SE Bend house burns; propane tank triggers 'booms'

A house and boat burned in a fire late Sunday afternoon that sent up black smoke seen across Bend's Eastside, along with a thunderous boom that fire officials said was propane tanks venting, not an explosion.

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Ventura Riviera Bend house fire Camile Christensen

Camile Christensen

SE Bend house burns; propane tank triggers 'booms'

A house and boat burned in a fire late Sunday afternoon that sent up black smoke seen across Bend's Eastside, along with a thunderous boom that fire officials said was propane tanks venting, not an explosion.

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Brown, Pierce clash in first debate, held in Bend

The first debate between Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Republican challenger Bud Pierce, held Saturday evening in Bend, featured few agreements and numerous clashes over issues ranging from the Measure 97 corporate tax hike to federal land management, health care coverage and climate change.

O'Neil Way house fire Amanda Abell

Amanda Abell

Fire NE of Redmond destroys shop, home, sparks brushfire

A fire that broke out in a shop northeast of Redmond spread quickly and heavily damaged an adjacent manufactured home Saturday afternoon, but a passing family who spotted the blaze alerted residents napping inside, authorities said. The fire also sparked a brushfire that crews from several agencies contained.

Highway 97 crash Randy Linn

Randy Linn

Hwy. 97 crash in Redmond sends two to hospital

A crash on Highway 97 in Redmond Saturday evening sent two people to the hospital with injuries, one by helicopter, and tied up traffic, police said.

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Two prescribed burns planned for Ochocos

Fire managers on the Ochoco National Forest plan to take advantage of recent precipitation to ignite two prescribed burns next week.

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Hummel launches community safety public survey

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Friday he's launched an online community survey in an effort to better understand residents’ perceptions on crime and public safety.

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Hwy. 97 median installation to close lanes

Workers under contract with Knife River Corp. will be closing the north and southbound fast lanes on the Highway 97 Lava Butte project starting Monday for installation of the median barrier, ODOT reported Friday.

Redmond man sentenced to life in prison

'Redmond 5' killer resentenced to life, can seek parole in 15 years

One of five teens convicted in a Redmond-area woman's brutal murder 15 years ago received a new life sentence Thursday in a Deschutes County courtroom -- this time with the possibility of parole in another 15 years, after he's spent 30 years in jail and prison.

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A dozen owed thousands after Portland surrogacy center closure

A Bend woman is among a dozen owed thousands of dollars after a surrogacy center in the Portland area suddenly shut down.

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Bend, Redmond weigh proposals to pave way for Uber

BEND, Ore. (AP) — City officials in Bend and Redmond are looking to entice Uber to town by changing city ordinances that would pave the way for ride-sharing services.

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