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Lightning strike atop Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor

Lightning rakes High Desert; new fires erupt

As predicted, thunderstorms rolled north through Central Oregon Sunday afternoon and the resulting lightning had crews on the run, tackling dozens of new, mostly small fires across the region -- one on the west side of Mt. Bachelor -- while other, larger fires were growing fast to the north, south and east of the High Desert.

Ashley Hixon

Fire destroys small home in downtown Sisters

Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that tore through a small, 85-year-old home in downtown Sisters early Sunday morning, despite the efforts of nearly two-dozen firefighters.

Joseph Ray Lehman

Deschutes County Jail

Redmond grocery break-in suspect caught in store

A burglar alarm early Sunday morning brought Redmond police to the Grocery Outlet, where they arrested at gunpoint a transient found hiding inside the store, officers said.

Bend hail Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson

Summer sights: The hail, you say?

After all the gorgeous summer sunrises, sunsets, fireworks and other views, we got lots of images of the hailstorm that hit the area on Sunday, July 13th  - and more. Here are some photos we received; e-mail 1-2 of your summer sights for us to share to stories@ktvz.com.

Mills Canyon Fire Wash. state

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C. Wash. fire holds steady; more storms expected

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday afternoon could cause explosive growth.

Mario Gotze scores

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina

Never bet against Germany.

In a world where so much can change so quickly, perhaps it is reassuring that there is one constant which remains.

The nation which had ripped Brazil's dreams to shreds in the semifinals, won its fourth World Cup after a tens...

Israel Gaza explosion

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel warns Gaza residents to evacuate

Israeli forces dropped leaflets in northern Gaza on Sunday to warn residents to move away from Hamas sites to avoid military strikes.

The warning came as the death toll in Gaza reached 168, with more than 1,100 people injured, the Gaza Health Ministry...

Barack Obama

Whitehouse.gov

Democrats continue to pile on Obama for skipping the border

Yet more Democrats are piling on President Barack Obama for skipping a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border during his recent trip to Texas.

Central Oregon Guardsoldiers

Veterans have higher rate of suicide in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Military veterans account for nearly a quarter of Oregon's suicides, even though veterans make up less than 10 percent of the state's population.

Oil train tanker MGN graphic

MGN graphic

INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping rail safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.

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BLM to remove fewer mustangs across West

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

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  • Elon Musk pledges $1 million for Tesla museum

    Nicola Tesla

    On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.

    Elon Musk, the magnate and inventor behind electric-car company Tesla Motors, has pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Cen...


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Maestro Lorin Maazel dead at 84

Lorin Maazel

REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died from complications of pneumonia at his home in Virginia on Sunday, his family said. He was 84.

Jazz legend Charlie Haden dead at 76

Charlie Haden jazz legend

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden, whose music career spanned seven decades and several genres, died Friday, his publicist said Sunday. He was 76.

How IFC committed to risky '12 Year Project,' now called 'Boyhood'

Boyhood

Courtesy IFC Films

On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has been one constant since 2002: "The Twelve Year Project."

It is a film, now titled "Boyhood," by the acclaimed director Richard Linklater. Released on Friday in New York...

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over deadly crash

Tracy Morgan

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.

The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose...

Punk rock icon Tommy Ramone dies

Tommy Ramone

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Punk rock fuel-injected the beat of rock and roll in the mid-1970s with a frenetic tempo. On Friday, the drummer who gunned out those rhythms with pioneering punk band the Ramones passed away.

Tommy Ramone was 65 and the last living original member of...

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