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Special report the cost of county jail

County jails' operating costs add up fast

Your tax dollars keep our county jails running. NewsChannel 21 wanted to know how that money is being spent.

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Baltimore riot response called a 'disaster'

A "disaster." A failure to confront "thugs." A failure to prepare despite plenty of warning.

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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Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,400

Rescue and aid workers in Nepal are struggling to cope with the scale of the devastation dealt by Saturday's powerful earthquake -- digging through rubble by hand, performing surgeries in makeshift operating theaters, scouring notoriously difficult t...

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CRR man arrested in shots-fired dispute

A 24-year-old Crooked River Ranch resident was arrested Monday afternoon after police were called out on a shooting report and learned three shots had been fired, but no one was injured, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies said.

Geothermal lab gets

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.

Campers trash Stevens Road tract

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.

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Eugene woman hopes to hear from 2 hiking in Nepal

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene woman says she's concerned but hopeful as she waits to hear from her 21-year-old daughter and her daughter's friend, who were hiking in Nepal when the deadly earthquake struck.

GOP ethics bills get airing in Ore. House committee

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon legislative committee heard an earful from local government officials about a proposal strengthen the state's public records laws in the wake of the scandal that led to former Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation.

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.

U.S. Capitol

USFS C.O. county timber payments top $4 million

 Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., welcomed the news Monday that Oregon’s rural communities will receive about $60.8 million this year in initial Secure Rural Schools funding for roads and schools, including over $4 million for Central Oregon counties.

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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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