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Madras students witness shots fired; suspect car sought

Two shots were fired in a southwest Madras neighborhood Monday morning, apparently over drugs, and several students witnessed it, school officials said. That led to a hunt for a suspect car and a brief, precautionary lockdown of area schools, including the Central Oregon Community College campus, officials said.

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NW Crossing neighbors 'on alert' after weekend thefts

Thieves mostly taking advantage of unlocked garage and pet doors entered garages and at least eight parked vehicles in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing neighborhood over the weekend and took items from several of them, including a gun; some residents said Monday they feel less safe, will step up security.

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New England slammed by 'crippling' storm

New England faced an old enemy Tuesday: Mother Nature.

She brought a blizzard with her, one that is hardly unprecedented for this often weather-weary region. While the storm didn't pummel places like New York and New Jersey as much as feared, others r...

Oregon posted worst 2013 HS graduation rate in US

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has nowhere to go but up when it releases the graduation rate for the class of 2014 on Thursday.

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Obama: We need more drone regulations

One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

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Oregon City couple critically wounded after chase, shooting

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Portland suburb of Oregon City say a man in one vehicle apparently chased and shot his wife as she drove in another vehicle, then shot himself.

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Passenger dead after Ore. police pursuit, crash

MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police and Marion County sheriff's officers are investigating the death of a woman who was a passenger in a pickup truck that fled from police in the small town of Mount Angel and later crashed.

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Ore. home brewers to try using treated sewage water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A dozen home brewers in the Portland area will take part in an experiment this summer to make beer from water recycled from a sewage treatment plant.

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Pickup crashes into Portland drug store in attempted theft

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thieves crashed a pickup truck into a Walgreens store in northeast Portland early Tuesday and tried to drag out an ATM machine.

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Eugene may not need to annex 300 acres after all

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene city planners say the city may not need to annex 300 acres on its southern boundary after all.

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As Obama departs India, a push for reform

In the final hours of a visit meant to demonstrate the deep societal ties between the United States and India, President Barack Obama briefly broke from his gushing praise for the new Prime Minister to make a soft but undisguised push toward gender e...

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Bend-area home price rise still No. 8 in U.S.

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Deschutes County’s home prices are still rising among the 10 fastest in the country, though the market reflected some…

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