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Lines hold on lightning-sparked fire in Maury Mtns.

Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are mopping up and holding the bulldozer lines around the 48-acre fire that broke out two days ago, officials said Wednesday.

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Deschutes SO warns of 'deputy' jury duty scam

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the public Wednesday after a citizen reported being called by someone falsely claiming to work for the agency who said an arrest warrant had been issued -- and to send money to clear it.

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'Polite' Bend bank robber gets 30 months

A Deschutes County judge tried and convicted a 46-year-old Mitchell man Tuesday, then sentenced him to 2 1/2 years in prison in the June holdup of a northeast Bend bank.



Obama condemns ISIS as airstrikes resume

There was no suggestion in President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday about the terrorist beheading of an American journalist that the United States was backing down in its airstrikes in Iraq.

The President blasted ISIS and said that the world was "a...

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Finish line: Bend La-Pine school projects on schedule

With about two weeks left before ushering in the new school year, a few Bend-La Pine schools still look more like a construction site, with torn-up halls, heavy equipment and a track stripped to the bare ground.

Trail signs vandalized in Bend

'One-way' signs vandalized along, near Phil's Trail

A total of 18 one-way trail signs have been tampered with or vandalized over the past four months along or near the popular Phil's Trail mountain-biking area west of Bend, according to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance said Tuesday.

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Prineville police Capt. Michael Boyd retires

There is another change in the ranks of the Prineville Police Department, as Capt. Michael Boyd has announced his retirement.

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Bend PD conduct pedestrian safety 'sting'

Bend police issued eight tickets and gave 12 warnings during a two-hour pedestrian safety operation Tuesday -- and also witnessed a rear-end crash involving a vehicle stopped at the crosswalk.

Proposed Paved Trail Causes Backlash

Sisters-Black Butte Ranch trail plan draws critics

A planned paved trail that would start right on the outskirts of Sisters and go seven miles along Highway 20 to Black Butte Ranch would pass a quiet community where some neighbors aren't very happy about it.

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BBB: Lottery scam lures with 'Mega Millions'

“You’ve won millions!”  That’s the bait from the latest Jamaican lottery scam hitting the Northwest, the Better Business Bureau warned Wednesday.

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U.S. defies ISIS threats with Iraq airstrikes

The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.

U.S. forces carried out 14 airstrikes, destroying or damaging six ISIS H...


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  • Social media deals with James Foley beheading

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    When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?

    News organizations have grappled with these kinds of questions for decades. Now, with the prevalence of social media, website operators and ordinary Internet...

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Happy 25th anniversary, 'Saved by the Bell'

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We're so excited -- and so scared: "Saved by the Bell" is a quarter of a century old today.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are expecting

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From TLC

Might there be a spinoff of "19 Kids and Counting"?

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable



Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

Taylor Swift releases new song and video

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Are Taylor Swift and country music never, ever, ever getting back together?

Gisele Bundchen is top-earning model of 2014

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Gisele Bundchen is more than just a pretty face. According to Forbes, she is the highest-earning model of 2014.


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