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DA sheriff answers questions about inmate suicide

Officials: Deschutes Co. Jail inmate did not appear suicidal

A Portland martial arts studio owner and sex abuse suspect who died in an apparent suicide early Sunday at the Deschutes County Jail had been given a mental health evaluation, but did not appear to be suicidal, officials said Monday; DA John Hummel issues statement after autopsy.

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Governor activates Guard; officers hurt

Chaos and violence erupted on the streets of Baltimore late Monday as protesters clashed with police, several of whom were injured.

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Newberry geothermal research lab clears first hurdle

A proposed federal geothermal energy research lab at the Newberry Volcano near La Pine cleared its first hurdle on Monday and was awarded $400,000 by the Department of Energy in first-phase funding. Now it's one of five sites vying for the $30 million project.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

State to halt overnight access to 3 C.O. parcels

Effective June 1, the public will be barred overnight and restricted from certain uses on three state-owned properties totaling 1,745 acres in Deschutes and Crook counties, the Department of State Lands said Monday.

Bend teen guide safe in Nepal

Missing Bend teen turns up safe in Nepal

Traveling Bend resident Josh Edwards, 19, is among the many people missing in the quake-devastated nation of Nepal, family members confirmed Sunday. 

C.O. Fire Management Service

Up to 800 acres due for burning west of La Pine

If weather conditions remain favorable, up to 800 acres could be burned beginning as early as Tuesday on the east slope of Lookout Mountain in the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest west of La Pine, the Deschutes National Forest reported.

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Baker Road to close for RR crossing replacement

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will replace the railroad crossing of Baker Road in Deschutes River Woods  from Monday, May 11th through Wednesday, 13th.  Baker Road will be closed for three days to facilitate the work and to repave the crossing.

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Oregon Dept. of Corrections

Second escaped Oregon coast prison inmate captured

Two inmates who escaped Sunday morning from the minimum-security Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend by apparently scaling a fence were recaptured Monday, the state Department of Corrections reported.

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Grants for C.O. woodland owners can cut fire risk

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Monday up to $100,000 in funding available for woodland owners in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties to improve the health of their woods and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

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ODOT names cos. to manage pay-by-mile road charges

Oregon’s new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program, OReGO, took a big step forward Monday, as state officials announced that three private business partners are now technically certified to manage accounts and collect road user fees from those accounts for deposit into the State Highway Fund.

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Hawaii may raise smoking age to 21

Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anybody under age 21.

The state's legislature on Friday passed a bill raising the minimum legal age -- currently 18 -- to buy tob...

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

Homes and home sites, NE Bend

A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for…

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