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Sisters lightning Dylan Strasser

Dylan Strasser

New C.O. storms bring more lightning, fires

As predicted – and feared – another batch of strong thunderstorms rumbled north through much of Oregon Tuesday afternoon and evening, raking the state with 11,000 lightning strikes and bringing more than 40 smoke reports on the High Desert that had initial attack crews on the run.

Shaniko Butte sunset William Charba

William Charba

Rain aids, mapping trims Shaniko Butte Fire

A mixed blessing from the new storms as the Shaniko Butte Fire received a quarter-inch of rain Tuesday -- but the storm also hit the Warm Springs Reservation area with 900 lightning strikes. Here's Wednesday's update.

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Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik/Oregon Military Dept.

Logging Unit Fire update: 1,100 firefighters, 20 pct. contained

Wednesday morning's update on the Logging Unit Fires shows  that they have burned 10,350 acres, have 1,100 personnel battling them and are now 20 percent contained:

Madras track coach arrested on sex abuse

Second HS coach sex scandal rocks Madras

A second coach-related sex scandal hit Madras High School in just eight months as a track coach was arrested Monday.

Evacuees prepare to head back

Last Marks Creek evacuation notices lifted

The Waterman Complex Fire closed Highway 26E east of Prineville to Mitchell for several days, but on Tuesday it reopened again, in limited fashion -- one less problem for residents. And Wednesday morning came word the week-old Marks Creek evacuation notice was lifted.

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Obama declares Wash. wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

Busy days at fire lookout

Behind-the-scenes look at a fire lookout

A lot of people watched the storms roll through Tuesday, and with the high risk of fire, the fire lookouts have an important job. NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’Connor got a behind-the-scenes look at Lava Butte Lookout.

Mitchell gets cellphone boost

Fire brings smoke - and cell service - to Mitchell

The Wheeler County town of Mitchell, population 130 or so, is the closest community to the Waterman Complex fire. It's an area so rural that it doesn't even have cellphone service. That is, until now -- and only for now.

6-yr old attacked by dog dog remains free

Dog attacks girl, 6, at Ochoco Reservoir, still free

"It bit me and scratched me and bit me a few more times," 6-year old Kaylee said. It is a day she will not forget. Kaylee and her family were at the Ochoco Reservoir when a dog attacked her.

Redmond crew fuels wildfire fight

High Desert fires keep air refueling crews busy

It's not just crews on the ground fighting the wildfires in our area. Some of the biggest help is in the sky. Because of the heightened air attack, it's keeping one Redmond business very busy.

MH17 -- Convoy of hearses in Netherlands

REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

Dutch pay respects to MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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'Batman' TV series to be freed from belfry at San Diego Comic-Con

Batman Blu ray cover

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

One of the big panels at this year's San Diego Comic Con this week isn't about an upcoming superhero movie, but a major video release of a classic television series.

'Game of Thrones' star takes on British airline

Maisie Williams

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Don't mess with a Stark. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones," got into a row on Twitter with British Airways.

'Downton Abbey': When you'll see Season 5

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After the New Year, it'll be "Downton Abbey" season.

More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good, Downey says

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Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

Peaches Geldof a relapsed addict before death

Peaches Geldof

Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday.

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