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String of burglaries cause alarm

String of Madras burglaries frustrate victims

There's been seven reported burglaries in Madras since September, and many fear the number is growing fast.

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Redmond dedicates students' roundabout art

Three Redmond high schools -- one project. On Monday, a big unveiling celebration took place of the city's newest piece of art, designed and created entirely by students.

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State declares end to busy C. Oregon fire season

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District announced Monday that the very busy 2014 wildfire season on state-protected lands will officially come to an end Tuesday morning.

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Homeowner confronts, holds teen theft suspect

A homeowner confronted and detained one of three teens caught stealing from several cars in the La Pine area late Saturday night. Two others who fled the scene were arrested later by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies, officials said.

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Smith Rock climber injured in 20-foot fall

A climber from Sherwood fell about 20 feet and injured his back and shoulder at Smith Rock State Park Sunday evening, prompting a search and rescue effort to bring him to safety, officials said.

C. Oregon jobs grow; unemployment rates fall

Job growth continued in September across Central Oregon, while unemployment rates began to show their first sign of improvement in several months, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

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Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers.

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Wealthy put $800K into Oregon pot campaign

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two groups tied to wealthy donors have put $800,000 toward legalizing recreational marijuana in Oregon.

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Bend No. 2 'centrist city' - and No. 4 'beer town'

In its latest monthly ranking, a national Website that "explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit" looks at the political spectrum - and finds Bend No. 2 on its list of "centrist" cities. Bend also just was named the No. 4 'beer town' in the country by readers of USA Today and 10Best.

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.

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Resident, pets die in home fire near Roseburg

WINCHESTER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Douglas County say a fire in a double-wide home four miles north of Roseburg has killed the resident and pets.

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It's not a great sign for the music industry when the year's top-selling album is the soundtrack to a Disney movie.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Oscar de La Renta

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.

Redmond dedicates students' roundabout art

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Three Redmond high schools -- one project. On Monday, a big unveiling celebration took place of the city's newest piece of art, designed and created entirely by students.

Mother wants 'Breaking Bad' figures removed

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"Breaking Bad's" Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn't dodged the wrath of a Florida mother.

Jason Momoa's must-see 'GoT' audition

Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa's audition tape for "Game of Thrones" is an impressive piece of work.

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