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Local Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help (Video)
A man found injured on a West Eugene road has died.

Now police are asking for the public's help figuring out what happened.

Police identified the man as 33-year-old Charles Lewis Irwin. He was last listed as a Springfield resident.

Irwin was found just after 11 p.m. Wednesday on S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue.

A bicycle was found nearby. There was not substantial damage to the bicycle, police said. There were no other people or vehicles in the area.

Medics rushed Irwin to the hospital, but he died from his injuries, police said.
Local Wine grapes weathering the heat Wine grapes weathering the heat (Photo Gallery) (Video)
You may be withering in the Willamette Valley heat, but wine grapes are far from turning into raisins.

"They love between 80 and 90, and they're doing just fine, thank you very much," said Robin Pfeiffer at Pfeiffer Vineyards. "But when it gets up into the mid to high 90s and above, they kind of gather and shut down and they don't do as well as they do at those low temperatures."

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.

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."

Y'all want to get rid of my accent?

Y'all want to get rid of my accent? »Play Video
If you have a southern accent -- would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"? The Oak Ridge National Laboratory was going to offer a speech class for it's workers to do just that. But enough people complained at the lab -- to get it canceled for good. Cameron Taylor has more.

Robot hitching cross country all by itself

Robot hitching cross country all by itself »Play Video
Your parents told you never to pick up hitchhikers, but this is an exception. A robot is trying to hitchhike across Canada by himself (herself or itself?) It's called "Hitchbot" and its creators started its journey by leaving him on the side of the road. CNN's Jeanne Moos has more on his journey.

Photos: African safari with Oregon mission group

Photos: African safari with Oregon mission group
KBOI 2News photographer Mary Kienzle, along with a team from Oregon, recently went on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa building a home for a less fortunate family. Toward the end of the trip, she spent three days on a safari in the Maasai Mara area. Photo by Mary Kienzle
KBOI 2News photographer Mary Kienzle, along with a team from Oregon, recently went on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa building a home for a less fortunate family. Toward the end of the trip, she spent three days on a safari in the Maasai Mara area. Photo by Mary Kienzle