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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."
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.

Hollering Place: 'This is a project that has a story to tell'

Hollering Place: 'This is a project that has a story to tell' »Play Video

Development of a destination retail and lodging complex at the Hollering Place is one step closer to becoming a reality.

"I'm really excited that we're now moving forward on a project that could eventually bring some jobs, bring some economic development to Empire which really needs it," said Bob Garcia, chairman of the tribal council for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.

Sheriff: 2 bodies found in aftermath of house fire

Sheriff: 2 bodies found in aftermath of house fire
Photo courtesy South Lane Fire and Rescue

Two bodies found in the ashes of a Creswell-area house fire last week have not yet been identified.

"The fire burned so hot that at this point we don't even know if the bodies are male or female," Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

The Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the victims.

Pilot survives helicopter crash in rural Washington

Pilot survives helicopter crash in rural Washington
Rescuers place the injured helicopter pilot on a gurney at the crash site.
A helicopter pilot is injured but apparently conscious after crashing in a rural area of Snohomish County, officials said.

Buy fruit at Costco or Trader Joe's? Fruit recall goes nationwide

Buy fruit at Costco or Trader Joe's? Fruit recall goes nationwide
The Trader Joe's in downtown Boise. FILE Photo by JERRY MANTER -- KBOI2.com web producer

Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.

Traffic allowed on Hwy 26 after week-long closure due to wildfire

Traffic allowed on Hwy 26 after week-long closure due to wildfire
Traffic started moving on Hwy 26 east of Prineville on Tuesday, July 22, after a week-long closure due to fire.

An 18-mile stretch of highway closed by a wildfire July 15 opened to one-way traffic with a pilot car July 22.

World Championships in Eugene: 'No other city has this kind of cachet'

World Championships in Eugene: 'No other city has this kind of cachet' »Play Video
Flags of participating nations fly at Hayward Field in Eugene

The track world - literally - has arrived in TrackTown USA with this week's IAAF World Junior Championships, dubbed Oregon 14.

"We may not be a large city Barcelona or New York City for that matter, but what we are is a city that believes in the sport and has for many, many years," said Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA.

That belief started a bid three years ago to bring the World Juniors to Eugene.

Eugene becomes the first city to host the event in the U.S.

Workers displaced by mill fire meet with company

Workers displaced by mill fire meet with company »Play Video
People gathered Friday in the parking lot of the Swanson Group's Springfield Plywood and Veneer plant, where the fire continued to burn.

The 250 employees who saw their jobs go up in smoke along with the Springfield Plywood and Veneer plant last week met Monday with the owner of the mill.

Millworkers received one of their last paychecks at the meeting at Springfield High School.

A representative of Swanson Group said it would take at least 2 years to rebuild the plant.