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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Armed man hit by Redmond police car identifieda handgun at passing motorists and then was injured after a responding police p
Armed man hit by Redmond police car identified
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 5 hours ago
a handgun at passing motorists and then was injured after a responding police patrol car struck him in central Oregon. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday the armed suspect in the Thursday incident was 63-year-old... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Redmond horse tests positive for West Nile virusA horse in Redmond has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first in Oregon
Redmond horse tests positive for West Nile virus
KTVZ Bend / Posted 8 hours ago
A horse in Redmond has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first in Oregon this year and the first in Deschutes County in recent years, health officials said Friday. West Nile virus is spread to humans and animals through infected... Read more
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The Columbian
Rising Deschutes swamps neighborhoods, attracting mosquitoesBEND, Ore. — Waterfront neighborhoods and water-dependent livelihoods are at an
Rising Deschutes swamps neighborhoods, attracting mosquitoes
The Columbian / Posted 12 hours ago
BEND, Ore. — Waterfront neighborhoods and water-dependent livelihoods are at an impasse this summer as a rising Deschutes River floods riverside properties and attracts thousands of mosquitoes to residential areas on its way to providing farmers’... Read more
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The Source Weekly
Accused Killer Lara Pleads Not GuiltyCollege security officer accused of killing a Bend woman pleaded not guilty to
Accused Killer Lara Pleads Not Guilty
The Source Weekly / Posted 15 hours ago
College security officer accused of killing a Bend woman pleaded not guilty to four counts of aggravated murder in Deschutes County Court Thursday August 25. Edwin Lara is accused of abducting Kaylee Sawyer on July 24, attempting to... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Gov. McAuliffe on $1.2 billion shortfall: 'We must prepare ourselves for tough decisions'and 7 days later, we were back in the Roanoke Valley to put an exclamation poin
Gov. McAuliffe on $1.2 billion shortfall: 'We must prepare ourselves for tough decisions'
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 19 hours ago
and 7 days later, we were back in the Roanoke Valley to put an exclamation point on the week with the announcement that Deschutes Brewery will invest $85 million dollars to establish its Eastern U.S. brewery in the City of Roanoke. Virginia... Read more
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Brandon Sun
First Draughtdelight from P.E.I. The past month has been crazy for new beer releases in Mani
First Draught
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
delight from P.E.I. The past month has been crazy for new beer releases in Manitoba. Some great American beers, such as Deschutes Fresh Squeezed Hop IPA and Stone’s Arrogant Bastard Ale, plus two beers by up-and-coming B.C. brewery Fuggles &... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Lara pleads not guilty in Kaylee Sawyer murderattorney for Edwin Enoc Lara, 31, of Redmond, entered the pleas on behalf of hi
Lara pleads not guilty in Kaylee Sawyer murder
KTVZ Bend / Posted yesterday
attorney for Edwin Enoc Lara, 31, of Redmond, entered the pleas on behalf of his client, who appeared by video from the Deschutes County Jail. Circuit Judge Alta Brady set Lara's next court appearance for Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. Lara, wearing a red... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Man waving gun at drivers hit by police cara handgun at passing motorists was seriously injured when he was struck by a po
Man waving gun at drivers hit by police car
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted yesterday
a handgun at passing motorists was seriously injured when he was struck by a police patrol car in central Oregon. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that officers responded Thursday afternoon to a report of an armed... Read more
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NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls
Edwin Lara Appears in Oregon Courtin Oregon to face aggravated murder charges. He's accused of killing Bend woma
Edwin Lara Appears in Oregon Court
NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls / Posted yesterday
in Oregon to face aggravated murder charges. He's accused of killing Bend woman Kaylee Sawyer. Today, Lara went before a Deschutes County judge for the first time. Police records say he kidnapped and tried to sexually assault Sawyer, then killed... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
DCSO taking applications for 2017 Citizen's AcademyRegistration is open for the 2017 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Citizen's A
DCSO taking applications for 2017 Citizen's Academy
KTVZ Bend / Posted yesterday
Registration is open for the 2017 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy, to be held at the agency's Bend office. Sheriff Shane Nelson said the 10-week course is designed to give attendees a very in-depth look at the different divisions... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Better Together to take on Volunteer Connect's matching roleThe organization connected volunteers of all ages with one-time and ongoing opp
Better Together to take on Volunteer Connect's matching role
KTVZ Bend / Posted yesterday
The organization connected volunteers of all ages with one-time and ongoing opportunities to serve communities in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties. In 2016, Volunteer Connect began to emphasize volunteer service for and by youth. We are... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Stretch of Tetherow Road to close MondayStarting Monday, a section of Tetherow Road (east of the bridge on the north si
Stretch of Tetherow Road to close Monday
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
Starting Monday, a section of Tetherow Road (east of the bridge on the north side of the Deschutes River) will be closed to traffic. The section of road, located northwest of Redmond, is expected to be closed until Sept. 16. Crews will be working to... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
DCSO taking applications for 2017 citizen academyRegistration is open for the 2017 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Citizen's A
DCSO taking applications for 2017 citizen academy
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
Registration is open for the 2017 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy, to be held at the agency's Bend office. Sheriff Shane Nelson said the 10-week course is designed to give attendees a very in-depth look at the different divisions... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Brushfire burns nearly 2 acres near homes east of Bendhomes directly and 15 others indirectly, Howe said, while the federal crews att
Brushfire burns nearly 2 acres near homes east of Bend
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
homes directly and 15 others indirectly, Howe said, while the federal crews attacked, confined and extinguished the fire. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies went to the nearby homes to advise people what was happening and to be ready to leave if... Read more
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Salt Lake City Weekly
Music Picks Aug 25-31and Uinta, and youngbloods like Shades of Pale, Strap Tank and Proper. Relative
Music Picks Aug 25-31
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
and Uinta, and youngbloods like Shades of Pale, Strap Tank and Proper. Relative "imports" include Ninkasi, Lagunitas, Deschutes and Oskar Blues, who gave the world Beerito and its not-so-hidden wonder. Plus, there's food from CupBop (drool),... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Bend man accused of firing shots in air; gun found by roadA Bend man who allegedly pulled a gun during a dispute in Deschutes River Woods
Bend man accused of firing shots in air; gun found by road
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
A Bend man who allegedly pulled a gun during a dispute in Deschutes River Woods late Tuesday night and fired it three times in the air as he left was arrested in a guns-drawn traffic stop, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday. A... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Iranian vessels intercept US destroyerThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Iranian vessels intercept US destroyer
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Pokemon Go-playing truck driver kills woman in JapanThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Pokemon Go-playing truck driver kills woman in Japan
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Desmond Tutu hospitalized for infectionThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Desmond Tutu hospitalized for infection
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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The Source Weekly
Side Notes 8/815 acres for employment, 285 acres for public facilities and 138 acres for exi
Side Notes 8/
The Source Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
815 acres for employment, 285 acres for public facilities and 138 acres for existing rights of way. The City of Bend and Deschutes County submitted another UGB amendment to the state between 2007 and 2009 with a proposed expansion of 8,943... Read more
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The Source Weekly
In Search of a Cooler Riveranglers and fishing guides. It also plays a key part in a recent lawsuit filed
In Search of a Cooler River
The Source Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
anglers and fishing guides. It also plays a key part in a recent lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. On Aug. 12, the Deschutes River Alliance—an organization formed in 2013 in response to concerns about water quality in the Deschutes... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from Californiain Yreka, Calif., for his arraignment. Online jail records show 31-year-old Lar
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from California
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
in Yreka, Calif., for his arraignment. Online jail records show 31-year-old Lara was booked Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, into Deschutes County Jail in Bend Ore. He faces four counts of aggravated murder in the July death of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer.... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from Californiain Yreka, Calif., for his arraignment. Online jail records show 31-year-old Lar
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from California
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
in Yreka, Calif., for his arraignment. Online jail records show 31-year-old Lara was booked Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, into Deschutes County Jail in Bend Ore. He faces four counts of aggravated murder in the July death of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer.... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from Californiain Yreka, Calif., for his arraignment. Online jail records show 31-year-old Lar
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from California
The New Canaan News / Posted 2 days ago
in Yreka, Calif., for his arraignment. Online jail records show 31-year-old Lara was booked Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, into Deschutes County Jail in Bend Ore. He faces four counts of aggravated murder in the July death of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer.... Read more
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The Columbian
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from Californiahe had been held for a month in connection with other violent crimes. Edwin La
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from California
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
he had been held for a month in connection with other violent crimes. Edwin Lara, 31, of Redmond, Ore., was booked into Deschutes County Jail and was being held without bail, according to online jail records. Lara faces four counts of... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Seaside council gives go-ahead to convention center planThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Seaside council gives go-ahead to convention center plan
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Oregon Douglas fir trees stunted by fugal diseaseThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Oregon Douglas fir trees stunted by fugal disease
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Coast Guard rescues 2 men from sinking boatThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Coast Guard rescues 2 men from sinking boat
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
2 arrests made in December shooting death in SE PortlandThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
2 arrests made in December shooting death in SE Portland
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Scores improve for Oregon students taking ACT college testThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Scores improve for Oregon students taking ACT college test
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls
Suspect in Oregon Killing Extradited from Californiacustody in connection with other violent crimes. Online jail records show 31-y
Suspect in Oregon Killing Extradited from California
NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls / Posted 2 days ago
custody in connection with other violent crimes. Online jail records show 31-year-old Edwin Lara was booked Wednesday into Deschutes County Jail. He faces four counts of aggravated murder in the July death of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer. Authorities... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Suspect in Bend woman's murder brought back to Oregoncustody in connection with other violent crimes. Online jail records show 31-y
Suspect in Bend woman's murder brought back to Oregon
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 2 days ago
custody in connection with other violent crimes. Online jail records show 31-year-old Edwin Lara was booked Wednesday into Deschutes County Jail. He faces four counts of aggravated murder in the July death of 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer. Authorities... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from Californiawhere he had been held for a month in connection with other violent crimes. Ed
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from California
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
where he had been held for a month in connection with other violent crimes. Edwin Lara, 31, of Redmond was booked into Deschutes County Jail and was being held without bail, according to online jail records. Lara faces four counts of... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from Californiawhere he had been held for a month in connection with other violent crimes. Ed
Suspect in Oregon killing extradited from California
The Record Searchlight / Posted 2 days ago
where he had been held for a month in connection with other violent crimes. Edwin Lara, 31, of Redmond was booked into Deschutes County Jail and was being held without bail, according to online jail records. Lara faces four counts of... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Indiana restaurant owner offers pizza for gun tradeThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Indiana restaurant owner offers pizza for gun trade
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Suspect in Kaylee Sawyer murder back in BendThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Suspect in Kaylee Sawyer murder back in Bend
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Chicago teacher raps introduction to studentsThe Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was book
Chicago teacher raps introduction to students
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Redmond man accused of abducting and killing Kaylee Sawyer of Bend was booked into the Deschutes County Jail early Wednesday after being moved from Siskiyou County, Calif., where he allegedly went on a crime spree and was arrested days late... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Ten charged in Bend meth trafficking caseDrug Enforcement Team had conducted a short-term investigation into trafficking
Ten charged in Bend meth trafficking case
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
Drug Enforcement Team had conducted a short-term investigation into trafficking of commercial quantities of meth throughout Deschutes County, said Bend police Lt. Ken Mannix. The investigation revealed that Salvador Gonzalez-Gonzalez was making... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
La Pine man arrested in Huntington Road DUII crashhis car left Huntington Road, hit a tree and was consumed by fire. But he was j
La Pine man arrested in Huntington Road DUII crash
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
his car left Huntington Road, hit a tree and was consumed by fire. But he was jailed on DUII and reckless driving charges, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said. Deputies were dispatched shortly before 6 a.m. after several callers reported a... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Sheridan Fire area closure liftedThe Deschutes National Forest said Tuesday it has lifted the area closure that
Sheridan Fire area closure lifted
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
The Deschutes National Forest said Tuesday it has lifted the area closure that was put in place for the Sheridan Fire west of Sunriver. Effective immediately, the area closure that was put in place for public and firefighters safety on August 19 has... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Heroes in our midst: Life saved at Bend grocerywas all a part of God's plan. "The first thing I remembered was lifting my han
Heroes in our midst: Life saved at Bend grocery
KTVZ Bend / Posted 2 days ago
was all a part of God's plan. "The first thing I remembered was lifting my hands to God and thanking him," Grayson said. Deschutes County 911 dispatchers talked Nicholas through the process until more help could arrive. Bend fire paramedics and... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Deschutes County lays out rural pot business rulesDeschutes County commissioners have given cannabis businesses in rural areas th
Deschutes County lays out rural pot business rules
KTVZ Bend / Posted 3 days ago
Deschutes County commissioners have given cannabis businesses in rural areas the green light. The board recently lifted the opt-out moratorium that banned marijuana businesses in rural Deschutes. Beginning Sept. 1, Deschutes County will accept land... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Bend bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 millionPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police arrested a Bend woman accused of embezzling nearly
Bend bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 million
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police arrested a Bend woman accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from her employer since 2012. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced the arrest Tuesday, saying a grand jury indicted Sherrie Burge last... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Campfire restrictions begin Friday on C.O. public landsto a high number of human-caused wildfires around Central Oregon, the Prinevill
Campfire restrictions begin Friday on C.O. public lands
KTVZ Bend / Posted 3 days ago
to a high number of human-caused wildfires around Central Oregon, the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, the Deschutes National Forest and the Ochoco National Forest, including the Crooked River National Grassland, are implementing... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
C. Oregon jobless rates up again as labor force growsovercome by gains in leisure and hospitality (+110). There were also strong gai
C. Oregon jobless rates up again as labor force grows
KTVZ Bend / Posted 3 days ago
overcome by gains in leisure and hospitality (+110). There were also strong gains in the construction sector, up 90 jobs. Deschutes County (Bend-Redmond MSA): The unemployment rate rose for a second consecutive month to 5.4 percent in July from... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Bend co. bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 millionbusiness has been arrested on 32 felony counts, accused of embezzling nearly $1
Bend co. bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 million
KTVZ Bend / Posted 3 days ago
business has been arrested on 32 felony counts, accused of embezzling nearly $1 million over the past four years, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Tuesday. Sherrie Lynn Burge, 48, was arrested Monday by Bend police... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Fatal head-on crash shuts Hwy. 97 south of Bendconfirmed. The crash was reported just after 8 a.m. near milepost 145, close t
Fatal head-on crash shuts Hwy. 97 south of Bend
KTVZ Bend / Posted 4 days ago
confirmed. The crash was reported just after 8 a.m. near milepost 145, close to the High Desert Museum, according to Deschutes County 911 dispatchers. The crash blocked the southbound lanes of the highway and first responders on scene closed... Read more
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The Source Weekly
Pickin' & Paddlin' AugustListen to live music from Space Heaterz, Cascade Crescendo, and Crow and the Ca
Pickin' & Paddlin' August
The Source Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Listen to live music from Space Heaterz, Cascade Crescendo, and Crow and the Canyon on the banks of the Deschutes River. Enjoy local libations, food cart goodness and kayak and paddleboard demos from 4-7pm. All proceeds go directly to Bend Paddle... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Investigators say some central Oregon fires work of arsonistsU.S. Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land Manage
Investigators say some central Oregon fires work of arsonists
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office are investigating the fires. Further details will be released as the investigations reveal... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Investigators say some central Oregon fires work of arsonistsU.S. Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land Manage
Investigators say some central Oregon fires work of arsonists
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office are investigating the fires. Further details will be released as the investigations reveal... Read more
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