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Kaylee Sawyer homicide investigation

Kaylee Sawyer's body found in canyon west of Redmond

Authorities confirmed Thursday that the body of missing Bend woman Kaylee Sawyer was found earlier this week in a canyon off Highway 126 about 10 miles west of Redmond and said an autopsy had determined she died of "blunt force trauma."

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Bend woman gets six-plus years for smothering grandmother

A 45-year-old Bend woman who admitted smothering her 92-year-old grandmother with a pillow on New Year’s Eve was sentenced Thursday to more than six years in prison under a plea deal she accepted to avoid a murder trial.

Flint River contamination

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Flint water crisis: New criminal charges filed

Six current and former Michigan state employees were charged Friday in a widening criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to a source close to the investigation.

Deschutes County SO SAR

DCSO searchers help lost Bend hiker off South Sister

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers came to the aid Wednesday night of a hiker who became lost after summiting South Sister and sought assistance getting back to the trail, deputies said.

Algae prompts Odell Lake health advisory

State issues blue-green algae health alert for Odell Lake

A health advisory due to high levels of blue-green algae was issued Thursday by state health officials for Odell Lake, located 75 miles southeast of Eugene off Highway 58 in Lane County.

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Groups seek 'West Coast Wall' assault-weapons ban

Advocacy groups, lawmakers and the governor are calling for reform of Oregon's gun laws. The group Ceasefire Oregon, along with its sister organization in Washington, are joining with others to help create a "West Coast Wall," an assault-weapons ban stretching from Washington to California.

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon finishes plan to help persistent mentally ill

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday finalized the Oregon Performance Plan, which calls for expanding services and improving outcomes for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.

Medford woman sentenced for stealing $190,000 in public aid

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A 76-year-old Medford woman accused of using multiple identities to steal more than $190,000 worth of public assistance for more than a decade has been sentenced to five years of probation.

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San Diego police officer killed; second injured

One San Diego police officer was killed and another was injured Thursday night in a shooting as they tried to make a stop, leading to one arrest and an extensive hunt for anyone else who might have been involved, police said.

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Bikini-clad Swedish cop arrests man who takes phone

A Swedish police officer spent her day off sunbathing with friends, when a man tried stealing her phone. Mikaela Kellner pursued the suspect, pinning the man to the ground.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery


Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday.

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