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Latest round of storms brings more fires to fight

Central Oregon fire crews responded Wednesday to numerous blazes sparked by Tuesday's lightning, while a new round of thunderstorms rumbled north through the High Desert and ignited still more new fires in what promises to be a busy, stormy week.

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush was fired, according to a report obtained Wednesday by NewsChannel 21. Bush has strongly denied the claims and sued the city for $2.5 million.

10 Barrel s Swill off the shelves

Co-owner of Bend's 10 Barrel explains 'Swill' recall

Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced Wednesday it's voluntarily recalling bottles of its Swill beer because some "may be experiencing secondary fermentation in the bottle, causing potentially explosive over-carbonation.

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NE Bend payday loan store robbed; suspect sought

Bend police are looking for a suspect and a getaway SUV in a robbery Wednesday morning at a northeast Bend business that makes payday loans and cash advances.

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Two Prineville-area raids turn up stolen guns, goods

SWAT team members raided two Prineville-area homes Wednesday morning, arresting three people and recovering truckloads of stolen goods – including several guns and a car – taken in a string of home burglaries. Three suspects jailed but fourth - possibly armed, dangerous - still sought.

Sen. Ron Wyden

Wyden lobbies colleagues to fund firefighting

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press his colleagues on the urgent need to pass an emergency funding bill that would provide additional money to fight catastrophic wildfires ripping through the West.

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Ochoco National Forest lifts large area closure

The Ochoco National Forest announced Wednesday it has rescinded the order that closed a large section of the forest surrounding Big Summit Prairie to the public due to nearby wildfires.

Sneaky fire starters cause concern

Not just lightning: Sneaky fire starters pose risk

Fire officials say human-caused fires, which can often be accidental, tend to burn more acreage than the expected lightning-caused fires.

The real fair food

The real fair food: It's anything but junk

When we think fair food,  glazed donuts, funnel cakes and elephant ears probably come to mind. Tucked away behind all the powdered sugar is a different kind of fair food. It's home-grown fruits, veggies and more.

Rodeo time: Downtown Prineville sees 'cattle drive'

Beef prices soar: Can cattle rustlers be far behind?

A factor of supply and demand has driven cattle prices to historic highs this summer. That’s both good news and bad news for Oregon ranchers, who potentially face cattle theft from modern-day rustlers.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

Ebola is believed to have killed 729 people in West Africa from March through July 27, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Kim Kardashian's game makes $700,000 a day

The Kardashians on red carpet

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Kim Kardashian is famous for doing nothing. Now she's got a game that's pulling in $700,000 a day where players have to do, well, nothing.

Justin Bieber vs. Orlando Bloom: Feud fuels buzz

Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday..

'Sharknado 2' whips up Twitter feeding frenzy

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Peace. Love. And Snarknado 2.

Drew Barrymore's half-sister found dead

Drew Barrymore

Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead early Tuesday morning.

Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

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Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians "genocide," while "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot sends her "love and prayers" to Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

One Direction singer Zayn Malik, a Muslim born in England, received...

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