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.
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.
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.
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.