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Oregon Dept. of Forestry keeps fire limits in place

After the parched summer, the recent rainfall in Central Oregon was heartily welcomed by local residents. But it wasn't enough to end wildfire danger, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

California officer in downtown Bend fight

Calif. police officer pulls gun during Bend dispute

NewsChannel 21 obtained exclusive video filmed just seconds after five men were involved in a fight in downtown Bend early Sunday. Bend police confirmed that Vallejo, Calif., police Sgt. Michael Kent Tribble pulled a gun during the dispute; we talked to a witness about what he says happened.

Secret Service officer in front of White House

REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Ebola

Andi Babineau/CNN

Airline: Ebola patient says he flew on United

[Breaking news update at 5:48 p.m. ET Wednesday]

The Ebola patient being treated in Texas told authorities he flew part of his trip on United Airlines, a spokesperson for the airline said, citing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Enterovirus

CDC

Four patients with enterovirus D68 die

Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is unclear what role the virus played in their deaths.

Enteroviruses are very commo...

Hwy. 22 Mill City condenser blockage

Oregon State Police

Highway 22E reopens after condenser rolls

Oregon Hwy. 22E west of Mill City was partially blocked for much of Wednesday and a detour in place while workers cleared a truck crash in which a 70,000-pound cylindrical condenser rolled onto the highway, Oregon State Police said

Mohamed Osman Mohamud

U.S. Dept. of Justice

Ore. man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded holiday event in Portland's town square in 2010.

Complaint: Racial slurs, threats at Daimler plant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a complaint against Daimler Trucks North America, alleging that five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats.

Whychus Creek Canyon

Deb Quinlan

Land trust launches new Whychus Creek campaign

The Deschutes Land Trust announced Wednesday it has embarked on a three year, $15 million comprehensive campaign to complete its core conservation strategy for Central Oregon’s Whychus Creek.

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

MGN graphic

Lane County commission OKs marijuana tax

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County commissioners told county attorneys Tuesday to draft ordinances to tax both recreational and medical marijuana — if Oregon voters legalize the drug.

Columbia River Crossing

Feds give WA, OR more time to repay bridge money

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration is giving the states of Washington and Oregon five more years to repay tens of millions of dollars they were given for the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing — a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.

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