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Prineville ex-scoutmaster charged with sex abuse

A 36-year-old Prineville man who spent several years as a Boy Scouts scoutmaster surrendered to Oregon State Police detectives Friday after his indictment on sex abuse charges involving one boy over several years, troopers said. They added that investigators believe there may be other victims.

Oregon ruling frees detained suspected illegal immigrants

Ore. ruling ends detaining suspected illegal immigrants

The cell door is opening sooner for some inmates around Oregon after a federal ruling made it illegal to hold suspected undocumented immigrants for federal officials after they're eligible for release.

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BLM plans to remove geocaches from Badlands

The Bureau of Land Management's Prineville District Office said Friday it will work with the local geocaching community to remove about 84 geocaches located in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and other wilderness study areas, research natural areas and "areas of critical environmental concern."

April is autism awareness month

Redmond family talks about autism's challenges

April is Autism Awareness Month. It's a disability that calls for increased recognition, as one in 88 children have autism, according to the National Autism Association.

Ex-Madras school custodian sentenced for child porn

A Metolius man who worked for 11 years as a Madras school custodian has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography, although authorities said Friday no evidence was found of any inappropriate contact involving students at the school.

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Bend projects tackle near-capacity sewer system

Bend’s sewer collection system is near capacity -- and in some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels, city officials said Friday as they outlined projects underway to relieve the problems.

Former Bend man sentenced in tax refund scheme

A former Bend resident has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $300,000 in restitution in a fraudulent refund scheme that also involved taking retaliatory action against IRS agents, prosecutors said Friday.

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Official: Search to be completed in a week

The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should complete its task within the next week, as the search for the plane intensifies, a government official said Saturday.

"Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus be...

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Western states meet, discuss taking land from feds

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from nine Western states say it's time for them to take control of federal lands within their borders.

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6 sea lions killed to protect Columbia salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six California sea lions have been euthanized to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

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Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

A 9-year-old Michigan boy stumbled across something -- literally -- that, it tu...

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Family of 7 escapes burning Redmond home

Redmond Pumice Place house fire

A family of seven, including an infant, fled their burning rental home in southwest Redmond Thursday evening before…

Pricey Bend bike theft echoes store's earlier hit

Bend PD investigates series of burglaries

A price tag is all that's left behind of a $6,000 bike at Pine Mountain Sports on Bend's Westside -- the store's second…

Bend's Weddel named Oregon HS Principal of Year

Weddel names Oregon H.S. Principal of the Year

Bend Senior High School Principal H.D. Weddel was named Oregon’s 2014 High School Principal of the Year in front of a…

Bend brewing big on the kombucha map

Local kombucha maker goes national

What was once known as Kombucha Mama is no more. That's because it is now known as Humm Kombucha.

Redmond teens show off elaborate "promposals"

Redmond teens share Promposal stories

Remember when you went to prom - and all it took was the simple question, "Will you go to prom with me?" Not any more!…

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BLM plans to remove geocaches from Badlands

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The Bureau of Land Management's Prineville District Office said Friday it will work with the local geocaching community to…

Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

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Bend Park and Rec District officials said Thursday they are considering making changes to dog parks following an attack that…

Deschutes joins move to halt immigration detainers

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when…

ODOT to repave rutted Bend-Redmond Hwy. 97

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An Oregon Department of Transportation project to improve U.S. Highway 97 between Redmond and Bend will get underway this…

Official: Search to be completed in a week

Malaysia altitude map

The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should complete its task within the next week, as…

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine defiant

Ukraine-Russia unrest

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a…

Divers make new attempt to recover bodies

South Korea families wait

Divers will attempt to recover bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry Saturday after an earlier bid to reach the…

FBI questions passengers on Delta flight

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The FBI screened passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat…

Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

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Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but…

Miley Cyrus' U.S. tour dates postponed

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The American leg of Miley Cyrus' tour is now officially over, thanks to an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic.

Her…

Deport Bieber? White House declines comment

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The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the…

House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

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The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed…

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President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama…

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

HHS secretary: Work is far from over

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed her appreciation to her department's employees after more than…

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Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

Pay it Forward: 'Carly's Kids' have outdoor fun

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Pay it Forward is NewsChannel 21’s segment bringing awareness to the good things happening around us every day here in Central Oregon. This month’s unsuspecting “target” is dedicated fifth-grade teacher Sandy Phillips – not for her classroom activities, but her efforts to support kids outside of the classroom.

Pay it Forward: 'Backpacks in Bend' feeds kids

Pay it Forward Backpacks in Bend

Imagine being a child going to school hungry Monday morning. That's the reality for hundreds of Central Oregon students, but "Backpacks in Bend" is helping solve the problem -- and this year's "Pay it Forward' selection.

Pay it Forward: 'Kits for Kids' helps homeless students

More than 20,000 Oregon students are homeless, and many live in Central Oregon. But one Bend organization is working to help make things a little easier for those kids.  

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Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last

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Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking…

Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds

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Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an unusual money-making vehicle -- the…

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

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Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and…

NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

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Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise…

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House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

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The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed…

Nevada senators face off over militia groups

Harry Reid as shutdown pressure grows

In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood…

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

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The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL…

Memo says GOP competitive in 5 more Senate races

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes…

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Redmond family talks about autism's challenges

April is autism awareness month

April is Autism Awareness Month. It's a disability that calls for increased recognition, as one in 88 children have autism,…

Illness spreads; NW Ore. school district closes

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KNAPPA, Ore. (AP) — A school district in northwest Oregon that has struggled all week with an outbreak of intestinal illness…

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

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The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

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The rise of college 'study drugs'

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Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out…

Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday…

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

School testing, SAT

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a…

Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

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For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread…

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NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

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It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that…

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Hands on keyboard

Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and…

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

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A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

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Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

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Asian air pollution linked to freak North American weather

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A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further…

U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

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Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the…

New volcanic island eats its neighbor

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One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some China residents' desperation for better air.

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Report: Teixeira coming off DL Sunday

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is set to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, according to MLB.com.

49ers-Kaepernick contract talks on hold

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Contract talks are on hold between the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to NFL.com.

Report: 49ers unlikely to pick up Smith's option

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The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up their 2015 contract option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith,…

Jets RB Johnson out to quiet critics

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One day after signing a two-year contract with the New York Jets, Chris Johnson spoke about what will drive him with his…

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Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

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Bend Park and Rec District officials said Thursday they are considering making changes to dog parks following an attack that…

University opens pet-friendly dorm

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The University of Northern Colorado is rolling out the welcome mat for students … and their pets.

When a rescue and a baby became besties

Zoey and Jasper

When you look at a picture of Zoey, a rescue dog from Taiwan, and Jasper, a 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby, it's hard to…

HSCO urges: Give chocolate bunnies instead

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is reminding people to avoid the impulse purchase of live rabbits, chicks or ducklings…

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Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last

Alfa Romeo 2014

Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking…

Judge won't force GM to issue 'park it now' order

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A federal court judge denied an emergency motion Thursday that would have required General Motors to tell recalled car…

GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.

The…

All-new Acura TLX bows in New York

After seeing the concept version earlier this year, Acura is now showing off the production version of its all-new 2015 TLX…

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Miley Cyrus' U.S. tour dates postponed

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The American leg of Miley Cyrus' tour is now officially over, thanks to an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic.

Her…

Deport Bieber? White House declines comment

Justin Bieber

The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the…

Lara Spencer promoted to 'GMA' co-host

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Lara Spencer, a supporting member of the "Good Morning America" cast for the past three years, has been promoted to co-host…

Rosie O'Donnell reveals 50-pound weight loss

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Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May.

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James Franco through the years

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James Franco -- who celebrates his birthday this weekend -- has enjoyed a diverse career. Take a look at images of the…

Johnny Depp through the years

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Actor Johnny Depp has played an array of characters throughout his career. With his latest movie, "Transcendence" opening in…

5 actors who haven't aged well

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Remember those celebrities of the '80s we all drooled over? Turns out reality hit a lot of them hard, including these five…

Wayans talks second 'Haunted House,' embracing success, failures

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Actor-filmmaker Marlon Wayans talks about his latest parody, the horror movie spoof "A Haunted House 2."

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Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

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Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but…

Edward Cocaine arrested for Xanax possession

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A man named Edward Cocaine is arrested on suspicion of Xanax possession in Florida.

Golfer jumps into pond to avoid hornet attack

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When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice.

8-year-old receives box of condoms in the mail

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Parents are seeking answers after a package containing condoms was mailed to their 8-year-old daughter.

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Reports: 'Security threat' forces plane to remote airfield

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A potential security threat forced a Delta flight to land at a remote airfield in Denver on Friday, Reuters and Fox News…

Best Easter egg hunts around the world

Easter Egg Hunt, Roof Gardens

Searching living rooms and closets for your eggs may be fun the first six times, but if the novelty's wearing thinner than…

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

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Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas.

Cruise companies on hunt for China's tourist dollars

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Royal Caribbean Cruises will base its newest ship in Shanghai, the latest move in a race to capture big tourism dollars…

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Ham and cheese-stuffed French toast

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Use this recipe for a fantastic brunch!

KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a…

World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

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It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers…

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We pay tribute to some of the best known moms from television.

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You should always be sure keep your well-baby visit appointments with your baby's pediatrician because the visits help your doctor check on the growth and development of your child.

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It's been named home to one of the top golf courses in the United States. And now, Pronghorn Resort is getting bigger --…

Winter Cycling

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When winter comes to Bend it’s no reason to stop mountain biking. I think you will find some of the nicest conditions of…

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Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine defiant

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Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a…

House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

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The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed…

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine defiant

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Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a…

Ukraine talks: Call for end to violence

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Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the…

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Take a virtual tour of the new BMW X4

BMW is using this week's New York Auto Show for the world debut of its all-new BMW X4.

Pictures of the all-new Acura TLX

The all-new Acura TLX replaces two other sedans in the Acura lineup with one premium ride.

Images of the 2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep's latest offering may be smaller than other Jeeps, but just as capable.

New Jeep takes small package off road

Jeep is hoping its new small SUV with global roots will be a big hit here at home.

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