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Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

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Bend stabbing victim recovering; police offer details

A 60-year-old Bend woman, stabbed in the chest by her 23-year-old son, was in good condition Thursday at St. Charles Bend as police confirmed that the young man shot and killed himself after police arrived on scene.

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Hwy. 26 spike strips end wild stolen-car chase

A man called 911 after seeing someone try to steal his truck in a Prineville fast-food parking lot Thursday morning, then watched him take another parked car and drive off, police said. That sparked a wild pursuit that included the suspect fleeing a guns-drawn traffic stop and eventually stopping when he hit spike strips on Highway 26.

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Special report: Air ambulance safety on the High Desert

When an ambulance can't move fast enough, here in Central Oregon, we rely on air ambulances. But as NewsChannel 21's Katie Higgins reports, it turns out those fast-moving helicopters have shaky safety records across the United States, leading to tighter federal rules.

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Summit assistant coach loses battle, inspires many

A week ago, Summit High School lost one of its assistant football coaches, Andre Parris. He had battled a form of bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, for 15 years. Players and coaches alike describe him as a fighter and inspiration.

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Pair of economists see reasons for C.O. optimism

A look at the trends behind those monthly statistical snapshots is what's promised at the Bend Chamber's early Economic Forecast Breakfast, and Thursday morning's gathering was no exception. Nor was the message: optimism about the coming year, tempered by issues that need addressing.

Fugitive Eric Frein captured in Pennsylvania

Terrified residents of northeastern Pennsylvania heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after police arrested Eric Frein following a long manhunt -- and then held him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed.

Authorities spent nearly seven weeks hunting ...

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Richardson accuses Kitzhaber of hiding from press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican governor candidate Dennis Richardson is accusing Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber of hiding from the press and public.

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Hillsboro solar panel maker expands, adds 200 jobs

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The American arm of a German maker of solar panels says it will add 200 jobs in the Portland suburb of Hillsboro, reversing several years of cutbacks

Court says Oregon woman to remain on death row

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a Eugene woman who tortured and killed her 15-year-old daughter.

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Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

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