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  • Four Bend principal candidates stress flexibility
    <![CDATA[Bend is getting a new, smaller high school in a couple of years. Four people seeking to be the principal of this new school with a fresh take on learning met with the community on Friday.The new school will have a more flexible vibe than other high schools, allowing students... Read more »
  • Wyden slams administration over lack of wildfire aid
    <![CDATA[On the heels of the most expensive wildfire season on record, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., slammed the Trump administration Friday for failing to provide aid for communities in the West and across the country ravaged by wildfires this year.The senator said the administration had committed to releasing a package in... Read more »
  • Obsidian Middle School students get creative during 'Genius Hour'
    <![CDATA[ Since the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Obsidian Middle School students have been engaged in an exciting new program called "Genius Hour," Redmond school officials said Friday.The idea of "Genius Hour" originated with search engine giant Google, where the company allows engineers to spend 20 percent of their... Read more »
  • Desert Hot Springs Police arrest assault with a deadly weapon suspect
    <![CDATA[Police arrested a man for allegedly chasing down and shooting at another man in Desert Hot Springs on Wednesday night.According to Desert Hot Springs Police, they received a number of calls about shots being fired in the area of 8th Street and Palm Drive shortly after 11 p.m.One of the... Read more »
  • FBI: Portland man solicited explicit images from young girls
    <![CDATA[The FBI said Friday it has arrested a Portland man for producing child pornography at his home, allegedly approaching two Louisiana girls, 6 and 8, on a phone app and convincing them to send him explicit photos and videos of themselves.Agents arrested Juan "Carlos" Ramon at his home on Thursday.... Read more »
  • Windy conditions ground balloon festival for first day
    <![CDATA[The Cathedral City Balloon Festival was grounded on Friday because of wind.With hot air balloons on the ground, pilots are still trying to entertain people without taking to the sky.4th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon FestivalAt the Westin Mission Hills Golf Course, hot air balloon pilots burned fuel for... Read more »
  • How far would you go for a cure?
    <![CDATA[In August, the FDA announced it had seized four vials of vaccine administered to patients in San Diego and Rancho Mirage by California Stem Cell Treatment center.CBS Local 2's Brooke Beare investigated the claims, and spoke with Dr. Elliot Lander about the work being done by his team, and stem... Read more »
  • Madras man cited for failing to follow deer import restrictions
    <![CDATA[ Last week, Montana reported its first case of a free-ranging deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. The deer was harvested by a Montana hunter and its carcass was brought to Oregon by the hunter's relative, who lives in Madras and was cited, officials said Friday. ... Read more »
  • Eastside bar installs metal detector as a security measure to keep patrons safe
    <![CDATA[In the past four months, three violent incidents occurred at bars across El Paso, and with an influx of holiday visitors expected, safety is a priority at bars. On July 30, 2017, a man was shot and killed at Mulligan's Chopped Hog Bar in East El Paso. A soldier... Read more »
  • New developments aim to attract foot traffic in downtown Palm Springs
    <![CDATA[The city of Palm Spring's downtown redevelopment project is making major headway with the opening of the Kimpton Rowan Hotel and the new Starbucks Reserve Friday.Long lines await customers as they try to enter the Starbucks Reserve on it's opening day in Palm Springs. The newly finished surroundings already attracting... Read more »
  • Palm Springs City Council split on Virgin Hotel development plans
    <![CDATA[While all Palm Springs City Council members say they want the new Virgin hotel in the city, two members would like more time to discuss something called a 1090 violation. Rights to a 1090 violation give the city of Palm Springs the opportunity to take back any deals that may... Read more »
  • 16 people displaced following a fire at a multi-family residence in Ventura
    <![CDATA[Firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out at a two-story multi-family complex just before 11:30 a.m. Friday in Ventura.The residence is located in the 4700 block of Sullivan Street. Fire crews from several agencies, including Ventura City, Oxnard, and Ventura County, responded to the fire Friday morning.Heavy smoke was... Read more »
  • AG Rosenblum talks Trump, Jeff Kruse, elder abuse
    <![CDATA[Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum was in Bend on Friday, where she spoke at the Equal Justice Campaign luncheon. Rosenblum also stopped by the NewsChannel 21 studios to speak about a number a topics before the event.She said her department is keeping a close eye on the federal government threatening... Read more »
  • Lisa Houston steps down as CEO of FIND Food Bank
    <![CDATA[Lisa Houston announced Friday that she will be stepping down from her role as President and CEO of the FIND Food Bank and will take on the role of COO at Desert Healthcare District on Jan. 3, 2018.Houston joined FIND Food Bank in November 2009 and has helped feed the... Read more »
  • Sisters separated by adoption reunite for Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara
    <![CDATA[Next week, families will travel near and far to celebrate Thanksgiving. For one family, their celebration started nearly a week early with an emotional reunion.Friday afternoon, at the Santa Barbara Airport, the family reunion was more than seven decades in the making.KEYT's Beth Farnsworth caught up with the family and... Read more »
  • Santa Barbara fisherman arrested for bizarre crime spree in Fontana
    <![CDATA[A crab fisherman in Santa Barbara was arrested in Studio City on Thursday following a bizarre crime spree. 37-year-old Matthew Rice is accused of bringing a shotgun to his estranged wife's house in Fontana and assaulting her and a male family friend. Neighbors were floored by the news.Turns out, Rice... Read more »
  • Report shows insights to the homeless death increase in Santa Barbara County
    <![CDATA[A new report says the homeless death toll is up slightly in Santa Barbara County and the leading cause of the fatalities has changed.The report was gathered through several sources including homeless outreach agencies and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner data.The county has a homeless death review team that says... Read more »
  • South county shows lessons learned from last winter
    <![CDATA[As snow returns to the High Desert, it's bringing flashbacks of last winter with it. It seems like after the record-breaking snowfall many of us saw, everyone is preparing for anything this time around. "Last winter was horrific. It was something I'd never seen. It caused anxiety and depression really... Read more »
  • Woman suffers serious injuries in rollover crash in Santa Maria
    <![CDATA[A woman was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle she was driving crashed and rolled in Santa Maria.The crash happened at around 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of Black Road and Mahoney Road.Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Maria Fire, California Highway Patrol and AMR responded to... Read more »
  • Rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB rescheduled for Saturday
    <![CDATA[A rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base had to be canceled at the last minute early Tuesday morning. According to NASA's blog, the launch of the United Launch Alliance Delta II Rocket was scrubbed due to a late launch vehicle alarm. Officials say due to the short window, there... Read more »
  • Desert Empire League to debut for 2018 high school sports season
    <![CDATA[As we have known for some time, change is coming for high school sports in our valley. Starting in the Fall of 2018, there will be new leagues with the Desert Empire League and Desert Valley League.The Desert Empire League will consist of 6 teams: Palm Desert, La Quinta, Palm... Read more »
  • C.O. schools beefing up lobby and entrance security
    <![CDATA[Schools across the country are increasing security, as threats are becoming more common, and the High Desert is no exception.A teacher for 32 years, Bend resident Ernie Gilpin, thinks it has to happen."Unfortunately it's not only a good idea, it's necessary idea," Gilpin said Friday.The sentiment was echoed by officials... Read more »
  • ABC-7 StormTRACK Weather: Temperatures taking a dive
    <![CDATA[The long awaited cold front will be coming through during the day on Saturday. Until then, your Friday night will feature winds 15-20 mph with gusts to 30. Overall, temperatures will remain mild for November this evening.Tomorrow, highs will only reach the upper 60s to near 70, but that is... Read more »
  • Another gray wolf illegally shot, killed in NE Oregon
    <![CDATA[PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say another gray wolf has been illegally shot and killed in northeastern Oregon.   The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a female breeding member of the Chesnimnus pack known as OR-23 was discovered dead on Wednesday in Wallowa County.   Officials believe the animal was fatally shot either Sunday or... Read more »
  • Airbnb host says guest stole wife's purse, credit cards
    <![CDATA[The holidays are just around just around the corner and that means booking travel and hotel plans.Thousands of people will likely choose the route of booking a "rent-a-room service" via Airbnb, a popular website to book short-term rentals in other people's homes.Airbnb is located throughout the world with more than... Read more »