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Smith Rock hiker rescued after 40-foot fall

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes Count deputies said.

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Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

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Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

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Teen burglary suspect caught on Bend Bi-Mart roof

An alarm early Sunday brought police to a northeast Bend department store, where they found and arrested a Eugene 18-year-old who allegedly had tried to break in from various points on the roof.

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Better weather gives crews a hand on 15,000-acre SW Oregon fire

Cloud cover with cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior on the Stouts Fire east of Canyonville on Sunday, allowing firefighters to make good progress on the fire lines.

Campfire ban imposed on Willamette National Forest

A campfire ban went into effect Saturday across the Willamette National Forest, as officials cited extremely dry conditions in conjunction with current and expected weather forecasts that elevated the potential risk of wildfire throughout the area.

Rocky Wildfire, California

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Thousands evacuated amid California wildfires

California's largest wildfire is spreading quickly, consuming 54,000 acres in three counties and staying active throughout the night -- a time when firefighters typically make progress, a state fire official said Sunday.

The Rocky Fire was only 5% con...

Bat boy injured

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Batboy struck during warmup swing dies

A 9-year-old who was hit with a bat during a baseball game in Kansas over the weekend has died.

Kaiser Carlile, a batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays team, was accidentally struck Saturday at a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

"With the permi...

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9 people shot at Brooklyn house party

Police are searching for two men who walked up to a Brooklyn house party and unleashed a hailstorm of bullets, wounding nine people.

Surveillance video captured one of the assailants walking along a residential street early Sunday morning. Even with ...

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' nabs third best Tom Cruise opening

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Mission accomplished... well, almost.

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" opened to an estimated $56 million at the U.S. box office over the weekend. This total was the second-best "Mission: Impossible" opening ever, just missing out on the $57.8 mil...

New 'Ghostbusters' visit children's hospital

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When children at a Boston hospital posted up a sign asking "Who ya gonna call?" the response was more than they could have ever dreamed of.

'Finding Your Roots' scandal is 'teachable moment,' PBS president says

Paula Kerger 'hopeful' genealogy show will air again

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The future of "Finding Your Roots" is still up in the air, PBS president Paula Kerger said Saturday, more than a month after an embarrassing scandal. But Kerger said she is "hopeful" it will return.

Family, celebs, drama at Bobbi Kristina funeral

Tyler Perry at Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral

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Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, at a private funeral just north of Atlanta.

Playhouse: Valerie Harper will not return to Maine show

Valerie Harper

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Actress Valerie Harper continues to recover after falling ill before a performance at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, but she will not return to the show, theater officials said Saturday.

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