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Goats' guard dog shot to death in Terrebonne

Big, white, fluffy dogs watch over Terrebonne rancher Ed Barnes' hundreds of goats, protecting them from coyotes and cougars. But Sunday morning, one of his Maremmas couldn't protect itself from the only animal Barnes really fears.

Old Bend-Redmond Hwy Fire

Bend Fire and Rescue

Roadside fire caught small, carries big message

A small fire, sparked in an unusual way, was stopped fast along the Old Bend-Redmond Highway on Monday, prompting fire officials to remind residents that despite recent rain from thunderstorms, the grass is dry and the heat is back, keeping the wildfire threat very high.

State overpays Bend man

Bend man told: Return extra state jobless pay

Tyler Smith has a job, recently graduated school, and was recently receiving unemployment benefits from the state of Oregon -- all was well, until he got a phone call saying they made a mistake, and he owes them a sizable chunk of money.

Special Report Fires not all bad

Special report: Wildfires are not all bad

Wildfires can cause concern about long-term damaging effects on the landscape we call home, but NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’Connor spoke with some experts who say wildfire can be a good thing.

Kid cycles now running across country for obscure syndrome

Teen bikes cross-country; now he'll run home

From Maryland to Bend. Kevin Payne's path around the U.S. takes about 9,000 miles.  In Bend on Monday night, he was preparing for his return trip.  But it’s not a flight out of Redmond.  He’s giving up the bicycle, and running home -- all to raise money to fight a syndrome many haven't ever heard of.

4-H brothers prep pigs for fair

4-H kids prepare for Deschutes Co. Fair

There’s a great way to enjoy the 2014 Deschutes County Fair and help NeighborImpact feed thousands of families in Central Oregon.

U.S. Capitol

Govs urge Congress: Pass wildfire funding bill

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in calling for support of the federal Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, to provide the U.S. Forest Service with access to emergency funding for wildfire suppression and protection of programs aimed at reducing wildfire risk.

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Could insurance incentives cut wildfire fighting costs?

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden plans to try to convene a group of insurance companies and wildland firefighting agencies to discuss the idea of homeowner incentives to take steps that could cut the threat of destructive wildfires -- and the billions in costs.

World Junior track championships

3 of 4 missing Ethiopian athletes found in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon police have found three of the four members of the Ethiopian track team who were reported missing from the World Junior Championships in Eugene over the weekend.

Madison lost found dog

Linn County Sheriff's Office

Hikers find dog lost in woods for 22 days

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A dog that apparently wandered lost in the woods for 22 days has been reunited with her owners.

Phoenix VA Medical Center

CNN

Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Calling it a "cost of war," Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of ...

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Freddie Prinze Jr. slams 'unprofessional' Kiefer Sutherland

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Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland have very different memories of working together on "24."

'Mad Max: Fury Road' wheels into Comic-Con

Mad Max Fury Road

The trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road" is out, and it's gotten a 21st-century makeover. Where the 1979 film starred Mel Gibson, this time around, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are at the helm.

'The Situation' gets counseling in plea deal

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jersey Shore

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Former "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will get anger management counseling to settle an assault charge connected to a tanning salon fight with a brother, his lawyer said.

David Duchovny touts Russian pride in beer ad

David Duchovny Russian beer commercial

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David Duchovny's latest role is stirring up more intrigue than any episode of "The X-Files." The actor plays himself in a beer commercial imagining how proud he would be if he were Russian.

ESPN commentator apologizes for abuse remark

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Sean Gardner/Reuters

ESPN star Stephen A. Smith apologized on Monday for what he called "the most egregious error of my career," a Friday commentary about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims.

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