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Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed pest control agencies. The repellent can cause seizures to birds, often in mid-flight.  And during last week’s heat wave, it even led to deaths.

BOWERMAN, MELISSA MARIE

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Madras HS track coach charged with abusing boy on team

The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police on charges she engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with a 17-year old boy on the track team.

SCHMIDTKE, KEITH ALLEN

Deschutes County Jail

Deschutes County Jail escapee captured

A Deschutes County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew working outside the jail Sunday evening, running through the parking lot and scaling the fence, was captured running through a southwest Bend neighborhoods Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Waterman Complex Fire retardant drop

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Hwy. 26E set for limited reopening Tuesday

The nearly 12,000-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell moved from 50 to 75 percent containment Monday -- and it was announced that Hwy. 26E east of Prineville will reopen to one lane of traffic Tuesday morning by pilot car.

Logging Unit Fire retardant drop

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C.O. fires update: More storms threaten more fires

Initial attack crews prepared Monday to take on new fire starts as thunderstorms with abundant lightning are anticipated tomorrow in Central Oregon while fire crews on large incidents continue to contain fires started by last week’s lightning.

Shaniko Butte Fire Map

InciWeb

Shaniko Butte Fire now 75 percent contained

A final burnout planned for Sunday on the 42,500-acre Shaniko Butte was delayed due to uncooperative weather; still, the 42,500-acre fire is 50 percent contained by 540 personnel.

Logging Unit Fires raise evacuation levels

9,500-acre Logging Unit Fires spark evacuation alert

The Logging Unit Fires is a newly established and jointly managed group of nine fires on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, one of which is threatening dozens of homes.

A record year for fires on High Desert

High Desert wildfires: Blazing toward record?

Bend fire experts say wildfire conditions are only likely to get worse, but can't say this season's large and plentiful fires are record-breaking. Yet.

Redmond Smokejumpers are Central Oregon s elite

They take a dive to save forests and homes

Smokejumping -- it's the kind of firefighting adrenaline junkies fall for. But don't be fooled: This work is no walk in the park.

Smokey Skies Help Firefighters Fight Blaze

Wildfire smoke can be helpful (to firefighters)

Smoke is a burning topic on the minds of Central Oregonians. And Monday, Samantha O’Connor went out to Warm Springs to find out more about the haze.

MH17 crash site

Airbus DS | AllSource Analysis

Russia offers alternate takes for MH17 crash

In the tangled aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, two narratives have emerged -- one that most of the world subscribes to, and another that Russia and the rebels are pushing.

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  • Is this Apple's new iWatch?

    Possible Apple iWatch

    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will unveil a new "iWatch" this fall.


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Why can't you stop watching Netflix?

New Netflix logo

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Netflix knows you well.

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

George Harrison 1964

Dutch archives

A tree planted in memory of Beatles songwriter George Harrison is killed by actual beetles.

'Facts of Life' stars reunite in TV movie

Facts of Life (2)

On Saturday, two stars from "Facts of Life" got together for a long overdue TV reunion.

Kanye West has acquired some 'Kim K. skills'

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

It looks like Kanye West's new wife is rubbing off on him.

Monty Python says goodbye

Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC

If there were any doubt that the members of the Monty Python troupe wouldn't be holding back in their farewell show, it came with a rousing version of "Every Sperm Is Sacred."

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