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Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

A 72-year-old Metolius man shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it was in self-defense as their intoxicated son attacked him and his wife, Jefferson County sheriff Jim Adkins said.

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New wildfire burns on Ochoco National Forest

A new wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville had burned about 45 acres by evening but was 50 percent contained, officials said.

Colorado Dam Spillway option to be picked

Bend park board OKs Colorado spillway project

For years, the community has pushed to make it safer -- and two years ago, taxpayers made it a priority with an approved bond measure. Tuesday night, the Bend Park and Rec Board approved plans for the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project.

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Crews make progress on wildfire near Estacada

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada and it is 7 percent contained.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

WEED, Calif. (AP) — The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150.

Measure 86 boosts college aid

Measure 86 aims to help more students go to college

Measure 86 was proposed by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to expand opportunities for the Legislature to fund student financial aid and vocational job training programs in the state.

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ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center.

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.

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Curry Co. voters reject tax hike to keep jail open

BROOKINGS, Oregon (AP) — Voters in southern Oregon's Curry County on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have doubled their property tax rate to raise $1.6 million a year for three years. The proposal was another in the county's efforts to keep its jail open.

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1 arrested in S. Ore. convenience store homicide

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon city of Roseburg say they have arrested a man in the death of a 38-year-old woman killed early Tuesday at the convenience store where she worked.

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Portland teen on young offenders trip accused of rape

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Portland teen with a criminal record is accused of raping and beating a woman in Eugene after slipping away from a Washington County-supervised outing that took young offenders to see a University of Oregon football game.

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  • Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

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    Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges for calls made when his device was stolen in Europe.

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Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

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Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne went on a Twitter rant about the group's recent free release of its new album on iTunes.

Source: Joan Rivers' doc did biopsy, selfie

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The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

Kanye West fires back over concert incident

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Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.

Rihanna slams CBS for pulling song

Rihanna, 2014 CFDA Awards

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After a dust-up last week, Rihanna says she doesn't want her performance of the song "Run This Town" to air on "Thursday Night Football" this week.

CBS is saying "fine" -- if you don't want the airtime, we won't give it.

"Beginning this Thursday, we w...

Bill Murray drops in again

Bill Murray, 2014 Oscars

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Bill Murray dances to his own music -- or, it turns out, to a good hip-hop tune with strangers.

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