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Local Farmer found murdered in ashes of home Farmer found murdered in ashes of home(Photo Gallery)
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.

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.

2014 Jr. Championships is TrackTown's audition for 2019 Worlds

2014 Jr. Championships is TrackTown's audition for 2019 Worlds »Play Video

The IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships get underway Tuesday morning, marking the first time the IAAF has held an event of any kind in the United States since 1992.

This is the junior championship's first appearance on U.S. soil.

If all goes well this week local organizers with TrackTown USA hope its just the start of more to come: Eugene is one of three cities bidding to host the 2019 World Championships.

Grooving grandpa goes viral

Grooving grandpa goes viral »Play Video
We dare you to try not to smile watching the groovin' grandpa dance his way into hearts. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports he tosses his canes with disdain.

'Keyboard Kitten' reboots for Oregon adventure

'Keyboard Kitten' reboots for Oregon adventure »Play Video
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The "Keyboard Kitten" came to life for author Bob Welch early one morning last year with unexpected help of his own cat.

"One morning he literally walked across the keyboard, and he started typing letters and numbers and asterisks and such," Welch recalled, "and I said to myself: children's book."

Welch teamed up with his good friend and illustrator Tom Penix, and Comma the kitten's adventures in Oregon began.

One book just wasn't enough.

Comma is back in the sequel, "The Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized".