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Crook County wildfire traced to kids with a lighter

A 13-acre brushfire that threatened several homes and forced evacuations northwest of Prineville late Tuesday afternoon was traced to two juveniles playing with a lighter, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Italy earthquake leaves 14 dead, town in ruins

A strong earthquake hit central Italy, leaving terrified residents huddled outside collapsed buildings and others trapped beneath the rubble overnight.

At least 14 people died following the 6.2-magnitude earthquake early Wednesday, according to CNN ...

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Bend wildlife rescue-rehab facility closed amid ODFW investigation

The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation facility is under investigation by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Campfire restrictions begin Friday on C.O. public lands

With a rash of human-caused wildfires at the peak of fire season, Central Oregon public lands managers are imposing new campfire restrictions on Friday, banning charcoal and portable campfires, except in designated campgrounds.

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Bend co. bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 million

A comptroller and bookkeeper for a Bend energy-instrument business has been arrested on 32 felony counts, accused of embezzling nearly $1 million over the past four years, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Tuesday.

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C. Oregon jobless rates up again as labor force grows

Central Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment levels in July were up for a second straight month, despite relatively normal hiring patterns, the state Employment Department said Tuesday.

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Oregon citizen panel votes to support corporate tax proposal

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A $3 billion corporate tax measure that will be on Oregon's ballot this November has earned another endorsement.

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7 refuge workers expected to testify at Ammon Bundy's trial

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to call seven Interior Department employees to testify at the upcoming trial of Ammon Bundy and others charged with conspiring to impede workers during last winter's 41-day occupation of an Oregon bird sanctuary.

Father seeks custody of children who went to Oregon standoff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A father is seeking custody of seven children whose mother took them to sing for the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers and is accused of abusing them.

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Shooter on motorcycle damages 4 Medford businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A shooter on a motorcycle shattered six windows and damaged three other buildings while wheeling down the streets of Medford.

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Syria: Turkey launches anti-ISIS offensive

Turkey has launched a military operation against ISIS in the north of Syria, Turkish state media has reported.

The aim is to secure territory along its border with Syria from the ISIS threat, officials told Turkey's semi-official Anadolu agency.

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