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Small fire above Tumalo Fells Jason Green

Jason Green

Crews tackle more small lightning-sparked fires

The last week of July began with a new round of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon as nearly 800 lightning strikes hit in Deschutes County alone in the span of a few hours, sparking about three-dozen smoke reports around Central Oregon by evening.

Fire burns near Crater Lake

Small wildfire ignites near Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park sees its fair share of wildfires every year, but a 25-acre blaze being fought this week is one of its earliest.

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Redmond RV park residents react to DEQ fine

The Oregon DEQ has issued a $56,285 penalty to the owners of Green Acres RV Park south of Redmond for operating a septic system that is discharging untreated or partially treated sewage onto the ground.

A new kind of paramedic

Redmond paramedic's focus: preventative care

A new program launched by Redmond Fire and Rescue aims to reduce emergency rooms visits of vulnerable patients. Paramedics usually rush patients to the ER -- this "community paramedic" has the opposite goal - to keep folks healthy and at home.

Jennifer Huston missing flyer

Police: Woman vanished after buying snacks, pills

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Investigators say a 38-year-old Dundee woman vanished last week after withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fueling her SUV and buying a Gatorade, trail mix and a non-lethal amount of sleeping pills

World Junior track championships

Fourth missing Ethiopian athlete found in Wash.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A University of Oregon Police Department spokesman says the last of four missing Ethiopian athletes who went missing during the World Junior Championships has been found.

U.S. Capitol

Walden, House vote for Species Act reforms

The U.S. House on Tuesday passed the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act, which supporter Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said would make "common-sense reforms" to the Endangered Species Act.

Vladimir Putin Russia President

RIA Novosti / Reuters

Will latest sanctions on Russia work?

More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about how Western powers can defuse the worsening conflict in Eastern Europe.

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Raja Razek/CNN

Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

International investigators' quest to carry out their duties at the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner hit another roadblock Wednesday, as Ukrainian officials warned of possible land mines near the site.

Ukraine's National Security and Defen...

VA Medical Center

CNN

More VA employees told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an intern...

Robert Hamilton Indiana lottery

Hoosier Lottery

Man wins 2 $1 million jackpots in 3 months

An Indiana man beats the odds twice in three months, winning two $1 million lottery jackpots.

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R. Kelly concert appearance canceled

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SIPHIWE SIBEKO / Reuters

An R. Kelly concert appearance in Columbus, Ohio, has been canceled after protests.

Paramount apologizes for 9/11 'TMNT' poster

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

From Paramount Pictures

An Australian promotional poster for Michael Bay's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie has resulted in the wrong kind of publicity.

'Sharknado 2' set to take TV by storm

Sharknado 2

From Syfy

A twister filled with man-eating sharks is about to hit New York City -- at least on your television screen.

Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Zayn Malik

CNN

Celebs are using social media accounts, which are essential for building their show business brands, as political platforms that can cause a negative buzz.

'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies

James Shigeta

Public Domain

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday.

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