Interim COCC president Metcalf new permanent pick

After two derailed efforts to choose a new president, the Central Oregon Community College Board decided Friday to hire from within -- or to be more precise, to name the interim leader, Dr. Shirley Metcalf, to the permanent position.

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Bend man killed in early-AM Highway 26 crash

A 22-year-old Bend man was killed early Friday when his car crossed the center line of Highway 26 east of Sandy and collided head on with an empty log truck, Oregon State Police reported.

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Interim COCC president Metcalf new permanent pick

After two derailed efforts to choose a new president, the Central Oregon Community College Board decided Friday to hire from within -- or to be more precise, to name the interim leader, Dr. Shirley Metcalf, to the permanent position.

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Bend drug dealer gets 6-year federal prison term

A 27-year-old Bend man with a criminal history of drug dealing has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for methamphetamine possession with the intent to distribute the drug, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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C.O. police expect DUIIs to jump with legal pot

DUII arrest rates are quite similar across the three Central Oregon counties, and very few involve drugs a Prineville spokesman said Friday -- but there is concern among top law enforcers that the numbers will "go through the roof" after marijuana is legalized July 1.

Bend PD again seek owners of recovered stolen items

Bend police released three new photos Friday of some stolen items recovered in an August raid, in hopes of finding the owners and returning the items to them.

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Brown names former top Merkley aide secretary of state

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former top aide to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will be taking over as Oregon's secretary of state.

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New month, old story: Ore. snowpack at record lows

Oregon’s mountains continue to experience record low snowpack levels, according to snow survey data from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service reported Friday.

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S. Oregon expects tough fire season: 'It seems inevitable'

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Fire bosses in Southern Oregon are stepping up preparations for a fire season that could start early, burn hot and last a long time.

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Top GOP leaders to skip Selma

Update - 6:55 p.m. - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will now go to Selma Saturday to join in the 50th anniversary events.

McCarthy tells CNN he considers John Lewis a close friend, and wants to be there to commemorate the historic anniversary.

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No spring Chinook season on Deschutes River

State fisheries managers announced Friday that the popular spring Chinook fishery on the Deschutes River will not open this year.

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NW residents, with wood to burn, among top polluters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Oregon, Idaho, and Washington residents are among the top polluters in the nation when it comes to fine particle emissions from burning wood to heat homes.

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    Facebook is facing an outcry over the "feeling fat" emoticon that users can post as part of a status update.

    A group called Endangered Bodies has started a "Fat is not a feeling" campaign against the emoticon, and launched a petition on Charge.org tha...

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Will Katie Couric get a second chance on NBC?

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Katie Couric is looking for a new television home -- and the likely new boss at her old television home, NBC News, may be looking for her.

David Hasselhoff's mansion on sale for $2.3 million

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Here's your chance to live like The Hoff.

'Daily Show' Samantha Bee gets own show on TBS

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Scratch Samantha Bee off the list of potential replacements for Jon Stewart.

TBS, which is owned by Time Warner, Inc. (also the parent company of CNNMoney), announced on Thursday that the longtime correspondent of "The Daily Show" will be heading to t...

Louis C.K. not laughing over judge's pension ruling

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Louis C.K.'s fans know him as a stand-up comic and star of his own comedy series, but a New York judge has ruled that he is a full-time film editor.

Glenn Beck's top execs quit to form digital media startup

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Glenn Beck's top two lieutenants have left Beck's Internet and television channel, TheBlaze, and are starting a new venture together.

The departing executives are Chris Balfe, who was Beck's CEO, and Joel Cheatwood, who was president and chief content...

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