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  1. Audio Obtained by News 3 Contradicts Mayor's Statement to AG's OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WSIL

    An audio recording unearthed at a Jefferson County radio station and provided to News 3 directly contradicts what Mayor Mary Jane Chesley told the Illinois Attorney General's Office. At issue is whether she created a committee comprised of two councilmen to negotiate the potential sale of the city's water and sewer systems.

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  2. JeffCo School Board sticks to principal's reassignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Jefferson County School Board, faced with a loud outcry Tuesday night over the removal of Madras High School Principal Sarah Braman-Smith, stuck to its decision to reassign her to serve as principal for the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy. The decision was confirmed following public and board member comments made at Tuesday night's school board meeting.

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  3. Supporters of ousted Madras HS principal plan protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... its mistake and have the integrity to respect the voice of the community." A group calling itself "Jefferson County Supports Positive Change" said it is made up of "teachers, students, and community members who expect the school board to act in ...

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  4. 12-year-old faces expulsion for bringing revolver to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    ... of Madras. The revolver held one round. Another student reported the weapon. Capt. Marc Heckathorn of the Jefferson County sheriff's department says the student didn't threaten anybody, didn't bring the weapon for protection and cooperated with ...

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  5. 12-year-old accused of bringing gun to school faces expulsionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | OregonLive.com

    ... of Madras. The revolver held one round. Another student reported the weapon. Capt. Marc Heckathorn of the Jefferson County sheriff's department says the student didn't threaten anybody, didn't bring the weapon for protection and cooperated with ...

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  6. Culver middle schooler brings gun to school, arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A Culver Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after bringing an unloaded revolver to school for the past two days, authorities said. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said deputies were called to the school shortly after 8 a.m., after a teacher learned from another student that a boy had brought a .22-caliber revolver in a holster, found in his front pocket.

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  7. Bend store, food cart owner in court on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... His bail was set at $100,000. He posted bail and was released on Feb. 25. Days later, he was arrested in Jefferson County for a parole violation. Now he's in the Deschutes County Jail, where he will remain until the matter is resolved following a ...

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  8. Warm winter helps Central Oregon job growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... 8.7 percent in January. The rate was 9.6 percent this time last year, a statistically significant decline. Jefferson County added 30 jobs in February, fairly close to the gain of 10 jobs typically expected this time of year. Job growth over the past ...

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  9. Open and shut: Deer Ridge a tale of two state prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... "There's been a considerable cost savings," said Kurt Symons, director and parole and probation officer at Jefferson County Adult Community Corrections. A lot of it has to do with the state's Justice Reinvestment program, passed in 2013. It was ...

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  10. C.O. police expect DUIIs to jump with legal potRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... true for both Jefferson and Deschutes counties, even with Deschutes' much larger population of 165,954. Jefferson County's population, 21,145, is similar to Crook's. Prineville Interim Police Chief Les Stiles, with 30-plus years in law enforcement, ...

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  11. Shepherdstown Battlefield fight back to circuit courtRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    A legal battle between the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association and the Jefferson County Planning Commission has been returned to Jefferson County Circuit Court. In June 2004, Far Away Farm LLC applied for a conditional use permit from the county's planning and zoning departments to develop a residential subdivision near the site of the Battle of Shepherdstown.

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  12. Kentucky middle school teacher, 26, admits raping 13-year-old 'boyfriend'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    A former Jefferson County middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges stemming from her relationship with a 13-year-old boy. Jessica Boyers, 26, accepted a plea agreement last week in Jefferson Circuit Court to serve 10 years on charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse, according to The Courier-Journal . 1 comment

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

    Feb 25, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... person trapped in the dwelling, which had been uninhabitable for about six years. Fire Chief Brian Huff of Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 said crews had the man out of the home within four minutes of arrival. He first was taken to St. Charles ...

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  14. As teaching methods improve, Oregon cuts years off English-language instructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | The Oregonian

    ... English learners, only three had more than one-third of those students in middle and high school: Nyssa , Jefferson County and North Clackamas . State officials are giving Jefferson County educators extra help to improve their effectiveness, while ...

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

    Feb 17, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... he crossed the street. The chief said Smith stopped and called 911 after the collision. Boyd was taken by Jefferson County EMS to St. Charles Madras, then flown by Life Flight helicopter to St. Charles Bend, Stanfill said. The chief said Boyd was in ...

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  16. Homes evacuated as mudslide, flooding hit rural Jefferson Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    BRINNON, Wash. - Dozens of homes were engulfed by floodwaters Friday in the small town of Brinnon after extremely heavy rain overnight in rural Jefferson County forced the Duckabush River over its banks near Hood Canal.

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  17. Shellfish poacher sentenced to 5 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    The Washington state Fish and Wildlife Department says the former owner of a Jefferson County shellfish company has been sentenced to 5 A1 2 years in prison for poaching more than $2 million worth of oysters and clams from state beaches. Wildlife Lt.

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  18. Wild West weather: Dirty rain and 'hurricane'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... National Weather Service said. Already on Friday, some cars got stranded in flooded streets in Washington's Jefferson County, and some residents exited their front doors aboard inflatable boats pulled by rescue crews. Residents there will likely ... 1 comment

  19. Evacuations as mudslide, flooding hit near Hood Canal in Wash.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | KVAL-TV Eugene

    Dozens of homes were engulfed by floodwaters in Brinnon after extremely heavy rain overnight in rural Jefferson County near Hood Canal. A mudslide also damaged homes and three people were rescued after their truck became stranded as they were fleeing the rushing floodwaters.

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  20. Low Fuel Prices Benefit Northwest FarmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... also used to make fertilizer. Mickey Killingsworth raises sheep outside Madras and is a local leader in the Jefferson County chapter of the Oregon Farm Bureau. She says unfortunately she filled her diesel store and bought fertilizer back when fuel ...

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