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Hwy. 22 Mill City condenser blockage

Oregon State Police

Big, fallen condenser partly blocks Hwy. 22E

Oregon Highway 22E three miles west of Mill City was partially blocked Wednesday while workers sought to clear a truck crash in which a 70,000-pound cylindrical condenser rolled onto the highway, Oregon State Police reported.

California officer in downtown Bend fight

Calif. police officer pulls gun during Bend dispute

NewsChannel 21 obtained exclusive video filmed just seconds after five men were involved in a fight in downtown Bend early Sunday. Bend police confirmed that Vallejo, Calif., police Sgt. Michael Kent Tribble pulled a gun during the dispute; we talked to a witness about what he says happened.

Texas Health Presbyterian

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Texas Ebola patient had contact with children

Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday.

Five students at four different schools have come into contact with the Ebola patient, Dallas Superintendent Mike...

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver cards if they can't prove U.S. citizenship.

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Lost hiker rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness

A North Bend man who took a short hike off-trail without his pack became disoriented Tuesday in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, prompting a two-county search and rescue effort on foot and horseback that ended well after dark, authorities said.

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Land trust launches new Whychus Creek campaign

The Deschutes Land Trust announced Wednesday it has embarked on a three year, $15 million comprehensive campaign to complete its core conservation strategy for Central Oregon’s Whychus Creek.

OSU-Cascades fight not over yet

Bend OKs OSU-Cascades campus: What's next?

The Bend City Council unanimously approved the controversial OSU-Cascades Westside four-year campus plans on Monday. So what’s the next step?

100 Women Who Care gives back

'100+ Women Who Care': Giving back to C. Oregon

Tired of fundraising with bottle drives, silent auctions and bake sales? So were a group of Central Oregon women, and they've figured out a novel way to raise money and give it to a local cause.
   

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No suspect identified in fatal Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police are trying to identify suspects in a fatal Tuesday night shooting in southeast Portland's Woodstock neighborhood.

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Lane County commission OKs marijuana tax

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County commissioners told county attorneys Tuesday to draft ordinances to tax both recreational and medical marijuana — if Oregon voters legalize the drug.

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Feds give WA, OR more time to repay bridge money

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration is giving the states of Washington and Oregon five more years to repay tens of millions of dollars they were given for the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing — a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

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Driver's bail increased in deadly Hwy 97 crash

Investigation continues fundraisers set up after crash

Grief counselors were at Redmond schools Monday as several fund-raising efforts emerged after a violent Highway 97 crash…

First fall prescribed burns set to begin

C.O. Fire Management Service

Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as…

Bend OKs OSU-Cascades campus: What's next?

OSU-Cascades fight not over yet

The Bend City Council unanimously approved the controversial OSU-Cascades Westside four-year campus plans on Monday. So…

Meissner Nordic may get shuttle stop; survey online

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and Cascades East Transit are working to create a shuttle stop at Meissner…

ODOT's Santiam Pass video going digital

ODOT Santiam Pass camera

 As winter weather approaches on Santiam Pass on U.S. Hihway20, ODOT and its video image supplier Bend Broadband plan to…

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and…

Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

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At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings…

Bend police investigating downtown fight

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Bend police released some details Monday about an alcohol-fueled weekend altercation downtown involving a California police…

Richardson proposing east-west freeway

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State Rep. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson pitched an ambitious project at Saturday's debate,…

Texas Ebola patient had contact with children

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Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry…

Cop killer chosen as commencement speaker

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Maureen Faulkner learned Tuesday that her husband's convicted killer was selected as the commencement speaker for a…

Secret Service vague with details to court

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The U.S. Secret Service offered only vague information in its first criminal filing in federal court about how deep accused…

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon

Obama

The Boston Herald and its cartoonist apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for…

35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Walrus haul out

Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses…

Ukraine: Shells hit school, bus, killing 10

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A shell landed meters from a school as children began their school year in the war-weary eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk…

Reports: Sandy Hook evacuated after bomb threat

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Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat, according to…

Rhode Island child with enterovirus D68 dies

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A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said…

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Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Plagiarism allegations focus of new Merkley ad

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has turned plagiarism accusations against his Republican rival, Monica…

Wehby suggests 3 Portland debates

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she's accepted three invitations for debates in Portland.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

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DENVER (AP) — Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors.

Richardson proposing east-west freeway

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State Rep. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson pitched an ambitious project at Saturday's debate,…

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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.

Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

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Vast majority of iPhone 6 buyers are rich, white men

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Who's buying the iPhone 6 so far? Mostly rich, white guys.

BuzzFeed: Diversity is a priority

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Taking a page from tech giants like Twitter and Facebook, BuzzFeed just released statistics about the diversity of its…

FBI: Hackers stole $100M of US military, Xbox tech

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Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing…

Wall Street still hires mostly white men

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Perhaps it's no surprise, but first-year bankers at Wall Street's biggest firms are a very white and male bunch.

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Secret Service vague with details to court

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The U.S. Secret Service offered only vague information in its first criminal filing in federal court about how deep accused…

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon

Obama

The Boston Herald and its cartoonist apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for…

Strange Vine alert: Congressman does karate

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For all of you waiting to see a 77-year-old congressman in a skin-tight track suit show off his martial arts skills, here's…

Armed contractor shared elevator with Obama

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Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that…

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Rhode Island child with enterovirus D68 dies

Enterovirus

A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state's health department said…

Should US worry after 1st Ebola diagnosis?

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For the first time, a patient in an American hospital has been diagnosed with Ebola. The unidentified man, who is being…

Deer disease in SW Oregon no threat to hunters

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — With the deer season opening Saturday, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it's OK for…

How Ebola virus spreads

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Yes, Ebola is a scary infectious disease. But the first thing you should know is that it's not very contagious -- the virus…

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Cop killer chosen as commencement speaker

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Maureen Faulkner learned Tuesday that her husband's convicted killer was selected as the commencement speaker for a…

Be smart about the admissions process

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Technology puts more information than ever at college applicants' fingertips. But experts say the best advice for tackling…

Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

University of California Berkeley

Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of…

Censoring US history in Denver schools?

Denver history protests stueents

One poster said "Censoring history = No Education."

Another read "We deserve to know the truth."

The signs were just a few…

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'Twilight' lives again as a short film series on Facebook

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Like its vampires, "Twilight" lives once more. This time, however, only on Facebook.

FBI: Hackers stole $100M of US military, Xbox tech

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Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing…

Could computers take over the boardroom?

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It's a common saying that one day all our jobs will be done by robots, but top executives may not have expected their…

Microsoft introduces Windows 10

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Meet the new and improved Windows. No, it's not Windows 9 -- Microsoft is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

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35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Walrus haul out

Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses…

World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

Wildlife population decline

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The…

California bans plastic grocery bags

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California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags.

Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday…

Earthships, new homes made from old junk

Earthships built from scraps

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

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Reports: Raiders might court Gruden

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With the Oakland Raiders searching for a new head coach, their gaze might turn to a name from their past.

Dunn expected to retire without postseason at-bat

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Veteran slugger Adam Dunn, who finally made it to the playoffs with the Oakland Athletics but never got off the bench in…

NBA roundup: Bryant, Nash join Lakers for first practice

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced Tuesday for the first time since his knee injury 10 months ago and said he…

Penguins' Crosby to make preseason debut

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is scheduled to play in his first preseason game Wednesday night at the Detroit…

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Dog rescued after being stuck in hot tar

Dog rescued from hot tar

A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a…

Dog chases bear out of Tenn. home

Dog chases bear

If you live near the Smokies, seeing a bear in the area isn't unusual, but seeing a bear in your home certainly is.

Portland pit bull likely going back to Colorado

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The pit bull that killed another dog last week on a Portland street car will likely be returned to its…

Rescue dog finds boy, 5, safe at bottom of ravine

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NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog found a missing 5-year-old autistic…

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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

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Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

GM fixing problems with Corvette's 'nanny cam'

GM is warning Corvette drivers that using the car's "nanny cam" feature could be illegal.

General Motors recently sent…

Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

Ford

Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit that could prevent its air bag from…

First GM victims accept Feinberg settlement

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The families of two teenage girls killed in a crash of a recalled GM car are the first to accept settlement offers from the…

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GLAAD praises networks in annual survey

Orange is the New Black

For the first time, three networks have rated "excellent" in an annual survey of LGBT portrayals on television, the LGBT…

'Twilight' lives again as a short film series on Facebook

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart

Like its vampires, "Twilight" lives once more. This time, however, only on Facebook.

What we know about Mrs. Clooney

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin in Venice

Amal Alamuddin may have just accomplished what many believed was the impossible: snagging Hollywood's most notable bachelor.

By Odin's beard! The female Thor has arrived

Female Thor

It's been less than two months since the world first learned about it, and now, it's official. Call her Thor.

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In theaters: October movie releases

The Judge

Find out what movies are coming to a theater near you in October.

Potential 2015 Oscar contenders

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As "Gone Girl" opens in theaters, take a look at some movies that could get some Oscar buzz this awards season.

Tyler Perry's most successful movies

Producer Tyler Perry

As Tyler Perry appears in "Gone Girl," take a look at the 10 top-grossing movies he's directed and produced.

Gold standard: Celebrated animated films

The Boxtrolls

As "The Boxtrolls" opens in theaters this week take a look at some of the top animated films of the last decade.

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Toddler rescued after getting potty stuck on head

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Emergency services were called to release a child after she got a toilet-training potty stuck on her head.


Reports: 10,000 doves searched by police in China

Pigeon

The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony for China's National Day underwent full body cavity searches in an effort to prevent…

Accused doughnut truck thief drops pastry, surrenders

Doughnut truck thief

A man driving a van full of stolen doughnuts led police on a chase through southeast Portland before he eventually stopped,…

Bank robbery suspect's happy mug shot going viral

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This could be the happiest mug shot ever.

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How Hong Kong protests are affecting travel

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With an efficient subway, multiple inexpensive taxis and a good public bus system, Hong Kong is normally one of the world's…

Air traffic control fire suspect in court

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A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control center made his first court appearance…

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

Passengers in line, Chicago O'Hare

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.

Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago's two…

Chicago-area incident still snarling flights

Chicago airport during ground stop

The effects of an employee's alleged sabotage of the Illinois air traffic control center where he worked continued to be…

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

Nestlé releases candy bars linked to cash

Nestlé Kit Kat UK

It may sound like the next "Willy Wonka" movie, but the maker of KitKat chocolate bars says it has hidden global…

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First fall prescribed burns set to begin

C.O. Fire Management Service

Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as Wednesday, if weather conditions remain favorable.

Deschutes County lifts fire-use restrictions

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With cooler weather at hand, Deschutes County commissioners have rescinded their fire use restrictions on unprotected lands in the unincorporated county.

C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

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The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

Fire danger levels drop to low

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest led the nation in wildfires this year.

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5 ways you can help fight breast cancer

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Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to make a difference when it comes to something as overwhelming as cancer. But there are plenty of ways to help in the battle against breast cancer.

Celebrities who have battled breast cancer

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Celebrities such as Edie Falco, Christina Applegate and Richard Roundtree have fought against breast cancer.

Are the things you eat linked to cancer?

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Besides the usual suspects we worry about when it comes to our diets, should cancer be something we should add to our list of food worries?

Groups support minority cancer patients

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Cancer rates are higher in some minority groups, but some organizations now offer aid specifically to people with those backgrounds.

Ways to be proactive against breast cancer

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If you think you are at risk for breast cancer there are some things you can do to try to be proactive against the disease.

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Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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

Tips for golfing in colder temps

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

How to prepare days before a race

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With the start of the fall season comes various running events. When getting ready to run your race make sure you are properly prepared by following these tips the days leading up to the event.

Mountain biking basics

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For those looking to change up their workout routine, mountain biking can be a fun cross between hiking and cycling. Before you hit the trails take a look at these basic tips.

How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

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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

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

How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

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Find out how autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed in children, and what tests and observations are commonly done.

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

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Find out why it's important to include whole grains in your healthy diet.

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Running with the dogs

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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

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

Ford showed off the next generation of America's best-selling vehicle Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

Do you want a Corvette with even more power? Then take a look at the all new Z06.

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