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Waterman Complex Fire retardant drop


Highway 26E reopens in limited fashion

The over 12,500-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell moved from 50 to 75 percent containment Monday -- and on Tuesday morning, Hwy. 26E east of Prineville reopened to traffic for the first time in a week - but to one just lane, guided by pilot car. Marks Creek is under a reduced Level 1 pre-evacuation notice.

Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed pest control agencies. The repellent can cause seizures to birds, often in mid-flight.  And during last week’s heat wave, it even led to deaths.


Jefferson County Jail

Madras HS track coach charged with abusing boy on team

The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police on charges she engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with a 17-year old boy on the track team.

National Guard Chinook helicopter on Logging Unit Fires

Staff Sgt. Jason Van Mourik/U.S. Army

Guard air crews join Northwest wildfire battles

Aircrews from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, who fly C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, are among the latest National Guard members to join in the response to wildfires in Oregon and Washington state.


Deschutes County Jail

Deschutes County Jail escapee captured

A Deschutes County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew working outside the jail Sunday evening, running through the parking lot and scaling the fence, was captured running through a southwest Bend neighborhoods Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Shaniko Butte Fire Map


Weather break aids Shaniko Butte firefighters

The weather gave firefighters a break Monday on the 42,500-acre Shaniko Butte Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, allowing for four miles of burnout on the southern boundary, and just damp enough elsewhere to tamp down fire activity. Here's Tuesday morning's update:

Delta Airlines

Larry Downing / Reuters

FAA bans US-Israel flights, citing rocket attack

The Federal Aviation Administration has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport for up to 24 hours.

"The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile" from...

Buzzard Complex rangers Brooke Nyman

Brooke Nyman

Buzzard Complex update: Heavy rain, 85 pct. contained

Fire officials on Tuesday reported more big progress on the nearly 400,000-acre Buzzard Complex of fires on SE Oregon rangeland, with heavy rainfall over much of the area moving the blazes to 85 percent contained -- just in time for a new threat of lightning and wildfires over much of the state.


Rich Brooks/CNN

Listeria tests prompt fruit recall

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Logging Unit Fire retardant drop


C.O. fires update: More storms threaten more fires

Initial attack crews prepared Monday to take on new fire starts as thunderstorms with abundant lightning are anticipated tomorrow in Central Oregon while fire crews on large incidents continue to contain fires started by last week’s lightning.

Redmond Smokejumpers are Central Oregon s elite

They take a dive to save forests and homes

Smokejumping -- it's the kind of firefighting adrenaline junkies fall for. But don't be fooled: This work is no walk in the park.


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Entertainment Headlines

Ray J Norwood charged with sexual battery

Ray J Norwood

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Ray J Norwood has been charged with four misdemeanors in a case in which he's accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks, smashing a police car window and spitting on a cop.

Cops to Justin Bieber: Tone down the parties

Justin Bieber, March 2014

REUTERS/Miami Beach Police Dept./Handout via Reuters

Beverly Hills police want Justin Bieber to "take the bull by the horns" and tone down his house parties.

GLAAD: Movies don't represent LGBT

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones

Screen Gems

Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.

Robert Downey Jr.: Highest-paid actor (again)

Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey

Tim Hart/CNN

Robert Downey Jr. is once again the most highly paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

Vedder sings 'Imagine' in response to critics

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Eddie Vedder has a message for his critics: "Imagine." The Pearl Jam frontman addressed recent criticism of his anti-war comments by playing the John Lennon classic at a solo show Friday in Meco, Portugal.


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