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Smith Rock climber injured in 20-foot fall

A climber from Sherwood fell about 20 feet and injured his back and shoulder at Smith Rock State Park Sunday evening, prompting a search and rescue effort to bring him to safety, officials said.

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OSP IDs Sherwood couple, baby killed in Hwy. 20 crash

Oregon State Police on Sunday identified a Sherwood couple and their 7-month-old daughter killed Saturday in a crash on Highway 20 west of Santiam Pass; family has created a fund to help the 6-year-old son they leave behind.

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Truckers' parade set to honor log truck crash victim

A procession of dozens of log trucks and other rigs will head north from Redmond next Saturday, parading to a celebration of life event in Prineville for a Redmond log truck driver killed in a recent crash on the Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville.

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Bend No. 2 'centrist city' - and No. 4 'beer town'

In its latest monthly ranking, a national Website that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit" looks at the political spectrum - and finds Bend No. 2 on its list of "centrist" cities. Bend also just was named the No. 4 'beer town' in the country by readers of USA Today and 10Best.

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Oregon's gas prices keep on falling

Average retail gasoline prices in Oregon have fallen 11 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon.

Nancy Writebol, Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

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Ebola in the West: Why some survive, some die

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died?

US soldiers train for Ebola

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Ebola monitoring period over for 43 Texans

Forty-three people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now officially cleared after not demonstrating any symptoms during a 21-day monitoring period, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Monday.

One more will be cleared la...

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Lake County Sheriff's Office

Authorities ID man held after 7 bodies found

The 43-year-old Gary, Indiana, man in police custody in connection with the bodies of seven women found in Hammond and Gary has been identified as Darren Vann, according to Hammond Police Chief John Doughty.

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Girl, 10, hit by stray bullet in Gresham shooting

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old girl who was inside a Gresham apartment when she was hit by a stray bullet says she was wounded in an ankle.

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Oregon looking nationwide for wildlife chief

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The state is asking for public input as it prepares a nationwide search for a new director to lead the Oregon Department Fish & Wildlife.

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Springfield voters deciding on council pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield is one of the largest cities in Oregon not to pay the mayor and city council members. In fact, the city charter bars compensation while they're in office.

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Mother wants 'Breaking Bad' figures removed

Breaking Bad

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"Breaking Bad's" Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn't dodged the wrath of a Florida mother.

Jason Momoa's must-see 'GoT' audition

Jason Momoa

Steve Marcus/Reuters

Jason Momoa's audition tape for "Game of Thrones" is an impressive piece of work.

Royal baby No. 2 due in April

Prince William, Kate Middleton

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second baby is due in April, Britain's royal family announced Monday.

'American Idol' alum Joanne Borgella dies

American Idol

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Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page.

Charlie Sheen ends engagement to Brett Rossi

Charlie Sheen enters court in stocking hat

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It's over for Charlie Sheen and fiancée Brett Rossi.

The "Anger Management" actor called off his engagement to Rossi, a former adult film star, weeks before their November wedding, Sheen's publicist Jeffrey Ballard said.

"Scotty and I had a great year...

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