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Whychus Creek flooding Anniemarie Norman

Annamarie Norman

Rain, snowmelt bring highest streamflows in years

Deschutes County water managers, sheriff’s deputies and homeowners along Whychus Creek in the Sisters area kept close watch Sunday as rain, warmer temperatures and melting snow prompted the fast-running creek to surge over its banks in some areas.

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Recent Redmond incidents spark concern

The NewsChannel 21 Facebook page has been filled with comments and posts about the recent crimes and other tragic incidents that have taken place in Redmond.

Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton

Deschutes Sheriff Blanton announces retirement

The year 2015 will bring a new leader for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, as Sheriff Larry Blanton has announced his plans to retire July 1 after seven years in the post and nearly 40 years in Central Oregon law enforcement.

Slain NY officers memorial

David Allbritton/CNN

NYC mayor: Attack on cops is attack on all

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on people Monday to put aside debates and protests and focus on the families of police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were killed over the weekend.

Hwy. 101 closure

Oregon State Police

Bad weather fades; coastal road damage remains

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state has reopened one lane of a stretch of U.S. 101 on the central coast that was damaged by the weekend's foul weather.

Oregon 99E rockslide ODOT

ODOT

Rockslide restricts Hwy. 99E near Canby

CANBY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Department of Transportation crew is finishing cleanup work Monday on a rockslide that's restricting traffic on Highway 99E near Canby.

Gas prices

Ore. holiday travelers see good news at gas pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Oregon have fallen 11.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67 a gallon as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,307 gas outlets in Oregon.

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Raspy-voiced man kidnaps, robs woman in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a woman walking in the parking lot of a Eugene store Saturday evening was forced into her car by a man who made her drive out of the city.

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Phony Salvation Army bell ringer in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Police say a phony bell ringer took Salvation Army donations outside a grocery store in Corvallis.

Uber, car taxi service app

John R. Coughlin/CNN

Uber seeking patent on surge pricing

Ride sharing service Uber is seeking a patent for its "surge pricing," in which riders are sometimes charged exorbitant amounts at times of high demand.

Eric Holder

U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

A French company has been hit with the largest ever U.S. criminal fine for foreign bribery, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

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  • Instagram and others grapple with anti-cop posts

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    On Instagram, #shootthepolice is no longer searchable. On Twitter, a hashtag is still visible that groups posts together inciting violence against cops.

    Here's one post from Twitter: An image of a gun with the message, "Speak to cops in a language the...

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Tim Burton brings eye-opening story of Margaret Keane to light with 'Big Eyes'

Tim Burton, 'Big Eyes'

The Weinstein Co.

Famed director Tim Burton talks about bringing the unusual story of artist Margaret Keane to theaters with "Big Eyes."

Sony hires 'Scandal' inspiration for PR help

Sony HQ Tokyo

Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images

Reality meets fiction re-meets reality: One of the consultants helping Sony Pictures recover from a cyberattack is Judy Smith, the woman described as the inspiration for the hit ABC series "Scandal."

Sony doesn't know how but says 'The Interview' will be shown

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CNN

At one point, it looked like Sony was bowing to hackers' wishes that "The Interview" never be shown.

But that's not so, says an attorney for Sony Pictures.

"Sony only delayed this," attorney David Boies said on Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

He was...

Elton John, David Furnish get married

Elton John

Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Sir Elton John and David Furnish are now husband and husband.

The two married Sunday in Britain, where same-sex marriage became legal earlier this year.

They had a civil partnership ceremony in 2005, after 12 years together.

They have two children -- Za...

Madonna responds to leak by releasing songs

Madonna, 2012 MDNA concert

Thomas Peter/Reuters

It's an early Christmas for Madonna fans.

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