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Third fire in 24 hours in Bend

Batteries may have sparked costly SE Bend house fire

A fast-moving, smoky fire caused $200,000 damage to a southeast Bend home on Tuesday, and investigators said later it may have been sparked by some model airplane batteries that were just plugged in to recharge.

Suspicious letters put county sheriffs on high alert

Lane County man detained in suspicious letters case

A Lane County man has been detained for questioning in connection with suspicious letters sent to more than 20 Oregon sheriff's offices, Oregonian State Police confirmed to NewsChannel 21 Tuesday evening.

Oregon legal marijuana

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Oregon governor signs bill allowing pot sales Oct. 1

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will allow marijuana sales to adults beginning Oct. 1, nearly a year sooner than originally planned.

Recalled Kroger spices

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Kroger recalls four spices over salmonella risk

The Kroger Co. said Tuesday it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

Upper Klamath Lake algae advisory

Oregon Health Authority

Algae health alert for Upper Klamath, Agency lakes

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Tuesday due to algae-caused toxins at levels that could pose a risk to human health in Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake, located just north of Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Wyden objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is blocking a bill that would require social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

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Governor Brown directs state agencies: Cut water use

Amid drought conditions across much of the state, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered state agencies Tuesday to step up efforts to conserve water.

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U.S. Navy

Spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard granted parole

Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard has been granted parole and will be released from an American jail on Nov. 21, his lawyer announced Tuesday.

Pollard's release -- exactly 30 years after his arrest -- could help ease the tensions between the ...

Sandra Bland mugshot

Authorities release Sandra Bland jail video

Authorities in Waller County, Texas, released hours of jail video on Tuesday in an effort to knock down the idea that Sandra Bland was dead before she was brought to jail.

Bland, 28, was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested for all...

Tom Brady Super Bowl

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Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension upheld

The National Football League has upheld a four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the football tampering scandal known as "Deflategate," the league announced in a news release Tuesday.

Commissioner Roge...

cecil the lion

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U.S. hunter sought in killing of park lion

An American man is being sought in connection with a case that has drawn international attention -- the killing of Cecil the lion -- Zimbabwean officials said Tuesday.

The man suspected in Cecil's death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesot...

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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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