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November 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Body of missing Oregon climber recovered from Middle Sister

PORTLAND — Searchers say they have recovered the body of a climber who fell from a mountain this week. Benjamin Newkirk’s body was discovered Sunday, after a multi-day search complicated by extreme weather. The 39-year-old from Bend was on Middle Sister, a 10,052-foot volcanic peak in central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness, with another climber Wednesday night…


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June 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Oregon middle school yanks hacked yearbook

The Associated Press BEND, Ore. — Student hackers inserted “inappropriate material” into the yearbook at a Bend middle school, and the school has confiscated most of the copies, about 750. Officials learned of the last-minute hacking of a design file three weeks ago, but the yearbook was already at the printer. They tried having stickers put over the…


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May 19, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Man killed, family injured in Santiam Summit crash in Oregon

The Associated Press BEND, Ore. — A man was killed and his wife and two children were seriously injured in a crash with two other cars Sunday afternoon on Highway 20 just east of the Santiam Summit in Jefferson County. Oregon State Police say their car was hit by a car that went out of control on…


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July 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Lawsuit claims Oregon man died upside down on therapy table

PORTLAND — A family’s lawsuit says a 64-year-old Deschutes County, Ore.,  man died after he was stuck upside down for a “prolonged period” in an inversion therapy table marketed by a Puyallup company as a way to relieve back pain, improve joint health and build muscle tone.

The lawsuit says Gary Lee Price of Bend couldn’t get the device to return to the upright position and couldn’t remove himself from it, The Oregonian reported.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said he was asphyxiated and ruled the death an accident.

Medical experts say a prolonged period of hanging upside down can lead to severe injury or eventually death, The Oregonian reported.

The lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Eugene, Ore., seeks $1 million from STL International Inc. of Puyallup.

The company manufactures a variety of inversion therapy tables under the Teeter Hang Ups brand name. The company promotes the product on TV and online.


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June 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM

UPDATE: Plague confirmed in Oregon man bitten by stray cat

NIGEL DUARA and STEVEN DUBOIS The Associated Press UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. | PORTLAND — Health officials have confirmed that an Oregon man has the plague after he was bitten while trying to take a dead rodent from the mouth of a stray cat. The unidentified Prineville, Ore., man was in critical condition on Friday. He is suffering from a…


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