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Whychus Creek flooding Anniemarie Norman

Annamarie Norman

Rain, snowmelt prompt Whychus Creek surge

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies and homeowners along Whychus Creek in the Sisters area were watching closely Sunday as rain, warmer temperatures and melting snow prompted the fast-running creek to surge over its banks in some areas.

Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton

Deschutes Sheriff Blanton announces retirement

The year 2015 will bring a new leader for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, as Sheriff Larry Blanton has announced his plans to retire July 1 after seven years in the post and nearly 40 years in Central Oregon law enforcement.

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More info on car sought in SW Redmond shots fired

Someone fired as many as 13 gunshots in the area of a southwest Redmond park Friday night, then apparently sped away in a red car with loud exhaust, police said Sunday. At least two bullets hit nearby homes, but no injuries have been reported.

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Three people injured in Highway 58 crash

Three people were taken to hospitals with serious injuries after a nearly head-on crash on Highway 58 in Klamath County Saturday afternoon, Oregon State Police said.

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Haggen to buy Bend's two Albertsons stores

A long-familiar name to Bend grocery shoppers could soon be replaced, if federal officials approve plans by Albertsons to sell their two stores in the city to Haggen, a Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain.

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Young Redmond archer's eye on the prize

It seems that everywhere you turn in Central Oregon, there's an athlete doing something noteworthy -- even those just entering their teenage years.

Horse and Sisters trainer

Horse training competition set in Central Oregon

Bend's Equine Outreach has dozens of rescued horses.  And while safe, it's hardly a place to call home.  A new competition is looking to change that.

Precious poodle poached

Popular poodle purloined; police pursue prized 'pet'

What happens when a four-legged friend is taken from a Bend home? Well, it's probably not the type of friend you're thinking of.

Both sides weigh on Bacelor ruling

Court's ruling on Mt. Bachelor lawsuit sparks debate

The Oregon Supreme Court's ruling that Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing the ski resort has everybody talking -- and while the case's outcome is uncertain, some fear the impact on the industry and those who hit the slopes.

Oregon ranks 3rd in animal-protection laws

Oregon ranks No. 3 in animal protection laws

A new report ranks Oregon as the third-best state in the nation when it comes to protecting animals from abuse and neglect. The Humane Society of Central Oregon currently has its hands full in just one such case.

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