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Cove Fire home lost Sheriff Adkins

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins

BBQ briquettes spark Culver-area wildfire; 2 homes burn down

A wind-fueled brushfire authorities blamed on disposed-of barbecue briquettes broke out near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres toward Culver, burning two vacant homes and several outbuldings

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Terror flight: Cove campers flee racing wildfire

Marla Melius and her family were on a camping vacation at Lake Billy Chinook Saturday morning when daughter Brittany realized something wasn't right.

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Prairie City homes evacuated as strong winds push flames

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling strong winds in eastern Oregon have called for evacuation of the southern half of the town of Prairie City and surrounding areas.

NW Bend pot shop raises concern

NW Bend marijuana shop location draws concern

A home off Galveston Avenue in northwest Bend is being transformed into a new recreational marijuana shop. It's located just a few feet from a pre-school and day care, sparking concern and even outrage from some area neighbors and businesses.

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Daimler Trucks set to build $18 million Madras test track

Daimler Trucks North America announced Friday night its commitment to bring more jobs to Oregon with an $18 million investment to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras.

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State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.

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KITV

Pacific storm Ignacio strengthens to Category 4 hurricane

Pacific storm Ignacio strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane Saturday -- last located about 800 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, according to KITV.

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents, kids and neighbors are expressing concern about criminal activity in North Park Blocks as the school year begins for students nearby.

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Eugene denies permit for fireworks at Oregon season opener

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There won't be any fireworks at the University of Oregon's season-opening football game next weekend.

Hiker had been missing 9 days

Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Injured California hiker, 62, found after 9-day search

Miyuki Harwood, 62, of Orangevale, California, has been found alive after being missing in the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains for nine days.

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  • Pluto probe gets new assignment

    New Horizons completed fly-by of Pluto

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    Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!

    NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.

    Mission scientists want New Horizons...

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'Les Miserables' actor dies in fall

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Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died Friday night in New York.

Marc Thibodeau, a spokesman for the production, said Saturday that Jean-Baptist...

Police put kibosh on Seinfeld lemonade stand

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Oh. Kids selling lemonade illeeegal. Okaaaay, officer. No permit. Riiight. The perrrrrmit. How could we forget the permit??

A neighbor called the cops on Jerry Seinfeld, his son and some young pals for selling lemonade without a permit by the roadside...

Collectibles companies team up to give away life-size Terminator replica

The Terminator is back, and this time, he wants to see you in person.

Betty White to appear on 'Bones'

Betty White, May 2012

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Betty White will have some "Bones" to pick.

The seemingly ageless actress, who wrapped up "Hot in Cleveland" earlier this year, isn't taking much of a rest. On Thursday she tweeted that she'll be appearing on "Bones" this coming season.

"Wanted to let ...

Palin: ESPN 'buys into ISIS propaganda'

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Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network "whimpering" and "intolerant" for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.

In a Facebook post, Palin accused ESPN of buying into terro...

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