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Hwy. 97-Murphy Road project set to open Monday

Three construction seasons after it began, the U.S. Highway 97-Murphy Road project in southern Bend is wrapping up with traffic opening a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.

Gun shop sees more interest in handguns

Bend gun dealer, officials see spike in firearm interest

It's mass shootings -- like last week's tragedy at Umpqua Community College -- that have some new customers arming up.

Students can carry guns guards cannot

Campus gun laws: Students can carry, guards can't

There is a lot of confusion on Central Oregon Community's campus about whether you're allowed to carry a gun on school grounds.

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Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in California

A U.S. airman who was injured while helping thwart an attack on a train in France two months ago has been stabbed in northern California, a U.S. defense official speaking on condition of anonymity said Thursday.

State leaders start mental health discussion

State leaders hold mental health town hall in Bend

The Oregon Health Authority held a town hall in Bend Wednesday night on a very timely topic -the state's mental health services. 

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Bend steps up to help first responders cope better

The tragedies of places like Roseburg and Sandy Hook garner headlines, but thousands of first responders in Bend and across the nation deal every day with less-prolific but just as real trauma of a more typical sort -- and it all can take its toll, both physically and mentally.

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Oregon shooting survivor offended by Carson's remark

An 18-year-old who survived the classroom shooting at Umpqua Community College on Wednesday criticized Ben Carson's comment that the shooting victims could have attacked the gunman.

"I'm fairly upset he said that. Nobody could truly understand what ac...

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Senate Democrats preparing legislative package to curb guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths.

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Tim Hiller

C.O. research helps fox avoid endangered species list

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined Wednesday to list the Sierra Nevada red fox under the Endangered Species Act due in part to research conducted in Central Oregon showing a significant extension of its range.

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VW chief: Scandal is 'hard to believe'

Volkswagen's U.S. boss blamed unnamed engineers at the company for the deceptive software that cheated emissions testing, and denied that anyone in senior management made a decision to break the law.

"This was not a corporate decision. To my best know...

Kevin McCarthy Boehner in background

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House GOP to vote on House speaker nominee

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the favorite to win over a majority of his colleagues in a secret-ballot vote Thursday afternoon to select the Republican Party's nominee to replace Speaker John Boehner.

But that's just the first battle: McCart...


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  • Report: Iran-based hackers spy using LinkedIn

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    A group of suspected Iranian hackers are using a sophisticated network of fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on unsuspecting targets worldwide -- including the U.S. -- according to a new report.

    The fake personas fell into two groups: one set that were ful...

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees are...

Janet Jackson, May 2011

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This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include some familiar faces and one star who has just returned to the scene.

Want to smell like an Andy Kaufman prank?

Andy Kaufman's Milk & Cookies

Xyrena via CNN

Well, this smells like a prank. But, apparently, it's not.

Xyrena, a California company that bills itself as a "celebrity partnered on-demand perfumery," is releasing "Andy Kaufman Milk & Cookies," a fragrance inspired by the comedian's 1979 Carnegie ...

'Old Yeller' actor Kevin Corcoran dies

Old Yeller poster

Old Yeller poster via Wikimedia Commons

Actor Kevin Corcoran, who helped move audiences to tears as a child star in "Old Yeller," died at age 66.

"We are extremely sad to hear of the passing of Kevin Corcoran," the Walt Disney Family Museum said on Facebook.

Corcoran died of colorectal cance...

Real-life Twin Towers wire walker Petit experiences new highs with 'The Walk'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Philippe Petit

Sony Pictures

Real-life wire walker Philippe Petit talks about his death-defying walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, which is brought to life in the new dramatic thriller "The Walk."

Keshia Knight Pulliam defends 'Cosby Show' legacy

Keisha Knight Pulliam, 2012


As more allegations are made against Bill Cosby, his former co-star says the scandal doesn't negate the importance of his iconic television show.

Keshia Knight Pulliam told The Grio that "The Cosby Show" had a profound effect on fans.

"You can't take b...


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