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Woman killed in Highway 11 crash
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Woman killed in Highway 11 crash

ADAMS — One woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday afternoon on Highway 11 near Adams.

The wreck involved three vehicles — two semis and a Ford Explorer — and the driver of the Explorer was ejected and died before medics...

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Gary Allan to headline Round-Up concert
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Distracted driver’s crashed vehicle on display in Hermiston
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Pendleton business owner to take plea in drug case
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Pendleton RadioShack to transition to Sprint store

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Agriculture

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