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SW Bend fire hydrant flooded home vandalism

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SW Bend vandals open fire hydrant; 2 homes flooded

Vandals opened a fire hydrant valve in southwest Bend early Sunday, sending thousands of gallons of water flooding down the street and into at least two homes, causing significant damage, police said.

Oily rags house fire NW Bend

Bend Fire and Rescue

Oil-stained items ignite $100,000 NW Bend house fire

A fire that caused $100,000 damage to a home under construction in northwest Bend’s Old Town neighborhood early Sunday was traced to improper disposal of oil-stained painting supplies, fire investigators said.

Renested great horned owl

Jesse Short

Teamwork returns fallen Bend baby owl to nest

Sometimes wildlife need a helping hand -- and that was the tale in recent days of a fallen baby great horned owl that on Saturday, with quite a bit of help, was back in its nest.

Boston anniversary finish line

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Boston Marathon: How to keep 26.2 miles safe

As 36,000 marathoners get ready to pound the streets of Boston on Monday, authorities have their own mammoth task ahead: trying to keep all 26.2 miles of the course safe.

Ukraine-Russia unrest

CNN

Fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine ups tension

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authoriti...

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Reuters

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of...

Oregon gay-marriage ban goes to court this week

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The future of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week.

NW brewers fear FDA rule would spike costs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Northwest brewers are afraid that a proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle their spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers.

GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — Republicans are making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon — where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.

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Suspect booked in shooting of Portland officer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Portland police officer and his canine partner has been released from the hospital.

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MGN graphic

Dispensary rules leave pot test labs unregulated

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise — marijuana testing — but leaves it virtually unregulated.

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Prineville ex-scoutmaster charged with sex abuse

WILSON, JAMES ALLEN

A 36-year-old Prineville man who spent several years as a Boy Scouts scoutmaster surrendered to Oregon State Police…

Controlled burns planned for C. Oregon wilderness

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BEND, Ore. (AP) — Fire managers at the Willamette and Deschutes national forests still intend to ignite prescribed fires in…

Bend dispensary gives away pot for donations

Pot shop

Donate five items and get a free half-gram of pot. A Bend medical marijuana shop has a deal for patients that will benefit…

Redmond family talks about autism's challenges

April is autism awareness month

April is Autism Awareness Month. It's a disability that calls for increased recognition, as one in 88 children have autism,…

BLM plans to remove geocaches from Badlands

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The Bureau of Land Management's Prineville District Office said Friday it will work with the local geocaching community to…

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What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

Bend dispensary gives away pot for donations

Pot shop

Donate five items and get a free half-gram of pot. A Bend medical marijuana shop has a deal for patients that will benefit…

Western states meet, discuss taking land from feds

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from nine Western states say it's time for them to take control of federal lands within…

Ore. ruling ends detaining suspected illegal immigrants

Oregon ruling frees detained suspected illegal immigrants

The cell door is opening sooner for some inmates around Oregon after a federal ruling made it illegal to hold suspected…

Chris Brown on trial in D.C.

Chris Brown Grammys 2013

Although Chris Brown faces just a misdemeanor charge, the singer has a lot riding on Monday's assault trial in…

Change coming for NCAA

NCAA logo

When training camps for big-time college football teams open in August, behemoth linemen and other players will get their…

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a…

Drone finds nothing in MH370 search

Blufin submersible

The underwater drone scanning the ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 began its eighth mission Sunday, having covered…

Boston Marathon: How to keep 26.2 miles safe

Boston anniversary finish line

As 36,000 marathoners get ready to pound the streets of Boston on Monday, authorities have their own mammoth task ahead:…

Fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine ups tension

Ukraine-Russia unrest

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up…

Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

Woman face defraud charges

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old…

Queen Elizabeth II gets new profile pic

Queen Elizabeth II portrait

Queen Elizabeth II has a new profile pic. @BritishMonarchy tweeted the image Sunday, noting it was released to mark her…

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Will GOP's health law focus pay off in 2014 midterms?

Affordable Care Act website, health care website

Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a…

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

Affordable Care Act website, health care website

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

Doctor's office

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

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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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Stocks: It's report card time on Wall Street

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We're heading into the heart of the earnings season this week. It's a reality check on the health of the economy and where…

General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash

Cheerios, General Mills

Last week the company posted new legal terms to its website that some read as eliminating customers' right to sue the…

Pope Francis challenges the free market

Pope Francis 12 3 2013

Pope Francis was not as overt in calling out the greedy in his 2014 Easter message as he was last year.

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…

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Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

Barack, Michelle Obama on Easter

President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he…

Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'

Elizabeth Warren

Days before the release of her new book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated that she's not angling for a White House bid.

Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Barack Obama August news conference

Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to…

Undocumented immigrant describes her 'glass ceiling' to Clinton

Hillary Clinton

When Nova Bajamonti walked into to the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York on Thursday, she knew the day would be…

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Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Barack Obama August news conference

Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to…

Redmond family talks about autism's challenges

April is autism awareness month

April is Autism Awareness Month. It's a disability that calls for increased recognition, as one in 88 children have autism,…

Illness spreads; NW Ore. school district closes

Medicine generic AP

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

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

Norma Bastidas

The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

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The rise of college 'study drugs'

Adderall

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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SpaceX's Dragon on way to space station

SpaceX launch

Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday…

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…

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Hands on keyboard

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

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

Michaels crafts

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

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What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

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.

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Change coming for NCAA

NCAA logo

When training camps for big-time college football teams open in August, behemoth linemen and other players will get their…

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a…

Hamilton completes F1 hat-trick in China

Hamilton race car

Britain's Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday as his teammate Nico Rosberg clung on to…

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 MLB.com.

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Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

Woman face defraud charges

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old…

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…

Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

Bend Parks and RecDistrict logo

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

man sleeping in bed with dog on his head

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

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Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last

Alfa Romeo 2014

Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking…

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.

The…

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…

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Chris Brown on trial in D.C.

Chris Brown Grammys 2013

Although Chris Brown faces just a misdemeanor charge, the singer has a lot riding on Monday's assault trial in…

Deport Bieber? White House declines comment

Justin Bieber

The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the…

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

Rosie O'Donnell speaking against blue background

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

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James Franco through the years

James Franco at Oz Britain premiere_sized

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

Johnny Depp, 2011 Golden Globes

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

Frightened people watching scary movie

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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Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but…

Edward Cocaine arrested for Xanax possession

Edward Cocaine mugshot

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

package delivery mail

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

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Malaysia Airlines flight returns to airport

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Flight 192 landed safely Sunday after returning to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, because its landing gear had…

Reports: 'Security threat' forces plane to remote airfield

Delta Airlines

A potential security threat forced a Delta flight to land at a remote airfield in Denver on Friday, Reuters and Fox News…

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

Las Vegas strip at night

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

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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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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…

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine ups tension

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Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up…

Pro-Russian separatists ignore Geneva deal

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Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met…

House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

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The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed…

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine defiant

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Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a…

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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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