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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.
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."

Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton

Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton »Play Video
He calls himself Robo-Joe. An Austin man, paralyzed for more than five years, is once again learning how to walk. Ericka miller shows us how he's doing it, with the help of some amazing technology.

Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again

Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again »Play Video
Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator. Alex Diprato reports.

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.

Sheriff IDs dead bodies, accuses man of murder, arson

Sheriff IDs dead bodies, accuses man of murder, arson »Play Video
Photo courtesy South Lane Fire and Rescue

A man faces charges of murder and arson after a house fire July 16 near Creswell.

The human remains found in the home on Bryant Road have been identified as Dennis Michael Kelly, 65, and Carl Robb McFarland, 69.

Both men lived on the farm and were missing in the aftermath of the fire.

Oregon 14: Men's 10K at the IAAF World Juniors

Oregon 14: Men's 10K at the IAAF World Juniors

Athletes from around the globe ran the Men's 10k Tuesday nightat Hayward Field to close out the first day of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.