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Homeowner confronts, holds teen theft suspect

A homeowner confronted and detained one of three teens caught stealing from several cars in the La Pine area late Saturday night. Two others who fled the scene were arrested later by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies, officials said.

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Smith Rock climber injured in 20-foot fall

A climber from Sherwood fell about 20 feet and injured his back and shoulder at Smith Rock State Park Sunday evening, prompting a search and rescue effort to bring him to safety, officials said.

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OSP IDs Sherwood couple, baby killed in Hwy. 20 crash

Oregon State Police on Sunday identified a Sherwood couple and their 7-month-old daughter killed Saturday in a crash on Highway 20 west of Santiam Pass; family has created a fund to help the 6-year-old son they leave behind.

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Truckers' parade set to honor log truck crash victim

A procession of dozens of log trucks and other rigs will head north from Redmond next Saturday, parading to a celebration of life event in Prineville for a Redmond log truck driver killed in a recent crash on the Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville.

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Bend No. 2 'centrist city' - and No. 4 'beer town'

In its latest monthly ranking, a national Website that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit" looks at the political spectrum - and finds Bend No. 2 on its list of "centrist" cities. Bend also just was named the No. 4 'beer town' in the country by readers of USA Today and 10Best.

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Oregon's gas prices keep on falling

Average retail gasoline prices in Oregon have fallen 11 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon.

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Lake County Sheriff's Office

Authorities ID man held after 7 bodies found

The man arrested in connection with the bodies of seven women found in the Indiana cities of Hammond and Gary is convicted sex offender Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.

Doughty declined to accuse Vann of b...

Nancy Writebol, Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

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Ebola in the West: Why some survive, some die

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died?

US soldiers train for Ebola

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Ebola monitoring period over for 43 Texans

Forty-three people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now officially cleared after not demonstrating any symptoms during a 21-day monitoring period, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Monday.

One more will be cleared la...

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Girl, 10, hit by stray bullet in Gresham shooting

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old girl who was inside a Gresham apartment when she was hit by a stray bullet says she was wounded in an ankle.

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Springfield voters deciding on council pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield is one of the largest cities in Oregon not to pay the mayor and city council members. In fact, the city charter bars compensation while they're in office.

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Bend man dismayed by no charges against officer

DA No charges in Bend incident

After Deschutes County DA Patrick Flaherty decided Friday not to bring charges against a Calif. police officer who pulled a…

ATV rider recovering after crash east of Bend

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A Ridgeview, Washington man was in good condition Saturday at a Bend hospital where he was flown after crashing his ATV in…

Bend Elks host kids instructional camp

Elks hold instructional camp

They say baseball is a five-tool game that requires constant practice, which is why the Bend Elks held an instructional…

Suit: DA's office firing was politically motivated

Deschutes County DA Patrick Flaherty

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The cousin of a Central Oregon mayor says he was unfairly fired when he couldn't get the mayor's support…

Prescribed burn planned near Davis Lake

C.O. Fire Management Service

On Monday, fuels specialists on the Crescent Ranger District are planning to begin a 188-acre prescribed burn a mile north…

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Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law

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Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama…

OSP IDs Sherwood couple, baby killed in Hwy. 20 crash

Fefelov family

Oregon State Police on Sunday identified a Sherwood couple and their 7-month-old daughter killed Saturday in a crash on…

Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term

Gov, John Kitzhaber

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A year ago, John Kitzhaber looked invincible.

2 sides in pot debate appeal to maternal instincts

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — Both sides in Oregon's debate over whether to legalize marijuana are appealing to maternal…

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani

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Still under siege despite gains against ISIS, fighters defending the Syrian city of Kobani are getting more help, in…

Authorities ID man held after 7 bodies found

Darren Vann

The man arrested in connection with the bodies of seven women found in the Indiana cities of Hammond and Gary is convicted…

Ebola in the West: Why some survive, some die

Nancy Writebol, Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died?

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Lewinsky's new mission: End cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky, William Ginsburg

Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying.

Ebola monitoring period over for 43 Texans

US soldiers train for Ebola

Forty-three people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now officially cleared after not…

Barack Obama votes Monday in Illinois

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President Barack Obama is home to cast his ballot Monday, the day early voting begins in Illinois, and he isn't afraid to…

Police say bloody stains not linked to Frein

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

Blood discovered during the search for Pennsylvania trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein is not his, state police…

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Bend No. 2 'centrist city' - and No. 4 'beer town'

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In its latest monthly ranking, a national Website that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live,…

Springfield voters deciding on council pay

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield is one of the largest cities in Oregon not to pay the mayor and city council members.…

Measure 87 would let Oregon judges teach for pay

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon are being asked this November to allow state judges to teach for pay at public colleges…

Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term

Gov, John Kitzhaber

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A year ago, John Kitzhaber looked invincible.

2 sides in pot debate appeal to maternal instincts

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — Both sides in Oregon's debate over whether to legalize marijuana are appealing to maternal…

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Mid Oregon Credit Union honored for 'Pay it Forward'

Mid Oregon Credit Union was honored at the recent Northwest Credit Union Association annual convention for their impactful outreach efforts with “Pay it Forward.”

Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

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NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

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Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

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For its fans, getting into a Porsche can be like a religious experience, but it's probably no substitute for getting into…

Change.org calls new baby leave most generous in tech

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The latest Change.org initiative starts with itself.

Chili's cook fired over shirtless kitchen pics

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A Chili's cook in Florida is fired after posting "sexy" shirtless photos of himself in the kitchen on Facebook.

Apple Pay launches today

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Apple Pay is finally here.

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Senate schedules its own Ebola hearing

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Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski plans to hold a hearing on the government's handling of the…

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Lewinsky's new mission: End cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky, William Ginsburg

Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying.

The president's club: How golf took over the White House

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So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular…

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Ebola in the West: Why some survive, some die

Nancy Writebol, Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died?

Ebola makes stigmatized, abandoned orphans

Child with Ebola, orphan

Two children orphaned by Ebola play in the empty corner of a Liberian orphanage. Their parents died last month, and none of…

Ebola fears throw bridal shop owners' lives into chaos

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An Ohio bridal shop is dark, the owners say, mainly thanks to Ebola hysteria.

50 pounds lost for 50-year reunion

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Carol Highsmith vowed to lose 50 pounds so she could fit into a 50-year-old dress from high school. Determined to stun all…

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100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math…

Teens face 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety

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Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no.

That's what happened…

Syracuse University disinvites journalist over Ebola fears

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Photojournalist Michel du Cille was scheduled to appear before students at Syracuse University this week.

But his invite was…

Man brings hatchet to school; 'seemed like a good idea'

Man brings hatchet to school

A Virginia man is accused of bringing a hatchet into a high school, telling a TV reporter it "seemed like a good idea at the…

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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Facebook tells DEA: Stop impersonating users

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Facebook has sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration demanding that agents stop impersonating users on…

NASA orbiters OK after comet buzzes Mars

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It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers, but everything is alright.

Comet Siding Spring shaved past a…

Why this man created a Comic Sans typewriter

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It's one of the most mocked fonts on the Internet, the target of numerous campaigns and websites that believe its "comical"…

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DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

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What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the media company hopes.

Netflix announced…

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Whole Foods

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce aisle of a grocery store. But Whole Foods…

Grandmother brings relief to homes in Calif. drought

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California's historic drought has finally delivered its ultimate devastation: hundreds of homes in one community bone dry,…

Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests

Shell protest, Lego

Lego is set to ditch a 50-year relationship with Shell after coming under intense pressure over the oil giant's drilling in…

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Kings' Voynov suspended indefinitely

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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely pending a formal investigation by the NHL after…

Bills' Jackson may miss month; Spiller to have surgery

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Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson could miss up to a month after suffering a groin injury and fellow running back C.J…

SEC West lands four in AP top five

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The SEC became the first conference to place four teams in the top five of the Associated Press top 25 poll, which was…

Archie Manning off Playoff committee

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Archie Manning stepped down from the College Football Playoff selection committee on Monday, citing health reasons.

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Kitten saves couple from house fire

Kitten saves couple from house fire

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but a couple in Dixon, Illinois, says an unlikely hero saved their life.

HSCO: Fall in love with a feline for $5

Fall is here, and it’s the purrfect time to cozy up with a new furry feline friend.  The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s…

Homes found for 24 Salem bearded dragons

Bearded dragon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem woman says an outpouring of support from all over the country will save 24 bearded dragons she…

Herd of horses in Vancouver surprises drivers

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An animal control official says his workers corralled a herd of about 18 horses that gave drivers a…

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Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

Sistine chapel ceiling

For its fans, getting into a Porsche can be like a religious experience, but it's probably no substitute for getting into…

Audi driverless car hits 140 mph

Audi self-driving car

An Audi RS7 performance car reached 140 miles per hour on a racetrack Sunday -- with no one behind the wheel.

The RS7…

One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this year.

Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars

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Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the latest in a string of safety setbacks for…

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Mother wants 'Breaking Bad' figures removed

Breaking Bad

"Breaking Bad's" Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action…

Jason Momoa's must-see 'GoT' audition

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa's audition tape for "Game of Thrones" is an impressive piece of work.

Royal baby No. 2 due in April

Prince William, Kate Middleton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second baby is due in April, Britain's royal family announced Monday.

'American Idol' alum Joanne Borgella dies

American Idol

Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with…

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Highest-grossing horror movies

 Scream

As Halloween nears, take a look at the 20 highest-grossing horror movies of all time.

Take a closer look at Emma Stone

 Emma Stone

As she appears in "Birdman" take a look back at the career of Emma Stone in photos.

Films of Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

As Adam Sandler appears in "Men, Women & Children" take a look back at films the actor has appeared in throughout his career.

Channing Tatum through the years

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With his latest movie, "The Book of Life" opening in theaters take a look back at Channing Tatum's career.

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Scientist stumbles upon puppy-sized spider

Goliath birdeater spider

Arachnophobes, this story isn't for you.

Chili's cook fired over shirtless kitchen pics

Sexy Chili's cook picture

A Chili's cook in Florida is fired after posting "sexy" shirtless photos of himself in the kitchen on Facebook.

Man brings hatchet to school; 'seemed like a good idea'

Man brings hatchet to school

A Virginia man is accused of bringing a hatchet into a high school, telling a TV reporter it "seemed like a good idea at the…

Teen arrested after giving waitress tip covered in feces

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Three college football players were involved in an incident at a local bar & grill in which a minor attempted to tip a…

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12 best meat cities in America

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With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.

Ebola fears cripple Africa's safari industry

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With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the…

Coming soon: Best future theme parks

The Voyage roller coaster, Holiday World, Indiana

You don't have to be a Soviet wheat farmer to realize that five-year plans aren't much fun.

Unless, that is, you start…

Would you jump off this bridge?

West Virginia BASE jumping day

We can think of few things crazier than strapping a parachute to one's body and jumping off a bridge for a quick free fall.

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Catbox cookies

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Let your Halloween creativity slither out!

12 best meat cities in America

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With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Whole Foods

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce aisle of a grocery store. But Whole Foods…

No 'pink slime' here: McDonald's defends its food

McDonald's

McDonald's is getting the word out: There is no "pink slime" in its McNuggets or hamburgers. And, yes, its food does rot --…

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Prescribed burn planned near Davis Lake

C.O. Fire Management Service

On Monday, fuels specialists on the Crescent Ranger District are planning to begin a 188-acre prescribed burn a mile north of Davis Lake near Pine Butte.

C. Oregon sees 25 escaped camp, warming fires

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Over the past few weeks, firefighters on Central Oregon's public lands have responded to 25 escaped campfires or warming fires, prompting a plea for caution -- and to make sure the fire is "dead out."

Prescribed burn planned Friday near Sisters

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Fuels specialists on the Sisters Ranger District are planning a 145-acre prescribed burn on Friday, three miles west of Sisters and two miles southwest of Highway 20.

Man charged with starting devastating Weed wildfire

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a Northern California man on suspicion of starting a wildfire that devastated the lumber town of Weed.

Ochoco NF finishes one burn; another next week

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Fire managers successfully completed the remaining 60 acres of the 180-acre Spears Meadow prescribed burn east of Prineville on Thursday.

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Friendship is important to cancer patients

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Find out how friendship and support can help cancer patients through treatment.

5 cancer-fighting foods you should be eating

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Take a look at some of the foods -- including broccoli and blueberries -- that might help people fight breast cancer.

Mammogram guidelines: What's changed?

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With mammogram guidelines changing, find out when you should start getting mammograms.

How to help a loved one through a breast cancer diagnosis

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Find out what kinds of support the loved ones of cancer patients can provide.

What to expect after breast cancer

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After treatment, breast cancer survivors will need to make some adjustments as they prepare to resume their day-to-day activities.

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What you need to know about prostate cancer

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Learn the basics about the symptoms and causes of prostate cancer.

New treatments help prostate cancer patients

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Men facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer have more treatment options than ever before, according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Practice prevention by getting screened for cancer

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Getting screened for certain cancers -- including prostate cancer -- can help keep you healthy.

Get screened to prevent prostate cancer

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Men, get screened to try to prevent prostate cancer.

Guys, it's time to check your prostate

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If found early, prostate cancer can usually be easily treated.

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Pedal your way to better health

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A low-impact activity that is suitable for all ages and abilities, cycling provides a great way to get outside.

When running, protect your feet with right gear

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To keep your feet pain-free and healthy while running, make sure you have the right gear.

How to prepare for a cycling race

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Before setting out for a cycling race make sure you are prepared. Use these tips to get you ready for your big race.

Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to go bass fishing. Find out why here.

Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

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Are pumpkins good for your health?

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Are pumpkins good for more than carving? Find out here.

Easy lifestyle changes to make your family healthier

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With obesity rates on the rise – including childhood obesity rates – it’s important for families to live healthier lifestyles.

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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Find out what foods you should avoid during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

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With school back in session, kids are at risk for various contagious illnesses, including hand, foot and mouth disease.

15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

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Running with the dogs

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Ever notice things dogs do on trail runs that would be weird if humans did them?

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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Got brains? These top 5 zombie movies do

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Be they the slow and shambling traditional undead or the super-fast face chompers of some more modern films, there's just…

5 vampire movies with some real bite

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With so many worthy vampire movies to choose from, it was hard to narrow down the list, but we've managed to select the five…

Get a load of these 5 scariest movie clowns

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Looking for a scary movie to put you in the fright frame of mind for Halloween? Send in one of these five creepy movie…

Fun Halloween recipes for kids

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Get together with your kids for spooky delights.

Healthy Halloween treats for kids

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There are healthy options available for people who want to give trick-or-treaters a treat on Halloween, but who want to…

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