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Local Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen(New) Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen(Photo Gallery)
Kristie Kilcullen accepted a $3,000 donation Thursday from NW Natural on behalf of the Kilcullen Project.

The non-profit is an effort to support the community, which is something about which Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen extremely passionate, his widow said.

The donation comes just days before a pair of memorial rides set for this upcoming weekend.
Local Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police(Photo Gallery)
The man shot in a gunfight with police last Thursday died three days later from his injuries, Oregon State Police said.

Glenn Ray Glancey, 71, of Reedsport died July 20. He was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police July 17.

Lab tests: Charred debris from mill fire contains asbestos

Lab tests: Charred debris from mill fire contains asbestos
Bystanders watch smoke rise from a mill fire in Springfield on July 17, 2014. A 1-mile evacuation order was later put in effect around the fire.

Charred debris and ash from the Swanson Mill fire a week ago may contain asbestos, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency said.

LRAPA said it received a complaint of possible debris from the fire on private property.

The burned materials range from small flakes of ash to larger palm-sized charred debris.

Some of the debris has tested positive for containing asbestos, LRAPA said.

Further testing is being conducted to confirm the results.

GM announces safety recalls for 700K cars

GM announces safety recalls for 700K cars
An excerpt from GM's current list of recalls. The full list is at the bottom of this story.

General Motors on Wednesday announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the U.S.

Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen

Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen
Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen's 1955 Chevy truck "Barney" on display at his 2011 memorial service at Matthew Knight Arena.

Kristie Kilcullen accepted a $3,000 donation Thursday from NW Natural on behalf of the Kilcullen Project.

The non-profit is an effort to support the community, which is something about which Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen extremely passionate, his widow said.
 
The donation comes just days before a pair of memorial rides set for this upcoming weekend.

'Why is my plant not performing as I want it to?'

'Why is my plant not performing as I want it to?'
Pete Peterson

In the dog days of summer, it's easy to sit back and wait for your plants to produce.
 
But this time of year, many of those plants need to be looked after, including regular watering.

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

Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police

Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police
Police at the scene of the shooting July 17, 2014.

The man shot in a gunfight with police last Thursday died three days later from his injuries, Oregon State Police said.

Glenn Ray Glancey, 71, of Reedsport died July 20. He was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police July 17.

'She wants nothing more than to have a daddy'

'She wants nothing more than to have a daddy' »Play Video
Chris Kilcullen's widow Kristie held up photos of her late husband, hoping to show the human side of her slain husband.

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.

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."

 

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

'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog' »Play Video
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.

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."