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Deception Fire smoke Cari Haynes

Cari Haynes

Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Deception Fire smoke Lava Lake Marily Badger 2

Marily Badger

More summer sights: Scary smoke swirls into C.O.

Just when summer - and to many, fire season - was looking to wrap, along came a huge cloud of smoke from the southwest, barreling into the High Desert. Here are some photos of that and other late-summer sights. Share 1-2 of your photos by e-mail at stories@ktvz.com or using the submission tool in our mobile apps.

William Parkerson, Jeep Cherokee sought in deputy shooting

Klamath County DA's Office

Klamath deputy shot, seriously wounded in traffic stop

A gunman shot and seriously wounded a Klamath County sheriff's deputy on Wednesday during a traffic stop, and police are looking for a suspect in a black Jeep Cherokee.

'Redmond 5' case returns to Bend

'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence

One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the Deschutes County Jail, awaiting what could be a new sentence.

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special interest groups come out swinging. The candidates for Bend's Oregon House District 54, Democrat Craig Wilhelm and Republican Knute Buehler, weighed in.

Oregon economy improving, may trigger 'kicker' rebates

A swelling state treasury is on the verge of triggering "kicker" rebates for Oregon taxpayers; as state raised its revenue forecast Wednesday; find a link to the full report here and reactions offered by the governor and lawmakers

Teachers spending own money for supplies

Teachers spend own money for supplies

If you have kids, you've probably felt that dent in your wallet recently. Studies show on average, families will spend $100 per student on school supplies this year. What you may not realize is, your student's teacher may be spending even more.

Gay marriage MGN graphic

MGN graphic

Court: Group can't appeal Ore. marriage ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed the National Organization for Marriage's effort to appeal an Oregon court ruling that allows same sex marriage.

Smoke in Ukrainian city


Ukraine: 'This is a full-scale invasion'

Pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, battled government forces on two fronts Thursday, a Ukrainian military official said.

The fighting was taking place southeast of Donetsk, and along th...

Immigration demonstration White House

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

White House: Shutdown prospect won't stop immigration action

President Barack Obama won't forestall upcoming executive actions on immigration amid Republican threats of another government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.

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Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his fundraising in recent weeks.


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  • Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

    Solar system NASA graphic


    Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

    You do. We all do.

    Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.

    And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,00...

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'Sopranos' ending? Let it be

Sopranos final scene


Thank you, David Chase, for not changing the ending.

How Chelsea Handler said goodbye

Chelsea Handler last E!

Chelsea Handler has made a clean break from E!. Or at least we assume it was clean, since Handler's final "Chelsea Lately" episode Tuesday included one of her infamous celebrity-accompanied shower scenes.

IRS hits Vanessa Williams with big tax lien

Vanessa Williams on red carpet

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.

Miley Cyrus' 'homeless' VMA date faces arrest

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday faces arrest in Oregon, a corrections official said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Jesse Helt, 22, when he stopped checking in with his probation o...

Inside the world's biggest record collection

World's largest record collection

Strolling between shelves crammed with his records, Zero Freitas pauses and finds another piece of music that he just must take home.


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