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Prineville ex-scoutmaster charged with sex abuse

A 36-year-old Prineville man who spent several years as a Boy Scouts scoutmaster surrendered to Oregon State Police detectives Friday after his indictment on sex abuse charges involving one boy over several years, troopers said. They added that investigators believe there may be other victims.

Oregon ruling frees detained suspected illegal immigrants

Ore. ruling ends detaining suspected illegal immigrants

The cell door is opening sooner for some inmates around Oregon after a federal ruling made it illegal to hold suspected undocumented immigrants for federal officials after they're eligible for release.

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BLM plans to remove geocaches from Badlands

The Bureau of Land Management's Prineville District Office said Friday it will work with the local geocaching community to remove about 84 geocaches located in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness and other wilderness study areas, research natural areas and "areas of critical environmental concern."

April is autism awareness month

Redmond family talks about autism's challenges

April is Autism Awareness Month. It's a disability that calls for increased recognition, as one in 88 children have autism, according to the National Autism Association.

Ex-Madras school custodian sentenced for child porn

A Metolius man who worked for 11 years as a Madras school custodian has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography, although authorities said Friday no evidence was found of any inappropriate contact involving students at the school.

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Bend projects tackle near-capacity sewer system

Bend’s sewer collection system is near capacity -- and in some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels, city officials said Friday as they outlined projects underway to relieve the problems.

Former Bend man sentenced in tax refund scheme

A former Bend resident has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $300,000 in restitution in a fraudulent refund scheme that also involved taking retaliatory action against IRS agents, prosecutors said Friday.

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Official: Search to be completed in a week

The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should complete its task within the next week, as the search for the plane intensifies, a government official said Saturday.

"Today and tomorrow, it's imperative that we focus be...


Western states meet, discuss taking land from feds

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from nine Western states say it's time for them to take control of federal lands within their borders.


6 sea lions killed to protect Columbia salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six California sea lions have been euthanized to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.


The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

A 9-year-old Michigan boy stumbled across something -- literally -- that, it tu...


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  • SpaceX's Dragon on way to space station

    SpaceX launch

    REUTERS/Kim Shiflett/NASA/Handout via Reuters

    Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

    "I'm feeling pretty excited. This is a happy day," said Spac...

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Miley Cyrus' U.S. tour dates postponed

2013 VMAs - Miley Cyrus blurb

REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The American leg of Miley Cyrus' tour is now officially over, thanks to an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic.

Her representative released a statement Friday indicating that "all remaining U.S. dates on the Miley Cyrus 'Bangerz' tour have be...

Deport Bieber? White House declines comment

Justin Bieber

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the People" petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments "to avoid the appearance of improper influ...

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Lara Spencer promoted to 'GMA' co-host

Lara Spencer

REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Lara Spencer, a supporting member of the "Good Morning America" cast for the past three years, has been promoted to co-host, ABC said Friday.


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