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Bend man drowns in pond

Summer tragedy: Bend man drowns in Reynolds Pond

Tragedy unfolded on a quiet summer afternoon at Reynolds Pond east of Bend Thursday as divers searched for and located the body of a 66-year-old Bend man who drowned while swimming at the popular recreation spot south of Alfalfa.

Hwy. 126 bicycle crash

Oregon State Police

Powell Butte man cited in pickup-bike crash

Oregon State Police said Thursday they have cited a Powell Butte man following an investigation into an Aug. 12th serious injury bicycle-pickup crash along Hwy. 126 east of Powell Butte that put a global fund-raising cyclist in the hospital for several days.

COUTURE, ANDREW, DELLETT, ROBERT

Deschutes County Jail

Pair arrested in Redmond quarry metal theft

Two men who allegedly broke into a Redmond rock quarry to steal metal were caught in the act and arrested late Wednesday night, but it took a police dog’s bite to get a hiding suspect into custody, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

HUSTED, NICHOLAS LORAN

Deschutes County Jail

NE Bend burglary suspect caught; 2nd sought

A northeast Bend woman arrived home one afternoon to find two people running out the back door of her home, carrying stolen items, leading to the arrest of a transient and recovery of some items taken from that home and another residence, police said Thursday. The second suspect has not been identified.

THERRIEN, JOSEPH PATRICK

Deschutes County Jail

Store video leads to Bend burglary, theft arrest

A Bend sporting goods store’s surveillance video helped police identify and arrest a suspect in last week's theft of a purse from a car parked in the garage of a northwest Bend home, police said Thursday.

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Oregon State Police, Klamath Co. Sheriff's Office

Surgery on wounded Klamath County deputy delayed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors have decided to wait a day before operating on the Klamath County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face during a traffic stop involving a Jeep Cherokee.

Oregon spotted frog

Oregon Zoo/Michael Durham and Melinda Holland

Oregon spotted frog gains 'threatened' protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday its decision to extend protection to the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Southwestern Advantage faces criticism for sales tactics

Door-to-door children's book sales spark concern

The door-to-door sale is a dying art, but for the past few summers in Central Oregon, it’s found new life with an educational sales company based out of Tennessee.  However, an aggressive sales approach has led to controversy on the High Desert and beyond. 

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Friends: Man killed by police was Marine veteran

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Friends say a man shot to death after he opened fire on Medford police was a veteran of the Marines who served in the Gulf War.

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Officer shoots woman at gas station near Albany

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police shot and critically injured a woman at a gas station near Albany.

Ferguson protests

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."

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Daughter: Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably'

Joan Rivers

Laura Klairmont/CNN

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement Thursday night after arriv...

Man arrested after Hoffman death avoids jail

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Max Rossi / Reuters

Prosecutors on Thursday dropped a drug possession with intent to sell charge against a musician who was arrested earlier this year in connection with the heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Singer Ray J takes plea deal in battery case

Ray J Norwood

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car window and spat on a cop, a prosecutor said Thursday.

John Lennon's killer denied parole again

Mark David Chapman, 2012

New York Department of Corrections

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, 2014 Oscars

Wen-Chun Fan/CNN

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative for Jolie confirmed Thursday.

The couple, who are the parents of six children, have been together for almost a decade. They got married Saturday in a small, private cer...

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