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Madras residents express concern over dangerous Hwy 97

Highway 97 is a death trap, say some Madras-area residents

A recent speed limit boost has many Jefferson County drivers concerned. In February, legislation raised the speed limit from 55 to 65 mph on areas of Highway 97. Now, many community members are turning to social media to voice their concerns.

Rock chucks disturb graves in Bend cemetery

Rock chucks causing problems for Bend cemetery visitors, staff

Some  visitors at Bend's Pilot Butte Cemetery are saying there's an infestation at the city-owned grave site.

Bend vets recount Honor Flight trip

Bend WWII veterans back from D.C. 'Honor Flight' trip

The Honor Flight gives military veterans from Central Oregon, a chance to visit Washington D.C. to thank them for their service.

Fort McMurray wildfire Bill McKibben Twitter MGN

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Forty C.O. firefighters leave to fight giant blaze in Canada

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Forty firefighters from Central Oregon have been sent to help battle a wildfire in Canada that has destroyed parts of Fort McMurray in Alberta.

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Warm Springs man flees Madras traffic stop, gives up after standoff

Failure to properly signal a turn in Madras led to a brief police pursuit, the arrest of the driver and an hours-long standoff with the fugitive passenger, who ran and hid in a nearby house, prompting a call-out of two SWAT teams, police said.

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Man shot at SE Bend motel; investigation ongoing

A southeast Bend motel guest was shot in the leg during a dispute with two visitors Tuesday night and taken to the hospital for treatment, police said Wednesday.

Prineville Freight Depot truck fire

Crook County Fire & Rescue

Truck burns at Prineville Freight Depot; worker injured

A fire broke out Tuesday at the Prineville Freight Depot in a vacuum truck holding zirconium, a flammable byproduct of making magnesium chloride deicer, fire officials said, It was quickly extinguished , but a worker was treated at St. Charles Bend for inhalation burns.


President Obama in Japan

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Obama: Trump's comments 'rattle' world leaders

President Barack Obama touched on the rancorous U.S. presidential race at a press conference Thursday from the G-7 summit in Japan, saying that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's statements had his fellow world leaders concerned.

"They're ...

Officials expect normal fire season

Forest Service officals expect 'normal' fire season in C.O.

Officials with the Forest Service are expecting the 2016 fire season in Central Oregon to be 'normal.' We look at what that means.

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Two Portland men arrested on Hwy. 20; pound of meth seized

Two Portland men, one a fugitive from Texas, were arrested and over a pound of methamphetamine was seized in a traffic stop by Deschutes County sheriff’s detectives on Highway 20 west of Sisters Tuesday night, deputies said.

Cylvia Hayes

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Judge: Cylvia Hayes must pay $128,000 to The Oregonian

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ordered former first lady Cylvia Hayes to pay The Oregonian/OregonLive nearly $128,000 in attorney fees the news organization incurred in her unsuccessful lawsuit to stop the release of her emails.

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  • Google is taking its self-driving cars to Detroit

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    Google has tested its self-driving cars in states like Nevada, Washington and Arizona. Locals near its home base in Mountain View, California, have become accustomed to seeing teeny cars that look like a koala at stoplights.

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Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

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Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from actor Johnny Depp, according to documents obtained by CNN.

Heard, 30, and Depp, 52, have been married since February 2015.

She filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on Sunday citing irreconcila...

Screech sent back to jail

Screech mugshot

Ozaukee County Jail

Actor Dustin Diamond, best known for playing the role of Screech on the 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," has been arrested in Ozaukee, Wisconsin on a probation hold, according to the Ozaukee County Jail.

One dead in shooting at rapper T.I.'s concert

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A man has been killed in a shooting at a New York City concert venue where rapper T.I. was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials.

The incident occurred backstage at about 10:15 p.m. in the third floor green room...

Actress Beth Howland of TV show 'Alice' dies

Beth Howland in Alice 1977

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Actress Beth Howland, best known for her role on the television comedy "Alice," has died, said her husband, Charles Kimbrough. She was 74.

'Captain America' twist stuns comic book world

Steve Rogers Captain America Number 1 issue

Marvel Comics

Captain America has been a symbol of American heroism since 1941, and that all appears to be a lie.

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