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Smith Rock hiker seriously injured in 40-ft. fall, rescued

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was seriously injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes Count deputies said.

Motorcycle crash Joe Powell

Joe Powell

Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

Stouts Fire thank you sign

InciWeb

Weather break helps crews on two SW Oregon wildfires

Cloud cover with cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior on the Stouts Fire east of Canyonville on Sunday, allowing firefighters to make good progress on the fire lines of the over 15,000-acre blaze.

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Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

S. Century Drive crash Wanda Moore

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

James Holmes composite

University of Colorado; CNN

Holmes trial: Do we execute people who are mentally ill?

James Eagan Holmes did not start out in this world as a psycho killer. The evidence his lawyers presented in court last week showed he once was a cute, happy little boy from a doting family, a nice kid who was gentle with his dog and his baby sister....

Drought MGN graphic

MGN graphic

AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much.

Boko Haram captives released

Nigerian Army Public Relations

Nigeria: 178 captives freed from Boko Haram

Nigerian forces have freed 178 captives held by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram during military operations in the country's violence-plagued northeast, an army spokesman said Monday.

Those rescued in the operations near the town of Bama include...

Hillary Clinton lecture

CNN

Clinton hits TV airwaves in Iowa, NH

Hillary Clinton is launching her first advertising campaign of the 2016 election with $1 million buys in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

The ads, which will air over the course of five weeks, will start with two 60-second spots focused solely on her biog...

Biden orange juice

CNN

Beau Biden adviser to join Draft Biden group

Josh Alcorn, a close confidant and adviser to the late Beau Biden, is joining a group hoping to get Vice President Joe Biden to run for president in 2016.

Will Pierce, Draft Biden's executive director, confirmed the news on Sunday.

"I'm thrilled that J...

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