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Local 'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' '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.

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' »Play Video
Eugene Celebration Parade 2013

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.

Stranger returns stolen dog

Stranger returns stolen dog »Play Video
A South Carolina man is reunited with his dog in Atlanta. He was passing through the city when his car was stolen, with his pet inside. Kevin Rowson has the story.

Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton

Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton »Play Video
He calls himself Robo-Joe. An Austin man, paralyzed for more than five years, is once again learning how to walk. Ericka miller shows us how he's doing it, with the help of some amazing technology.

Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again

Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again »Play Video
Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator. Alex Diprato reports.

Thunderstorms leave new wildfires burning in Oregon

Thunderstorms leave new wildfires burning in Oregon »Play Video
Photo of lightning from near Black Butte on Tuesday evening by Ben Duda, Assistant Unit Forester in Sisters. Oregon Department of Forestry photo

For the second time this month, lightning raked across Oregon and left new wildfires in its wake.

On the Willamette National Forest, the Forest Service said crews are responding to two new smokes near Oakridge in the wake of Tuesday's lightning.

The Umpqua National Forest is tracking down 6 possible fires, and the Douglas Forest Protective Association is looking for starts on lands under its jurisdiction.

Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown

Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown
Photos taken minutes after police located Daniel Martinson, wanted on a warrant charging him with murder

A man wanted for murder who had escaped capture clad in camouflage aboard a motorcycle in a remote wooded section of southern Oregon was taken into custoy as he walked barefoot in a loin cloth from a food bank Wednesday morning.

Sheriff IDs dead bodies, accuses man of murder, arson

Sheriff IDs dead bodies, accuses man of murder, arson »Play Video
Photo courtesy South Lane Fire and Rescue

A man faces charges of murder and arson after a house fire July 16 near Creswell.

The human remains found in the home on Bryant Road have been identified as Dennis Michael Kelly, 65, and Carl Robb McFarland, 69.

Both men lived on the farm and were missing in the aftermath of the fire.