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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

SO: Metolius father kills son, says it was self-defense

A 72-year-old Metolius man said he shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it was in self-defense as their intoxicated son attacked him and his wife, Jefferson County sheriff Jim Adkins said.


Becca's Closet opens for fall dances, functions

Becca’s Closet, the volunteer-run organization operated through Bend’s Community Center, is the only organization of its kind in Central Oregon to provide formal attire to young adults and men and women who otherwise could not afford to attend special events, dances and homecomings and proms.       


Bend community garden ribbon-cutting set

Members of the public are invited to attend the Franklin’s Corner Community Garden ribbon-cutting celebration at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd.

OSU-Cascades expansion gets green light

OSU-Cascades Westside campus foes file appeal

Opponents of a planned Westside campus for OSU-Cascades filed an appeal Monday of a recent city hearings officer’s decision approving the site plan for the 10.4-acre location and urged city councilors to hear the appeal, rather than let a state land-use appeals board make the ruling.

NFL case spotlights child discipline

NFL scandal rekindles child discipline debate

The familiar and polarizing debate of child-rearing is now back in the spotlight. Should parents ever get physical with their children?

Deschutes County sign

Sisters-area couple cited for weddings on ag land

TERREBONNE, Ore. (AP) — A Central Oregon couple has racked up $2,000 in fines for hosting weddings on their property near Sisters in violation of the zoning of their land exclusively for agriculture.

La Pine assault victim speaks

La Pine throat-slashing victim recalls assault

A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested over the weekend on charges she slashed a man's throat  Saturday evening. NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O'Connor spoke with the recovering victim Monday to hear his side of the story.


Road work to slow Forest Road 42 traffic

Motorists can expect short delays during the week of October 6 along a seven-mile stretch of Forest Road 42, connecting the Ochoco Ranger Station to Big Summit Prairie.


C.O. Head Start reports strong progress

Students attending NeighborImpact Head Start in Deschutes and Crook counties were back in class Monday, and teachers have an important goal in mind: Build on last year’s impressive gains in student achievement.


Deschutes County Sheriffs Office

La Pine woman accused of slashing neighbor's throat

A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested on attempted murder and assault charges Saturday night, accused of slashing a 52-year-old La Pine man's throat with a knife, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Sunday.


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