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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Take the Pledge! Join us as we challenge Central Oregon drivers to PUT DOWN THEIR PHONES and TXT L8R.

Crash drill drives home message

Crash drill drives home message

It only takes a moment to read or send a text -- and that moment could prove deadly, NewsChannel 21's Alicia Inns reports -- and Grace Joyal previewed her special report on distracted driving that airs Thursday.

OSP targets Bend-area distracted drivers

During April, the Oregon State Police is joining law enforcement and traffic safety partners to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month -- including special enforcement patrols on Bend-area state highways April 10-15.

ODOT safety effort focus: Children, texting

Pickups rock and roll ODOT billboard

Oregonians are buckling up at their highest rate ever: more than 98 percent of Oregon's motoring public uses safety belts. Unfortunately, that leaves a percentage of people who don't buckle up – and who are twice as likely as belted occupants to die if the vehicle they are in crashes.

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