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Bend PD boosting holiday DUII patrols

The Bend Police Department will be enhancing patrol efforts during the holiday season. These patrols will be primarily focused on impaired drivers.

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SUV also hit in shooting near Redmond park, police say

Whoever fired up to 13 gunshots near a southwest Redmond park on Friday night, hitting at least two nearby homes, also struck an SUV parked in a driveway, police said Monday as the incident became a Crime Stoppers case with a possible cash reward.

Central Oregon job growth slows in November

Oregon’s strong job growth in November was not reflected on the High Desert, where job growth slowed and unemployment levels remained largely unchanged, the state Employment Department reported Monday.

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National awards for Sisters Rodeo stars

Wayne Brooks, Sisters Rodeo announcer, was chosen the 2014 Announcer of the Year at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in early December.  This was a back-to-back win for the Texas cowboy professional, who has received the award four times in ten years.

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Rain, snowmelt bring highest streamflows in years

Deschutes County water managers, sheriff’s deputies and homeowners along Whychus Creek in the Sisters area kept close watch Sunday as rain, warmer temperatures and melting snow prompted the fast-running creek to surge over its banks in some areas.

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Recent Redmond incidents spark concern

The NewsChannel 21 Facebook page has been filled with comments and posts about the recent crimes and other tragic incidents that have taken place in Redmond.

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Deschutes Sheriff Blanton announces retirement

The year 2015 will bring a new leader for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, as Sheriff Larry Blanton has announced his plans to retire July 1 after seven years in the post and nearly 40 years in Central Oregon law enforcement.

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Three people injured in Highway 58 crash

Three people were taken to hospitals with serious injuries after a nearly head-on crash on Highway 58 in Klamath County Saturday afternoon, Oregon State Police said.

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Haggen to buy Bend's two Albertsons stores

A long-familiar name to Bend grocery shoppers could soon be replaced, if federal officials approve plans by Albertsons to sell their two stores in the city to Haggen, a Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain.

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Young Redmond archer's eye on the prize

It seems that everywhere you turn in Central Oregon, there's an athlete doing something noteworthy -- even those just entering their teenage years.

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