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Hwy 97 fatal crash S of Bend

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Driver killed in Highway 97 crash south of Bend

One driver was killed and a passenger hospitalized after a rear-end crash early Thursday on Highway 97 about 12 miles south of Bend, Oregon State Police reported.

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Germanwings crash: Who was co-pilot Lubitz?

Details are slowly emerging Thursday about the 28-year-old German co-pilot who officials believe purposely crashed Germanwings Flight 9525.

Andreas Lubitz was alone at the controls of the Airbus A320 when it plunged into the French Alps Tuesday, offi...

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Family plans lawsuits over Bend inmate's death

The family of the Deschutes County inmate who died in December due to a meth overdose will pursue state and federal lawsuits against the sheriff's office, Bend attorney Jennifer Coughlin said Wednesday.

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House passes Medicare bill with money for timber counties

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. House has passed a Medicare bill that includes renewal of a program that pays subsidies to timber counties, especially in Oregon.

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Deschutes County growth among fastest in U.S.

Like it or not, want it or not, the Bend area keeps on growing – and at one of the fastest rates in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.

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Oregon Democrats introduce gun background checks bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.

Forest services train hopeful fire investigators

Fire investigators learn the ropes ahead of season

Another fire season is quickly approaching, and with our mild winter, we could be seeing an active one. This week, a special class - preceded by a small prescribed burn - is helping teach the methods of finding where and how a wildfire began -- and sometimes, who started it.

Heroin seizure Vancouver, Wash.

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Portland-area investigation nets nearly 14 lbs. of heroin

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say their drug investigators have wrapped up a three-month probe of a drug-trafficking organization in the metropolitan area with the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of heroin with a wholesale value of $650,000.

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NE Oregon agencies seeing unusually early grass fires

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Eastern Oregon say they're already chasing grass fires, weeks earlier than usual.

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University records flap: 2 archivists out of their posts

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two University of Oregon archivists are out of their jobs as a result of the release of thousands of pages of presidential documents.

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Pence signs bill allowing biz to reject gays

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom" has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indiana...

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'Super Troopers 2' reaches fundraising goal in single day

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The people have spoken, and they want more "Super Troopers."

Cumberbatch to read at Richard III reburial

Benedict Cumberbatch, 2014 SAG Awards

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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will read a specially-written poem at the "funeral" of Richard III, the King found buried beneath a parking lot -- his own distant relative.

Oscar-nominated Cumberbatch, who is to star as Richard III in an upcoming T...

'Fifty Shades' director: I'm not doing sequel

Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey director

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The "Fifty Shades" series will have to handcuff a new director.

Cate Blanchett upset at interview, leaves

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If you're going to interview Cate Blanchett, please have some good questions prepared. The "Cinderella" star abruptly ended an interview with an Australian TV show when the interviewer's questions went off target.

One Direction grief: Survival kit for parents

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Around the world, parents are navigating deep, uncharted emotional waters after a young man decided to leave a band.

Yes, Zayn Malik has quit One Direction.

For parents bewildered by the sudden outpouring of grief, here are a few facts to use as ancho...

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