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Smith Rock hiker seriously injured in 40-ft. fall, rescued

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was seriously injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes Count deputies said.

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Three motorcyclists injured in crash north of La Pine

Three motorcyclists were injured, one seriously, when they crashed and were thrown from their bikes on a curving section of Huntington Road north of La Pine Sunday morning, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

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Weather break helps crews on two SW Oregon wildfires

Cloud cover with cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior on the Stouts Fire east of Canyonville on Sunday, allowing firefighters to make good progress on the fire lines of the over 15,000-acre blaze.

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Drought has varied impact on High Desert streams

With widespread drought affecting Oregon's rivers, streams and fish, NewsChannel 21 decided to take a field trip to three Central Oregon streams to test water temperature with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Update: 4 critically injured in head-on crash S. of Sunriver

Five Bend-area residents were injured, four critically, Saturday afternoon in a head-on three-vehicle collision on South Century Drive south of Sunriver, authorities said.

Tremaine Wilbourn

Chief: Slain officer interrupted drug deal

It started as a regular traffic stop on a weekend night in Tennessee. Officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked car on the streets of Memphis, pulled up in front of it and shone his spotlight.

When he approached the vehicle, a passenger confronted ...

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AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much.

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Kraft Heinz Company

Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of cheese

Kraft is recalling 36,000 cases of individually-wrapped cheese singles because part of the wrapper could become a choking hazard.

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Charles Koch slams 'corporate welfare'

As top GOP presidential candidates arrived at a hotel here to court the influential donors of the Koch network, Charles Koch called on retreat attendees to unite with him in a campaign against "corporate welfare" and "irresponsible spending" by both ...

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University of Colorado; CNN

Holmes trial: Do we execute people who are mentally ill?

James Eagan Holmes did not start out in this world as a psycho killer. The evidence his lawyers presented in court last week showed he once was a cute, happy little boy from a doting family, a nice kid who was gentle with his dog and his baby sister....

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' nabs third best Tom Cruise opening

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Mission accomplished... well, almost.

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" opened to an estimated $56 million at the U.S. box office over the weekend. This total was the second-best "Mission: Impossible" opening ever, just missing out on the $57.8 mil...

New 'Ghostbusters' visit children's hospital

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When children at a Boston hospital posted up a sign asking "Who ya gonna call?" the response was more than they could have ever dreamed of.

'Finding Your Roots' scandal is 'teachable moment,' PBS president says

Paula Kerger 'hopeful' genealogy show will air again

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The future of "Finding Your Roots" is still up in the air, PBS president Paula Kerger said Saturday, more than a month after an embarrassing scandal. But Kerger said she is "hopeful" it will return.

Family, celebs, drama at Bobbi Kristina funeral

Tyler Perry at Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral

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Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, at a private funeral just north of Atlanta.

Playhouse: Valerie Harper will not return to Maine show

Valerie Harper

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Actress Valerie Harper continues to recover after falling ill before a performance at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, but she will not return to the show, theater officials said Saturday.

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