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PD: Redmond 'medical grow' a cover for shipping operation

Central Oregon drug agents on Friday revealed details of a major marijuana-grow raid a month ago on NW Redmond property that led to two arrests, seizure of nearly 60 pot plants, many over 11 feet tall. Investigators say personal-use medical grow site was used as a cover for a pot growing and multi-state shipping operation.

Gustafson trial continues in Bend

Disturbing evidence on Day 2 of Gustafson trial

The trial of a former Bend gymnastics coach accused of sexual abuse continued Friday, with criminal forensics experts taking the witness stand

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Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

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Bend survey: 'Quality natural environment' top goal

A "quality natural environment" was the top goal listed in a city of Bend survey taken by more than 1,600 people as it begins work on a new process to revise the city's urban growth boundary (UGB), officials said Friday.

DICKERSON, MARLIN DEAN

Crook County Jail

Hwy. 26 spike strips end wild stolen-car chase

A man called 911 after seeing someone try to steal his truck in a Prineville fast-food parking lot Thursday morning, then watched him take another parked car and drive off, police said. That sparked a wild pursuit that included the suspect fleeing a guns-drawn traffic stop and eventually stopping when he hit spike strips on Highway 26.

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Deschutes clerk warns: Don't mail those ballots

Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship is warning voters not to mail their ballots Friday, as the Bend-area mail now routed through Portland could mean it won't arrive at her office by the 8 p.m. Tuesday deadline.

Affordable housing forum looks for solutions

Bend forum focuses on affordable housing issue

It wasn’t arts and crafts night at the Bend Senior Center, but you might have thought so on Thursday.  Posters and markers, beans in jars and colorful flash cards were scattered across the hall for the Bend 2030 Forum on Affordable Housing.

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Summit assistant coach loses battle, inspires many

A week ago, Summit High School lost one of its assistant football coaches, Andre Parris. He had battled a form of bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, for 15 years. Players and coaches alike describe him as a fighter and inspiration.

Central Oregon air ambulance safety

Special report: Air ambulance safety on the High Desert

When an ambulance can't move fast enough, here in Central Oregon, we rely on air ambulances. But as NewsChannel 21's Katie Higgins reports, it turns out those fast-moving helicopters have shaky safety records across the United States, leading to tighter federal rules.

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Bend stabbing victim recovering; police offer details

A 60-year-old Bend woman, stabbed in the chest by her 23-year-old son, was in good condition Thursday at St. Charles Bend as police confirmed that the young man shot and killed himself after police arrived on scene.

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