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High winds rake High Desert; trees, power lines fall

Winds gusting close to 50 mph -- and hitting 70 mph atop Mt. Bachelor -- toppled dozens of trees around the High Desert Saturday, blocking roads and knocking out power while canceling flights and keeping police and utility crews scrambling. No injuries were reported.

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Update: Endangered Bend teen runaway found

A missing, endangered 14-year-old Bend girl reported as a runaway Thursday was found Saturday by a retired police officer and his wife, lying in a field near a northeast Bend intersection, officers said. She was taken to St. Charles Bend for evaluation.

Dan Reesor heading for liver transplant surgery

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Deschutes prosecutor recovering with new liver

A Deschutes County prosecutor at the center of a public battle to have a life-saving liver transplant covered by county-provided insurance was recovering Saturday from a long, difficult transplant operation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, family members said.

Truckers parade to Dani Williams service

Misty DeChant

Over 100 truckers parade to honor log truck crash victim

A procession of more than 100 log trucks and other rigs traveled north from Redmond Saturday, parading to a celebration of life event in Prineville in honor of a Redmond log truck driver killed in a recent crash on the Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville.

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Sentenced Bend man allegedly asked son to shoot him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.

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Public Health Agency of Canada

N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the ...

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Medford man dead after tree falls on tent

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police say a man died after a large tree fell on the tent where he was camping.

Hwy. 230 car onto tree

Oregon State Police

Tree slams onto car on SW Oregon highway

A Grants Pass woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday when high winds sent a 40-foot pine tree smashing onto her car on Highway 230 in southeast Douglas County, narrowly missing the windshield, Oregon State Police said

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Storm on Oregon coast hammers Port Orford

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) — A storm on the southern coast of Oregon forced a temporary evacuation of Port Orford.

Democrats fight to keep grip on Oregon Legislature

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Medford, Ashland, Corvallis and Albany have an unusually large amount of power in next month's election.

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Klamath Co. mushroom picker finds remains

A mushroom picker found human remains off state Highway 138 in Klamath County Thursday, and authorities said they believe they are those of a man missing for about two years.

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