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Deschutes County Jail

Bend man accused of firing shots in air; gun found by road

A Bend man who allegedly pulled a gun during a dispute in Deschutes River Woods late Tuesday night and fired it three times in the air as he left was arrested in a guns-drawn traffic stop, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

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Deschutes County Jail

Suspect in Kaylee Sawyer murder back in Bend

The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days later.

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Italy earthquake leaves 247 dead

At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department.

The powerful earthquake hit 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) southeast of Norcia at 3:36 a.m. (9:36 p.m. Tuesda...

Brushfire burns east of Bend

Brushfire burns nearly 2 acres near homes east of Bend

Firefighters responded to and stopped a nearly two-acre brushfire on BLM land east of Bend Wednesday that came within about 200 feet of some homes, officials said.

Autoclave fire St. Charles Bend

St. Charles Bend

Sprinkler douses $200,000 washer fire at St. Charles Bend

A fire broke out in a washer for surgical instruments at St. Charles Bend early Wednesday, causing about $200,000 damage, but a fire sprinkler kept the damage from being far more severe, officials said.

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Bend FD: Fire at News & Smokes likely from cigarette

A small fire on a wall outside the business News & Smokes on Northeast Third Street in Bend was quickly extinguished early Wednesday and apparently was sparked by a cigarette improperly discarded in bark dust, fire officials said.

Scores improve for Oregon students taking ACT college test

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Results from the ACT college entrance exam show improvement in the college readiness of Oregon's graduating seniors.

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12 killed in Kabul university attack

Twelve people were killed in an attack on a university in Kabul, the Afghan capital, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police tells CNN. Two gunmen who were still on the site were killed Thursday morning in a police operation.

Seven students, three p...

Orlando Regional Medical Center

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Orlando hospitals won't bill survivors of Pulse nightclub shooting

After a gunman killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub in June, survivors of the massacre faced a new nightmare: mounting medical bills.

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Kokomo tornado spawns damage

Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, damaging numerous structures in Kokomo and leaving 15-20 people injured, authorities said.

The Indiana State Police said the injuries occurred in Kokomo and rural Howard Country.

"All of the...

Atlantic hurricane satellite

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Gaston becomes a harmless hurricane

Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right on cue, we've seen two named storms develop in the past 10 days.

First was Tropical Storm Fiona, which moved harmlessly through the central Atlantic and dissipated earl...

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