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RJ Bracken

High winds rake High Desert; trees, power lines fall

Winds gusting close to 50 mph -- and hitting 70 mph atop Mt. Bachelor -- toppled dozens of trees around the High Desert Saturday, blocking roads and knocking out power while canceling flights and keeping police and utility crews scrambling. No injuries were reported.

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Update: Endangered Bend teen runaway found

A missing, endangered 14-year-old Bend girl reported as a runaway Thursday was found Saturday by a retired police officer and his wife, lying in a field near a northeast Bend intersection, officers said. She was taken to St. Charles Bend for evaluation.

Dan Reesor heading for liver transplant surgery

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Deschutes prosecutor recovering with new liver

A Deschutes County prosecutor at the center of a public battle to have a life-saving liver transplant covered by county-provided insurance was recovering Saturday from a long, difficult transplant operation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, family members said.

Truckers parade to Dani Williams service

Misty DeChant

Over 100 truckers parade to honor log truck crash victim

A procession of more than 100 log trucks and other rigs traveled north from Redmond Saturday, parading to a celebration of life event in Prineville in honor of a Redmond log truck driver killed in a recent crash on the Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville.

Port-a-potti Beth Schultz

Beth Schultz

Your fall photos: Winds hit C. Oregon, more

Winds close to 50 mph raked Central Oregon for much of Saturday, knocking down trees and power lines; here are some of your photos, along with earlier autumn sights of colorful leaves, the 'blood moon' lunar eclipse and more. Feel free to share 1-2 of your fall photos (along with who took them, where and when) at stories@ktvz.com.

Desert Sun Development Shannon Egeland

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Sentenced Bend man allegedly asked son to shoot him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.

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Medford man dead after tree falls on tent

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police say a man died after a large tree fell on the tent where he was camping.

James Foley ISIS executioner

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NYT: ISIS hostages tortured, then beheaded

In the moments before his death, American James Foley stares into the camera, head held high, after being forced to read a script, in which he blames his death on the United States.

A masked man wielding a knife then decapitates him.

As horrifying as F...

Hwy. 230 car onto tree

Oregon State Police

Tree slams onto car on SW Oregon highway

A Grants Pass woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday when high winds sent a 40-foot pine tree smashing onto her car on Highway 230 in southeast Douglas County, narrowly missing the windshield, Oregon State Police said

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Storm on Oregon coast hammers Port Orford

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) — A storm on the southern coast of Oregon forced a temporary evacuation of Port Orford.

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Reconstructing the spree that left 2 deputies dead

The California shooting rampage began in a parking lot of a $56-a-night motel outside downtown Sacramento when two sheriff's deputies checked on a suspicious car there.

By the time the spree was over, authorities said, the suspects killed two sheriff'...

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