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Local Authorities search for missing man, 18, in central Oregon (New) Authorities search for missing man, 18, in central Oregon
An 18-year-old man reported missing from a wilderness program in a remote area of Lake County in central Oregon is the subject of a search.

State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says Kevin Mulert, from Deerfield, Illinois, was last seen Wednesday morning at about 4:30 a.m. He was reported missing from the therapeutic nature camp at about 8 a.m.

Mulert is described as 5-foot-11, 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Sports DuneFest revs up South Coast economy (New) DuneFest revs up South Coast economy (Photo Gallery)
DuneFest is officially under way, with thousands of riders seeking the most fun you can have on sand.

And while everything's set for a fun weekend, it can also be a dangerous one.

"We're going to have anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 people out here," said Rich Patten, safety coordinator. "Just the dynamics of safety are huge."

Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger

Vision tests required for all school children 7 and younger »Play Video
A device being used to help provide vision tests to children

Last year, the state legislature passed a law requiring children 7 and younger to undergo a vision screening before entering public school.

According to Joannah Vaughan, director of the preschool vision screening program at Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, this is critical. Approximately 15 percent of children have vision problems that can be corrected through early detection.

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

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

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.

Gonorrhea rate spikes in Lane County

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Gonorrhea rates have skyrocketed in Lane County.

"What we recognize is our population between 2010 and 2013 has only increased 1 percent," said Cindy Morgan with Lane County Public Health, "and yet the number of cases - the rate - has increased about 800 percent."

Whole Foods to open in Eugene in 2016

Whole Foods to open in Eugene in 2016
Inside a Whole Foods Market. File photo

Whole Foods Market plans to open its ninth Oregon store location in Eugene in the first half of 2016.

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.”

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.

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.