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La Pine Middle School arson fire

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Arson fire burns La Pine Middle School gym roof

A fire early Wednesday morning that heavily damaged the roof of the La Pine Middle School gym was "malicious and an arson event," Fire Chief Mike Supkis said.

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Richard Bozarth

State lifts algae health alert for Lake Billy Chinook

The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday it has lifted a health advisory issued June 25 for Lake Billy Chinook, 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County.

Legal marijuana party Portland

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Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.

Corner Creek Fire from Durgan Ranch

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Wildfire near Dayville races across 6,000 acres as heat lingers

Fire crews kept working Tuesday on several fires burning around Central Oregon and kept close watch for any new holdover fires from the lightning storms that moved through the area in recent days. Numerous others were being fought around the state.

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Prineville woman jailed in deadly DUII pickup crash

A 31-year-old Prineville woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on second-degree manslaughter, DUII, criminally negligent homicide and other charges in a June 20 pickup rollover crash that killed a man from the northeast Oregon town of Ione.

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Planned solar farms east of Bend spark debate

A California company, Cypress Creek Renewables, wants to shed light on renewable energy east of Bend. Using two solar farms, they plan to provide enough energy for 3,000 homes, but first they have to gain approval from a Deschutes County hearings officer.

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White House begins its crackdown on colleges

The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.

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Limited burn ban in Portland area; legal fireworks still OK

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A limited burn ban has been imposed on Portland and Multnomah County.

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Police investigate fire at historic Eugene Civic Stadium

EUGEGE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene fire and police officials are hoping to speak with three young people that were seen in the press box of the historic Civic Stadium shortly before it burned down.

Man gets 6 years for punch that caused man's death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 42-year-old man who punched a stranger during an argument causing him to fall and later die has been sentenced to 6 1/3 years in prison.

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Homeless campers in Eugene may be forced to move again

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A group of homeless people may have to move again after they recently pulled up their tent stakes and moved across the street from the state Department of Transportation property they were told to leave.

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First look at 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed'

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The first trailer has been released for "Creed," the latest addition to the "Rocky" movie franchise.

'Airplane!' celebrates 35 years

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"Airplane!" is 35 years old? We know what you're thinking: Surely, you can't be serious? Well, we are serious, and don't call us Shirley.

'Dukes of Hazzard' episodes pulled from TV Land

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Bo and Luke Duke are no longer flying through Hazzard County on TV Land.

The network has pulled episodes of "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its schedule, a spokesperson for TV Land confirmed on Wednesday.

The network would not comment further on whether r...

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file for divorce

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One day after their 10-year anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner confirmed they are filing for divorce.

Trump: NBC, Univision 'abandoned' pageant contestants

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Donald Trump says Univision and NBC "abandoned" the 51 women vying for the Miss USA crown by canceling the upcoming pageant telecast.

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