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BLM plans to remove geocaches from Badlands

The Bureau of Land Management's Prineville District Office said Friday it will work with the local geocaching community to remove about 84 geocaches located in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and other wilderness study areas, research natural areas and "areas of critical environmental concern."

Ex-Madras school custodian sentenced for child porn

A Metolius man who worked for 11 years as a Madras school custodian has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography, although authorities said Friday no evidence was found of any inappropriate contact involving students at the school.

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Bend projects tackle near-capacity sewer system

Bend’s sewer collection system is near capacity -- and in some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels, city officials said Friday as they outlined projects underway to relieve the problems.

Former Bend man sentenced in tax refund scheme

A former Bend resident has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $300,000 in restitution in a fraudulent refund scheme that also involved taking retaliatory action against IRS agents, prosecutors said Friday.

Families wait during ferry search

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Captain in ferry sinking charged, in custody

A South Korean captain, standing in handcuffs before reporters, defended his order to delay the evacuation of his sinking ferry, state-run media reported early Saturday.

The news of Lee Joon Seok's arrest in connection with the sinking that left 29 pe...


Oregon oil trains carried 11M barrels in 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Reports to the state show the volume of oil hauled on railroads in Oregon increased last year to more than 11 million barrels.

Ranchers, Klamath Tribes sign water-sharing pact

Cattle ranchers and Indian tribes who long fought over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin have signed an agreement to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

Eyewitness testimony no longer a 'gold standard'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Courts and legislatures are slowly shifting away from using eyewitness testimony as the gold standard of evidence. The reason: Studies show it's only right about half the time.


Corvallis priest accused in child porn case

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A 39-year-old priest in Corvallis has been arrested on child pornography charges.

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Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes southern Mexico

It met the definition of a major one, but the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Friday in southern Mexico's Guerrero state didn't land the kind of punch that it might have.

"There was no way not to feel it," Gustavo Lozano told CNN about the temblo...

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Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international deal for militants to vacate seized buildings and lay down their arms.

The deal was agreed to by Russia, Ukraine and the West....

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Family of 7 escapes burning Redmond home

Redmond Pumice Place house fire

A family of seven, including an infant, fled their burning rental home in southwest Redmond Thursday evening before…

Pricey Bend bike theft echoes store's earlier hit

Bend PD investigates series of burglaries

A price tag is all that's left behind of a $6,000 bike at Pine Mountain Sports on Bend's Westside -- the store's second…

Bend's Weddel named Oregon HS Principal of Year

Weddel names Oregon H.S. Principal of the Year

Bend Senior High School Principal H.D. Weddel was named Oregon’s 2014 High School Principal of the Year in front of a…

Bend brewing big on the kombucha map

Local kombucha maker goes national

What was once known as Kombucha Mama is no more. That's because it is now known as Humm Kombucha.

Redmond teens show off elaborate "promposals"

Redmond teens share Promposal stories

Remember when you went to prom - and all it took was the simple question, "Will you go to prom with me?" Not any more!…

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Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

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Bend Park and Rec District officials said Thursday they are considering making changes to dog parks following an attack that…

Deschutes joins move to halt immigration detainers

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when…

ODOT to repave rutted Bend-Redmond Hwy. 97

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An Oregon Department of Transportation project to improve U.S. Highway 97 between Redmond and Bend will get underway this…

Oregon sheriffs oppose driver-license measure

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon sheriffs is opposing a move to grant driving privileges for people who can't prove…

Captain in ferry sinking charged, in custody

Families wait during ferry search

A South Korean captain, standing in handcuffs before reporters, defended his order to delay the evacuation of his sinking…

Fake ferry survivor texts cause anger

Korean ferry victim text

Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from…

Man charged in Kansas City highway shootings

Kansas city highway suspect

A man accused of shooting at cars on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts covering nine…

Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds

New York Stock Exchange trading

Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an unusual money-making vehicle -- the…

Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

Putin on TV

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international…

More details emerge, but still no jet

Flight 370 mural

New information has come to light about the path taken by Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it disappeared from radar…

Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes southern Mexico

Mexico earthquake

It met the definition of a major one, but the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Friday in southern Mexico's Guerrero…

Ferry disaster: What's likelihood of finding survivors?

South Korean ferry, search efforts

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning slim hopes…

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President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama…

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

HHS secretary: Work is far from over

Kathleen Sebelius

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed her appreciation to her department's employees after more than…

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Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

Pay it Forward: 'Carly's Kids' have outdoor fun

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Pay it Forward is NewsChannel 21’s segment bringing awareness to the good things happening around us every day here in Central Oregon. This month’s unsuspecting “target” is dedicated fifth-grade teacher Sandy Phillips – not for her classroom activities, but her efforts to support kids outside of the classroom.

Pay it Forward: 'Backpacks in Bend' feeds kids

Pay it Forward Backpacks in Bend

Imagine being a child going to school hungry Monday morning. That's the reality for hundreds of Central Oregon students, but "Backpacks in Bend" is helping solve the problem -- and this year's "Pay it Forward' selection.

Pay it Forward: 'Kits for Kids' helps homeless students

More than 20,000 Oregon students are homeless, and many live in Central Oregon. But one Bend organization is working to help make things a little easier for those kids.  

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Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds

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Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an unusual money-making vehicle -- the…

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

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Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and…

NBA player to open Hooters in Russia


Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise…

Stocks end week up over 2%

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Investors were ready for the long weekend, and it showed. Trading meandered around the breakeven mark for much of the day.…

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Obama pushes back Keystone decision

Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL…

Amy Kremer to resign from Tea Party Express

Amy Kremer

Amy Kremer, the Tea Party Express chairman who's played a major role in elections for the past five years, is resigning.


Clinton memoir gets a title: "Hard Choices"

Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much anticipated next memoir will be titled "Hard Choices," the book's…

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton…

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Illness spreads; NW Ore. school district closes

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KNAPPA, Ore. (AP) — A school district in northwest Oregon that has struggled all week with an outbreak of intestinal illness…

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

Water from Portland reservoir tests clean

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a Portland…

Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria


You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

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The rise of college 'study drugs'


Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out…

Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday…

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

School testing, SAT

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a…

Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

Shopping for prom dress

For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread…

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NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

Kepler 186f planet

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that…

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

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A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

Nearby Friends on Facebook

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

3-D printing the human body

3-D ear

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing,…

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Asian air pollution linked to freak North American weather

Beijing pollution

A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further…

U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

Heat From California Sunset

Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the…

New volcanic island eats its neighbor

Japan island eats another island

One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some China residents' desperation for better air.

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Report: Teixeira coming off DL Sunday

Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is set to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, according to

49ers-Kaepernick contract talks on hold

Colin Kaepernick, Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco 49ers

Contract talks are on hold between the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to

Report: 49ers unlikely to pick up Smith's option

Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers, 2012

The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up their 2015 contract option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith,…

Jets RB Johnson out to quiet critics

Chris Johnson

One day after signing a two-year contract with the New York Jets, Chris Johnson spoke about what will drive him with his…

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Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

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Bend Park and Rec District officials said Thursday they are considering making changes to dog parks following an attack that…

University opens pet-friendly dorm

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The University of Northern Colorado is rolling out the welcome mat for students … and their pets.

When a rescue and a baby became besties

Zoey and Jasper

When you look at a picture of Zoey, a rescue dog from Taiwan, and Jasper, a 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby, it's hard to…

HSCO urges: Give chocolate bunnies instead

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is reminding people to avoid the impulse purchase of live rabbits, chicks or ducklings…

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Judge won't force GM to issue 'park it now' order

General Motors

A federal court judge denied an emergency motion Thursday that would have required General Motors to tell recalled car…

GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.


All-new Acura TLX bows in New York

After seeing the concept version earlier this year, Acura is now showing off the production version of its all-new 2015 TLX…

BMW melds SUV, coupe in new X4

Whether you think it's an SUV, a hatchback or a coupe, the new BMW X4 is definitely distinctive.

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Lara Spencer promoted to 'GMA' co-host

Lara Spencer

Lara Spencer, a supporting member of the "Good Morning America" cast for the past three years, has been promoted to co-host…

Rosie O'Donnell reveals 50-pound weight loss

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Rosie O'Donnell will be sporting a new look when she returns to "The View" in May.

'Orphan Black': The best show you're not watching

Orphan Black

If fans thought season one of "Orphan Black" was mysterious, get ready to spiral deeper down the rabbit hole for a second…

Paul Walker's mom drops custody bid for granddaughter

Paul Walker's mom wants custody of daughter

Paul Walker's mother has dropped her court bid to take guardianship of the late actor's daughter, a lawyer for Cheryl Ann…

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James Franco through the years

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James Franco -- who celebrates his birthday this weekend -- has enjoyed a diverse career. Take a look at images of the…

Johnny Depp through the years

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Actor Johnny Depp has played an array of characters throughout his career. With his latest movie, "Transcendence" opening in…

5 actors who haven't aged well

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Remember those celebrities of the '80s we all drooled over? Turns out reality hit a lot of them hard, including these five…

Wayans talks second 'Haunted House,' embracing success, failures

Gabriel Iglesias and Marlon Wayans in 'A Haunted House 2'

Actor-filmmaker Marlon Wayans talks about his latest parody, the horror movie spoof "A Haunted House 2."

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Edward Cocaine arrested for Xanax possession

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A man named Edward Cocaine is arrested on suspicion of Xanax possession in Florida.

Golfer jumps into pond to avoid hornet attack

Pablo Larrazabal

When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice.

8-year-old receives box of condoms in the mail

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Parents are seeking answers after a package containing condoms was mailed to their 8-year-old daughter.

Trucker ‘dispatched by God’ to deliver baby at Denny’s


A man believes he was "dispatched by the Lord" to help deliver a baby in the lobby of a Denny's restaurant.

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Best Easter egg hunts around the world

Easter Egg Hunt, Roof Gardens

Searching living rooms and closets for your eggs may be fun the first six times, but if the novelty's wearing thinner than…

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

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Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas.

Cruise companies on hunt for China's tourist dollars

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Royal Caribbean Cruises will base its newest ship in Shanghai, the latest move in a race to capture big tourism dollars…

Great Easter hotels for chocoholics

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

Easter is upon us and, like clockwork, hordes of brightly wrapped chocolate bunnies and eggs have begun their domination of…

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Ham and cheese-stuffed French toast

French Toast

Use this recipe for a fantastic brunch!

KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a…

World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

McCafe Premium Roast Coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers…

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Know the origins of Mother's Day?

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Mothers have been revered throughout history, from ancient pagan celebrations to church holidays to present-day Mother's Day.

Must-have items for baby

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If you're a mom-to-be, take a look at these must-have baby items.

Workouts for mom, child to do together

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Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy…

25 healthiest cities for women

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From "greenest" to happiest to safest, check out the healthiest spots for women in the U.S.

Our favorite TV moms ever

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We pay tribute to some of the best known moms from television.

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Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

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Is there a difference between organic and regularly grown food when it comes to nutrition, safety and price? Find out here.

Drinking enough water important for kids and adults

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It's just as important for kids to drink enough water each day as it is for adults. Find out why here.

Should you give your kids fruit juice?

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Are fruit juice drinks healthy for your kids, or should you avoid them because of their high sugar content? Find out here.

Ideas to encourage your kids to eat well



Use these tips to help your kids eat healthier.

Why well-baby visits are essential

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You should always be sure keep your well-baby visit appointments with your baby's pediatrician because the visits help your doctor check on the growth and development of your child.

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Pronghorn, in the News

It's been named home to one of the top golf courses in the United States. And now, Pronghorn Resort is getting bigger --…

Winter Cycling


When winter comes to Bend it’s no reason to stop mountain biking. I think you will find some of the nicest conditions of…

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Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

Putin on TV

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international…

Ukraine talks: Call for end to violence

Unrest in eastern Ukraine

Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the…

Diplomats agree on steps for Ukraine

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Diplomats who met to discuss the crisis in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland issued this joint statement Thursday:

Ukraine military push appears to stall

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Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed…

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Take a virtual tour of the new BMW X4

BMW is using this week's New York Auto Show for the world debut of its all-new BMW X4.

Pictures of the all-new Acura TLX

The all-new Acura TLX replaces two other sedans in the Acura lineup with one premium ride.

Images of the 2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep's latest offering may be smaller than other Jeeps, but just as capable.

New Jeep takes small package off road

Jeep is hoping its new small SUV with global roots will be a big hit here at home.

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