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Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed pest control agencies. The repellent can cause seizures to birds, often in mid-flight.  And during last week’s heat wave, it even led to deaths.

BOWERMAN, MELISSA MARIE

Jefferson County Jail

Madras HS track coach charged with abusing boy on team

The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police on charges she engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with a 17-year old boy on the track team.

SCHMIDTKE, KEITH ALLEN

Deschutes County Jail

Deschutes County Jail escapee captured

A Deschutes County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew working outside the jail Sunday evening, running through the parking lot and scaling the fence, was captured running through a southwest Bend neighborhoods Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Waterman Complex Fire retardant drop

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Hwy. 26E set for limited reopening Tuesday

The nearly 12,000-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell moved from 50 to 75 percent containment Monday -- and it was announced that Hwy. 26E east of Prineville will reopen to one lane of traffic Tuesday morning by pilot car.

Logging Unit Fire retardant drop

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C.O. fires update: More storms threaten more fires

Initial attack crews prepared Monday to take on new fire starts as thunderstorms with abundant lightning are anticipated tomorrow in Central Oregon while fire crews on large incidents continue to contain fires started by last week’s lightning.

Shaniko Butte Fire Map

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Shaniko Butte Fire now 75 percent contained

A final burnout planned for Sunday on the 42,500-acre Shaniko Butte was delayed due to uncooperative weather; still, the 42,500-acre fire is 50 percent contained by 540 personnel.

Logging Unit Fires raise evacuation levels

9,500-acre Logging Unit Fires spark evacuation alert

The Logging Unit Fires is a newly established and jointly managed group of nine fires on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, one of which is threatening dozens of homes.

A record year for fires on High Desert

High Desert wildfires: Blazing toward record?

Bend fire experts say wildfire conditions are only likely to get worse, but can't say this season's large and plentiful fires are record-breaking. Yet.

Redmond Smokejumpers are Central Oregon s elite

They take a dive to save forests and homes

Smokejumping -- it's the kind of firefighting adrenaline junkies fall for. But don't be fooled: This work is no walk in the park.

Smokey Skies Help Firefighters Fight Blaze

Wildfire smoke can be helpful (to firefighters)

Smoke is a burning topic on the minds of Central Oregonians. And Monday, Samantha O’Connor went out to Warm Springs to find out more about the haze.

Train carrying MH17 victims

Maxim Zmeyev/ Reuters

Ukraine says Russian officer shot down MH17

[Breaking News update, 7:02 a.m. ET]

Vitaly Nayda, Ukraine's director of informational security, told CNN on Tuesday that he is certain a Russian officer personally pushed the button to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Moscow has denied claims ...

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'Facts of Life' stars reunite in TV movie

Facts of Life (2)

On Saturday, two stars from "Facts of Life" got together for a long overdue TV reunion.

Kanye West has acquired some 'Kim K. skills'

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

It looks like Kanye West's new wife is rubbing off on him.

Monty Python says goodbye

Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC

If there were any doubt that the members of the Monty Python troupe wouldn't be holding back in their farewell show, it came with a rousing version of "Every Sperm Is Sacred."

Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested

Farrah Franklin mugshot

Horry County Sheriff's Office

Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny's Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.

Franklin, 33, told police she planned to sleep in the woods after two pro football players she partied with...

'Episode VII': Get a look at the X-wing

Cast of new Star Wars

David James/Walt Disney Studios

J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.

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