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Homeowner confronts, holds teen theft suspect

A homeowner confronted and detained one of three teens caught stealing from several cars in the La Pine area late Saturday night. Two others who fled the scene were arrested later by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies, officials said.

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Gary Hooper

State declares end to busy C. Oregon fire season

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District announced Monday that the very busy 2014 wildfire season on state-protected lands will officially come to an end Tuesday morning.

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock climber injured in 20-foot fall

A climber from Sherwood fell about 20 feet and injured his back and shoulder at Smith Rock State Park Sunday evening, prompting a search and rescue effort to bring him to safety, officials said.

C. Oregon jobs grow; unemployment rates fall

Job growth continued in September across Central Oregon, while unemployment rates began to show their first sign of improvement in several months, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

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Bend No. 2 'centrist city' - and No. 4 'beer town'

In its latest monthly ranking, a national Website that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit" looks at the political spectrum - and finds Bend No. 2 on its list of "centrist" cities. Bend also just was named the No. 4 'beer town' in the country by readers of USA Today and 10Best.

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Oregon governor candidates set for last debate

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson are preparing to meet in the final debate of their campaign for Oregon governor.

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Oregon's gas prices keep on falling

Average retail gasoline prices in Oregon have fallen 11 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon.

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Hannah Graham suspect indicted in 2005 case

As investigators are determining whether a skull and bones discovered behind an abandoned Central Virginia home on Saturday are those of Hannah Graham, the lone suspect in her disappearance has been indicted in an assault from almost a decade ago.

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Officials: ISIS attacks Kurd forces in Iraq

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory.

ISIS also launched attacks against...

Vancouver man accused of killing fussy baby

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A 24-year-old Vancouver man accused of killing his newborn son because the infant was fussy appeared in court Monday and was ordered held on $750,000 bail for investigation of murder.

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Portland trail find: tripwire, improvised firearm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a bomb squad technician removed an improvised firearm loaded with a shotgun shell that appeared to be designed to be fired by a tripwire across a trail near Portland's Forest Park.

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  • Apple profit soars on huge iPhone and Mac sales

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    Even as Apple seeks out growth by delving into payments and watches, Apple's core business continues to boom on the back of its revving iPhone engine.

    iPhone: Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past quarter, which included nearly two weeks of sale...

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Platinum albums? Not this year

Elsa, Frozen

Courtesy Disney

It's not a great sign for the music industry when the year's top-selling album is the soundtrack to a Disney movie.

Mother wants 'Breaking Bad' figures removed

Breaking Bad

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

"Breaking Bad's" Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn't dodged the wrath of a Florida mother.

Jason Momoa's must-see 'GoT' audition

Jason Momoa

Steve Marcus/Reuters

Jason Momoa's audition tape for "Game of Thrones" is an impressive piece of work.

Royal baby No. 2 due in April

Prince William, Kate Middleton

Chris Jackson/Pool/Reuters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second baby is due in April, Britain's royal family announced Monday.

'American Idol' alum Joanne Borgella dies

American Idol

Michael Becker/FOX

Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page.

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