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Law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force against an drunk convicted murderer who fired a gun at officers in a Reedsport trailer park July 17, a grand jury decided.

“The four officers did everything in their power to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution," said Rick Wesenburg, Douglas County district attorney. "It was simply not to be.”

Police serve warrant in South Eugene

Police serve warrant in South Eugene
An officer talks on the phone while inspecting what appears to be a chrome exhaust pipe found in a vehicle during a search.

Police swarmed South Willamette Street on Wednesday morning serving a search warrant related to possible unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.

Man shot dead by police: 'They were forced to end his threatening behavior'

Man shot dead by police: 'They were forced to end his threatening behavior'
Police at the scene of the shooting July 17, 2014.

Law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force against an drunk convicted murderer who fired a gun at officers in a Reedsport trailer park July 17, a grand jury decided.

“The four officers did everything in their power to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution," said Rick Wesenburg, Douglas County district attorney. "It was simply not to be.”

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt

Gardeners wait months for their fruit and veggies to ripen.

Once it does, that bumper crop can often be too much to handle. But there are places where you can take some of that excess produce.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Former Duck's company picked to paint Simpsons in Springfield

Former Duck's company picked to paint Simpsons in Springfield
The City of Springfield said this week that Old City Artists, owned by Erik Nicolaisen, was chosen to install the official Simpsons mural slated for the west side of the Emerald Arts Building in downtown Springfield.

A company owned by a former Duck football player turned actor recognizable for his role in a VW Super Bowl ad will paint a custom mural of "The Simpsons" on the wall of a Springfield, Ore., arts center.

'The boating and fishing - it's a great place to be'

'The boating and fishing - it's a great place to be'

As the temperature climbs, Foster Lake near Sweet Home beckons to families to come enjoy themselves.

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

Police close missing persons case after locating 4th athlete

Police close missing persons case after locating 4th athlete
Thee whereabouts of Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18; and Zeyituna Mohammed, 18, have not been confirmed since they were reported missing Saturday.

Police located the fourth Ethiopian track athlete reported missing over the weekend from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Tuesday evening in Federal Way, Wash.

Fox tests positive for rabies

Fox tests positive for rabies »Play Video
Pets are more likely than humans to come into direct contact with rabid species. Vaccination is recommended, but pet owners also need to be proactive.

A fox tested positive for rabies for the first time in decades in Lane County.

"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.

In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.

An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.

"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."