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Culver hay barn fire

Rick Allen/Jefferson Co. FD No. 1

Three Culver-area fires keep crews on the run

Three fires in the Culver area kept Jefferson County Fire District No.1 crews busy on Sunday, two that threatened homes and other structures and a third that destroyed a barn full of hay, causing $710,000 in losses, officials said.

Bend coffee stand robbed at gunpoint

Masked gunman robs SE Bend Dutch Bros, gets away

Bend police were examining surveillance video and seeking the public’s help Sunday after a man wearing a mask and sunglasses held up a southeast Bend Dutch Bros coffee stand at gunpoint late Saturday night.

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Two motorcyclists, SUV collide west of Bend

Two motorcyclists on Skyliners Road west of Bend were injured Sunday morning when a driver pulled out of a driveway into their path and the two motorcycles collided with her SUV, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

No charges filed in death of Shane Munoz

Man who shot Bend intruder asks lawsuit to be tossed

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The man who shot and killed another person who had been sleeping inside a Bend home in 2012 is asking a court to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit against him.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office car

Pilot forgets landing gear, crash-lands at airstrip near Redmond

A Mississippi man who took off in his new Lancair kit plane from a private airstrip west of Redmond on Sunday said he didn’t like the way the aircraft sounded, so he quickly returned to the runway. But it didn't go well - authorities said he forgot to lower the landing gear.

Bend UGB sign

Bend's new urban growth boundary in home stretch

The city of Bend encourages Bend area residents to attend an upcoming community open house to learn about the city’s Urban Growth Boundary Remand project.

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Central Oregonians turn out to 'Clear the Shelters'

According to the ASPCA, over 7.5 million animals end up in shelters every year. A one day, coast-to-coast pet adoption drive Saturday tried to do part to "Clear the Shelters," with the local assist of three shelters and NewsChannel 21.

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Bend council approves $5 million for affordable-housing

Anyone on a rental hunt in Bend right now knows how tough, and expensive, it can be. The Bend City Council is hoping some steps it took this week will help alleviate the problem.

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Pokemon Go luring players to dangerous spots

A rumor is sending people to dangerous places to try and catch elusive Pokemon with the extremely popular new smartphone game Pokemon Go.

Federal charges in crime lab scandal

Feds charge Bend OSP crime lab analyst with stealing pills

After months of investigation and case reviews, federal prosecutors have charged an Oregon State Police Crime Lab analyst with stealing pills from evidence at facilities in Bend and Pendleton over a period of more than 18 months.

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