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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.

Central Oregon jobs picture mixed as '14 ends

Central Oregon closed out 2014 with mixed results on the jobs front, with a strong year for two of three counties but Crook County lagging, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

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Northeast officials: Stay off the streets

Snow is falling at a faster rate. Wind gusts are getting stronger. And temperatures are frigid.

It may not look bad yet, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday night, but it will be soon.

"This is literally the calm before the storm. It's about to s...

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Central Oregon homeless count in 10th year

For the 10th straight year, the Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition  is conducting a one-day count Thursday of people who are homeless or in transitional housing in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

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OLCC marijuana 'listening session' set in Bend

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced eight more listening sessions to hear from communities around the state as the agency implements Oregon's recreational marijuana law, including one on Feb. 19 in Bend.

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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Anniversary of 'great Cascadia' coastal quake marked

Monday marked the anniversary of the last major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that rocked the Pacific Northwest 315 years ago. Scientists predict the next major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake could strike our state at any time.

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Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.

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Craigslist disappearance: Bodies recovered

Two bodies, one male and one female, were recovered Monday in the case of a Marietta, Georgia, couple, who went missing after contacting a car seller on Craigslist.

The bodies have not yet been identified, said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson....

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'Intellectually disabled' man to be executed

Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill is set to be executed in Georgia on Tuesday night, despite pleas from human rights groups and legal representatives who say his intellectual disability should make him ineligible for the death penalty.

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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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