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Pertussis cases on the rise in Deschutes County

Deschutes County Health Services has identified over 20 cases of pertussis in the community since the start of the year, after a 2014 that brought the highest count in 20 years, officials said Tuesday.

C.O. job growth slows; jobless rates still fall

After a strong winter, employment growth slowed across Central Oregon in March -- and yet, jobless rates continued to fall, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.

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Two escaped weekend burns prompt reminders

Two escaped burns in Central Oregon over the weekend prompted fire officials to remind residents to take caution in outdoor burning and follow the regulations, in the remaining days that such burning is allowed.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Culver infant boy dies; officials investigatng

A 3-month-old Culver boy stopped breathing and died early Monday, despite medics' efforts to save him, and authorities said the grieving family was cooperating in the investigation.

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Fire crews battle blaze at condo structure near Mount Hood

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters from around Clackamas County have responded to fight a stubborn blaze at a three-story Government Camp condominium structure near Mount Hood.

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DEQ tests Deschutes, other waters for toxins

Central Oregon is home to beautiful blue lakes and rushing water, but hidden in our water are toxic chemicals. And while current levels are low, we now have our best info yet on what's there -- and how much.

State countersues family over Portland boy's 60-foot fall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state filed a countersuit against the family of a Portland boy who fell 60 feet in Silver Park Falls State Park and is suing for up to $875,000.

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FAA: Report of laser pointed at Ore. airplane; no one hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says investigators are looking into reports that a laser was pointed at an airplane near a suburban Portland airport.

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Prosecutor: 'Tsarnaev was and is unrepentant'

For years, the image that defined Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev showed him bloodied in a boat in a Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard, moments after his capture.

On Tuesday, federal prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini introduced a new photo -- one that, she say...

Megan Huntsman

KSL, Utah County Sheriff's Office

Utah mom admits killing 6 babies

A Utah mom who admitted to killing six of her babies soon after giving birth was given a hefty prison sentence Monday.

Megan Huntsman, 40, pleaded guilty in February to six counts of felony murder. She will spend at least 30 years in prison before sh...

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No federal protection for Nev., Calif. sage grouse

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Interior Department will not order Endangered Species Act protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

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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