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Cellmate of dead inmate speaks

Deschutes jail inmate's cellmate: 'They let him die'

A grieving brother said Thursday he doesn't  have to watch newly released jail tapes to know what happened the night 31-year-old Edwin Mays died in the Deschutes County Jail.

Timbers Redmond Nov. 2014

No OLCC citations to Redmond bar in wake of teen's death

After a four-month investigation, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said Thursday it found insufficient evidence to file any violations against a Redmond bar that served a 19-year-old woman hours before she froze to death in a nearby dry irrigation canal.

Is Deschutes County growing too fast

As growth returns, can Deschutes County keep up?

Central Oregon is growing much faster than the rest of the state, according to the most recent census estimates. Deschutes County's population increased to more than 170,000 people last year, the seventh fastest-growing metro area in the country.

Crook County sheriff's office car

Injured hiker rescued near Brasada Ranch

Crook County rescuers and Redmond medics came to the aid of a woman who suffered a leg injury Thursday while hiking with her husband east of Brasada Ranch, an official said.

Girl Scouts sew for a cause

Central Oregon Girl Scouts help 'ConKerr Cancer'

ConKerr Cancer is a nationwide nonprofit organization that strives to sew up some good feelings for kids in neonatal intensive care unit or pediatric.

Investigators search Andreas Lubitz home

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Germanwings co-pilot kept 'illness secret'

Latest developments:

• 8:45 a.m.: Medical notes were found in a waste bin in Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's apartment in Dusseldorf, Germany, said Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa.

• 8:01 a.m.: The medical leave notes issued by ...

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State agency hacked, Brown calls for third-party assessment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials say they'll be restructuring information technology functions after a state network was hacked.

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Oregon's marijuana director confirms he's been fired

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An official hired to lead Oregon's preparations to regulate recreational marijuana says he's been terminated.

School lockers

Ways and Means Committee approves Oregon education budget

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic budget for Oregon schools is headed for votes in the full House and Senate, likely next week.

Hwy 97 fatal crash S of Bend

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OSP IDs driver killed in Hwy. 97 crash S. of Bend

A 76-year-old driver from Clayton, Wash., was killed and a passenger injured in a rear-end crash early Thursday on Highway 97 about 12 miles south of Bend, Oregon State Police reported.

Buehler bill on veterans' local health care gets hearing

The Oregon House Veterans and Emergency Preparedness committee held a public hearing Thursday on HJM 14, a resolution introduced by Rep. Knute Buehler to help veterans access local health care through existing programs such as Patient-Centered Community Care and Choice.

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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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