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'Oath Keepers' stand guard at Bend military recruiting center

As a result of the shooting in Chattanooga earlier this month, a group of Central Oregon veterans have begun guarding the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Bend.

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Fierce shop fire threatens neighborhood NE of Bend

A well-known Bend doll-maker's business was dealt a serious blow Monday when his backyard shop went up in flames -- but firefighters prevented a larger tragedy by keeping the blaze, already spreading through brush, from reaching nearby homes.

Fire damages SE Bend church

$150,000 SE Bend church fire traced to pinched cord

A fire that caused $150,000 damage to a southeast Bend church early Monday morning apparently was caused by a pinched extension cord, fire investigators said later in the day.

Bend murder suspect in court

As Bend dad grieves, murder suspect appears in court

The Bend man accused of fatally shooting his landlord and next-door neighbor early Saturday morning kept his head down during a brief court appearance by video Monday afternoon at the Deschutes County Courthouse.

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Deschutes County updates natural disaster plan

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County has updated its plan for dealing with natural disasters, including the potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that recently received national attention.

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Third Street car-pedestrian crash victim in fair condition

A 22-year-old Colorado man who was struck by a car last Wednesday night while crossing Southeast Third Street in Bend has improved to fair condition, hospital officials said Monday.


Knott Landfill open Sundays again until fall

Beginning August 1,  Deschutes County’s Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Facility located at 61050 SE 27th Street, Bend will be open more days, and longer hours on a seasonal basis.

Bend man charged with murder

Bend man charged with murder in fatal shooting of landlord

A fatal shooting occurred overnight at a duplex in northeast Bend, police confirmed Saturday as worried neighbors watched detectives and Oregon State Police crime lab workers gather evidence at the scene.

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Wash. state couple hurt in Crook Co. motorcycle-deer crash

A Washington state couple were in fair condition Sunday at St. Charles Bend after their motorcycle pulling a trailer was struck by a deer and crashed Saturday night on the Ochoco Highway in Crook County, officials said.

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Deputies: NW Bend DUII driver hits, drags street light 3 blocks

A 33-year-old Bend man faces DUII, reckless driving and other charges after a wild early-morning crash Saturday in which his pickup truck hit, then dragged a street light pole about three blocks, also hitting two parked cars, authorities said.


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