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Amanda Hinshaw ponders plea deal

Ex-Ridgeview HS monitor hesitates on plea deal

A former Ridgeview High hallway monitor accused of having sex with a minor and providing alcohol to others was scheduled to change her plea and be sentenced Friday morning, but apparently 30-year-old Amanda Hinshaw had a change of heart.

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Warm Springs woman admits sparking 51,000-acre wildfire

A Warm Springs woman who admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer to create some work for her bored firefighter friends -- igniting a wildfire that eventually blackened over 51,000 acres and forced evacuations -- is due for sentencing Sept. 3, prosecutors said Friday.

Westside Bend parking concerns

Bend Westside neighbors voice parking concerns

Over the past few weeks, NewsChannel 21 has received several emails about parking problems on the west side of Bend, especially in the neighborhoods off Galveston Avenue.

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Jefferson Co. DA raising funds to save drug summit

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -- in fact, he's seeking public donations to keep the Oct. 1 event on track, and vows it will go on as scheduled.

Historic Crook County school saved by students

Former students save historic Howard School

The Howard School building, 17 miles northeast of Prineville, has a lot of meaning to former students, and when they heard about its possible demolition, they took matters into their own hands.

rally for Michael Brown Ferguson Sunday

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How Ferguson could be America's future

The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have been described as a mirror into contemporary America, but they are also something else: A crystal ball.

Look past the headlines -- the debates over race and police militarization that have surfaced after the ...

Russian trucks leave Ukraine

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Russia aid convoy returns from Ukraine

All the trucks sent over the border by Russia on a humanitarian mission without Ukraine's authorization have now returned to Russia, international monitors said Saturday.

In total, 227 vehicles were sent into eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to th...

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CAMPAIGN WATCH: The week in Oregon politics

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's lawsuit against Oracle is putting Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber on offense, for once, over Cover Oregon. Kitzhaber and his Republican rival, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, are getting in on the ice bucket challenge. And U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio got a nod for all his town hall meetings. A look at some of the week's more interesting political news from Oregon:

Report: Oregon prison spending No. 2 in nation

Oregon releases convicted killer month too early

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A convicted killer is back in custody after Oregon corrections officials realized he was released a month too early.

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Bodies of missing Tillamook Co. campers found

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Tillamook County sheriff's officials say two missing campers who disappeared from an area campsite have been found dead due to a car accident.

Clatskanie utility to pay $657,500 to ex-employee

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clatskanie People's Utility District has agreed to pay $657,500 to a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against and fired in retaliation for complaining about a top manager's sexual harassment.


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  • SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

    SpaceX explosion

    Becky Maks

    A small rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

    Debris from the SpaceX F9R rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

    The rocket self-destructed as a safety meas...

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Boa bites dancer during 'Anaconda' rehearsal

Nicki Minaj at 2012 Grammy Awards

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A 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky stole the show Friday during a rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards when he bit a backup dancer in the arm, according to a statement from MTV.

The female dancer, ...

What makes a movie quote so quotable?

Screenwriter William Goldman

Screenwriter William Goldman has written some of the most famous lines in movie history.

You know the ones. "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" from "The Princess Bride." "Is it safe?" from "Marathon Man." "Follow the mone...

Emmy Awards 2014: 5 things to watch for

Breaking Bad

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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO's "True Detective," the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Lauryn Hill releases song to support Ferguson

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill has been performing her song "Black Rage" in concert for years, but on Wednesday she released a recording of the song in support of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the Michael Brown incident.

'MythBusters' losing some regulars


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"MythBusters" is looking to the future -- and leaving some of its regulars behind.


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