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Local Farmer found murdered in ashes of home Farmer found murdered in ashes of home(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Neighbors saw a home at Kelley's Hog Farm go up in flames a week ago.

One of them sent Liz Washington a photo of the fire.

Sshe desperately tried to call Dennis Kelley, her neighbor of 25 years.

Her messages went unanswered.

"He was always sharing what he had, everything that he had: produce, food, meats, salmon, gouda cheese," Washington said Wednesday. "He was a sweet old man."
Local Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene' Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene'(Photo Gallery)(Video)
After the decision to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, business owners came together to produce an alternative event for the community.

This August 22 and 23 will be the first annual Festival of Eugene, a grassroots effort by businesses in the area of the Fifth Street Public Market.

'She wants nothing more than to have a daddy'

'She wants nothing more than to have a daddy' »Play Video
Officer Chris Kilcullen

The family of a police motorcycle patrol officer shot dead by a mentally ill woman addressed a state board about the woman's future Wednesday.

The Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board met Wednesday to discuss the future of Cheryl Kidd.

Kidd shot and killed Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen on April 22, 2011.

She was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, and has since been held at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem.

The state board decided Kidd should undergo an evaluation to deem whether she should remain at the state hopsital - or qualifies to live in a secure residential treatment facility.

Oregon 14: 'This is something that's never been seen'

Oregon 14: 'This is something that's never been seen' »Play Video
The scene at Hayward Field this week

Living in Track Town USA, you've probably seen your fair share of track meets.

But don't be mistaken: the IAAF World Junior Championships is no ordinary competition.

Farmer found murdered in ashes of home

Farmer found murdered in ashes of home »Play Video
Dennis Kelley. Photo courtesy Liz Washington

Neighbors saw a home at Kelley's Hog Farm go up in flames a week ago.

One of them sent Liz Washington a photo of the fire.

Sshe desperately tried to call Dennis Kelley, her neighbor of 25 years.

Her messages went unanswered.

"He was always sharing what he had, everything that he had: produce, food, meats, salmon, gouda cheese," Washington said Wednesday. "He was a sweet old man."

 

Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene'

Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene' »Play Video
Eugene Celebration Parade 2013

After the decision to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, business owners came together to produce an alternative event for the community.

This August 22 and 23 will be the first annual Festival of Eugene, a grassroots effort by businesses in the area of the Fifth Street Public Market.

Lane County Fair opens Wednesday

Lane County Fair opens Wednesday »Play Video
Ready, set, go - to the fair

Rain or shine, the annual Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

Crews were working to put the finishing touches on the midway before visitors arrive.

"There's always a lot of last-minute stuff that just can't get done until Tuesday," said Rachel Bivens with the fair, "but we're all used to it, and we all love it, and we thrive on it."

'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog'

'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog'
Wow

If you don't have any lunch plans, you can eat what millions of Americans eat every single day: A hot dog.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has proclaimed July 23 National Hot Dog Day.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thunderstorms leave new wildfires burning in Oregon

Thunderstorms leave new wildfires burning in Oregon »Play Video
Photo of lightning from near Black Butte on Tuesday evening by Ben Duda, Assistant Unit Forester in Sisters. Oregon Department of Forestry photo

For the second time this month, lightning raked across Oregon and left new wildfires in its wake.

On the Willamette National Forest, the Forest Service said crews are responding to two new smokes near Oakridge in the wake of Tuesday's lightning.

The Umpqua National Forest is tracking down 6 possible fires, and the Douglas Forest Protective Association is looking for starts on lands under its jurisdiction.

Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown

Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown
Photos taken minutes after police located Daniel Martinson, wanted on a warrant charging him with murder

A man wanted for murder who had escaped capture clad in camouflage aboard a motorcycle in a remote wooded section of southern Oregon was taken into custoy as he walked barefoot in a loin cloth from a food bank Wednesday morning.