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Power back on in Madras after late-night outage

A power outage hit more than 1,300 Pacific Power customers in Madras for over two hours late Thanksgiving Eve.


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Three arrested in northwest Prineville drug raid

Acting on several neighborhood complaints of possible drug activity at a northwest Prineville home, police conducted an investigation that led to a raid Wednesday in which three Prineville residents were arrested – two on outstanding warrants, officers said.

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Bend-Redmond area still in Top 10 for rising home prices

U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's House Price Index, released Wednesday, which also again put the Bend-Redmond metro area in the top 10 for the largest home price rises.

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Special Report: Bike thefts surge in Bend

The city of Bend is known as being a bike-friendly town. But as NewsChannel 21's Dan McCarthy reports, it's also become friendly to bike thieves. 

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After big C.O. snowfall, icy roads remain

The first big snowfall of the season caused chaos on Central Oregon's roads on Tuesday -- and the driving challenges are far from over.


Redmond's Jericho Road needs cold-weather donations

Jericho Road in Redmond is accepting donations of bottled propane, sleeping bags, heavy coats, warm gloves and socks during the present cold weather conditions.

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Central Oregon's fall jobless rates on decline

After recent revisions, fall hiring across the High Desert was in line with normal seasonal ebbs and flows, while unemployment levels showed their first signs of improvement in over six months, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.

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Deschutes County SO offers winter driving tips

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office offered some winter driving safety tips Wednesday in the wake of a storm that dropped more than a foot of snow in many locations.


Snow prompts changes in two Bend Thanksgiving Day events

Due to the frigid temps and heavy accumulation of snow, I Like Pie will operate on a very limited basis with only the food drive for NeighborImpact, pie contest, pie feed, and 2k walk/slog loop as options.

Snow brings travel danger

C.O. travel woes linger as big dig follows big dump

Central Oregonians awoke Wednesday after a huge dump of a foot-plus of snow over much of the region to the big chore of clearing roads, sidewalks and driveways on Thanksgiving Eve, traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.


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