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Barred owl High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum

Barred owl takes up residence at Bend museum

In addition to the popular hawks, eagles and falcons currently on exhibit, the High Desert Museum just south of Bend now has a fifth owl species:  the barred owl.

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Oregon State Police; Jefferson County Jail

Shot fired during stolen-car pursuit; 3 arrested

A passenger in a car stolen in Warm Springs fired a rifle at a pursuing Oregon State Police trooper during a chase north of Madras Monday morning. Three people ditched the car and ran, leading to a chase on foot and their arrests, troopers said Wednesday.

Saunders sentenced to 101 months

Saunders gets 8 1/2 years; stepdaughter speaks out

Before she was sentenced to nearly 8 1/2 years in prison for abusing her stepdaughter, a Redmond woman sat in court Tuesday as the young survivor made a tearful, dramatic statement, telling her stepmother, "I'm not afraid of you any more."

Camaro from canal Thomas Heywood

Travis Miller; Deschutes Co. Jail (inset)

Three DCSO deputies honored for life-saving efforts

Four Deschutes County Sheriff's Office personnel were awarded a Lifesaving Award and Search and Rescue "Deputy of the Year" from the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association annual awards ceremony held recently at The Riverhouse.

Inmate death questions

Autopsy finds no obvious cause of jail inmate's death

An autopsy conducted on the body of a Deschutes County Jail inmate who died hours after his arrest found no obvious cause of death, and officials investigating the incident said Tuesday they must now wait for the results of toxicology tests in about a month.

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Bend Parks and Rec reworks Senior Center plans

What do you do when the low bid on a $500,000 comes in at $1 million? That's the question facing the Bend Parks and Rec Board as it reworks plans to upgrade the Bend Senior Center.

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Lisa Piper; Deschutes County Jail

New details out in SW Redmond robbery, standoff

Two residents were arrested after a three-hour standoff Monday at a southwest Redmond home where a visiting 22-year-old man had been robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, police said; a neighbor told NewsChannel 21 he hopes the neighborhood will be safer as a result.

COCC prez candidates Miksa Bruce Bornstein

COCC

COCC chooses four finalists for next president

Four finalists have accepted invitations to be interviewed for the position of president at Central Oregon Community College, the school announced Tuesday as it released the names of three of the candidates.

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Idaho beer distributors challenge brewpub license

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho beer distributors are taking issue with a Boise brewpub now that the Bend-based business has been purchased by Anheuser-Busch.

Students earn spend Holiday Bucks

Students' well-earned 'Holiday Bucks' well-spent

Three Rivers Elementary School in Sunriver held its very first Holiday Shop on Tuesday, all thanks to generous members of the community.

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