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A/C desire: Heat wave has people clamoring to cool off

The heat is on in Central Oregon, which has many people trying to cool off. Which can advantageous to air conditioning companies like Central Oregon Heating and Cooling in Redmond.

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Fire near Dayville still growing; new fire south of Clarno

The fast-growing, now nearly 13,000-acre Corner Creek Fire 11 miles south of Dayville has prompted an area closure of trails and campgrounds in and near the Black Canyon Wilderness while sending smoke streaming west and causing hazy skies in Central Oregon, officials said Thursdsay.

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Central Oregon fire chiefs boost danger level to 'extreme'

Due to hot and dry weather conditions and the low amount of live fuel moisture, Bend Fire & Rescue and other area fire departments have increased the level of fire danger to "extreme," officials said Thursday -- as a red flag warning was issued for extreme

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NewsChannel 21 tries out ODOT's OReGO

Drivers with fuel-efficient vehicles are not contributing as much to the gas tax as their low-mileage counterparts. ODOT is trying a new way to fund road work - paying by the mile - and NewsChannel 21 is going along for the ride.

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Guard helicopter airlifts injured hiker near North Sister

A hiker from Eugene injured in a fall near a lake north of the North Sister was hoisted aboard an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter late Thursday afternoon for a trip to a Springfield hospital, capping a seven-hour Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue effort that began with a text-message emergency beacon.

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SE Bend traffic stop sparks chase, crash, manhunt, arrest

A transient who fled a traffic stop for speeding led police on a wild chase Thursday morning, crashing into a transformer box and eluding searchers, who eventually found him walking down a nearby road. They say he threw a handgun out of the pickup during the pursuit.

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Forest Service closes all access to Tumalo Falls

The Deschutes National Forest has closed the Tumalo Creek Trail due to people crossing the city of Bend's construction zone to get there, agency officials said Friday.

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Oregon health insurance premiums to rise in 2016

The Oregon Insurance Division approved premium hikes on Wednesday of up to 40 percent for 2016. The increase applies only to the 10 percent of Oregonians who are self-insured.

Oregon legal marijuana

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Oregon House backs Oct. 1 start for marijuana sales

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The fate of an Oregon bill allowing retail marijuana sales to begin Oct. 1 lies with Gov. Kate Brown.

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Oregon issues final order in gay wedding cake case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Owners of a Portland-area bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages.

Richard Matt

New York State Police

Report: Matt wrote his daughter he'd see her

When Richard Matt broke out of prison, he was looking forward to seeing his daughter. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," he wrote to her in a letter.

She received it in the mail three days after he and fellow inmate David Sweat es...

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  • Russian rocket launches to resupply ISS

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    An uncrewed Russian rocket lifted off in Kazakhstan on Friday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

    The two previous missions, one by Russia and one by U.S. private company SpaceX, were unsuccessful due to launch failures that res...

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Donald Trump's Miss USA back on TV: Reelz channel steps in

Donald Trump Miss Universe

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Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Reelz, a relatively obscure cable channel, saw an opportunity to fill the space left by NBC. It says it's helpi...

Christening of royal baby: Thousands expected

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On Sunday, a paddock in the English countryside -- more used to stampeding cows than people -- will open its gates to an influx of royal well-wishers hoping to catch a glimpse of the country's newest princess.

'Sesame Street' losing 'Maria' after 45 years

Sonia Manzano

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It's the end of an era on "Sesame Street."

Grateful Dead's strange trip to end in Chicago

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The legendary Grateful Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Fourth of July weekend with three concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field, the same place the band played its last show 20 years ago, shortly before Jerry Garcia died.

'Terminator Genisys': Should you see it?

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator Genisys Australian premiere

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'Terminator Genisys," the fifth movie in the venerable smash-and-boom to save the world series, seeks to reposition the franchise for a new future by transporting Sarah Connor and her son John, Kyle Reese and, of course, various Terminators into an alternate timeline.

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