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Bend murder suspect's wife says she reported crime as soon as possible

New Bend police officer Isabel Ponce-Lara, whose statement to police led to her husband's arrest in a Bend murder case, is shaken by the turn of events that have torn her family asunder, her lawyer said Thursday.

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Clinton bus tour looks for inroads with GOP

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are on a three-day, 600-mile bus tour through right-leaning Rust Belt counties, with at least a partial goal of winning over some Republicans who are put off by Donald Trump.

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Searchers find wreckage of N. Calif. medical plane; at least 2 dead

ARCATA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say searchers have found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane in remote Northern California and that at least two people are dead.

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New wildfire burns 50 acres at Crater Lake National Park

A new wildfire broke out Thursday afternoon on the west side of Crater Lake National Park along the Pacific Crest Trail, which has been closed for safety reasons, officials said Friday.

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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.

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Security around Gov. Brown tightened in wake of threats

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown's security detail.

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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Newport police warn of dog loose after stun gun, attack

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Newport police say a dog they hit with a stun gun after its owner urged it to attack is now on the loose.

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High lead content found at Springfield elementary school

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield elementary school will have its underground water system replaced after six classrooms were found to have higher-than-safe levels of lead in their sinks and drinking fountains.

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Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that's not approved for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.

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Colorado hail storm delivers tennis ball-size ice

The city of Colorado Springs witnessed a downpour of aggressive hail that persisted for hours, damaging cars and homes and forcing locals to join forces to remove heaping mounds of ice.

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Report: Bend-Redmond still one of the top draws in U.S.

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The Bend-Redmond metro area is seventh in the nation in a ranking of urban areas Americans are most relocating to -- and…

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