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Hwy. 97 reopens after 2-car injury crash S. of Redmond

A serious-injury two-vehicle crash during a hailstorm on Highway 97 south of Redmond Wednesday afternoon sent two people to a Bend hospital and tied up traffic over a wide area through the evening commute.

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Tumalo teen says insistent stranger offered ride

A 14-year-old Tumalo girl walking home from the school bus Wednesday afternoon said a persistent stranger repeatedly tried to give her a ride several times and became angry when she said no, eventually driving off, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Bend has 700 000 surplus from room tax

Surging tourism boosts Bend's room-txx coffers

Thanks to surging tourism, the city of Bend has taken in $5.9 million in room tax collections over the past fiscal year, about $700,000 more than projected.

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Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska

Severe storms tore through the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing tornadoes, flooding and heavy winds to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

There were reports of tornado damage southwest of Oklahoma City, Capt. Paul Timmons of the Oklahoma Highway Pa...

Oregon House OKs bill to boost care for rural veterans

The Oregon House voted unanimously Wednesday in support of HJM 14, a measure introduced by Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, to help veterans access local health care through existing federal programs such as Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) and Choice.

MBSEF scraps Nordic leg in PPP

Another PPP change: Replacement run lengthened

Due to feedback from race participants, U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle organizers made a new change to their revised plans Wednesday, making the Nordic leg replacement a 2 1/2-mile run, rather than just one mile.

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Bend PD: 72 tickets in 5 days to drivers on cellphones

Over a four-day period last month, Bend police issued 72 tickets and gave 15 warnings to drivers who were using their cellphones while driving, officers said Wednesday.

World s Greatest Athlete Pays it Forward

Public invited to Ashton Eaton Track dedication

The community is invited to celebrate the completion of several Mountain View High School bond-funded construction projects along with MVHS graduate and Olympic gold medal winner Ashton Eaton during the IMC championship track meet from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 in the school’s stadium.

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Bly balloon bombing recalled at 70th anniversary picnic

BLY, Oregon (AP) — A beautiful day for a picnic.

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Four adaptive teams to compete in this year's PPP

All Central Oregonians know about the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle, the multi-sport event that starts up at Mt. Bachelor and ends in town with a sprint by the Deschutes River.  What locals may not know is that since 2005, there’s been an adaptive category.

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Salem teacher arrested after burning students with Tesla coil

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon science teacher who police say used a Tesla coil to burn the phrase "I love mom" into the arms of students has been charged with criminal mistreatment.


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    Actor Ashton Kutcher has one key benchmark he looks at when he decides whether or not to invest in a startup: would he want to work there?

    "It's all about the people," Kutcher told CNNMoney in an email.

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Bollywood star convicted in hit-and-run case

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, one of India's most bankable stars, was sentenced to five years in prison for running over several men sleeping on a Mumbai pavement, and killing one of them.

If his sentence is upheld, Khan's absence could cost the I...

Errol Brown, 'You Sexy Thing' vocalist, dead

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Errol Brown, the Hot Chocolate lead singer whose energetic, powerful vocals topped such hits as "You Sexy Thing" and "Every 1's a Winner," died Wednesday, his manager said. Brown was 71.

"I lost my friend today," manager Phil Dale tweeted. "It was a j...

Prince announces Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore

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First there was the song, then the concert.

Days after recording a protest song in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray protests, Prince has announced a Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore. The show will take place at Royal Farms Arena.

"In a ...

Ashton Kutcher may have just won Mother's Day

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He may be a superstar, but when it comes to his mother, Ashton Kutcher is just like the rest of us.

Man caught in Florida after 56 years on lam

 Shawshank Redemption

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For 56 years, Frank Freshwaters was a free man -- though he shouldn't have been.

But not anymore.

The 79-year-old's life on the lam ended Monday when he was taken into custody at his Melbourne, Florida, mobile home. Freshwaters, who was living under th...


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