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Pa. firm acquires Bend drywall product manufacturer

Saint-Gobain, through its subsidiary, CertainTeed Gypsum, announced Wednesday an agreement to purchase Structus Building Technologies, Inc. of Bend, a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance drywall corner solutions.

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.

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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Activists rappel off Portland bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a dozen activists rappelled off the St. Johns Bridge in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving Portland.

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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.

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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.

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Afghan government: Taliban leader dead

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 in Pakistan, a spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday in a news release, citing "credible information."

Under Omar's leadership, the Taliban offered safe haven to al Qaeda ...

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Walter Palmer: From lion hunter to hunted

Celebrities are among an online mob baying for the blood of the American dentist who has admitted his role in killing Zimbabwe's most famous lion, Cecil.

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Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering scheme

Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges tied to a host of public corruption schemes, the Department of Justice said.

The Philadelphia Democrat, who was first elected to Congress in 1994 and served on the influential House Appr...

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Salvation Army adds phone charging ports for Portland homeless

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following the misdemeanor arrest of two homeless people in Portland for using an outdoor power outlet to charge their phones, Salvation Army workers have set up a cellphone charging station.

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Wyden intros bill to end 'sweetheart deal' for coal companies

Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., today introduced legislation Wednesday to ensure American taxpayers receive the full value of coal produced on public lands.

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Greenhills Police Department

Cincinnati officer indicted in fatal shooting of motorist

A white University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a black driver earlier this month, multiple media outlets report.

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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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