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Travel trailer fire

Trailer fire leaves family of 9 homeless - but thankful

A family of nine, including seven young children, escaped unhurt but was left homeless by an early-morning fire Wednesday. Despite the losses, the father of the family was grateful that no one was injured.

Jail pays 185 000 in settled lawsuits

Deschutes paid $185K to settle two jail abuse, neglect claims

A NewsChannel 21 investigation has found Deschutes County and taxpayers have paid $185,000 to two individuals in the past year to settle jail abuse and neglect lawsuits. Two others are pending, while three claims have been dismissed in the past five years.

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Bend councilors OK new vacation rental rules

It took more than three hours of debate and wordsmithing, but Bend city councilors accomplished their mission Wednesday night and agreed to a sweeping set of rules and limits on the proliferation of short-term rentals that have left many residents dismayed at the fast-changing, hollowed-out atmosphere of their neighborhoods.

Tick season starts early

Ticks on the move: Early season on the High Desert

You might have noticed ticks on your pets, or even yourself. That's because tick season has started early on the High Desert.

South Albany High School fire


Fire destroys South Albany HS cafeteria

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A school district official in Albany says classes are expected to resume Monday at South Albany High School, where an early-morning fire destroyed a building that housed the cafeteria, band and choir rooms. No one was hurt.

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Portland City Council bans pesticides harmful to bees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses — the city's symbol.

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Low California snowpack ushers water restrictions

The Golden State could soon refer to the hue of California's lawns.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to re...

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Gunmen storm Kenya college; hostages taken

Latest developments:

5:35 a.m. ET: At least 65 people are hospitalized from the attack, the Kenyan Red Cross said. 5:39 a.m. ET: Local Kenyan media are reporting death tolls ranging from eight to 15. CNN has not been able to independently confirm the ...

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Man fatally shot by Eugene police identified

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The police chief in Eugene, Oregon, says a 49-year-old man killed by a police officer earlier this week was shot after he came to the front door of his residence and pointed a rifle at an officer.

VIPs hail sage grouse plan

Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act.

Iran nuke talks


Progress, but no deal yet on Iran nuke talks

The bad news? The deadline to agree on what will be the parameters for an endgame pact on Iran's nuclear program has come and gone with no deal.

The good news? The sides are still talking.

Whether your glass is half-full or half-empty, it doesn't chang...


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David Letterman: 'This is not the Indiana I remember'

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One of Indiana's most notable native sons, David Letterman, lampooned the state's governor Mike Pence for signing the state's controversial religious freedom law.

Bob Barker picks up the skinny mic at 'The Price Is Right'

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For the first time in eight years, a TV legend returned to doing what he does best.

Contestants told to "come on down!" on the April 1 edition of "The Price Is Right" encountered not host Drew Carey but another familiar face in charge of the proceedin...

CBS to spin '60 Minutes' segments into movies


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A news story that was featured on the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" is the backbone of a movie that's being made by CBS's feature film division. And CBS hopes it'll be the first of many.

The movie, "Patriots' Day," is about Ed Davis, the former Bosto...

Cynthia Lennon, John's first wife, dies

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Cynthia Lennon, who married John Lennon when he was a struggling musician and was there when he rose to fame with the Beatles, died Wednesday, according to a post on the website of her son, Julian.

She was 75.

"Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her ...

Joni Mitchell hospitalized in intensive care

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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to her home around 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday on the report of a medical emergency, spokesman Robert Hin...


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