8 injured in head-on crash on Hwy. 97 south of Redmond

A head-on three-vehicle crash injured eight people, at least three seriously, and blocked Highway 97 south of Redmond for over an hour late Tuesday afternoon, Oregon State Police said.

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8 injured in head-on crash on Hwy. 97 south of Redmond

A head-on three-vehicle crash injured eight people, at least three seriously, and blocked Highway 97 south of Redmond for over an hour late Tuesday afternoon, Oregon State Police said.

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Bend Fire Dept. lays out ways to curb arson threats

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an estimated 282,600 intentionally set fires nationwide each year, causing an average of 420 civilian deaths, 1,360 civilian injuries and $1.3 billion in property damage.

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NE Bend man missing; police seek public's help

Bend police turned to the public for help Tuesday in finding a 57-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic who left his adult foster are home last Friday on his bike and failed to return. His bike was found Sunday by an irrigation canal.

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Some state parks have new campfire restrictions

Oregon State Parks campfire restrictions are now in place in the Columbia Gorge, the middle and southern portions of the Willamette Valley, on southern Oregon coastal beaches and a few locations east of the Cascades, officials said Tuesday.

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Firefighters make gains against SW Oregon wildfire

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Fire bosses say another four or five days of moderate weather will make a big difference in containing a wildfire in southwestern Oregon's Cascade foothills.

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Thousands could lose homes in Calif. wildfires

The only force fiercer than a 100-square-mile wildfire was Joe Welz's impulse to protect his home.

Then came the moment when he relented: Welz turned his back on his home and evacuated.

It wasn't easy. He was ordered to evacuate Sunday, but he defied t...

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Oregon Parks propose reservation system changes

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Tuesday it is seeking comments on proposed rules that would amend the Oregon State Parks reservation process.

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Prineville to get C. Oregon's first bike park

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Construction is set to start next year on central Oregon's first bike park.

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USGS explores E. Oregon groundwater, geothermal supplies

A new study now underway by the U.S. Geological Survey is exploring the groundwater resources and geothermal energy potential in drought-stricken areas of Eastern Oregon and nearby parts of California, Idaho and Nevada.

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Trump: Mexico will pay for wall because I say

Donald Trump -- who Fox News said literally will be at the center of its GOP primary debate on Thursday -- is already feeling the heat from network hosts.

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Clinton hammers Bush over women's health

Jeb Bush took an off-handed jab at women's health funding and quickly found himself in the middle of a culture clash with Hillary Clinton.

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