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Split Bend council rejects fall gas tax vote

By the barest of margins, a sharply split Bend City Council voted 4-3 Monday against sending a controversial local gas tax proposal for street repairs to the November ballot. Just what happens next is still up for discussion.

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Bend man freed after Deschutes DA drops murder charge

At Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's request, a judge on Monday dismissed a murder charge against Daniel Norquist in the July 25 shooting death of his landlord, Andrew Cordes, at his northeast Bend duplex, and he later was released from jail.

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Cleaning crew steps in to help after violent crash

A Bend cleaning crew was on their way to a job in Sunriver on Saturday afternoon when they came upon the aftermath of a violent head-on collision south of the resort. They quickly helped pull the victims from the wreckage until help arrived.

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2 dead in New Hampshire circus tent collapse

Two spectators were killed and more than a dozen injured Monday when a circus tent collapsed in New Hampshire, the state fire marshal said.

The Walker Brothers Circus was performing a show in Lancaster when severe weather hit, Fire Marshal William De...

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Redmond man arrested in Police Dept. incident

A 29-year-old Redmond man tried to break the windows of patrol cars parked at the Redmond Police Department, challenged responding officers with a knife and eventually was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody Monday morning, officers said.

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Oregon confident of meeting president's carbon goals

GRANTS PASS, Oe. (AP) — State officials say Oregon is in good shape to meet the lower carbon emissions goals for power plants set by President Obama's new plan for combating climate change.

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Bend tech co. taking part in White House 'Demo Day'

Onboard Dynamics, a Bend-based innovator in alternative refueling technologies, will highlight its natural gas compression capabilities at the first-ever White House Demo Day on Tuesday.

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ODFW reopens lower Deschutes to afternoon fishing

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday it has lifted fishing restrictions on the lower Deschutes River.  Anglers can again now fish after 2 p.m. from Macks Canyon to the mouth of the river.

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BUI saturation patrols set at Lake Billy Chinook

Sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police troopers from across the state will converge on Lake Billy Chinook this weekend in an effort to detect and arrest suspected drunken boaters.

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In Zimbabwe, Cecil tells only part of the story

The killing of Cecil the lion by a U.S. dentist in Zimbabwe drew a swift and passionate backlash.

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NH forum offers preview of first GOP debate

Republican presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination hewed to a tight script on Monday during the first field-wide forum of the race, hedging their answers and sidestepping tough questions.

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Reba McEntire, husband split after 26 years

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Country singer Reba McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, announced Monday that they would split after 26 years of marriage.

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.

'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...

'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

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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.

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