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Abuse suspect dies in apparent suicide at Deschutes County Jail

The owner of a Portland martial arts studio, arrested a week ago on charges of abusing a boy in the Sisters area, died of an apparent suicide early Sunday in the Deschutes County Jail, sheriff’s deputies said.

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Bend teen facing charges in DUII chase, crashes

A 17-year-old Bend youth faces DUII, attempt to elude and other charges in connection with a pursuit and a pair of crashes in southeast Bend early Saturday, police said Sunday.

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Mountainous Tibet copes with strong aftershocks

They dug through rubble, looking for survivors but usually finding bodies. At night, they slept in open fields in the frigid night air. Food and clean water became rarities, uncertainty and fear constants.

On Sunday, Nepal began coming to terms with t...

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Nepal earthquake: How to help victims

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing more than 1,800 people. As the rescue and recovery efforts get underway, many charities and NGOs are sending teams, essential aid and medical assistance. Here are some o...

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Portland considers limiting impact of infill construction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland may tighten restrictions on new homes as community groups push to limit impacts of infill construction and demolition in close-in neighborhoods.

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Police ID armed man killed by police in Salem standoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified the gunman who was killed Friday after a seven-hour standoff with police, when he barricaded himself inside a converted bus near a Salem Walmart and shot at officers.

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Sisters survive two weeks stranded in Michigan woods

Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved sisters Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Wright, 56, who were stranded in their truck for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Google exec. killed in Nepal quake while climbing Everest

Google executive Dan Fredinburg died while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive Nepal earthquake on Saturday.

Fredinburg was privacy director for the company's Google X team, which is responsible for some of the search company's more forward-thinki...

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Anti-frost fans at S. Ore. blueberry farm not winning fans

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — In the wee hours of a cold morning in mid-March, residents in the Jerome Prairie and Wilderville areas west of Grants Pass got a rude awakening.


Low snowpack may be a win for NW rafters

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The low winter snow pack may have some positive consequences for some outdoor enthusiasts.

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Invasive mussels found on boat hauled to Ore. from Ohio

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife official say they've found a boat being hauled from Ohio infested with invasive mussels.

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

Homes and home sites, NE Bend

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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