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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.

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

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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.

Upper Deschutes River Coalition

Upper Deschutes River Coalition/Deschutes County

Deschutes Forest, coalition partner on fuels reduction

The Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes River Coalition signed an agreement this week to work cooperatively on fuels reduction work within the 26 neighborhoods and communities that make up the Upper Deschutes River Coalition area.

rally for Michael Brown Ferguson Sunday

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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 ...

Derek Rieth Pink Martini

Pink Martini/Facebook page

Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland band Pink Martini has been found dead.

Earthquake comic book

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon's new quake prep comic book targets teens

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled "Without Warning" this week, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers.

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Eugene man dies after fight outside 7-Eleven

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say a 23-year-old man who died Wednesday after being found unconscious in a downtown alley had been in a fight earlier that morning.

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Jumbo ship, dock parts expected on Columbia River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jumbo shipment is headed up the Columbia River this weekend.

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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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Emmy Awards 2014: 5 things to watch for

Breaking Bad

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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.

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...

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

MythBusters

Courtesy of AdamSavage.com

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

Willie Nelson's braids on auction block

Willie Nelson

Skip Nocciolo/CNN

If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music business.

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