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Local Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen(New) Classic car cruise, motorcycle ride honor memory of Officer Kilcullen(Photo Gallery)
Kristie Kilcullen accepted a $3,000 donation Thursday from NW Natural on behalf of the Kilcullen Project.

The non-profit is an effort to support the community, which is something about which Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen extremely passionate, his widow said.

The donation comes just days before a pair of memorial rides set for this upcoming weekend.
Local Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police(Photo Gallery)
The man shot in a gunfight with police last Thursday died three days later from his injuries, Oregon State Police said.

Glenn Ray Glancey, 71, of Reedsport died July 20. He was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police July 17.

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.

Photos: Oregon wildfires as seen from space

Photos: Oregon wildfires as seen from space
In mid-July 2014, a combination of lightning, parched forests and hot temperatures fueled dozens of wildfires in Canada and the northwestern United States. According to the Canadian government, 102 uncontrolled fires were burning in British Columbia on July 17, and there were 13 more in Alberta. Across the border, 33 uncontrolled fires were active in Washington and Oregon. (NASA image)

NASA satellite images from the 2014 fire season and past major wildfires