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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."

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

Roadwork ahead: 'This is the breaking the few eggs part'

Roadwork ahead: 'This is the breaking the few eggs part' »Play Video
Construction time in the Whiteaker

Construction has begun on First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets in the Whiteaker neighborhood.

Although there will be some delays, the project manager says the end result will be worth it.

FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance

FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance

On July 28, 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a law that allows everyone working within the Eugene city limits to accrue paid sick time at work. Here's what's next.

Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back'

Call to action on skin cancer: 'If people could see the hole in my back' »Play Video
Don't forget to use sunscreen

At 34 years old, Stacey Escalante was, in her words, at the top of her game.

A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.

"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."

It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.

What you need to know about tree removal

What you need to know about tree removal »Play Video
Many professional offer free, on-site estimates. Beware of any company that gives an estimate over the phone without looking at the tree.

A few years ago, homeowner Troy Carpenter noticed the emerald ash borer beetle was killing his trees. 

"You start noticing when the canopy thins out and eventually they don't have any leaves," he said. "We thought we could treat about half of them that seemed to have somewhat healthy canopies."

When the treatments didn't work, Carpenter had no other choice but have the trees removed.

"Over the course of the last two years, we had about 17 trees taken out," he said. "All ash trees."

Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning

Deadly silence: The real look and sound of a drowning »Play Video
"A child can actually go from a distressed swimmer to an active drowning victim in 10 seconds to about 60 seconds. It happens faster for a child."

Since before there was color in cartoons, TV shows have known how to sell a drowning, with dramatic music and a lot of splashing and screaming for help.

But in reality, a drowning person quietly slips below the surface.

Andrea Robertson, the safety officer for the City of Lynnwood, and some of her Red Cross certified lifeguards helped illustrate a drowning.

Do you recognize the people in these photos?

Do you recognize the people in these photos?
If you can identify any of the people in this photograph, you are asked to call Detective Rick Lowe at (541) 682-5573.

Police are asking the public for help identifying two suspects caught on surveillance camera using credit cards stolen in a burglary July 13.