KTVZ Top Stories

Kitzhaber Richardson

Kitzhaber, Richardson meet in final debate

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

String of burglaries cause alarm

String of Madras burglaries frustrate victims

There's been seven reported burglaries in Madras since September, and many fear the number is growing fast.

Decision 2014 logo

GMO measure poised to set spending record

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon spending record.

Redmond special roundabout debuts img2

Redmond dedicates students' roundabout art

Three Redmond high schools -- one project. On Monday, a big unveiling celebration took place of the city's newest piece of art, designed and created entirely by students.

Boost for non-profits in fight against domestic violence

Fight against domestic violence gets boost

The KIDS Center and Saving Grace in Bend have received grants to help fund programs fighting domestic violence.

Milo Cress and reusable straws

Barron Prize

Bend teen's 'Straw Free' effort lands big honor

Bend 13-year-old Milo Cress is one of three Oregon teens honored Monday with the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes -- and it only took frustration over wasteful, disposable straws to land him that honor.

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

MGN graphic

Wealthy put $800K into Oregon pot campaign

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two groups tied to wealthy donors have put $800,000 toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon.

LESTER, MICHAEL RAY

Deschutes County Jail

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.

Oscar Pistorius

Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but u...

C. Oregon jobs grow; unemployment rates fall

Job growth continued in September across Central Oregon, while unemployment rates began to show their first sign of improvement in several months, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

Honda

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers.

More Central Oregon News

Smith Rock climber injured in 20-foot fall

Smith Rock State Park

A climber from Sherwood fell about 20 feet and injured his back and shoulder at Smith Rock State Park Sunday evening,…

State declares end to busy C. Oregon fire season

Two Bulls Fire Awbrey Butte Gary Hooper

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District announced Monday that the very busy 2014 wildfire season on…

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

Bend homes (generic)

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

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…

Truckers' parade set to honor log truck crash victim

Log truck driver Danny Williams

A procession of dozens of log trucks and other rigs will head north from Redmond next Saturday, parading to a celebration…

Most-Discussed Stories

Homeowner confronts, holds teen theft suspect

LESTER, MICHAEL RAY

A homeowner confronted and detained one of three teens caught stealing from several cars in the La Pine area late Saturday…

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

Bend homes (generic)

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

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.

Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?

Hong Kong talks

Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong…

Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama…

Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

The…

Police: Indiana man could be serial killer

Darren Vann

The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states…

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius?

Oscar Pistorius trial

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London…

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de La Renta

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He…

WHO outlines next steps in Ebola crisis

WHO, World Health Organization headquarters

Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials…

Retrial begins: Life or death for Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether…

More US & World News

Kitzhaber, Richardson meet in final debate

Kitzhaber Richardson

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried…

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

Bend homes (generic)

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

GMO measure poised to set spending record

Decision 2014 logo

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A ballot measure that would require labels on genetically engineered foods is poised to reach an Oregon…

Decision 2014: Capell on Measure 91

Decision 2014 Capell on Measure 91

As the campaign season heats up, we talk with each of the eight Bend City Council candidates. Incumbent Mark Capell says…

Wealthy put $800K into Oregon pot campaign

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two groups tied to wealthy donors have put $800,000 toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon.

More C.O. Elections

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

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

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.

More Pay It Forward

Wealth is outpacing income -- and that's a scary sign

Money

More household wealth in America sounds like good news, but it could also mean economic trouble.

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

New York Stock Exchange sign

Corporate earnings are back in focus as the latest bout of market volatility ebbs away.

Here are six things you need to know…

Higher fees coming for Citibank customers

CitiBank settlement

Watch out Citibank customers: higher fees are on the way.

Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Honda

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might…

More Money

Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama…

Clinton family remembers Oscar de la Renta

Clintons, Chelsea Clinton wedding

Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.

The famous designer…

What key Senate race means for 2016

Vote, election file

Potential 2016 presidential contenders are paying close attention to this year's Senate race.

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

Edward Gough Whitlam former Aus PM

Edward Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister who strengthened ties abroad, has died, the Australian…

More Politics

3 Ebola-infected travelers might fly monthly

Passengers in cabin in Kenya

Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, according to a new…

Ebola monitoring period over for 43 Texans

US soldiers train for Ebola

Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated…

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…

More Health

Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be…

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…

Syracuse University disinvites journalist over Ebola fears

Ebola

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

But his invite was…

Teens face 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety

Facebook

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

That's what happened…

More Education

Expect meteor showers early Tuesday

Shooting star from space

If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars.

Apple Pay launches today

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is finally here.

Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

House, windows

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are hoping that family, friends and maybe even…

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky

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

More Technology

DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

Mountain gorilla DeCaprio

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

Bottled water, BPA

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…

More Green Life

Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

The…

Is this super fan the Royals' good luck charm?

SungWoo Lee

He's a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job. But he has already swept Twitter and the…

Who is 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius?

Oscar Pistorius trial

He was the so-called "Fastest Man on No Legs," and his inspiring story captured the imagination of the world at the London…

Steelers rally, hold off Texans

Steelers win 'MNF'

At home on "Monday Night Football," the Pittsburgh Steelers are next to impossible to beat. They proved it yet again with a…

More Sports

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…

More Pets

Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Honda

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might…

GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

GM dealership

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors' faulty ignition switch continue to rise, and two more deaths have been…

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…

More Autos

'Simpsons' go streaming: Al Jean talks new site

The Simpsons

Almost every episode of "The Simpsons" (556 and counting!) has started with Springfield's favorite family running home to…

5 ways Oscar de la Renta was a pop icon

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was far from just a fashion designer. The man who died Monday at the age of 82 was as much an icon as…

Clinton family remembers Oscar de la Renta

Clintons, Chelsea Clinton wedding

Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.

The famous designer…

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de La Renta

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He…

More Entertainment

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

Channing Tatum at MTV Movie Awards_blurb

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

More Movies

Scientist stumbles upon puppy-sized spider

Huge birdeating 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

Restaurant bill, tip

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

More Irresistible News

12 best meat cities in America

New York City traffic

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

World's worst airport in 2014 is...

Checking in at LaGuardia Airport

Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be.

Ebola fears cripple Africa's safari industry

Cheetah

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…

More Travel

Pesto vegetable salad with chicken

Serve this bright main dish warm or chilled.

12 best meat cities in America

New York City traffic

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 --…

More Food
 
There are currently no severe weather alerts.
Advertisement

State declares end to busy C. Oregon fire season

Two Bulls Fire Awbrey Butte Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District announced Monday that the very busy 2014 wildfire season on state-protected lands will officially come to an end Tuesday morning.

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

Fire Alert logo

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

C.O. Fire Management Service

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

NBC News

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

More Fire Alert

Friendship is important to cancer patients

Breast Cancer survivors cropped

iStock/JBryson

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

5 cancer-fighting foods you should be eating

breast_cancer_healthyeating

iStockPhoto/lisafx

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

Mammogram guidelines: What's changed?

mammogram, breast cancer, doctor, nurse

istock

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

How to help a loved one through a breast cancer diagnosis

Couple in love in field

iStock/jmed

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

What to expect after breast cancer

iStock

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

More Breast Cancer Awareness

What you need to know about prostate cancer

Man stretching on beach

iStock/artmannwitte

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

New treatments help prostate cancer patients

Man posed by tree

iStock/Beboy_ltd

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

Blood test

©iStockphoto.com/(peepo)

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

Get screened to prevent prostate cancer

man looking at computer screen

iStockPhoto / RapidEye

Men, get screened to try to prevent prostate cancer.

Guys, it's time to check your prostate

Cancer definition

iStock/firebrandphotography

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

More Prostate Cancer Awareness

KTVZ.COM Poll

Most Popular

Pedal your way to better health

Cycling race

iStock/saintho

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

Exercise

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

How to prepare for a cycling race

Cycling

iStock/warrengoldswan

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

Man fishing

iStock/Woodcreeper

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

Tips for golfing in colder temps

Golf ball on edge of hole

iStockPhoto / sculpies

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

More Outdoors

Are pumpkins good for your health?

mini pumpkins

iStock/EasyBuy4u

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

Easy lifestyle changes to make your family healthier

family laying on grass

istock

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

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Pregnant woman, pregnancy, mom, mother

iStock

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

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand foot mouth disease

Mayo Clinic News Network

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

yogurt

auburn

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

More Healthy Families

Running with the dogs

photo 1

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

More Extraordinary Living

Toolbox

Twitter Facebook
Make Us Your Homepage Chef's Table
RSS Pump Patrol
Fire Alert Green Life
News Link Community Links
Mobile Crimestoppers

E-News Registration

Got brains? These top 5 zombie movies do

World War Z

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

Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire

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

evil scary clown

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

Halloween cupcakes

Get together with your kids for spooky delights.

Healthy Halloween treats for kids

Halloween candy cropped

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

More Halloween
Advertisement