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Power outage traffic light

Bend transformer fire knocks out power, traffic lights

A transformer fire overnight cut power to about 75 Pacific Power customers in northwest Bend, also knocking out traffic signals along Wall Street in the area of Revere Avenue and Hill Street, officials said.

Bend hospital using new machine to fight illness

St. Charles uses new technology to battle the bug

It's that time of year again, for the sneezes and sniffles. And although most of us never know exactly which bug is making us feel bad, you can now feel good about a new test designed to do just that.

State lawmakers take field trip of Deschutes Forest

Lawmakers tour Deschutes Forest health projects

Wildfire season is officially over, but the focus for lawmakers is already on next season. They had a field trip Wednesday to visit thinning and other projects on the Deschutes National Forest in Bend and Sisters areas.

Ducky is a lucky dog who is waiting for his forever home

Ducky, dog shot in face, a happy survivor

A year and a half ago, a dog named Ducky was shot in the face after he ran away from his owners' property in Terrebonne. He made a full recovery, but unfortunately, his owners couldn't keep him. So now he needs a new home.

Whooping cough

Crook County confirms two pertussis cases

Crook County health officials have confirmed two cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

City council candidate residency in question

Bend council candidate's residency in question

There is a twist in a Bend City Council race: Candidate Casey Roats' residency has been questioned, and he acknowledged staying outside the city for part of the past year, while his new home was under construction. 

Bend ranks 2nd in nation for moderates

Bend ranked second in nation for moderates

A new poll from livability.com claims Bend is the second-best city in that nation to live, if you're a centrist. 

OLCC Investigations

Over-served? OLCC looks into three Bend businesses

Three Bend businesses are being investigated by the Oregon Liquor Commission to determine if they served too much alcohol on recent occasions.

Crooked River Grassland 3 found llamas

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Three llamas found east of Madras; owners sought

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the U.S. Forest Service in trying to find the owner of three llamas found on the Crooked River National Grasslands ast of Madras.

Bend misses water deadline

Bend fails to meet water treatment deadline

More than 21,000 city of Bend water customers are getting a notice of the city’s failure to meet an Oct. 1 state deadline, set and extended years ago, to treat its water for the parasite cryptosporidium. But the filtration plant is being built, and due online in early 2016.

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