Central Oregon fire danger level hits 'extreme'

The city of Bend, Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2 and Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties have now entered into Extreme Fire Danger status, officials said Friday.

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Central Oregon fire danger level hits 'extreme'

The city of Bend, Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2 and Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties have now entered into Extreme Fire Danger status, officials said Friday.

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Lightning sparks 3,000-acre range fire near Steens Mtn.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lightning has touched off a wildfire in grass and brush south of Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon, just north of the Nevada border.

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Japan tsunami advisories canceled

A powerful earthquake struck early Saturday off the coast of northern Japan -- rattling nerves in a region rocked three years ago by a deadly tremor, tsunami and nuclear crisis, though thankfully the latest episode didn't nearly measure up.

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Sisters Quilt Show sews dispute

Quilt show squabble: Sisters vendors, merchants at odds

The city of Sisters may get caught in the middle of a permitting dispute as downtown businesses cry for changes to how transient vendors are treated.

Trucking troubles in Bend roundabouts

Truckers' traffic troubles in Bend roundabouts

There are now 30 roundabouts in the city of Bend alone, and that has some truck drivers cringing. But that doesn't mean the city is ignoring trucks in the roundabout design process.

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C. Oregonians attend school emergency training

A team of Redmond School District staff members and local first responders recently attended the Multihazard Emergency Planning for Schools course hosted at the FEMA National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md.

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Northwest heat wave forecast into next week

SEATTLE (AP) — The Weather Service says a Northwest heat wave will last into the middle of next week.

Israeli soldiers stand atop tank near Gaza border

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Medical crisis in Gaza as conflict endures

Patients being treated on the floor, because emergency rooms are overcrowded, medical sources say. Medicines running low. And, according to a Health Ministry spokesman, fuel shortages such that only half the available ambulances can run.

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Chase Bruder

Summer sights: Fireworks, pets, lightning, rainbows

Some pre- (and post-)Fourth fireworks from nature caught attention across the High Desert, as have all sorts of beautiful scenes, including a special atmospheric phenomenon that drew eyes and camera lenses skyward. Here are some photos we received; e-mail 1-2 of your summer sights for us to share to stories@ktvz.com.

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Grandfather runs into burning RV to rescue kids

A grandfather is in the hospital recovering from his injuries after he went back into the burning camper to save his grandkids.

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Portland parking easier after disabled rule change

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Many cars and trucks have vanished from downtown Portland since the start of July.

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    Getting all your deliveries by drone is getting one step closer to reality. Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to conduct outdoor tests near its Seattle headquarters.


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'Harry Potter' actor David Legeno dies

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"Harry Potter" actor David Legeno has died, a California sheriff's office said.

Rosemary Murphy, Emmy-winning actress, dies

Rosemary Murphy To Kill a Mockingbird

Rosemary Murphy, an Emmy Award-winning actress, has died. She was 89.

HBO gives 'Thrones,' 'True Detective' updates

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HBO execs say they have nothing to worry about with "Game of Thrones" -- and not just because it's the most-nominated program at the Emmys this year.

Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend found dead

Becca Tobin

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The boyfriend of "Glee" star Becca Tobin, Matt Bendik, was found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room, the actress' manager confirmed to CNN.

Mel Gibson sympathizes with Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf has at least one high profile supporter.

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