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Madras man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 26

A 52-year-old Madras man walking in the travel lane of Highway 26 north of Madras was struck and killed Thursday night, Oregon State Police reported.

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Cyclist hits pickup, injured in SW Bend

A 20-year-old Bend cyclist was hospitalized in fair condition Friday after colliding with the rear of a pickup truck parked along Brookswood Boulevard in southwest Bend, authorities said

Construction workers killed on job

ODOT reviews safety after 2 hwy. worker deaths

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating the Oregon Department of Transportation following two separate incidents in which construction workers were killed on the job this week on northeast Oregon highway projects.

House fire in NE Bend

Family of seven escapes burning Bend home

Smoke alarms awakened a family of seven in a burning northeast Bend home early Friday morning, allowing them to escape unhurt from a fire that began in the garage and caused $75,000 damage, officials said.

Bridge 99 mopping up a stump

Jacob Welsh

Crews target more small wildfires around C.O.

Central Oregon firefighters responded to and contained several new fires Friday, more evidence that despite the heavy rain with this week's thunderstorms, the hundreds of lightning strikes ignited more blazes that could pop up in the new round of hot weather.

Bridge 99 tractor working fire line

Steve Ziel

Bridge 99 Fire evacuation levels lowered

The evacuation levels have been reduced for the Bridge 99 Complex, officials said Friday.  All evacuation Level II areas have been reduced to a Level I.  All evacuation Level I areas have been eliminated.  The Pacific Crest Trail is now open.

McKay Park

Bend Park & Recreation District

State grant to help fund McKay Park upgrades

The Bend Park and Recreation District said Friday it has been awarded a $371,150 grant in support of enhancements to McKay Park on the Deschutes River, some tied to the nearby Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project.

Oil train tanker MGN graphic

MGN graphic

Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.

Coyote

Settlement ends SE Oregon coyote-killing contest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An animal-rights group and the organizer of an annual coyote-killing contest in southeast Oregon have settled competing lawsuits with an agreement that there will be no more hunting contests.

Smoke over Tripoli, Libya

Hani Amara/Reuters

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hour...

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New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.

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Technology

  • Robot furniture that builds itself

    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

    Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


Entertainment Headlines

'Up the Down Staircase' author dies at 103

Up the Down Staircase

Bel Kaufman, author of the bestselling 1960s classic "Up the Down Staircase," has died at 103.

Sarah McLachlan on parenting, work and sex

Sarah McLachlan singing

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Sarah McLachlan, the Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter whose ballads helped so many of us through heartache, breakups and loss, was barely out of her teenage years when her first album was released back in 1988.

Adam West: Ben Affleck will be a great Batman

Adam West

REUTERS/Phil McCarten

You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.

Adam West told People magazine at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday that he has faith in Affleck's ability to carry the role of the Caped Crusader in the...

Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

Morgan Freeman

Warner Bros./IMAX

You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

Homer Simpson tattoos record

Guinness World Records

This is sure to be the talk of Springfield. A New Zealand man's 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson have set a new world record.

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