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Bend oxycodone-steroids dealer arrested, drug agents say

A Bend man was arrested late last week on charges he ran a long-standing, region-wide drug trafficking operation. While a raid of his home allegedly turned up $150,000 worth of oxycodone, steroids and other drugs, he was released from jail the next day, authorities said Tuesday.

High Desert rolls toward second record Memorial Day tourism

As summer starts, C.O. tourism industry sizzles

It appears Central Oregon has broke its second tourism record in a row for the Memorial Day holiday, according to a preliminary analysis conducted by the Central Oregon Visitors Association.

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Central Oregon homeless count down, but not in Bend

The results of an annual count of Central Oregon's homeless, released Tuesday, showed improvement in some areas, but little change in Bend, where higher rents and few vacancies have made it a continued struggle for many to keep a roof over their heads.

South Sister rescue prompts safety tips

South Sister family hike goes awry; safety tips given

A family of seven from Corvallis called for help over the weekend when they got stuck and called for help while coming down South Sister on Sunday. They made it down safely, but their tough time prompted reminders on how to stay safe when experiencing the great outdoors.

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'Highly visible' burn planned Thursday west of Bend

Specific wind and weather conditions should allow fuel specialists to stage a 70-acre prescribed burn Thursday in the West Bend Project area near Phil’s Trailhead off of Skyliners Road west of Bend, officials said.

Baltimore homicides

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May is Baltimore's deadliest month in 15 years

Baltimore is seeing its deadliest month in 15 years after an outbreak of Memorial Day weekend violence left nine people dead in 29 shootings.

So far, Baltimore has tallied 35 homicides this month, police said.

The last time Baltimore saw that many homi...

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DrinkTanks: C. Oregon Beer Week's official growler

“Believe it or not, there are quite a few people out there who can’t finish a 64-ounce growler in one night,” DrinkTanks CEO Nicholas Hill said.

Oregon bill would ban sneak photos up women's skirts

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposal advancing in the Oregon Legislature would close a loophole in state law that allowed a man to go unpunished after taking photos up a teenager's skirt.

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Oregon hospitals launch online data Website

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announced Tuesday that it launched Oregon Hospital Guide, a new Website that displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. and  the first phase of a larger hospital transparency effort.

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Low inventory, high prices: House hunting horror stories

Life as a buyer in a seller's market is tough.

Weekends are spent trudging through crowded open houses, lowering your standards and scrambling to submit an offer within hours of seeing a mediocre house.

It's also emotional.

"I began to cry again, exce...

St Francis kids help homeless

St. Francis kids help homeless

When they were principal for a day, some St. Francis School kids sold ice cream to raise funds for the Bethlehem Inn homeless shelter. Tuesday was donation day.


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  • Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

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    A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

    Until the IRS discovered this latest data leak, its website provided a service ca...

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Will Amy Schumer be the next Bachelorette?

Amy Schumer Bachlorette

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The day after comedian Amy Schumer appeared on ABC's "The Bachelorette," the Internet was all a twitter about her becoming the show's next star.

"Just say yes and we start tomorrow," tweeted ABC executive Robert Mills.

"Here I come," Schumer tweeted ...

Daughters: B.B. King was 'poisoned'


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Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don't support that contention.

King's daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the ...

Pitch-correcting software has changed music forever

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"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher used to sing. And if you've ever heard that song, you might now have an earworm in your head.

The singer's 1998 comeback track marked the first prominent use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correct...

'Tomorrowland' tops slow Memorial Day box office

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Hollywood did not have a happy Memorial Day weekend. In fact, it was the worst since 2001. Disney's futuristic utopian film "Tomorrowland" took the top spot, but opened to a somewhat dystopian $41.7 million at the box office.

Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba power his startups

Jessica Alba, The Honest Company

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Brian Lee is a hustler. And he knows how to harness the power of a celebrity name. Those two traits have made him an entrepreneur extraordinaire.


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