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Culver woman charged in Madras motel stabbing

A 47-year-old Culver woman has been charged with attempted murder and other charges in connection with Monday's stabbing of a 48-year-old Madras man at the Juniper Motel, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said Tuesday.


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Bend pair arrested on heroin, child neglect charges

A drug raid on a southwest Bend home late last week led to the arrest of a man and woman on heroin and marijuana charges, as well as child neglect involving the woman’s 7-year-old son, who was placed in protective state custody, police said Tuesday.

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Poultry plucked from Deschutes County Fair

Most birds of a feather will not flock together at this year's Deschutes County Fair.

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Paid sick leave bill advances in Oregon Legislature

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill requiring businesses to give employees paid sick leave is now advancing in the Oregon Legislature.

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DA Hummel to launch 'DeschutesSafe' effort

District Attorney John Hummel said Tuesday he is convening next week an "inclusive and representative community-based" advisory panel that will address holistic ways to reduce crime within Deschutes County.

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South Korea grapples to contain MERS

The World Health Organization warned that the MERS outbreak in South Korea is likely to grow, as 1,364 people remained under quarantine Wednesday and confirmed cases grew to 30 people.

So far, two people have died after contracting the respiratory vi...

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Portland police adding officers to gang unit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Responding to increasing gun violence, the Portland police chief is beefing up the department's gang enforcement team.

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Pentagon may have received live anthrax

The Pentagon is now investigating whether live anthrax was brought into the Pentagon building itself, CNN has learned exclusively.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the Pentagon's police force, is one of the agencies that received questionable U....

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Legislature OKs bill to require school lockdown drills

The Oregon Senate joined the House Tuesday in unanimously backing legislation to require that schools conduct instruction and drills on safety threats including lockdowns, lockouts, "shelter in place" -- and on the coast, tsunamis.

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Ore. House passes Buehler bill to expand birth control access

The Oregon House voted 50-10 Tuesday to allow women to purchase birth control without a doctor's visit, a proposal introduced by Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend.

House OKs Whisnant bill on English language learners

The Oregon House on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation directing the Oregon Department of Education to develop a statewide plan to report on the progress of English language learner students and establish a uniform, transparent process for tracking how ELL funds are spent.

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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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