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FD: Sprinklers, alarm saved SE Bend welding shop

A fire in a southeast Bend industrial park Thursday night caused $30,000 damage to a welding shop, but likely would have been far more severe and spread to adjoining businesses if a sprinkler system and fire alarm hadn’t kicked in, officials said.

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Deschutes County 2014 home price rise No. 10 in U.S.

A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for home price appreciation in 2014, federal statistics out Thursday said.

Father charged in Crook County dispute

Prineville dad charged in Crook County HS outburst

John Kriner of Prineville was charged with disorderly conduct, but he said all he was doing was helping his autistic son, Christopher.

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La Pine man charged in N. Klamath drive-by shooting

A La Pine man arrested late last month after a reported drive-by shooting in northern Klamath County and a standoff at a La Pine home has surrendered to face attempted murder charges, Oregon State Police said Thursday.

Hoodoo hoping winter's back

Will Hoodoo finally get the snow it needs?

Many people have been praying for snow, only to have those prayers answered with sun and record-breaking temperatures. Now snow is finally back in the forecast, which is good news for ski resorts like Hoodoo, after only being able to open for 11 days so far this season.

Redmond Airport facing turbulence from contract dispute

Redmond Airport facing major contract spat

An immediate departure for Redmond’s only aviation fueling company could leave the airport in limbo. The city says it is for the sake of keeping the airport's crucial federal grants.

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Redmond School District offers open enrollment

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has voted to be a receiving district during open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Special report Grocery store inspections

Special report: Just how clean is your grocery store?

A trip to the grocery store is something most Americans make at least once , if not twice a week. But how clean is your neighborhood store?

Recent cougar killing draws crowd at meeting

Recent Bend cougar kill prompts meeting

Dozens piled into the Central Oregon Environmental Center in downtown Bend Wednesday night to talk cougars. The group specifically was there to become more educated in cougar euthanization and to discuss alternatives.

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Man trapped, critically burned in NE Madras house fire

A 42-year-old man who became trapped in a burning, boarded up home in Madras Sunday night was critically burned before he could be rescued by firefighters, authorities said Wednesday.

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