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CEC offers reward to catch power-line vandals

Third C. Oregon power outage of day hits Tumalo

More than 400 Central Electric Cooperative members in the Tumalo area lost power for two hours or more Thursday night in the third sizable blackout on the High Desert in less than seven hours.

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Fugitive arrested after struggle in NE Bend home

A fugitive on the run since eluding a police chase and manhunt when he stole a car earlier this month was found hiding in a northeast Bend home Thursday and arrested after a brief struggle with police, and a woman at the home was charged with hiding him, officers said.

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Prescribed burn west of Bend puts up familiar plume

A smoke column at times eerily similar to the Two Bulls Fire that hit west of Bend this time last year could be seen from Pilot Butte and across much of the area Thursday. The column however, was a prescribed burn, not a wildfire.  However, it did burn in the same area as last year's flames.

Video of fateful jail night released

Father of Deschutes Jail inmate who died suing for $10.7 million

The father of an inmate who died last December at the Deschutes County Jail, prompting a local and now state investigation, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Deschutes County, seeking $10.7 million in damages..

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'Wild' effect? Welfare check on PCT hikers proves fruitless

A group of three hikers left a call for help on voice mail at the Pacific Crest Trail Association, prompting a search by Deschutes and Lane County searchers Thursday in the Lilly Lake area, but they could not be found or reached, officials said.

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Buehler: Kitzhaber whistleblower hero, not criminal

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, spoke on the Oregon House floor Thursday in support of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who leaked the emails at the center of the Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes scandal.

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Inmate with medical problem dies in Yamhill County Jail

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An inmate who'd been moved to a medical observation cell has died in the Yamhill County Jail.

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Police: Gunshots at NE Portland fair; 3 teens injured

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say three teens have been wounded by gunfire at a street fair in northeast Portland.

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Senate backs bill allowing Oregon workers to talk about pay

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has endorsed a bill that would allow people to sue if they're sanctioned by an employer for discussing pay.

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Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

Until last year, it hadn't happened for more than five decades.

Now, they've done it for the second year in a row: Two competitors tied to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatach...

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National Hamburger Day celebrated in downtown Bend

Thursday was National Hamburger Day, and Deschutes Brewery celebrated with a menu to salute the American sandwich.

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Actor Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

Rey succumbs to stroke complications

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Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey died Thursday of complications from a stroke, his manager said. Rey was 75.

Trevor Noah to start on 'Daily Show' in September

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Trevor Noah will debut as the new host of "The Daily Show" on September 28, the show announced in a tweet.

Abuse claim against Michael Jackson dismissed

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A molestation claim made against the estate of Michael Jackson has been dismissed.

Congress flocks to Taylor Swift concert

Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.

Amy Schumer is everywhere

Amy Schumer Bachlorette

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you. You are seeing a great deal of Amy Schumer.

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