Special Reports

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Special Report: Homeless Camp Costs

Last year, the Oregon Department of Transportation alone spent an estimated $1.8 million of taxpayer money cleaning up illegal homeless camps around the state.

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Special Report: Playing with Safety

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

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Special Report: Heroin in the City

With more opioid overdoses and younger addicts, the heroin crisis is a dangerous formula of supply and demand. And that demand is growing.

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Special Report: Eugene woman helps others after daughter's suicide

Roxanne Wilson is creating a nonprofit to help teens learn the skills they need to survive in today's world.

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Weight of Survival: Springfield couple reunites with Nevada teen

The survivors of the Route 91 shooting live with the weight of survival every day.

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Weight of Survival: Springfield man helps save teen in Las Vegas shooting

Nick Campbell has been looking for Wayne Lowell ever since the night of the Las Vegas shooting more than seven months ago.

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Weight of Survival: Springfield couple carries survivor's guilt after shooting

The Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting killed 58 and left many more with survivor's guilt.

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Special Report: Family hopes to find killer in 1975 cold case

Shirley Wallace was murdered 43 years ago in Eugene, and the killer has never been found.

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Special Report: Road to Recovery

Eight months after a horrific crash on I-5 left five horses dead, the brother and sister injured in the crash continue their quest to do what they love and get back in the saddle.

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Family seeks tips to find missing father

Bob Richardson vanished on Valentine's Day in 2012 and was never heard from, or seen, again.

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Search continues for missing Roseburg man

Eugene Armstrong was last seen in Sutherlin, on his way to Salem. No one knows if he ever made it there.

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Semi Safety: KEZI 9 News investigates dangerous truck drivers

KEZI 9 News spent several months combing through inspection data and working with state officials to see just how safe the trucking industry is, or isn't. This is part 1 of our 2-part investigation.

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Search continues for missing Springfield mother

"With no leads, no crumbs, we don't know where to start again," said Kamara Houston, Judy Parker's daughter.

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Detectives are determined to solve Lane County murder case

Joni Marie Grigsby was killed in June of 1995 and detectives are confident her killer will be found.

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Springfield police not giving up on solving cold case

Dorothy Ashley was killed inside her home in August of 2016.

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Local captain fights fires and cancer

Fire-related cancer shows hidden dangers lurking behind the smoke.

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Corvallis father continues search for missing son

"It was like he was here one day then gone the next and never heard from," said Donald Long, Chris's father.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Pets on Pot

Some pet owners give their furry friends marijuana.

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Police crack down on dangerous drug in Oregon

In a KEZI 9 News Special Report, anchor Sean Cuellar investigated street drugs and a new class of drug, fentanyl, which is proving to be a game changer.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Putting DNA to the test

KEZI 9 News tested three at-home ancestry DNA kits.

Project Safe Family

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Former NBA player warns students about addiction

A former NBA players shared his life story and struggle with addiction to high school students.

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New study finds shocking results about teens and sexting

A new study looks at how often teens under the age of 18 are receiving and sending sexts.

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Study: parents shouldn't provide teens with alcohol

Research shows that allowing your teen to drink before the legal drinking age does not offer protection against alcohol abuse.

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Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

A new study shows there could be a link between social media use and teen suicide and depression.

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Anti-bullying app helps to stop bullying in schools and workplaces

An anti-bullying app is giving more power victims and witnesses.

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Family says bullying at school put their son in the hospital

Parents said bullying at the school landed their son in a hospital to be treated for depression and an eating disorder.

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Study: teens who vape more likely to smoke cigarettes within year

E-cigarettes seem like they offer a safer alternative to regular cigarettes but a new study is showing the one may not actually keep teens from using the other.

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New law holds parents accountable for school bullying

A New York town is cracking down on bullying by holding parents accountable for their children's actions.

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Teens ask lawmakers to raise tobacco age to 21

A group of high school students in Massachusetts is taking a stand against tobacco companies.

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Burger King takes on bullying with ad

Burger King takes customers by surprise with compelling, provocative social experiment.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Local artists create 7-ton metal statue at BRING Recycling

The period we live in now is one for the history books, and local artists are coming together to preserve this moment in time.

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New solar panels boost Benton County energy goals

It’s part of a project called Solarize Corvallis, paid in part by the local community.

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LTD to add 11 electric buses

The buses will be quieter and have USB outlets for passengers.

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Free hazardous waste roundup set in Oakridge

You can bring up to 35 gallons this weekend.

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Oregon company using invisible barcodes to revolutionize recycling

The app helps processing facilities sort plastic more quickly.

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Albany Police 'blown away' by response to injured animal fund

Last week the department shared a post on Facebook asking for the public to pitch in, and the response was overwhelming.

In The Garden

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In the Garden: Leafy greens perfect for summer

In this week's In the Garden, Emma Withrow and Caleb Johnson talk about the leafy greens perfect for summertime meals.

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In the Garden: Grasses shine in summer and fall

With warm weather in the forecast, this is the perfect weekend to get outside and spruce up your yard.

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In the Garden: Low-maintenance plants for your garden

KEZI 9 News reporter Emma Withrow talked to Caleb Johnson with Johnson Brothers Garden Market.

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In the Garden: Cool, unique plants for warm weather

In this week's In the Garden, Emma Withrow and Caleb Johnson talk all things plants, particularly cool and unique flowers and shrubs for your yard.

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In The Garden: Summertime vegetables

With spring upon us, Caleb Johnson with Johnson Brothers Garden Market said this is the perfect time to start vegetable planting.

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In The Garden: From garden to table

Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Garden Market shares his recipes for bread made from spaghetti squash and butternut squash.

Pet of the Week

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Pet of the Week: Masha

Masha is a large, friendly dog who loves people and enjoys chasing a tennis ball.

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Pet of the Week: Toots

This large, sweet dog will need a family that will make sure she gets some obedience training and has plenty of enrichment activities.

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Pet of the Week: Zyler

Zyler would do best in an active family that will give him time to settle in and take him along on many adventures.

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Pet of the Week: Thena

Thena is good at keeping herself entertained with toys, and is a sweet dog with plenty of love to share.

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Pet of the Week: Lexi

Lexi is a 6-year-old pit bull terrier mix who would be a great companion for hikes and outdoor play.

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Pet of the Week: Kyle

Kyle is a bit fearful when he meets new people, but once he gets acquainted he is a loyal and loving dog.

Consumer Reports

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Save money on your water bill

Heating water is the second biggest expense in your house. Consumer Reports says you can bring the cost down by following these simple tips.

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Make your home smarter

Ready to make your home smarter and safer? Consumer Reports has tips on where to start.

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Consumer Reports issues toddler booster seats warning

Consumer Reports found that the load-bearing components at the rear of four popular toddler seats break when tested with dummies whose weight nears the seat’s limits for its harness system.

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Consumer Reports: Is too much screen time harming children?

With all that time on devices, young eyes and ears could be harmed. Consumer Reports has what you need to know for safer screen time and audio levels.

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Consumer Reports: Tips to make your cell-phone battery last longer

Consumer Reports experts reveal some simple tricks to keep your battery running as long as possible.

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Consumer Reports: Fed up with robocalls?

According to a study, scam calls will account for nearly half of all mobile calls by 2019.

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