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Autopsy planned for man's body found in Deschutes River

A body found in the Deschutes River near downtown Bend likely will take at least a week to identify, police said Friday. A weekend autopsy is planned on the remains, spotted by workers Thursday afternoon near the Newport Avenue bridge and dam.

Three-tier minimum wage hike gains momentum in Legislature

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A handful of state senators handed down their first decision on raising Oregon's minimum wage on Friday by narrowly favoring a bill that would increase wages in a three-tiered system.

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Van hits deer, bursts into flames on Highway 97

A catering van burst into flames shortly after hitting a deer on Highway 97 near Deschutes Junction north of Bend on Friday, but the driver got out and was uninjured, officials said.

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Early Look: Mourners fill pews for LaVoy Finicum funeral

Soft music played as hundreds of people from across the country crowded into a Mormon church in a small Utah town for Friday's funeral of the spokesman for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge armed standoff.

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The Latest: Man charged in refuge standoff wins jail release

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man arrested in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge has been allowed to leave jail.ildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

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Early look: Archie Briggs not only Bend bridge falling short

The city of Bend has placed signs to warn commercial truck drivers of the new, lower weight limits on the Archie Briggs Road bridge over the Deschutes River for some heavy vehicles.

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Special report: What's in your drinking water?

Central Oregon is known for its good water quality. We put it to the test to see what officials do to guarantee our drinking water stays clean and safe.

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Magnitude-6.4 earthquake kills 3 in Taiwan

At least three people were killed Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, the Taiwanese Disaster Response Center said.

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Shevlin Park fuels reduction project planned

Starting next Tuesday, the Bend Park and Recreation District will be implementing a wildfire fuels reduction project on 37 acres in Shevlin Park west of Bend.

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Bend-La Pine grows to fifth-largest school district in state

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Bend-La Pine Schools has grown to be the state's fifth-largest school district.

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1 man fatally shot, 3 suspects caught after police chase

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say three suspects in a fatal shooting have been arrested after a police chase from Oregon into Washington.

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