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3,400 lightning strikes on High Desert; fires erupt

Thunderstorms rolled north through Central Oregon Sunday afternoon, accompanied by 3,400 lightning strikes that had crews scrambling to hit dozens of new, mostly small fires across the region -- some threatening homes on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. A Klamath County fire grew to 600 acres and burned structures.

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Warm Springs Fire Management

Warm Springs hit hard by storms, fires

The Warm Springs Indian Reservation has been girding for a potentially tough wildfire season -- and on Sunday, the signs of just such a rough stretch arrived in the form of close to 1,000 lightning strikes that sparked at least 17 fires on or near the reservation, some threatening structures and prompting a few evacuations.

Moccasin Hills Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry

Klamath County wildfire destroys homes

Firefighters say they have built a partial line around a fast-growing wildfire in Klamath County that has destroyed homes and led to dozens of evacuations.

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Pamela Wilson

Summer sights: The hail, you say?

After all the gorgeous summer sunrises, sunsets, fireworks and other views, we got lots of images of the hailstorm that hit the area on Sunday, July 13th  - and more. Here are some photos we received; e-mail 1-2 of your summer sights for us to share to stories@ktvz.com.

Ashley Hixon

Fire destroys small home in downtown Sisters

Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that tore through a small, 85-year-old home in downtown Sisters early Sunday morning, despite the efforts of nearly two-dozen firefighters.

Government gavel MGN graphic

MGN graphic

No summer pause for Bend park board, city council

Summer may be a slow and easy time for some workplaces and organizations, but things are heating up this week with some big issues before the Bend City Council and Bend Park and Rec Board.

Joseph Ray Lehman

Deschutes County Jail

Redmond grocery break-in suspect caught in store

A burglar alarm early Sunday morning brought Redmond police to the Grocery Outlet, where they arrested at gunpoint a transient found hiding inside the store, officers said.

Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Army

Bergdahl being assigned to job on Texas post

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing medical care and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to an Army unit on a Texas post as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.

Bergdahl was held captive by militants f...

Citigroup building

John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages during the run-up to the financial crisis.

Costa Concordia, refloat operation

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Costa Concordia floating again

Salvage crews began the arduous task of trying to refloat the Costa Concordia on Monday morning so they can move it to the Italian port of Genoa to be dismantled.

Supermoon

Kai Schreiber, Wikimedia Commons

Catching the summer of supermoons

The first of this season's summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

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Nadine Gordimer, South African author, dies

Nadine Gordimer

CNN

Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning South African author and anti-apartheid activist, died Sunday, her family said Monday. She was 90.

Gordimer died peacefully in her sleep, according to a statement from her family. She was awarded the Nobel Priz...

'Pawn Stars' Corey Harrison loses 192 pounds

Corey Harrison, Rick Harrison

Edgar Su/Reuters

Fans of "Pawn Stars" will be seeing a lot less of Corey Harrison. The star of the hit History Channel reality show has shed more than 190 pounds after having weight loss surgery, according to People magazine.

Maestro Lorin Maazel dead at 84

Lorin Maazel

REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died from complications of pneumonia at his home in Virginia on Sunday, his family said. He was 84.

Jazz legend Charlie Haden dead at 76

Charlie Haden jazz legend

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden, whose music career spanned seven decades and several genres, died Friday, his publicist said Sunday. He was 76.

How IFC committed to risky '12 Year Project,' now called 'Boyhood'

Boyhood

Courtesy IFC Films

On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has been one constant since 2002: "The Twelve Year Project."

It is a film, now titled "Boyhood," by the acclaimed director Richard Linklater. Released on Friday in New York...

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