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Family struck by tragedy again

Fatal Prineville shooting is family's second big blow

The fatal shooting of a Christmas Valley man near Prineville is the second tragedy in months to befall a family, as the body of the victim's former wife was found earlier this year in Klamath Lake.

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Madras man in hospital after car-pedestrian crash

A 77-year-old Madras man was in good condition Friday at a Bend hospital, one day after the pedestrian was struck by a car while crossing Highway 97 in Madras, police said.

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SE Redmond natural gas leak prompts evacuations

A construction crew's backhoe struck a two-inch natural gas line in a southeast Redmond industrial area Friday morning, prompting the evacuation of about four nearby businesses and 15 people for about two hours until the line was shut and the area and buildings ventilated.

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La Pine boil-water advisory lifted

Authorities lifted a day-old boil-water advisory for the city of La Pine on Friday after tests showed no contamination. Meanwhile, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies sought public tips about an apparent crash into a fire hydrant that led to a water main break and the precautionary step.

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Campfire ban in state parks lifted -- for Western Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With cooler temperatures and rain reducing the threat of wildfire, a fire ban in state parks has been eased.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers sickens nearly 300

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials say nine Washington residents have been sickened from a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to garden cucumbers grown in Mexico.

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Dozens sickened in Arizona salmonella outbreak

A salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico has killed one person and sickened hundreds in the United States, health officials said.

The outbreak of Salmonella Poona has been reported in 27 states since July, according to the Centers for...

Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Marion County judge has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges.

Jeld-Wen makes HQ transition to North Carolina

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's once-largest private company has made a quiet exit, leaving its global headquarters in Klamath Falls and moving to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Group gathers signatures for Sen. Prozanski recall campaign

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Those behind an effort to recall state Sen. Floyd Prozanski say they have gathered sufficient signatures to potentially spark a vote.

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Medford prepares for extra traffic as In-N-Out opening

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Burger fans are bracing for waits of more than three hours and extra traffic in Medford as the city prepares for Oregon's first In-N-Out Burger to open.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

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A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for…

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