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Two girders fall at Wickiup Jct. overpass project; no injuries

A construction accident at the $16 million Wickiup Junction railroad overpass project north of La Pine on Monday caused no injuries but sent two large, heavy girders crashing onto and blocking the train tracks below, officials said.

Fire off Skyliners Road west of Bend

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New fire stopped fast off Skyliners Road west of Bend

A small wildfire broke out west of Bend off Skyliners Road late Monday morning and was quickly caught by crews at about an acre, officials said.

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RDM instrument landing systems being installed

Redmond Municipal Airport is in the final stages of the reconstruction of Runway 5-23, adding navigational aids that will make travel faster and safer.

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Last fire evacuation notices lifted at Eagle Crest Resort

Firefighters made good progress and completed mop-up Sunday of a wildfire that began in the Deschutes River Canyon and moved uphill toward homes and condominiums at Eagle Crest Resort, forcing evacuations, officials said.

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Bend woman killed in Parkway motorcycle-bicycle crash

A 25-year-old Bend woman was killed and a bicyclist seriously injured in a collision Saturday night on an on-ramp to the Bend Parkway that also involved a car, police said Sunday.

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Man who was struck by Redmond police car has died

A 63-year-old Redmond man who was struck by a Redmond police car last Thursday after reportedly pointing a handgun at passing cars has died at St. Charles Bend, authorities confirmed Sunday.

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Beloved aerobatic pilot dies in Madras air show crash

A skilled pilot, Marcus Paine was no stranger to tricks and loops in his 1941 Stearman aerobatic biplane.

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Airbnb agrees to collect Bend room taxes

The popular lodging website Airbnb has agreed to collect transient room taxes for participating property owners in Bend, starting Oct. 1, the city and company announced late last week.

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Redmond Soap Box Derby: It's all downhill (fun)

"It wears you out," Redmond Soap Box Derby racer Wade Sadler said Sunday.

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FAA, NTSB investigating deadly Madras air show crash

A skilled aerobatic pilot from Anchorage, Alaska died when his biplane crashed during an initial loop shortly after takeoff at the Aishow of the Cascades at Madras Airport on Saturday afternoon, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins confirmed.


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