottery officials will start installing sports betting games in the restaurants and retailers that currently sell lottery games.


Police: Driver in stolen pickup going 100+ mph strikes, kills Uber passenger in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man is dead and two other people are badly hurt after a head-on, high-speed crash between the driver of a stolen pickup truck and an Uber driver in an SUV, Portland Police said.


Gun violence in Oregon: 'Tremendous health problem'

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Doctors, surgeons and health professionals are taking a stance on firearm violence and deaths as a huge health problem. Health professionals want to move beyond just treating gun injuries -- to preventing them in the first place.


Pet of the Week: Shakira

EUGENE, Ore. – Shakira is a 5-year-old Chihuahua looking for the perfect lap where she can curl up and snuggle. Shakira must be the only pet in the home and can go to a family with children ages 14 or older.


Husband, father, hero: Eugene PD remembers Officer Chris Kilcullen

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The Eugene Police Department is paying tribute to the life and service of Officer Christopher Kilcullen on the eighth anniversary of his passing. Monday morning, the Eugene Police Benevolent Association Board hosted a remembrance to honor Kilcullen, who was killed in the line of


Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. enters transfer portal

EUGENE — Oregon is losing another player this offseason. Guard Victor Bailey Jr. is leaving the program and has entered the transfer portal. Bailey averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and shot a team-best 39.8 percent from three-point range while playing 19.1 minutes with eight starts in 37 games last


Eugene’s Cyderish to Release Cans, Open Tasting Room

The founder of Eugene, Oregon’s latest cider company, Cyderish, aptly sees himself as a brewer-ish. “I consider myself more of a bartender,” said Ryan Werthwein, “but I know enough to be dangerous about brewing.” The Texan-turned-Oregonian experiments with wily flavors and eclectic ingredients in or