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The family of a police motorcycle patrol officer shot dead by a mentally ill woman addressed a state board about the woman's future Wednesday.

The Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board met Wednesday to discuss the future of Cheryl Kidd.

Kidd shot and killed Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen on April 22, 2011.

She was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, and has since been held at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem.

The state board decided Kidd should undergo an evaluation to deem whether she should remain at the state hopsital - or qualifies to live in a secure residential treatment facility.
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."

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".

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.