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C.O. public lands impose campfire restrictions

With hot and dry weather returning and numerous wildfires being tackled, federal land managers in Central Oregon said Wednesday they are implementing campfire restrictions, except in designated campgrounds.

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C.O. Interagency Dispatch Center

Lightning eases; initial attack crews busy, ready

As thunderstorms lingered for a second day Wednesday, Central Oregon's initial attack crews were busy finding and dousing the dozens of small new fire starts reported from Tuesday's hundreds of lightning strikes across the area and 12,000-plus statewide.

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William Charba

Rain aids, mapping trims Shaniko Butte Fire

A mixed blessing from the new storms as the Shaniko Butte Fire received a quarter-inch of rain Tuesday -- but the storm also hit the Warm Springs Reservation area with 900 lightning strikes. Here's Wednesday's update.

Camas Prairie Fire

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Evacuation notice lifted on Logging Units Fires

Due to progress on the 10,350-acre Logging Unit Fires on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, all pre-evacuation notifications for the Sidwalter Flat area have been lifted, officials said Wednesday.

Madras track coach arrested on sex abuse

Second HS coach sex scandal rocks Madras

A second coach-related sex scandal hit Madras High School in just eight months as a track coach was arrested Monday.

Evacuees prepare to head back

Last Marks Creek evacuation notices lifted

The Waterman Complex Fire closed Highway 26E east of Prineville to Mitchell for several days, but on Tuesday it reopened again, in limited fashion -- one less problem for residents. And Wednesday morning came word the week-old Marks Creek evacuation notice was lifted.

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Obama declares Wash. wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

Busy days at fire lookout

Behind-the-scenes look at a fire lookout

A lot of people watched the storms roll through Tuesday, and with the high risk of fire, the fire lookouts have an important job. NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’Connor got a behind-the-scenes look at Lava Butte Lookout.

Mitchell gets cellphone boost

Fire brings smoke - and cell service - to Mitchell

The Wheeler County town of Mitchell, population 130 or so, is the closest community to the Waterman Complex fire. It's an area so rural that it doesn't even have cellphone service. That is, until now -- and only for now.

6-yr old attacked by dog dog remains free

Dog attacks girl, 6, at Ochoco Reservoir, still free

"It bit me and scratched me and bit me a few more times," 6-year old Kaylee said. It is a day she will not forget. Kaylee and her family were at the Ochoco Reservoir when a dog attacked her.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Inmate 'gasped, snorted' during execution

Arizona inmate Joseph Wood died some two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said.

"It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breath for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew our efforts to g...

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'Pristine' original Superman comic up for auction

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DC Comics

Superman's debut comic book sold for just 10 cents in 1938. But today, a rare original is worth many times more.

A "pristine" copy of Action Comics #1 will go on auction in August, eBay announced Wednesday.

Collectors know of about 50 remaining copie...

More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good, Downey says

Iron Man 3

Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures

Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

Lawsuit: 'Duck Dynasty' stole 'camo' idea

Duck Dynasty

From A&E Networks

When Uncle Si Robertson declared on "Duck Dynasty" that "My favorite color is camo" it spurred a line of clothing sold to the A&E show's fans, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

'Glee's' Naya Rivera is married

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"Glee" star Naya Rivera is now Mrs. Ryan Dorsey.

'Batman' TV series to be freed from belfry at San Diego Comic-Con

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

One of the big panels at this year's San Diego Comic Con this week isn't about an upcoming superhero movie, but a major video release of a classic television series.

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