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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.