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Tragic crash in Bend canal

Bend woman dies in crash into canal

A 21-year old Bend woman was killed Friday when she lost control of her pickup truck east of town and it overturned, coming to rest on its top in a narrow irrigation canal, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Tumalo toward Sisters lightning

Gene Starr

Campground near Lake Billy Chinook evacuated

Friday was another busy day of new blazes breaking out across Central Oregon, including one on the Sisters Ranger district that prompted evacuation of a campground near Lake Billy Chinook and an alert to campers at a second to be ready to leave should the fire draw closer.

Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss

Jefferson County treasurer indicted on 36 fraud counts

Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss has been indicted on 36 counts of fraud following a state Department of Justice investigation into apparent check-altering and discrepancies in the county’s books, the agency confirmed Friday.

Family remembers Culver man one year later

Hammack family reflects, one year after tragic loss

A year ago, John Hammack of Culver died after part of a burning tree fell on him in the Mt. Washington Wilderness while he helped fight a wildfire. On Friday, his sister tearfully reflected on the impact of the loss on their family

Shannon Jackman, Kendall and OSP Trooper Travis Ring

OSP

Bend OSP trooper honored for heroism in fiery crash

A Bend-area Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division trooper received an ward from the agency on Friday for his heroic, lifesaving action responding to a fiery injury traffic crash east of Bend. Also on hand: The mother and daughter he rescued.

Surfsand Resort Jessica Smith

KGW.com

Infant found dead at Cannon Beach resort; mother sought

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Clatsop County, Oregon, say a 2-year-old girl has been found dead at a Cannon Beach inn, a 13-year-old child was injured and the mother is being sought.

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Oregon Senate candidates push dueling narratives

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to talk about taxes and the middle class. His Republican rival, Monica Wehby, would love to talk about the federal health care law.

Bryant Fire

Kevin Hill/Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Lightning bad - but most wildfires human-caused

While firefighters continue to battle dozens of wildfires throughout the Northwest, there's one thing they don't need: Help from careless people.

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Kitzhaber mobilizes trucks, people to battle blaze

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber is opening the door for crews battling wildfires in Southern Oregon to call use local fire engines and other resources.

House Speaker Boehner immigration vote

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

House approves $694 million border security measure

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted 223-189 Friday night for legislation authorizing $694 million to deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the United States.

Cormorants

ODFW

Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding public meetings and has extended the comment period on a plan to protect endangered salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River estuary by shooting thousands of double-crested cormorants.

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