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Storms rake region with lightning; power outage, hunt for fires

A new rash of thunderstorms peppered the High Desert with heavy rain andnumerous lightning strikes Monday afternoon, apparently triggering a widespread power outage while  dropping heavy rain in many locations that fire bosses hoped would blunt the threat of new wildfires.

Oregon Legislature adjourns 2015 session

Oregon lawmakers have adjourned the 2015 legislative session. In the final hours, lawmakers on Monday approved $1.2 billion in construction projects, kept alive several tax credits that were due to expire and approved a hotline for strippers to report workplace violations.

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New C. Oregon public lands fire restrictions begin Friday

Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, public lands managers are implementing campfire restrictions and further restricting industrial activity, effective later this week.

First high weekend on High Desert

First 'high' weekend on High Desert tallied

It was a festive Fourth of July weekend on the High Desert. It also was the first weekend where recreational marijuana was legalized in the state.

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Low water challenging Prineville Reservoir boat launches

Launching a larger boat at Prineville Reservoir is proving difficult if not impossible due to low water levels - at levels typically seen in late summer or early fall, authorities said Monday.

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Escaped La Pine rodeo bull flees again, killed by train

A bull that escaped from the La Pine Rodeo after a ride Fright night was found later that night on a rodeo board member's property. But a crew who went to euthanize him for repeated escapes found he'd fled again and was struck and killed by a train by Highway 97.

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CNN

Bill Cosby in 2005: I got sedative to give women for sex

Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show.

The documents date back to 2005, and they stem from a lawsuit filed by one ...

De'Andre Johnson

Florida State University

Video shows FSU QB punching woman at a bar

The moment captured on camera escalates quickly.

In one frame, Florida State University quarterback De'Andre Johnson, 19, is seen arguing with a woman at a crowded bar.

In the next frame, she raises a fist.

He grabs her arm. She attempts to hit him. He ...

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KGW

Victim in fatal Salem plane crash identified

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The pilot killed in a single-fatality light plane crash at a Salem, Oregon, airport has been identified as a 60-year-old Salem businessman.

Ore. immigrant blames judicial error for old deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for an immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation said he should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error.

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Grants Pass receives state grant for sobering center

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The proposed Grants Pass Sobering Center has been approved for a $500,000 grant that will go toward retrofitting a facility.

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