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Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

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Bend stabbing victim recovering; police offer details

A 60-year-old Bend woman, stabbed in the chest by her 23-year-old son, was in good condition Thursday at St. Charles Bend as police confirmed that the young man shot and killed himself after police arrived on scene.

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Hwy. 26 spike strips end wild stolen-car chase

A man called 911 after seeing someone try to steal his truck in a Prineville fast-food parking lot Thursday morning, then watched him take another parked car and drive off, police said. That sparked a wild pursuit that included the suspect fleeing a guns-drawn traffic stop and eventually stopping when he hit spike strips on Highway 26.

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Special report: Air ambulance safety on the High Desert

When an ambulance can't move fast enough, here in Central Oregon, we rely on air ambulances. But as NewsChannel 21's Katie Higgins reports, it turns out those fast-moving helicopters have shaky safety records across the United States, leading to tighter federal rules.

Economic Forecast Breakfast

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Pair of economists see reasons for C.O. optimism

A look at the trends behind those monthly statistical snapshots is what's promised at the Bend Chamber's early Economic Forecast Breakfast, and Thursday morning's gathering was no exception. Nor was the message: optimism about the coming year, tempered by issues that need addressing.

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Nation torn on returning Ebola workers

Nurse Kaci Hickox says it's her right to roam outside her home, but leaders in Maine warn she could be a threat to public welfare.

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Richardson accuses Kitzhaber of hiding from press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican governor candidate Dennis Richardson is accusing Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber of hiding from the press and public.

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S. Ore. woman fatally shot by dad while hunting

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — A Douglas County sheriff's spokesman says a 20-year-old woman has been fatally shot by her father while the two were hunting in southern Oregon.

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Hillsboro solar panel maker expands, adds 200 jobs

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The American arm of a German maker of solar panels says it will add 200 jobs in the Portland suburb of Hillsboro, reversing several years of cutbacks

Court says Oregon woman to remain on death row

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a Eugene woman who tortured and killed her 15-year-old daughter.

10 national parks vandalized investigation underway

Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

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Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused in the past

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Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is exploring in a new memoir.

UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

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The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.

Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

Taylor Swift at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems like she really wants her new home town to like her. So the pop star has pledged to donate all the money she makes from her new song "Welcome to New York" to the city's school system.

History Channel to teach college history

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Many college kids spend hours watching The History Channel. Now, students at the University of Oklahoma will be able to get college credit for it.

Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested

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Coweta County Jail

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing a photographer's camera last month.

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