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Local 'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' (Updated) 'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' (Video)
Pacific Northwest fire crews are in the midst of a record-breaking fire season. Fire officials said the northwest could flare back up as temperatures start to climb in the coming weeks.

Crews are battling blazes that have already consumed a total exceeding 1,400 square miles of forest land in Oregon and Washington.
Local Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' (Video)
Motorcyclists from across the Northwest will be taking a trip through Oregon this weekend for the annual Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride.

The ride honors fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, who died in the line of duty in 2011.

Friends and family say Chris was a pay it forward type of guy. The tour raises money for non-profits and a memorial scholarship fund, helping keep Kilcullen’s kind spirit and generosity alive.
Local Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign (Video)
Family and friends of a mother from Dundee launched an organized social media campaign after they say Jennifer Huston, 38, never came home on Thursday night.

By Saturday afternoon, the family's "Find Jennifer Huston" Facebook page had gained more than 2,000 likes.

Huston left her husband and two boys on Thursday evening to run errands but never returned, says her father, Bill Turner.

Tribute to Fallen Soldiers starts 2,000-mile torch ride in Eugene

Tribute to Fallen Soldiers starts 2,000-mile torch ride in Eugene

Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest started the 2014 Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride at Valley River Center in Eugene on Thursday.

'Why is my plant not performing as I want it to?'

'Why is my plant not performing as I want it to?'
Pete Peterson

In the dog days of summer, it's easy to sit back and wait for your plants to produce.
 
But this time of year, many of those plants need to be looked after, including regular watering.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police

Reedsport man dead after gunfight with police
Police at the scene of the shooting July 17, 2014.

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.

'She wants nothing more than to have a daddy'

'She wants nothing more than to have a daddy' »Play Video
Chris Kilcullen's widow Kristie held up photos of her late husband, hoping to show the human side of her slain husband.

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.

Farmer found murdered in ashes of home

Farmer found murdered in ashes of home »Play Video
Dennis Kelley. Photo courtesy Liz Washington

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."

 

'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog'

'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog' »Play Video
Wow

If you don't have any lunch plans, you can eat what millions of Americans eat every single day: A hot dog.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has proclaimed July 23 National Hot Dog Day.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Lane County Fair opens Wednesday

Lane County Fair opens Wednesday »Play Video
Ready, set, go - to the fair

Rain or shine, the annual Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

Crews were working to put the finishing touches on the midway before visitors arrive.

"There's always a lot of last-minute stuff that just can't get done until Tuesday," said Rachel Bivens with the fair, "but we're all used to it, and we all love it, and we thrive on it."

Oregon 14: 'This is something that's never been seen'

Oregon 14: 'This is something that's never been seen' »Play Video
The scene at Hayward Field this week

Living in Track Town USA, you've probably seen your fair share of track meets.

But don't be mistaken: the IAAF World Junior Championships is no ordinary competition.