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Hwy. 20 pickup school bus crash

Oregon State Police

Wilsonville woman dies in Hwy. 20 collision with HS team bus

A Wilsonville woman was killed Thursday afternoon when her pickup crossed the center line of Hwy. 20 near Santiam Pass and collided with a school bus carrying the Sheldon High School boys soccer team and coaches, Oregon State Police reported.

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Prineville man arrested in fatal shooting of Christmas Valley man

A 25-year-old Prineville man has been arrested on murder and other charges in the fatal early-morning shooting of a Christmas Valley man, whose body was found in a car in the Juniper Canyon area southeast of Prineville, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

La Pine fatal stabbing scene

Hummel: No charges in fatal La Pine stabbing

Deschutes District Attorney John Hummel announced Thursday he has "cleared Albert Reisert of suspicion" and will not pursue any criminal charges against him in the Aug. 18 stabbing death of James Drake in La Pine.

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Crash into La Pine fire hydrant brings boil-water advisory

An unreported car crash Thursday hit a fire hydrant near the city of La Pine's water source, breaking the main and causing a leak that prompted an advisory for residents to conserve water and boil it before drinking. Officials said it's likely to last at least a couple days.

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock climber from New Zealand injured in 15-foot fall

A climber from New Zealand fell 12 to 15 feet at Smith Rock State Park and injured his ankle Thursday afternoon, prompting a search and rescue effort, officials said.

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Many Bend sewer and water bills jump as flat fees end

Bend water and sewer rates rose for many residents late this summer, and that has many upset residents wondering why.

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State fines Sisters woman for taking $700K in investor funds

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has issued a cease-and-desist order against a Sisters woman for misleading at least a dozen people, including a close friend, to invest $700,000 in her businesses. The businesses either did not exist or were financially unsuccessful, officials said Thursday.

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New brew helps Bend Whitewater Park happen

The highly anticipated Bend Whitewater Park on the Deschutes River is nearing completion. While much of the project was funded by voters, some of the last pieces of the money puzzle will come from a familiar Bend product -- beer -- in this case, a special Paddle Trail Ale Session IPA

Bend 12-year-old Joyce Lopez

Dairy Farmers of Oregon

Bend girl, 12, represents Oregon at national summit

This time of year, most 12-year-olds are focused on getting their new school clothes and supplies together before going back to school. Not Joyce Lopez of Bend. She's already doing her homework and thinking about how she can make High Desert Middle School in Bend a healthier place.

Lemur-like primate Christopher Herndon

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New John Day Fossil Beds find: Last non-human primates

Recently discovered fossils at Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument reveal a new species that scientists believe was the last non-human primate in North America, officials said Thursday.

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Ky. clerk's office issues marriage license

With the clerk who had refused them in jail, William Smith Jr. and James Yates on Friday morning became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky.

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Not losers: Trump praises Tom Brady, Kanye

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

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Despite all of the loser-calling coming from GOP front-runner Donald Trump, it appears he does like at least two fellow celebrities.

'Empire' fans vie for spot in season 2

Empire auditions

CNN

It takes a special breed of fan to wait five hours outside a tour bus under the blazing Atlanta sun to experience a taste of "Empire."

Fans out in force for new Star Wars toys

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The force of global commerce was strong Friday. But good luck finding any Captain Phasma toys!

'Force' awakens interest in new 'Star Wars' toys

"The Force" will work its mystical powers on consumers Friday as several companies release new toys and other related merchandise for "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens."

Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose

Amanda Peterson

Touchstone Pictures

"Can't Buy Me Love" star Amanda Peterson died of an accidental morphine overdose, according to an autopsy report from the Weld County, Colorado, Coroner's Office.

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