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Oregon county rejects bid for more local control of US lands

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Elected officials in an Oregon county have rejected a plan by a group of residents that seeks greater local control over the management of federal lands.

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Missing Ochocos bow hunter, 75, found safe

A 75-year-old bow hunter from Bend who had been missing in the Ochoco National Forest for two days was found early Tuesday in "relatively good health," having walked several miles to a ranch the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office reported.

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Equipment failure causes major Bend power outage

About 16,500 Pacific Power customers across the north half of Bend lost power, some for more than an hour Tuesday morning due to an equipment failure on a main transmission line, the utility said.


KFXO experiencing over-the-air issues

We are currently experiencing issues with our KFXO over-the-air broadcasts.  This affects all OTA viewers in Central Oregon. as well as Dish and Direct satellite subscribers along with Crestview Cable subscribers.

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Railroad track reopens at Wickiup Jct. accident site

A construction accident at the Wickiup Junction railroad overpass project north of La Pine on Monday caused no injuries but sent two large, heavy concrete beams falling, one blocking the train tracks below for five hours, officials said.

Bend police plan school speed-zones crackdown

Bend PD reminder: As school resumes, so do speed zones

The weather is great, but it is time to start thinking about going back to school -- and school zone safety and speed limits, the Bend Police Department reminded Tuesday.

NTSB investigate Madras Plane Crash

Investigators remove plane wreckage from Madras Airport

Federal investigators are looking into why ac biplane crashed, killing the pilot, during the Airshow of the Cascades at Madras Airport on Saturday.

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Rubio, Wasserman Schultz win Florida primaries, CNN projects

Sen. Marco Rubio will win the Florida GOP Senate primary, according to a CNN projection Tuesday night.

Also in Florida, CNN projects Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has won her primary against a Bernie Sanders-backed rival.

In Arizona, Sen. John...

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Solar project consultant charged with fraud in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An energy consultant involved with an Oregon solar power project has been indicted on forgery charges.

Portland man gets 6 years in prison for fatal DUI

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and DUI involving a bicyclist he struck and killed.

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Newmont Mining nks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Newmont Mining Corp. has reached an agreement with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be able to develop other public lands in the future.


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  • Why scientists reconstructed an ancient plague


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    Scientists have just reconstructed the genome of an ancient plague, which may shed new light on how certain diseases can either mysteriously disappear or continue to evolve and spread.

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Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault

Chris Brown, 2015 Grammys

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Singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday evening, LAPD Lieutenant Chris Ramirez said in a press conference.

Officers responded to a woman's call for help at Brown's suburban Los Angeles residence around 3 a...

Selena Gomez taking time off for health reasons

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Selena Gomez is taking time off to deal with issues stemming from her Lupus.

Larry the Cable Guy: 'Hillary will be the end of the country'

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Larry the Cable Guy said that while he is still on the fence about who he is voting for in November, he thinks Hillary Clinton "will be the end of the country."

'Star Trek' turns 50: How Trekkers pioneered the fan-culture frontier

William Shatner now and then

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"Star Trek" turns 50 on Sept. 8, which means many who first watched the premiere on NBC -- or even discovered it via reruns -- are eligible for Social Security.

New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast is...

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Two Olympians, a former governor and a rapper-turned-contractor will try to dance their way into America's hearts.

The cast of Season 23 of "Dancing With the Stars" was revealed Tuesday morning on "Good Morning America."

Vying for the Mirror Ball troph...


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