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Crook County Fire Rescue

Crook County trailer fire displaces family of 9

A family of nine, including seven children, was displaced by a fire at their home east of Prineville early Wednesday, authorities said.

Missing woman s mother speaks out

Powell Butte woman still missing; mother worries

There's no new leads to report in the growing effort to find a 27-year-old Powell Butte woman who disappeared late Thursday night, leaving behind her purse, cellphone, car and dogs. Her worried mother talked with NewsChannel 21 on Tuesday.

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Ore. lawmakers hear heated testimony on gun-control bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposal that would require background checks on private firearms sales drew two hours of heated testimony from gun-rights advocates and gun control proponents.

Cascade Natural Gas files for 12.4 percent rate cut

Cascade Natural Gas seeks rate increase

Cascade Natural Gas said it filed a natural gas rate increase request with the Oregon Public Utility Commission Tuesday. If approved, it would increase residential customers’ monthly bill by an average of $1.88 a month.

South Albany High School fire

KGW

Firefighters battle blaze at Albany high school

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials in Albany, Oregon, say they're battling a large fire that broke out early Wednesday at a high school.

DOJ to review Bend jail death

Oregon Dept. of Justice agrees to review jail inmate death

The Oregon Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has agreed to review the death of an inmate last December at the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, as requested by DA John Hummel.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Culver middle schooler brings gun to school, arrested

A Culver Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after bringing an unloaded revolver to school for the past two days, authorities said.

After lawsuit Senate Bill hopes to protect ski resorts

Bill in Oregon Senate aims to protect ski resorts

Oregon ski resorts want more protection from liability lawsuits, and a Senate committee is considering a bill to do just that.

Oregon s discrimination laws explained

Oregon's anti-discrimination laws discussed

Should a business be able to refuse service to someone based on their sexual orientation? It's a question being debated nationwide following a controversial law passed in Indiana.

Bridge Creek, Bend's water source

Bend water project critics release dire watershed study

Flows in the headwaters of Tumalo Creek will be severely reduced in the coming decades, according to a new study released Tuesday by Central Oregon LandWatch, which has been fighting the city of Bend for several years to stop its water withdrawals from Bridge Creek.

Asa Hutchinson

CNN

Arkansas governor: Bill needs changes

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the religious freedom bill that sits on his desk right now, instead asking state lawmakers to make changes so the bill mirrors federal law.

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Cynthia Lennon, John's first wife, dies

Cynthia Lennon

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Cynthia Lennon, who married John Lennon when he was a struggling musician and was there when he rose to fame with the Beatles, died Wednesday, according to a post on the website of her son, Julian.

She was 75.

"Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her ...

David Letterman: 'This is not the Indiana I remember'

David Letterman

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One of Indiana's most notable native sons, David Letterman, lampooned the state's governor Mike Pence for signing the state's controversial religious freedom law.

Joni Mitchell hospitalized in intensive care

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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to her home around 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday on the report of a medical emergency, spokesman Robert Hin...

Interview: Jonathan Nolan talks groundwork of 'Interstellar'

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Acclaimed screenwriter Jonathan Nolan talks about how he crafted with his brother, Christopher Nolan, the sci-fi epic "Interstellar," new on Blu-ray and DVD.

Mark Wahlberg making film about Boston bombing

Mark Wahlberg, blurb photo

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Boston native Mark Wahlberg will star in a film about the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed, Deadline reported Wednesday.

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