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Beanbag rounds end Prineville standoff after chase

An alleged drunk driver from Redmond refused to pull over on Highway 97 Saturday night and led police on a pursuit east on Highway 126 to Prineville, where a brief standoff ended with the firing of beanbag rounds and his arrest, Oregon State Police reported Sunday.

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock climber falls 40 feet, rescued

Fellow Smith Rock climbers came to the aid of a climber who fell 30 to 40 feet due to an apparent gear failure on Saturday, officials said.

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Lost hiker found near Pole Creek Trail

One of three Salem-area teens camping southwest of Sisters called Deschutes County dispatchers late Saturday afternoon to report he became separated from his companions, lost the trail and had been wandering for four hours, prompting a rescue effort, officials said.

Tour for the Heart at Bachelor

Bend No. 6 among America's 'Most Fitness-Friendly Cities'

This may leave some critics fit to be tied, but Bend just made another Top 10 list, this time coming in No. 6 in a ranking out Saturday of the "Most Fitness-Friendly Cities in America."

OKC 20th anniversary

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Ceremony marks 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

Hundreds gathered in Oklahoma City Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the federal courthouse on April 19, 1995.

Baiji oil refinery, Iraq

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U.S., Iraq oust ISIS from oil refinery

Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces have successfully ousted ISIS from the nation's largest oil refinery, the coalition said Sunday.

Iraqi security forces regained full control of the Baiji refinery, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

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Utah man dead, another injured in SW Oregon shooting

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — State police are investigating a shooting in southwestern Oregon that left one man dead and another injured. Both are from Utah.

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Patient abused by anesthesiologist wins $950,000 in damages

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A woman who was molested by an anesthesiologist while under sedation has been awarded $950,000 in compensatory and punitive damages in her case against a hospital in The Dalles.

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Some hotels in Seaside resist tsunami awareness initiative

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Some hotels on the Oregon coast are resisting a new tsunami awareness initiative.

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8,500-plus volunteers clean up communities around Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Over 8,500 volunteers celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up their communities around Oregon.

Dr. Mehmet Oz

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Dr. Oz plans episode to rebut claim of 'quack treatments'

Dr. Mehmet Oz is preparing a special episode of his daytime talk show to address criticisms by doctors who claim he promotes "quack treatments."

Ten physicians recently wrote to Columbia University challenging Oz's position as a faculty member at the university's college of physicians and surgeons.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

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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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