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Prineville hit hard by mill layoffs

Mill layoffs deal big blow to Prineville economy

Prineville's economy was built around the timber industry. At the turn of the last century, there were five mills. After Tuesday's layoffs at Woodgrain Millwork, there's only one, unless something changes in coming weeks.

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Man who fled manslaughter-DUII conviction caught in Bend

A Clackamas County man who failed to show up Monday for his manslaughter and DUII conviction in a May 2012 crash was apprehended in Bend Tuesday night when officers responded to a call of a suspicious man, possibly on drugs, trying to break into a car in the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot, police said.

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C.O. hits the gas on busiest travel weekend in years

The Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel weekend of the year. AAA expects around 46 million people to travel on the roads nationwide and 7.5 million in the Northwest, making it the biggest travel period since the beginning of the recession.

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State appeals ruling that city can ban pot outlets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is appealing a Circuit Court ruling that a city in the heart of southern Oregon marijuana country can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

GONZALES, LUIS, GUSTAFSON, RICHARD

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New charges in jail assault on Gustafson

A man arrested by Bend police last month is facing new charges in a Deschutes County Jail altercation, now accused of not only assaulting convicted sex-abuse inmate Richard Gustafson but taking items from him as well, an official said Wednesday.

HAMILTON, MONTE VANCE

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Shot fired, 2 men charged in La Pine dispute

A dog at large in a La Pine neighborhood Tuesday evening led to a fight and a shotgun round being fired into the ground, the arrest of one man and citation of the other, but no injuries or damage, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Storm to mar Thanksgiving travel in Northeast

A winter storm is snarling travel across the East Coast on Wednesday, causing trouble on the nation's roadways and delays of up to six hours at airports in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

About 30 million people from the ...

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Darren Wilson in talks to leave his job

Officer Darren Wilson is in talks to leave the Ferguson Police Department and may give up being an officer altogether, after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Wilson's lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, confi...

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Vancouver police kill man carrying replica gun

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver, Washington, police officers responding to a report of a fire and domestic disturbance at an apartment complex fatally shot a man who they say refused to drop what appeared to be an AR-15 style weapon.

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Black Friday (or Thursday) is upon us, but the deals have already begun

You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America.

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Drones are almost crashing into planes

You're not going crazy. That could have been a drone outside your airplane window.

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