Murder charge dismissed in NE Bend killing

At Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's request, a judge on Monday dismissed a murder charge against Daniel Norquist in the July 25 shooting death of his landlord, Andrew Cordes, at his northeast Bend duplex.

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Murder charge dismissed in NE Bend killing

At Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's request, a judge on Monday dismissed a murder charge against Daniel Norquist in the July 25 shooting death of his landlord, Andrew Cordes, at his northeast Bend duplex.

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Death penalty remains option in Holmes case

James Holmes could still face the death penalty after a jury unanimously agreed on Monday that aggravating factors outweigh the mitigating factors for all of the murder charges for which he was convicted.

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Smith Rock hiker seriously injured in 40-ft. fall, rescued

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was seriously injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes Count deputies said.

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Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

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Cooler temperatures aid firefighters in SW Oregon

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Cool and cloudy weather is helping firefighters make progress on two wildfires in the foothills of the Cascades of southwestern Oregon. Smoke continues to choke communities to the south in the Rogue Valley.

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Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

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Containment of raging N. California wildfire jumps

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.

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'The Hunt' suspect Megan Everett captured

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Megan Everett, who was featured on CNN's "The Hunt With John Walsh" and was wanted for kidnapping, has been arrested near Gainesville, Florida, a law enforcement official said. Her daughter, who she...

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India is cracking down on online porn.

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