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Pix of Mtn. High Coins-Collectibles robbery suspect

Bend Police Dept.

Masked gunman holds up SE Bend coins-jewelry shop

A masked gunman held up a Bend coin and jewelry shop Friday morning and ran from the scene, prompting a police search of the area and the release of surveillance photos in hopes of catching him; a Crime Stoppers reward also is out..

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Three S. county residents sickened by toxic mushrooms

Four La Pine-area residents were rushed to St. Charles Bend Thursday afternoon after they ingested poison mushrooms, having used a phone app to identify which kinds were safe to eat, sheriff’s deputies said.

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3 Pacific Crest Trail hikers found OK, unaware of search

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue members on horseback Friday found three Pacific Crest Trail hikers from Spokane who were fine -- and unaware the voice mail they left with the PCT Association about having lost the trail triggered a two-day search effort, deputies said.

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Spc. Eleeziaa Howard,

Guard unit with Prineville platoon back from Kuwait

The Oregon Army National Guard plans a Saturday demobilization ceremony to welcome home about 180 soldiers of the 234th Engineer Company, 1249th Engineer Battalion, including a Prineville-based platoon.

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BLM plans mercury cleanup at Barnes Butte

Portions of Barnes Butte in Prineville will be temporarily closed to public access from June 822 while the Prineville BLM works with a contractor to remove mercury-contaminated soil.

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C.O. physicians opening high-risk breast clinic

A group of Central Oregon physicians has together created a new High-Risk Breast Clinic, what officials call an important new service that will help reduce women’s risk of breast cancer and promote early detection of the disease.

OSU-Cascades Campus

OSU-Cascades weighs costs of campus plan

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University-Cascades has discovered it will take millions of dollars to make the 46-acre pumice mine on Bend's west side suitable land for a college campus.

Dennis Hastert

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Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was paying a former student to keep quiet about allegations of sexual misconduct from the time when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois, two sources with knowledge of the federal government...

Deschutes County may let more wind power bloom

Wyden seeks radar update to clear way for wind energy

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says outdated Air Force radar is preventing the production of nearly 4,000 megawatts of wind energy across eastern Oregon and Washington.

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Parent visits U of O, gets meningitis-causing infection

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials say a parent who visited the campus of the University of Oregon in early May was infected with the bacteria that can cause meningitis.

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Inmate with medical problem dies in Yamhill County Jail

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An inmate who'd been moved to a medical observation cell has died in the Yamhill County Jail.

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  • Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life

    Ross Ulbricht

    From freeross.org

    Ross Ulbricht, creator of the underground website Silk Road, which let users anonymously buy and sell anything from drugs to hacking tutorials, was sentenced Friday to life in prison after he made a tearful plea for leniency.

    Ulbricht, who is 31, was...

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Actor Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

Rey succumbs to stroke complications

ReynaldoRey.com via CNN

Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey died Thursday of complications from a stroke, his manager said. Rey was 75.

Lindsay Lohan off probation after seven years

Lindsay Lohan in court

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For the first time in more than seven turbulent years, Lindsay Lohan is off probation.

Why hasn't '19 Kids' been canceled? It's complicated

Duggar family on TLC

TLC

The scandal-scarred show "19 Kids and Counting" is in limbo, and one person connected to the show's production says bluntly that the reality is simple: "The show's over."

Soul-Sucking Dementor wasp has Harry Potter buzz

'Ampulex dementor' name has Harry Potter connection

Michael Ohl/ Museum Fur Naturekunde via CNN

Branding can get you everywhere, even if you're just a bug. Boy, does the "Ampulex dementor" wasp know it. Over a year ago, officially, no one was aware that it even existed.

But on Wednesday, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling retweeted its photo, an...

Trevor Noah to start on 'Daily Show' in September

Trevor Noah

Dominic Barnardt/Getty/MTV

Trevor Noah will debut as the new host of "The Daily Show" on September 28, the show announced in a tweet.

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