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Corner Creek Fire from Durgan Ranch

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Progress on Dayville-area fires ahead of hot holiday weekend

A still-growing army of about 350 firefighters working in hot temperatures have brought the Sugarloaf Fire north of Dayville to 40 percent containment, as other fires also are tackled and officials plead with residents and visitors to be very careful this hot holiday weekend.

La Pine Middle School arson fire

La Pine RFPD

Arson fire burns La Pine Middle School gym roof

A fire early Wednesday morning that heavily damaged the roof of the La Pine Middle School gym was "malicious and an arson event," Fire Chief Mike Supkis said.

Lake Billy Chinook Richard Bozarth

Richard Bozarth

State lifts algae health alert for Lake Billy Chinook

The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday it has lifted a health advisory issued June 25 for Lake Billy Chinook, 26 miles southwest of Madras in Jefferson County.

Legal marijuana party Portland

KGW

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.

'Ain't the wild West': Hummel still prosecuting pot laws

As recreational marijuana became legal Wednesday, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's office prosecuted a pot delivery and manufacture case before a grand jury and he later issued a news release making the point: "It ain't the wild West in Deschutes County."

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Dana Moody

Saturday's Bend Pet Parade is on, despite the heat

The Bend Park and Rec District has received some calls from those concerned about proceeding with Saturday's traditional Fourth of July Pet Parade due to the region's hot spell, but officials said Wednesday that with proper precautions, all should have a fun, safe time for all.

Madras Army Air Field North Hangar

Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

Madras World War II hangar named to National Register

The Madras Army Air Field North Hangar, built to boost the nation's efforts during World War II, is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Man fatally shot after traffic stop in McMinnville

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in an officer-involved shooting in McMinnville, Oregon.

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More Spanish speakers in US than Spain

The United States is now the second largest Spanish-speaking country, second only to Mexico, according to a new report by the Spain-based nonprofit Instituto Cervantes.

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Limited burn ban in Portland area; legal fireworks still OK

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A limited burn ban has been imposed on Portland and Multnomah County.

CASTRONOVO, DEEN Journey drummer

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Salem judge denies bail for Journey drummer accused of rape

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has denied bail for the drummer of rock band Journey, saying his repeated attempts to contact a woman he's accused of raping show that he poses a threat.

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Your first look at the 'Steve Jobs' movie

"Steve Jobs" movie

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The much-anticipated "Steve Jobs" movie, written by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography, doesn't hit theaters until October 9.

Katy Perry vs. the nuns

Katy Perry

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Singer, songwriter and sex symbol Katy Perry may be one of the best-selling, chart-topping, top-earning artists of all time, but the "Roar" performer may have met her match in a group of Los Angeles nuns.

First look at 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed'

Creed movie trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures

The first trailer has been released for "Creed," the latest addition to the "Rocky" movie franchise.

'Airplane!' celebrates 35 years

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Paramount Pictures

"Airplane!" is 35 years old? We know what you're thinking: Surely, you can't be serious? Well, we are serious, and don't call us Shirley.

'Dukes of Hazzard' episodes pulled from TV Land

Dukes of Hazzard Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat and John Schneider

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Bo and Luke Duke are no longer flying through Hazzard County on TV Land.

The network has pulled episodes of "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its schedule, a spokesperson for TV Land confirmed on Wednesday.

The network would not comment further on whether r...

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