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Security concerns are high in C.O. pot business

Recreational marijuana went on sale legally in Oregon on Thursday. Needless to say, it was a hit.  But the largely cash business brings concerns over security for those doing business in the new field.

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Arrest made in NW Bend apartment burglary, shotgun theft

A 24-year-old intoxicated Bend man entered a northwest Bend apartment late Friday night, stole an unloaded shotgun and caused damage, prompting a police search that led to his arrest, police reported.

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Central Oregon team helps kids deal with trauma

Thursday’s shooting left many wondering how their children will deal with the sort of trauma that comes with tragedies like this. We interviewed the coordinator of the Tri-County School Response Team, Nita Carnagey, to see how they ensure the mental safety of the kids in Bend-La Pine Schools.

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Not a baaaa-d idea: Sheep help curb Ochoco fire danger

Reducing fire danger with … sheep? It’s not something you hear every day. That was a creative solution to some hazardous fuels along major access routes on the Ochoco National Forest this summer.

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Deschutes DA provides Roseburg victims' assistance

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, along with other Oregon DA offices, received and have acted upon a request to send victims’ assistance support to Douglas County in the aftermath of Thursday’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College.


River recreation detours during Colorado bridge closure

River recreation detours will be in place on the Deschutes River under the Colorado Avenue Bridge effective Monday, Bend officials said.

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Jefferson County hit by pair of power outages

A pair of power outages hit Jefferson County and Crooked River Ranch Friday morning, with CRR affected by both of the blackouts, Pacific Power officials said.


COCC responds to shootings; candlelight vigil Friday

Central Oregon Community College said Thursday it "is committed to the safety of its students, faculty and staff and has increased security on its campuses for the remainder of the day in the wake of events at Umpqua Community College. "


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La Pine traffic stop leads to meth, two arrests

Failure to display a rear license plate prompted a traffic stop of a pickup truck in La Pine, leading to the arrest of two occupants and seizure of 2.3 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the dashboard and elsewhere, Central Oregon drug agents said Thursday.

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Redmond man gets 9 years in crash that killed stepdaughter, 7

A Redmond man at the wheel of an SUV that crashed on Highway 97 north of Bend last year, killing his 7-year-old stepdaughter, pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday and received a 9-year prison term and a lifetime driver's license suspension.


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