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SE Bend captured, tranquilized cougar

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Big cat, big fright: Cougar caught behind SE Bend home

A cougar lounging in a tree high above a southeast Bend home was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials and law enforcement Friday afternoon as shocked neighbors watched and snapped photos; ODFW biologist said it would be euthanized as relocations don't resolve issues.

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Error affects Crook County graduation rates

Oregon's graduation rates are the worst in the nation, at 72 percent, and Crook County School District ranked even worse than that. Just 30 percent of students in the district received a high school diploma in the latest school year. But officials point to many problems with that number.

Local vet takes advantage of education benefits

G.I. Bill helps veterans get free flight school

Veterans from across the nation are coming to Central Oregon to enroll in flight training. Central Oregon Community College offers a professional pilot program that gives students training and skills -- and thanks to the G.I. Bill, veterans who qualify get their schooling paid for through the VA.

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OLCC wants peace officers for pot enforcement

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted Friday to ask the Legislature for some kind of peace officer authority in order to adequately enforce the rules under Measure 91, which legalizes recreational marijuana starting July 1.

Syrian Kurds battle ISIS

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ISIS fighters: Strikes drove us from Kobani

Two purported ISIS fighters interviewed for a news agency working in ISIS-held territory have given the same reason for the militants' retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani: the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes.

On Monday, Kurdish fighters ...

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Who actually benefits from Obama's 'Middle Class Economics'?

President Obama says he's all about the middle class. But a Tax Policy Center fellow says many in the middle class won't benefit from Obama's proposal.

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Ohio to delay 7 executions

Ohio will delay the executions of seven death row inmates while searching for an adequate supply of drugs that complies with its new execution protocol, the state's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday.

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Measles cases in California still climbing

Last Wednesday, the number was 59. Nine days later, there are 91 cases of measles in California.

The California Department of Public Health sent out the latest numbers Friday of confirmed cases since December and while the total is still small, the j...

Conditional release for Dave's Killer Bread co-founder

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Hillsboro has decided to grant the co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread a conditional release, deciding that Dave Dahl doesn't need to be sent to a state mental hospital.

Michelle Obama Saudi handshake

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Michelle Obama is an 'American Sniper' fan

Celebrities, politicians and celebrity-politicians have voiced their opinions. Now Michelle Obama is wading into the "American Sniper" debate, saying the film "is important to see."

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Body found in S. Ore. is driver who fled after police chase

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a body found in a wooded area of southern Oregon is that of a 32-year-old Klamath Falls man who was driving an SUV that fled from police on Dec. 19.

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  • Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

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    The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

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1 killed, 2 hurt on set of Martin Scorsese's movie

Construction mishap occurred on set in Taipei

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A structure on the Taiwan set of a Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, police said.

Friend: Hit-and-run victim former label owner, youth mentor

SUGE KNIGHT HIT-AND-RUN

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The man whose hit-and-run death led to the arrest of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was also a former rap label owner as well as a father figure to wayward youths and gang members, a friend said Friday.

Terry Carter, 55, wasn't a product of the...

Michelle Obama is an 'American Sniper' fan

Michelle Obama Saudi handshake

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Celebrities, politicians and celebrity-politicians have voiced their opinions. Now Michelle Obama is wading into the "American Sniper" debate, saying the film "is important to see."

Suge Knight arrested in run-over death

Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested

Las Vegas Metro PD

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is facing a possible murder charge after allegedly running over two men, killing one, following an argument in Compton, California, according to authorities.

"So far, people we talked to said it looked like it was...

'Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

Colleen McCullough

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The Australian author of the best-selling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.

"It is with great sadness that HarperCollins Books Australia advise(s) that the iconic and much-loved author, Colleen McCullough, passed away on Thursday in hospital on Norfol...

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