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Three Huskies impounded in deadly attack on alpacas

Three Siberian huskies have been taken into custody and their owner cited on accusations the dogs attacked a group of alpacas in a pasture southeast of Bend, killing two of them and injuring three others, two of which had to be euthanized, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Crook County woodcutting fatal

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Madras teen killed in firewood-cutting accident

A 14-year-old Madras boy on a family firewood-cutting trip northeast of Prineville was struck by a falling tree and fatally injured Saturday morning, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

Smoke from Niagara Fire shrouds Detroit Lake

Jennifer Velez/U.S. Forest Service

New forest fire burning near Detroit Lake, Highway 22

A forest fire broke out Saturday afternoon in the steep, tree-covered hills over Detroit Lake and within hours was within a mile of state Highway 22, prompting ODOT to urge drivers to use other routes that connect Central Oregon with the Willamette Valley.

Neighbors react to nearby apparent burglary shooting

Shooting update: No 'intruder,' self-inflicted wound

Two days after a resident east of Bend called 911 to report he’d been shot in an encounter with a masked intruder at his home, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday that they have determined it was not true and that the wound was self-inflicted.

Shevlin Fire

Shevlin Fire update: Blaze was human-caused

As crews continued mop-up work Friday, investigators said the 10-acre wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon along Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park west of Bend was human-caused.

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DCSO joins in DUII traffic enforcement over holiday

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a statewide traffic safety campaign increasing traffic patrols during the 4th of July weekend to focus on DUII enforcement.    

DRW garage goes up in flames

Fire destroys DRW garage; 'defensible space' protected area

A smoky fire destroyed a detached garage/shop in Deschutes River Woods south of Bend Friday evening, with losses topping $100,000 to the structure and vehicles inside. But fire officials said the homeowner's and neighbor's prudent preparations of "defensible space" made a big difference in keeping it from spreading.

Juniper Canyon house fire

Crook County Fire and Rescue

Fire heavily damages home SE of Prineville

A two-story home was heavily damaged by fire Friday night in the Juniper Canyon area southeast of Prineville, Crook County Fire and Rescue officials said.

Fire off China Hat Josh DeFebbo

Josh DeFebbo

Big wildfires keep growing; new blaze lined SE of Bend

On a hot holiday Friday for many Central Oregonians, hundreds of firefighters battled near Dayville and south of Clarno, while a small new blaze drew attention late in the day three miles southeast of Bend

NC21 signs up for OReGO

NewsChannel 21 tries out ODOT's OReGO

Drivers with fuel-efficient vehicles are not contributing as much to the gas tax as their low-mileage counterparts. ODOT is trying a new way to fund road work - paying by the mile - and NewsChannel 21 is going along for the ride.

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