Bend man freed after Deschutes DA drops murder charge

At Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's request, a judge on Monday dismissed a murder charge against Daniel Norquist in the July 25 shooting death of his landlord, Andrew Cordes, at his northeast Bend duplex, and he later was released from jail.

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Bend man freed after Deschutes DA drops murder charge

At Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel's request, a judge on Monday dismissed a murder charge against Daniel Norquist in the July 25 shooting death of his landlord, Andrew Cordes, at his northeast Bend duplex, and he later was released from jail.

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Suspect in Memphis police slaying in custody

The suspect accused of killing a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend is now in custody, authorities said.

Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, has surrendered to federal marshals, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Authorities had des...

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Redmond man arrested in Police Dept. incident

A 29-year-old Redmond man tried to break the windows of patrol cars parked at the Redmond Police Department, challenged responding officers with a knife and eventually was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody Monday morning, officers said.

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ODFW reopens lower Deschutes to afternoon fishing

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday it has lifted fishing restrictions on the lower Deschutes River.  Anglers can again now fish after 2 p.m. from Macks Canyon to the mouth of the river.

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Smith Rock hiker still serious afte 40-ft. fall, rescue

A California woman on her first hike at Smith Rock went off trail Sunday and was climbing a nearly vertical section of rock when she lost her hold, fell about 40 feet and was seriously injured, prompting an hours-long rescue effort, Deschutes County deputies said.

Jefferson Co. SO Marine Patrol on Lake Billy Chinook

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office

BUI saturation patrols set at Lake Billy Chinook

Sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police troopers from across the state will converge on Lake Billy Chinook this weekend in an effort to detect and arrest suspected drunken boaters.

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Oregon Dept. of Corrections

Inmate escapes Portland prison by breaking door, window

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate who escaped from a Portland prison did so by breaking a kitchen door and window.

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Hitchhiking robot gets beheaded in U.S.

This is why we can't have nice hitchhiking robots.

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Delta refusing to carry some big game trophies

Delta Airlines will no longer allow certain big game trophies to be hauled on its planes. The announcement Monday followed protests over the slaughter of an African lion named Cecil.

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Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood fails

A procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for Planned Parenthood failed on Monday.

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Puerto Rico defaults for first time in history

Puerto Rico just went into default for the first time in its history.

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