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Snow brings travel danger

C.O. travel woes linger as big dig follows big dump

Central Oregonians awoke Wednesday after a huge dump of a foot-plus of snow over much of the region to the big chore of clearing roads, sidewalks and driveways on Thanksgiving Eve, traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Highway 97 snowy at Vandevert Road

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Deschutes County SO offers winter driving tips

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office offered some winter driving safety tips Wednesday in the wake of a storm that dropped more than a foot of snow in many locations.

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Fall photos: Big High Desert Snow Dump, more

Our fall photo album took a turn for the white Tuesday as a foot or more of snow dumped over much of the High Desert. Here's a few of those photos - and others from earlier this fall. Feel free to send 1-2 of yours (and where taken/by whom) to stories@ktvz.com.

Friends remember crash victim

Redmond man recalled for humor, inspiration, accomplishments

At Redmond's Opportunity Foundation Thrift Store, it's hard to get in the spirit of the holidays when there's an empty spot where a beloved greeter always stood.

Risky toys still on shelves

OSPIRG warns of dangerous toys for holiday season

The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group Foundation has released its latest "Trouble in Toyland" report and list of dangerous toys. It says despite improvements from recent safety regulations, there are still dangerous toys on store shelves.

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Foster care, abuse -- Laquan McDonald's tragic life

In death, Laquan McDonald has countless defenders, people who want justice for him. They know him as the teenager in a police dashboard camera video who is seen walking away from a police officer who, in the span of 15 seconds, shoots him 16 times.

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Chiloquin man arrested after drive-by shooting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man accused of eluding police after shooting at a Klamath County home.

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Arson charges filed in Lebanon blaze that damaged 2 homes

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man accused of starting a fire that damaged two homes in Lebanon, Oregon.

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State delays change in Medicaid coverage of back pain treatment

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority is delaying the rollout of changes to the state's Medicaid program that would allow patients to seek alternatives to painkillers and surgery to cope with back pain.

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Chicago on edge over police shooting video

Protests erupted in Chicago for a second day Wednesday in response to the release of graphic dashcam video that shows the final moments of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's life.

The demonstrations were peaceful and didn't lead to massive disruptions. One...



REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy nature

For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading shoppers at work.

But the day after Thanksgiving this year, the mother of three young daug...


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Mr. (Will) Smith goes to Washington?

Will Smith at Concussion premiere

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His new blockbuster doesn't come out until Christmas Day, but Will Smith is already looking past it.

This frenzied campaign season has so "incensed" the movie star that Smith says he is losing sleep trying to figure out new ways to be "useful in the ...

Kim Kardashian says her unborn son is breech

Kim Kardashian

E! via Newsource

Kim Kardashian West received some news about her pregnancy that is making her nervous.

'Creed,' 'Good Dinosaur' part of weekend movie feast

Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone in Creed

Warner Bros. Pictures

Disney and Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" and Warner Bros. "Creed" both opened in theaters Wednesday and look to bring a bountiful box office harvest in time for Thanksgiving.

Adele kills it on 'The Tonight Show'


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Fresh off of breaking chart records and already boasting the biggest-selling album of 2015 with "25," Adele positively crushed it Tuesday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

John Stamos pleads no contest to DUI

John Stamos

Fox via CNN

Actor John Stamos entered a no contest plea Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.


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