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Fugitive eludes capture in manhunt SE of Bend

MILLICAN, Ore. - A Bend man wanted on a felony warrant refused to stop for Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies west of Millican on Tuesday, prompting a chase and manhunt involving two K-9 teams and an Oregon State Police plane that failed to find him, officials said.


ODFW: Cougar spotted in Bend's Deschutes River Canyon

BEND, Ore. - An adult cougar has been spotted and confirmed to have been using the Deschutes River Canyon area within the Bend city limits, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday, joining Bend police in urging people to avoid the area for now.


Bend lowering Century Drive speed limit to 50 mph

BEND, Ore. - Following community input and engineering analysis, the city of Bend announced Tuesday that the speed limit will be lowered this month on a stretch of Southwest Century Drive.


Chase, manhunt NE of Bend lead to cold, wet suspect

BEND, Ore. - An attempted traffic stop on Bend's north end early Monday evening sparked a brief pursuit, a manhunt and emergency alert calls to area residents. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said the fleeing suspect jumped into and crossed an irrigation canal and was eventually found by a K-9 t


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Oregon woman who was caught on video yelling racial slur at black couple, holding knife, gets 30 days’ jail

An Oregon woman who was criminally charged for calling an African American couple the n-word, spitting on the chest of one of the victims and brandishing a knife in front of both of them was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and anger management counseling.


First look at Boss Rambler Beer Club, Bend’s Slick New Brewery

Boss Rambler Beer Club officially opened its tasting room last weekend, after a long lasting soft open and several beer releases. It is located at 1009 NW Galveston, between Sunriver Brewing and 10 Barrel’s original brewery. At a sneak peek a few days before its grand opening on 4/20 there was still


Lawsuit claims Redmond girl killed self over bullying

A Redmond woman has filed a $12 million federal lawsuit against the Redmond School District, a teacher and principal, claiming their inaction led her 12-year-old daughter to kill herself over a boy’s bullying about her weight.


Oregon’s next-door neighbor votes for year-round daylight saving time

State lawmakers in Olympia voted by a wide margin on Tuesday to approve a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent in Washington. The 90-6 vote in the state House follows a similarly-wide margin in the Washington Senate, and it sends the bill to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.


Seven Republicans join Democrats in support of Oregon gun bill

SALEM – In a rare show of bipartisanship involving gun legislation, seven Republicans joined House Democrats on Tuesday in support of a bill that’s meant to keep weapons out of the hands of domestic abusers.


Missing 83-Year Old Oregon Man Rescued

(SOUTH BEACH, Ore.) - Lincoln County Search and Rescue (SAR) were deployed to find a missing 83 year-old male in the South Beach area Saturday evening about 7:30. The team had just finished successfully locating a missing subject in the Yachats area, so it was a quick turn-around.


Offbeat Oregon: Trappers’ disappearance had relatives suspecting foul play

s the first day of March 1924 arrived, L. Sarah Wilson’s worry and alarm mounted. Something had happened. Something bad. Her son, 36-year-old Harry “Roy” Wilson, had promised he’d be back at her home in Bend sometime in February. Roy was a former U.S. Marine (8th regiment, 1917-1919), and his word w


Mother faces manslaughter, child neglect charges after toddler dies in Oregon fire

SALEM, Ore. — A Marion County mother has been charged with manslaughter and child neglect in connection to the death of her 2-year-old son, who was found dead after a house fire in February.


Oregon judge says he’ll block Trump’s abortion rule

A federal judge in Oregon said late Tuesday night he would block the Trump administration's controversial overhaul of the Title X federal family planning program and indicated he would issue a formal opinion soon.


Suspect Arrested Twice After Wild Chase

BEND, OR -- A Bend man suspected of fleeing from a Monday traffic stop arrested - twice - after a wild chase. It started Just before 6 p.m., when a deputy tried to pull over a pickup on Highway 97 for expired tags, north of Bend.


Oregon State Police crime lab on way to Ontario to process evidence at fatal shooting

ONTARIO — Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene this morning investigating a fatal shooting on Northwest Sixth Avenue in Ontario, where road blocks have been put up this morning.


Oregon police dog struck by over 200 porcupine quills during search, deputies say

An Oregon police dog was struck by over 200 porcupine quills while tracking a wanted man Saturday, deputies say. K-9 Odin of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office was rushed to an animal hospital, where he was sedated and treated for more than two hours, according to the sheriff’s office. Several of the


Oregon man accused of murder in death near Mount St. Helens

A 22-year-old man from Dayton, Oregon, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Brian Bodle, a Newberg man who was found near Mount St. Helens earlier this year, official said Tuesday.


Oregon Senate passes 'Kaylee's Law' on 29-0 vote

BEND, Ore. - The Sawyer family lost Kaylee when she was killed by a Central Oregon Community College security guard – a man whose job it was to protect her – in the summer of 2016.


Local Club Hosts National Pickleball Tournament

Bend Pickleball Club announces that it will host the Central Oregon Classic June 21-23, 2019 at Pine Nursery Park in Bend. Formerly known as the Oregon Senior Games, the Central Oregon Classic is open nationwide to players ages 12 and up. Registration opened on March 21 for singles and doubles and t