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  1. Man trapped, critically burned in NE Madras house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A 42-year-old man who became trapped in a burning, long-vacant home in Madras Sunday night was critically burned before he could be rescued by firefighters, authorities said Wednesday. Bruce Miller, a transient from Warm Springs, was listed in critical condition Wednesday evening at the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said The fire was reported around 8:45 p.m. Sunday at a boarded-up home at 406 NE Sixth Street in Madras.

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  2. Prescribed burns planned on Ochoco NF, grasslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Fire managers plan to take advantage of recent warmer weather to conduct jackpot burning across as many as 1,000 acres over the coming weeks between the Crooked River National Grassland and the Maury Mountains southeast of Prineville. Jackpot burning is part of a hazardous fuels reduction program that addresses high concentrations of naturally-occurring or thinning-related downed woody debris.

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  3. Redmond meth raids bring 13 arrests; 6 kids in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Capping a year-long investigation of Redmond methamphetamine trafficking, police raided six homes in Redmond and Madras and made a traffic stop in Redmond over eight days, leading to 13 arrests, including a 17-year-old juvenile, and the placement of six children in state custody, officers said Friday. Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team detectives coordinated the execution of four search warrants around 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, assisted by Redmond and Oregon State Police, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Operations and Tactics Team, Bend and Warm Springs police and the Central Oregon Emergency Response team, said Oregon State Police Sgt.

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  4. Madras businessman struck, injured in downtown crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A well-known Madras businessman was flown to a Bend hospital after being struck and injured by a pickup truck in a downtown Madras crosswalk Monday afternoon, police said Tuesday. Officers were dispatched around 4:35 p.m. Monday to the reported collision at the intersection of D and Fourth Street, said Chief Tanner Stanfill.

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  5. Wyden to hold town halls Saturday in Madras, PrinevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Tuesday he will hold town halls this week in three Oregon counties, including Saturday events in Madras and Prineville.. Following through on his commitment to hold annual town halls in each of Oregon's 36 counties, Senator Wyden will hold a town hall on Friday in Clatsop County and town halls Saturday, Feb. 21 in Jefferson and Crook counties.

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  6. Redmond man on trial in abuse case dies in motel roomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A former Madras state prison counselor on trial in Bend on sex abuse charges died in his Bend motel room early Wednesday morning, the day closing arguments were scheduled in his week-long jury trial. Police responded around 3:30 a.m. to a medical call at the Comfort Inn on Northeast 27th Street, said Bend police Lt.

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  7. Windstorm rakes High Desert; downed trees, power outagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Winds gusting close to hurricane strength raked a large swath of Central Oregon early Friday, knocking down trees large and small and causing power outages affecting thousands of residents around the region. Wind gusts reached a peak -- for now -- of 55 mph around 3:30 a.m. at Bend Airport but gusted close to that for hours before sunrise.

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  8. Ex-Madras prison worker abuse trial beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A jury was selected Tuesday in the Bend trial of a former Madras state prison worker charged with 26 counts of sexual abuse involving a teen girl. Jon Michael Yeakey II of Redmond was arrested in the fall of 2013.

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  9. Shots-fired update: COCC Madras Campus lockdown liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A hunt for suspects who fired shots in Madras Monday morning led to a precautionary half-hour lockdown of the Central Oregon Community College campus, police and school officials confirmed. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins told NewsChannel 21 shots were fired in Madras around 7:30 a.m. and a search was on for suspects.

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  10. Local Alert Weather, Mon., 1-26-15Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Two shots fired in a southwest Madras neighborhood Monday morning, apparently over drugs, led to a hunt for a suspect car and a precautionary half-hour lockdown of the Central Oregon Community College campus, police and school officials said.

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  11. Shots fired in Madras; COCC campus on lockdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A report of shots fired in Madras has led to a precautionary lockdown of the Central Oregon Community College campus, officials confirmed Monday morning. "If you are on the Madras campus, remain where you are and, if possible, lock the door to your location and stay out of view," the alert stated.

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  12. Madras shelter launches $400,000 fund-raising effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Three Rivers Humane Society, a small animal shelter in rural Jefferson County, announced an ambitious capital campaign Saturday aimed at funding construction of a permanent shelter facility. The shelter has set a $400,000 target for the campaign, dubbed "Raise the Woof!" The Raise the Woof! campaign will fund construction of a permanent, heated and cooled 6,000-square foot shelter building on the Three Rivers Humane Society site, located just outside Madras on Southeast McTaggart Road.

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  13. Should Warm Springs have its own high school?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Jefferson County School Board members met with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' Tribal Council on Tuesday to discuss the future of education in the region and whether the reservation might get a high school of its own. According to a report from Education Northwest, native students have higher dropout and absentee rates and are lagging in math and reading.

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  14. Madras fugutive arrested after motorcycle pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A motorcyclist driving in the wrong lane in downtown Madras refused to pull over late Saturday night, prompting a pursuit east of town that ended in a crash and the arrest of a 33-year-old Madras woman wanted on a fugitive warrant, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said. The incident began around 11:15 p.m., when a deputy tried to stop the motorcycle in downtown Madras, Adkins said.

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  15. Fire destroys hay shed, tractors N. of MadrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Jefferson County fire officials were looking Monday for the cause of a late-night fire north of Madras that destroyed a hay shed, several vehicles and a large amount of hay, with losses estimated at $450,000. The fire was reported around 11:45 p.m. Sunday at 8400 NE Quaale Road, about 12 miles northeast of Madras, said Fire Chief Brian Huff of Jefferson County Fire District No.

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  16. Falling hay bales kill Madras-area farmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A Madras-area farmer was killed Sunday afternoon when several hay bales fell onto him as he was apparently moving them, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said. Harvey Ludwig Stickler, 76, apparently was moving some 80- to 90-pound bales of alfalfa hay when a large number fell, pinning him against his tractor and most likely suffocating him, Adkins said.

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  17. C.O.'s white Christmas Eve: Fun, pretty - dangerousRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A white Christmas is at hand for much of the High Desert after a storm brought Christmas Eve snowfall that made for some slick travels and last-minute shopping. Much of the snow melted later in the day, but many streets again froze up after dark, causing more icy roads and crashes.

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  18. New Prineville hospital on track to open next fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Construction at the new St. Charles hospital in Prineville is in full swing, and officials said Monday the project is on track to open in September 2015. "As you can see, the building is going up quickly, and now they're starting to do a lot of the finishing work inside," said Jeanie Gentry, CEO of St. Charles hospitals in Prineville and Madras.

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  19. Shot fired during stolen-car pursuit; 3 arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A passenger in a car stolen in Warm Springs fired a rifle at a pursuing Oregon State Police trooper during a chase north of Madras Monday morning. Three people ditched the car and ran, leading to a chase on foot and their arrests, troopers said Wednesday.

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  20. 2,700 Oregon inmates hit fire lines in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Each year, the Oregon Department of Corrections and Department of Forestry team up to select and train inmates to dispatch to wildfires, and more than 2,700 were on the lines during this year's busy fire season, officials said Tuesday. Inmates are selected to serve on supervised 10-person crews and have to complete the same nationally certified firefighter training course as their civilian counterparts.

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