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Two shots fired in Madras, police seek suspect car

Two shots fired in a southwest Madras neighborhood Monday morning, apparently over drugs, led to a hunt for a suspect car and a brief lockdown of area schools, including the Central Oregon Community College campus, police and school officials said.

Central Oregon jobs picture mixed as '14 ends

Central Oregon closed out 2014 with mixed results on the jobs front, with a strong year for two of three counties but Crook County lagging, the Oregon Employment Department reported Monday.

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What you need to know about the blizzard

The first major snowstorm of 2015 is expected to hit the Northeastern United States on Monday and Tuesday.

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Campaign aims to 'light up,' save walkers, cyclists

A total of 18 pedestrians and cyclists have been struck and killed in Deschutes County over the past six years, many in low-light conditions, according to organizers of a yearly campaign called, "Light Up the Night/See and Be Seen."

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OLCC marijuana 'listening session' set in Bend

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has announced eight more listening sessions to hear from communities around the state as the agency implements Oregon's recreational marijuana law, including one on Feb. 19 in Bend.

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Gresham skier living in France dies in avalanche in the Alps

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A skier and mountaineer from Gresham died after he was buried in an avalanche on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe.

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Professor warned: Stop disclosing U of O documents

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon sternly warned a professor last week not to allow further disclosures of confidential documents from the school's presidential office, saying that would violate the teacher's responsibility as a faculty member.

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Secret Service investigates White House drone crash

The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.

The drone's owner and operator is a government employee who said he was using the dr...

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New state mental hospital opening at Junction City

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An open house is scheduled Thursday for the new $84 million state psychiatric hospital at Junction City.

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Man missing from capsized boat near Port Orford

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man missing after a boat capsized Sunday near Paradise Point in Port Orford.

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Teen killed on BNSF railroad tracks near Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police say the person struck and killed by a train early Monday about 10 miles east of Vancouver was a 17-year-old boy.

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  • Uber to limit price surges during blizzard

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    Uber is putting a lid on fares as the blizzard.

    The taxi app normally lets prices surge when demand is heavy -- like when public transportation grinds to a halt and driving is hazardous because of a storm.

    During this storm, Uber will instead aim to k...

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Actor apologizes for 'colored' comment

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

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Benedict Cumberbatch called himself an "idiot" after referring to non-white actors as "colored" on a PBS talk show.

The Miss Universe winner is ...

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At this year's Miss Universe pageant, a loss may have overshadowed the win.

Disney launches 'Frozen' cruise

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Disney is launching a special cruise for those fans who just couldn't get enough of "Frozen."

'Orange,' Aduba, Macy win SAG Awards

Orange is the New Black

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One of the performers from "Orange Is the New Black" joked during the red-carpet preshow to the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that the TV director would need a wide shot to capture the cast if the show won.

'Birdman' takes top SAG Award prize

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"As the World Turns" got the shout-outs -- but "Birdman" took the top prize at the SAG Awards Sunday night.

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