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Bend transient charged with arson

Bend transient accused of burglary, arson in $265,000 office blaze

A 47-year-old transient faces arson, burglary and other charges, accused of breaking into a southwest Bend office building early Thursday and setting a fire that caused  $265,000 in damages, police and fire officials said.

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OSP; Deschutes County Jail

Speeding motorcycle chase ends in Hwy. 97 crash, arrest

A 27-year-old Tigard motorcyclist accompanied by a Portland woman led Oregon State Police on an off-and-on pursuit at speeds of up to 149 mph until he crashed at slower speed on Highway 97 near Lava Butte late Wednesday afternoon, then ran and was captured nearby, troopers said Thursday.

Redmond Fire Truck

Firefighters stop Terrebonne van fire from reaching house

Redmond fire crews called to a Terrebonne vehicle fire late Wednesday night found a van ablaze and stopped the flames from spreading to the adjacent home, where its owner was sleeping inside.

Shell icebreaker Fennica leaves Portland

KGW

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

Holmes trial outburst

James Holmes jury begins deliberations

Jurors began deliberating Thursday on whether to continue death penalty proceedings against convicted mass murderer James Holmes or to now sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

'Warrant' scammers using DCSO captains' names

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said it received several reports Wednesday and Thursday from citizens saying they got calls from scammer claiming to be captains Scott Beard or Erik Utter and seeking payments for supposed arrest warrants.

Earthquake

USGS awards $4M to boost West Coast quake early warning systems

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.

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Charleton Police Dept./KGW

8 states probe slain Springfield man's possible serial killer ties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia.

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3 Eugene reports of kids locked in hot cars on 100-degree day

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A mom is facing charges related to her child being left in a hot car on Wednesday.

Debris found on Reunion Island

Réunion 1ère

Group: Plane part broke off in air

When investigators get an in-person view of a wing component that likely came from a Boeing 777, they'll be looking for not only a serial number but clues as to why the part broke off the Boeing 777.

One group of independent observers said Thursday th...

Lafayette 911 call

Recordings capture chaos of Lafayette shooting

In dispatch recordings released Thursday, officers can be heard responding to last week's deadly shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater.

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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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