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Bend transient charged with arson

Bend transient accused of burglary, arson in $265,000 office blaze

A 47-year-old transient faces arson, burglary and other charges, accused of breaking into a southwest Bend office building early Thursday and setting a fire that caused  $265,000 in damages, police and fire officials said.

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OSP; Deschutes County Jail

Speeding motorcycle chase ends in Hwy. 97 crash, arrest

A 27-year-old Tigard motorcyclist accompanied by a Portland woman led Oregon State Police on an off-and-on pursuit at speeds of up to 149 mph until he crashed at slower speed on Highway 97 near Lava Butte late Wednesday afternoon, then ran and was captured nearby, troopers said Thursday.

Redmond Fire Truck

Firefighters stop Terrebonne van fire from reaching house

Redmond fire crews called to a Terrebonne vehicle fire late Wednesday night found a van ablaze and stopped the flames from spreading to the adjacent home, where its owner was sleeping inside.

Shell icebreaker Fennica leaves Portland

KGW

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

Holmes trial outburst

James Holmes jury begins deliberations

Jurors began deliberating Thursday on whether to continue death penalty proceedings against convicted mass murderer James Holmes or to now sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Gov signs Whisnant bill to boost low-income housing

Governor Kate Brown on Tuesday signed HB 2690, a bill championed by state Reps. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) and Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver)  that provides a property tax exemption for proven non-profit housing developers that acquire land for the purpose of building low-income housing.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

'Warrant' scammers using DCSO captains' names

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said it received several reports Wednesday and Thursday from citizens saying they got calls from scammer claiming to be captains Scott Beard or Erik Utter and seeking payments for supposed arrest warrants.

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Hwy. 20 bridge repairs to begin east of Sweet Home

A contractor has been selected and work will begin in August on a project to address landslide activity and damage to the Sheep Creek Bridge on US 20 (Santiam Hwy.), about 25 miles east of Sweet Home (MP 56.6).

Earthquake

USGS awards $4M to boost West Coast quake early warning systems

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.

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Charleton Police Dept./KGW

8 states probe slain Springfield man's possible serial killer ties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia.

Obama at his desk

Obama: Dems getting 'squishy' over Iran deal

President Barack Obama said Thursday night that he can feel some Democratic members of Congress getting "squishy" in their support of the Iran deal, bowing to the "political heat" they feel from the "fierce" lobbying campaign against the Iran deal.

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    Philae on Comet 67P

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    Could life on Earth have been kick-started by a comet strike? A startling discovery by the Rosetta comet-chasing mission has added fresh evidence to suggest that it is possible.

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Stallone to auction off 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' items

Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone says he will putting hundreds of props from his "Rocky" and "Rambo" films up for sale.

Jon Stewart on White House meetings: It's not a secret

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On Wednesday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart opened the show with a discussion of his reportedly "secret" White House meetings with President Barack Obama.

Amazon signs 'Top Gear' team for new car show

James May, Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, 2011

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The former hosts of global TV hit "Top Gear" -- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May -- have signed up to present a new car show on Amazon.

Lois Lane discovers Superman's secret (again)

Superman

John Romita Jr/DC Entertainment

Lois Lane finally knows who's behind Clark Kent's glasses.

'Breaking Bad' house goes up for sale

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AMC

"Breaking Bad" fans going through withdrawal, listen up: You can buy Jesse Pinkman's house.

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