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Suspicious letters put county sheriffs on high alert

Lane County man detained in suspicious letters case

A Lane County man has been detained for questioning in connection with suspicious letters sent to more than 20 Oregon sheriff's offices, Oregonian State Police confirmed to NewsChannel 21 Tuesday evening.

Third fire in 24 hours in Bend

Batteries may have sparked costly SE Bend house fire

A fast-moving, smoky fire caused $200,000 damage to a southeast Bend home on Tuesday, and investigators said later it may have been sparked by some model airplane batteries that were just plugged in to recharge.

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Portland solo hiker rescued near South Sister

A 35-year-old Portland woman who apparently fell several times and became disoriented during a solo hike Monday in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area encountered a fellow hiker who called for help, prompting a rescue effort that took several hours, officials said.

Cooking comp from home

Bend company launches cooking competition app

A Bend tech company just launched its FoodFu app, an interactive way to have a fun cooking competition, right in your own home.

Wildfire closes Oregon Hwy 138E east of Glide

ODOT

Wildfire east of Glide closes North Umpqua Highway

GLIDE, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning about six miles east of Glide has closed Highway 138.

Upper Klamath Lake algae advisory

Oregon Health Authority

Algae health alert for Upper Klamath, Agency lakes

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Tuesday due to algae-caused toxins at levels that could pose a risk to human health in Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake, located just north of Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Stoned App

Courtesy Bells Farm

How stoned are you? This app has the answer

You smoked and you're stoned. But how high are you? Now there's an app for that.

Oregon lawmakers defend press freedoms in Turkey

On Monday, the Oregon Legislature sent letters to national and international leaders, urging them to work together to end the mass arrest and detainment of journalists in Turkey.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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Some U.S. senators want to start oil war with Iran

As Secretary of State John Kerry tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress Tuesday, some U.S. senators were ready to start an oil war with Iran.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring a bill to lift the ban on exporting American crude o...

Mullah Omar

U.S. Department of State

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead

Mullah Omar, the reclusive supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, has died, according to the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and the Pakistani newspaper "The Express Tribune," citing Afghan officials.

Tom Brady Super Bowl

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Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension upheld

The National Football League has upheld a four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the football tampering scandal known as "Deflategate," the league announced in a news release Tuesday.

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A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for…

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