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Suspicious letters put county sheriffs on high alert

Lane County man detained in suspicious letters case

A Lane County man has been detained for questioning in connection with suspicious letters sent to more than 20 Oregon sheriff's offices, Oregonian State Police confirmed to NewsChannel 21 Tuesday evening.

Third fire in 24 hours in Bend

Batteries may have sparked costly SE Bend house fire

A fast-moving, smoky fire caused $200,000 damage to a southeast Bend home on Tuesday, and investigators said later it may have been sparked by some model airplane batteries that were just plugged in to recharge.

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Portland solo hiker rescued near South Sister

A 35-year-old Portland woman who apparently fell several times and became disoriented during a solo hike Monday in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area encountered a fellow hiker who called for help, prompting a rescue effort that took several hours, officials said.

Upper Klamath Lake algae advisory

Oregon Health Authority

Algae health alert for Upper Klamath, Agency lakes

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory Tuesday due to algae-caused toxins at levels that could pose a risk to human health in Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake, located just north of Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Oregon lawmakers defend press freedoms in Turkey

On Monday, the Oregon Legislature sent letters to national and international leaders, urging them to work together to end the mass arrest and detainment of journalists in Turkey.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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Some U.S. senators want to start oil war with Iran

As Secretary of State John Kerry tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress Tuesday, some U.S. senators were ready to start an oil war with Iran.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring a bill to lift the ban on exporting American crude o...

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U.S. Navy

Spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard granted parole

Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard has been granted parole and will be released from an American jail on Nov. 21, his lawyer announced Tuesday.

Pollard's release -- exactly 30 years after his arrest -- could help ease the tensions between the ...

Sandra Bland mugshot

Authorities release Sandra Bland jail video

Authorities in Waller County, Texas, released hours of jail video on Tuesday in an effort to knock down the idea that Sandra Bland was dead before she was brought to jail.

Bland, 28, was found dead in her cell three days after she was arrested for all...

Tom Brady Super Bowl

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Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension upheld

The National Football League has upheld a four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the football tampering scandal known as "Deflategate," the league announced in a news release Tuesday.

Commissioner Roge...

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David Amyot via CNN

U.S. hunter wanted for killing Cecil the lion

An American man is being sought in connection with a case that has drawn international attention -- the killing of Cecil the lion -- Zimbabwean officials said Tuesday.

The man suspected in Cecil's death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesot...

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KOAT, Albuquerque 911, family photos

911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

The June 26 call to 911 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was heartbreaking as the female caller tried to keep 17-year-old shooting victim Jaydon Chavez-Silver alive.

"I'm keeping him alive," said Chavez-Silver’s friend, 17-year-old Esperanza Quintero.

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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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