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Investigation continues fundraisers set up after crash

Driver's bail increased in deadly Hwy 97 crash

Grief counselors were at Redmond schools Monday as several fund-raising efforts emerged after a violent Highway 97 crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and seriously injured three others. Meanwhile, the victim's stepfather made his first court appearance and a judge increased his bail to $500,000.

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Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings officer’s approval of controversial plans for OSU-Cascades’ new Westside campus – but not before they tacked on some new conditions and expressed strong disappointment at the university’s method of winning approval.

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ODOT's Santiam Pass video going digital

 As winter weather approaches on Santiam Pass on U.S. Hihway20, ODOT and its video image supplier Bend Broadband plan to change out the old analogue microwave video signal system from near Hoodoo Ski Area to Bend and install a new digital link.

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Plagiarism allegations focus of new Merkley ad

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has turned plagiarism accusations against his Republican rival, Monica Wehby, into a television ad.

AK-47 Bandit Nebraska bank robbery


FBI: $100,000 reward for 'AK-47 Bandit' bank robber

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a serial bank robber who shot and wounded a Chino police officer after a 2012 holdup and is tied to four others and one attempt in several states since then, all using an assault rifle.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and southern Oregon is a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction.

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Temperatures dropping across Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some of the coolest temperatures of the season so far are expected this week in Oregon.

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Pulaski County Sheriff

Suspect in real estate agent slaying wanted to plead guilty

Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to. He said he wanted to plead guilty because he jus...

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Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B in recreation spending

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Advocates of protecting sage grouse habitat across the West say new research shows visitors to western federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped more than $1 billion into the economy last year.

Wildlife population decline

Inez Torre/CNN/WWF

World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The World Wide Fund for Nature's Living Planet Index, released Tuesday, revealed the dramatic decline in animal species, and said th...

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USGS: Bats may mistake wind turbines for trees

 Certain bats may be approaching wind turbines after mistaking them for trees, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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Pitt, LaBeouf nearly fought with Eastwood

Brad Pitt SAG awards 2014

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Don't mess with Brad Pitt's tank. The star of "Fury" said that he and co-star Shia LaBeouf nearly got into it with fellow actor Scott Eastwood -- Clint's son -- on the set of their new war movie.

Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding photos revealed

George Clooney , Amal Alamuddin wedding photo


It may have taken him awhile, but it looks like waiting to get married was more than worth it for George Clooney.

'Crouching Tiger' sequel to hit Netflix, theaters on same day

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The Green Legend

Rico Torres for Netflix

Mark Aug. 28, 2015 on your calendar: it will be a history-making day for Hollywood.

Amanda Bynes arrested on DUI charge

Amanda Bynes court appearance May 2013

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Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning in Sherman Oaks, California, Officer Juan Galvan with the California Highway Patrol confirmed to CNN.

Walmart: Tracy Morgan didn't wear seat belt

Tracy Morgan HBO

REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt.


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