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Dead man found in Bend parking lot

An investigation is underway after a dead man was discovered in a Bend parking lot. Police say the 34-year-old’s body was found at the corner of Newport Avenue and Wall Street early Sunday morning.

MYCENTRALOREGON.COM - 2018-12-18 11:58:50

Bend police seek public's help finding missing elderly man

BEND, Ore. - Bend police turned to the public Monday night for help finding a missing, elderly man who walked away from his northwest Bend home in the late afternoon. Lt. Ken Mannix said Bend police responded to the report of an elderly male, identified as Jerome Jewett, who walked away from his hom

KTVZ - 2018-12-18 06:13:00

Bend detectives investigating man's downtown death

BEND, Ore. - Bend police have released the first, limited details of a death investigation after a man’s body was found in a downtown parking lot early Sunday morning but say the public is not in any danger.

KTVZ - 2018-12-18 00:31:00

HSCO offers break to find animals a 'home for the holidays'

BEND, Ore. - At this time of year, our hope is for all of our animals to find a loving home for the holidays. The Humane Society of Central Oregon is reducing adoption fees by 50 percent through Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.

KTVZ - 2018-12-17 22:05:00

St. Charles Bend nurses file unfair labor practice complaints

Registered nurses at St. Charles Bend have filed three federal unfair labor practice complaints, accusing the hospital of intimidating and inappropriately disciplining several nurses who raised concerns about patient safety and inadequate staffing or engaged in legally protected union activities, th

KTVZ - 2018-12-17 17:22:00

Judge allows blood test results in Bend-are bicycle death case

The blood test results of a woman who police say was high on drugs when she hit and killed a bicyclist can be used as evidence in her upcoming trial. Shantel Lynn Witt’s attorney tried to get the results thrown out, but a Deschutes County judge ruled yesterday they are admissible.

MYCENTRALOREGON.COM - 2018-12-18 12:09:03

Women say Bend-area man drugged and raped them

Two women say a Bend-area man drugged and raped them and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies fear there could be more victims. A Sheriff’s SWAT team arrested Eric Jonsson Thursday after a standoff at his Klippel Road home.

MYCENTRALOREGON.COM - 2018-12-17 09:42:22

Bend Senior Facility in Quarantine for Norovirus

BEND, OR -- Norovirus has returned to Central Oregon. Staff at Regency Village Senior Living in Bend confirm they are in their seventh day of lockdown, to try and contain the fast-spreading illness.

KBND.COM - 2018-12-18 19:27:00

Judge sentences Oregon jail inmates for stealing ATV to escape

BEND, Ore. — Two Oregon jail inmates have been incarcerated longer following an escape attempt that Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge A. Michael Adler said was “one of the dumbest things I’ve seen in a while.” The Bulletin reported 30-year-old Christopher Turre was sentenced Monday to 90 days in

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE - 2018-12-18 08:00:00

High wind warning issued for Central Oregon

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Central Oregon from 10 p.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday, warning that gusts could reach 60 mph in the Bend area, peaking Tuesday morning.

KTVZ - 2018-12-17 19:36:00

Not so far away, the community of Tumalo awaits

During the frigid days of winter, the town is almost bare. Tumalo business owners and a few community members seem to be doing their part in making the unincorporated town more of a destination.

BRINKWIRE.COM - 2018-12-18 14:44:49

Downtown Bend plans ski scavenger hunt

After the holiday season, many people tend to stay inside with the colder temperatures and winter like weather (maybe). The Downtown Bend Business Association is hoping to provide a fun scavenger hunt to get people out of the house and to Downtown!

KTVZ - 2018-12-17 19:25:00

Family Advocates in Salem for Kaylee's Law

SALEM, OR -- The 2016 murder of Kaylee Sawyer, in Bend, is the basis behind a bill Oregon Legislators are expected to consider next year. It would define rules for community college security guards.

KBND.COM - 2018-12-17 14:02:00

Editorial: Bend school district should listen to community input

Next time the Bend-La Pine Schools asks for the public’s input on school names, don’t bother to participate unless you enjoy wasting time or yearn for bland. The most popular submission from the public for the new elementary school was for Arlie Seems Elementary. Seems taught for more than 30 years

THE BULLETIN - 2018-12-16 12:51:08

Bend 'Sportsplex' celebrates grand opening

A new facility in NE Bend that had its grand opening Friday evening has something for everyone, from trampoline basketball and a laser maze to 16 pickleball courts, NewsChannel 21's Max Goldwasser reports..

KTVZ - 2018-12-15 21:24:00

DCSO: Bend-area man drugged, raped woman answering Craiglist ad

BEND, Ore. - A standoff at a home northwest of Bend late Thursday night involved use of two “flash-bang” devices before the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested a 54-year-old man on rape and other charges, accused of drugging and assaulting a woman who answered a “room for rent" ad o

KTVZ - 2018-12-14 23:54:00

Bend mom is fed up with late school bus

BEND, Ore. - A Bend mom is upset that her son's school bus is often late, sometimes getting him to school after classes start. Chrystal Reece said Friday her son’s bus has been late at least once a week since the beginning of the school year. The first year her son attended Silver Rail Elementary, s

KTVZ - 2018-12-15 03:58:00

Featured photos: Holiday canoes and kayaks

In what has become an annual tradition, paddlers decked their canoes, kayaks and paddleboards with lights, decorations and garlands Friday and floated the Deschutes River around the Old Mill District in Bend. In 2017, more than 1,000 watercraft took to the water, according to the Old Mill District w

THE BULLETIN - 2018-12-15 12:25:07

Kaylee Sawyer's family pushes to change Oregon law

BEND, Ore. - Family and advocates for Bend murder victim Kaylee Sawyer testified at the Oregon Legislature in Salem on Friday, seeking a change in state law they and supporters believe would reduce the threat of another violent tragedy like the one that befell her.

KTVZ - 2018-12-15 03:36:00

Bend PD catch five teen runaways, three after chase

BEND, Ore. - Bend police, acting on a tip, found and arrested five runaway juveniles Thursday — but not before three of them ran once again, sparking a chase on foot and by drone until the fence-jumping teens were caught a short time later.

KTVZ - 2018-12-14 05:16:00