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High winds rake High Desert; trees, power lines fall

Winds gusting close to 50 mph -- and hitting 70 mph atop Mt. Bachelor -- toppled dozens of trees around the High Desert Saturday, blocking roads and knocking out power while keeping police and utility crews scrambling. No injuries were reported.

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Sentenced Bend man allegedly asked son to shoot him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.

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Endangered Bend teen runaway sought

Bend police turned to the public for help Friday in finding a 14-year-old girl with mental health issues who ran away from home and does not have her required medication.

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Grandfather: Marysville school shooter hit cousins

When a gunman opened fire at students in a school cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets.

Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cousin of two of the w...

Democrats fight to keep grip on Oregon Legislature

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Medford, Ashland, Corvallis and Albany have an unusually large amount of power in next month's election.

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Big fight, Round 2: Prosecutor getting new liver

A Deschutes County prosecutor whose life-saving liver transplant was denied by a county contractor's doctor as not "medically necessary" welcomed a reversal of that decision Friday as the family got word the self-insured county will cover the transplant after all.

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Redmond sex-abuse suspect was Bend PD courier

A 41-year-old Redmond man arrested on charges of sexually abusing a young girl had been a Bend Police Department volunteer mail courier for nearly three years, but officials said Friday they have no reason to believe he had contact with children in that role.

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Rescuers save hundreds of fish on Deschutes

The goal of Friday's fish rescue was to avoid last year's disaster, when thousands of fish died in a side channel of the Deschutes River near Lava Island Falls.

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Hwy. 126 crash critically injures Prineville man

Oregon State Police are investigating the the cause of Thursday night's single vehicle rollover crash along Highway 126 about four miles east of Redmond that critically injured a Prineville man.

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Steens Mtn. remains believed to be missing Okla. teen

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Remains found by a hunter this month in sparsely populated southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into The Wild."

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Washington sheriff stands by pro-marijuana ad

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — King County, Washington, Sheriff John Urquhart is standing by his statements in a TV ad in support of a measure legalizing marijuana in Oregon.

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