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Prineville hit hard by mill layoffs

Mill layoffs deal big blow to Prineville economy

Prineville's economy was built around the timber industry. At the turn of the last century, there were five mills. After Tuesday's layoffs at Woodgrain Millwork, there's only one, unless something changes in coming weeks.

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Deschutes County Jail

Man who fled manslaughter-DUII conviction caught in Bend

A Clackamas County man who failed to show up Monday for his manslaughter and DUII conviction in a May 2012 crash was apprehended in Bend Tuesday night when officers responded to a call of a suspicious man, possibly on drugs, trying to break into a car in the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot, police said.

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OSP; Deschutes County Jail

Terrebonne man charged in illegal mule deer kill

A 54-year-old Terrebonne man was arrested on charges he illegally harvested a trophy-class mule deer and hunted on the enclosed lands of another, Oregon State Police said Wednesday.

Redmond man's marijuana struggles

Redmond man shares story of marijuana struggles

Getting high was the center of 32-year-old Redmond resident Jacob Hayes' life for 12 years, although at first he didn't realize it.

busiest travel weekend

C.O. hits the gas on busiest travel weekend in years

The Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel weekend of the year. AAA expects around 46 million people to travel on the roads nationwide and 7.5 million in the Northwest, making it the biggest travel period since the beginning of the recession.

Medical marijuana (MGN graphic)

MGN graphic

State appeals ruling that city can ban pot outlets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is appealing a Circuit Court ruling that a city in the heart of southern Oregon marijuana country can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

Darren Wilson

City of Ferguson

Wilson's lawyers discuss his time in hiding

Officer Darren Wilson's lawyers revealed details about his time in hiding to CNN and The Washington Post newspaper Wednesday.

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Vancouver police kill man carrying replica gun

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver, Washington, police officers responding to a report of a fire and domestic disturbance at an apartment complex fatally shot a man who they say refused to drop what appeared to be an AR-15 style weapon.

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Sweet Home man falls, dies while trimming tree

SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff says a 59-year-old Sweet Home man has died after falling about 50 feet while trimming a tree.

Ebola virus

CDC

'Positive' results in 1st Ebola vaccine trial

The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.

All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by ...

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Reuters

OPEC: No cut in oil production and prices keep falling

OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices.

Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in pr...

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  • European Parliament votes for Google breakup

    Google logo on computer screen

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters

    The European Parliament has voted to break up Google and weaken its dominance across the region.

    Google controls about 90% of all Web searches in Europe, and politicians have grown increasingly concerned about its power.

    But Thursday's vote on its own ...

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Crime novelist P.D. James dies at 94

British author PD James

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P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," died Thursday. She was 94.

Faber & Faber, her UK publisher, reported her death on its website.

"It is diff...

Creed's Scott Stapp reveals he's 'penniless'

Creed's Scott Stapp, 2002

Steve Marcus/Reuters

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.

Cameron raves about planned 'Avatar' sequels

Avatar

20th Century Fox

James Cameron has one word to describe the "Avatar" sequels: "Bitchin'."

In fact, he has more words than that -- but they're unprintable on a family website.

Cameron is currently in New Zealand working on the scripts for the forthcoming films, he told ...

Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show

Suze Orman

REUTERS/Fred Prouser

"The Suze Orman Show" is ending on CNBC, and its host has her sights set on a new television home.

Orman is developing a new show called "Money Wars" with Telepictures, a production company that specializes in syndicated shows like "Ellen" and "TMZ on...

Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

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