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Downed tree La Pine RJ Bracken

RJ Bracken

High winds rake High Desert; trees, power lines fall

Winds gusting close to 50 mph -- and hitting 70 mph atop Mt. Bachelor -- toppled dozens of trees around the High Desert Saturday, blocking roads and knocking out power while canceling flights and keeping police and utility crews scrambling. No injuries were reported.

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Update: Endangered Bend teen runaway found

A missing, endangered 14-year-old Bend girl reported as a runaway Thursday was found Saturday by a retired police officer and his wife, lying in a field near a northeast Bend intersection, officers said. She was taken to St. Charles Bend for evaluation.

Dan Reesor heading for liver transplant surgery

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Deschutes prosecutor recovering with new liver

A Deschutes County prosecutor at the center of a public battle to have a life-saving liver transplant covered by county-provided insurance was recovering Saturday from a long, difficult transplant operation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, family members said.

Truckers parade to Dani Williams service

Misty DeChant

Over 100 truckers parade to honor log truck crash victim

A procession of more than 100 log trucks and other rigs traveled north from Redmond Saturday, parading to a celebration of life event in Prineville in honor of a Redmond log truck driver killed in a recent crash on the Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville.

Port-a-potti Beth Schultz

Beth Schultz

Your fall photos: Winds hit C. Oregon, more

Winds close to 50 mph raked Central Oregon for much of Saturday, knocking down trees and power lines; here are some of your photos, along with earlier autumn sights of colorful leaves, the 'blood moon' lunar eclipse and more. Feel free to share 1-2 of your fall photos (along with who took them, where and when) at stories@ktvz.com.

Desert Sun Development Shannon Egeland

File photo/Multnomah Co. Detention Center

Sentenced Bend man allegedly asked son to shoot him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.

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Medford man dead after tree falls on tent

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police say a man died after a large tree fell on the tent where he was camping.

Ebola drug ZMapp

Public Health Agency of Canada

N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the ...

Hwy. 230 car onto tree

Oregon State Police

Tree slams onto car on SW Oregon highway

A Grants Pass woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday when high winds sent a 40-foot pine tree smashing onto her car on Highway 230 in southeast Douglas County, narrowly missing the windshield, Oregon State Police said

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Storm on Oregon coast hammers Port Orford

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) — A storm on the southern coast of Oregon forced a temporary evacuation of Port Orford.

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Reconstructing the spree that left 2 deputies dead

The California shooting rampage began in a parking lot of a $56-a-night motel outside downtown Sacramento when two sheriff's deputies checked on a suspicious car there.

By the time the spree was over, authorities said, the suspects killed two sheriff'...

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    SpaceX's Dragon spaceship splashed down Saturday in the Pacific Ocean, returning from a four-week resupply mission to the International Space Station and bringing back a valuable payload of potentially groundbreaking experiments.

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Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies

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Jack Bruce, singer, songwriter and bassist for legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at 71.

Bruce's family confirmed the death of the Scottish musician on his official website and Facebook page.

"The world of music will be a poorer place with...

Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

Chrissy Teigen

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the platform, Teigen has tapped out.

The 28-year-old turned into a Twitter all-star after she joined in...

Corden to start 'Late Late Show' March 9

James Corden, Late Late Show CBS

REUTERS/Jon Blacker

James Corden now has a date for his first broadcast of "The Late Late Show": March 9, 2015.

"We're excited to begin CBS' next chapter after midnight and introduce James' wide range of performance talents and fearless creative instincts to American tel...

'Constantine' adds to TV's comic-book trend

Constantine

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Stop me if you've heard this one before.

A TV series based on a comic book series premieres Friday.

There have been a lot of them lately, from "Gotham" to "The Flash" (and of course the ratings juggernaut "The Walking Dead"). They've done quite well th...

TLC ends production on 'Honey Boo Boo'

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CNN

TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is ending its run.

On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the series in light of claims that the program's newly separated matriarch, June "Mama June" Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who ...

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