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Redmond man's marijuana struggles

Redmond man shares story of marijuana struggles

Getting high was the center of 32-year-old Redmond resident Jacob Hayes' life for 12 years, although at first he didn't realize it.

MONACO, GARY

Deschutes County Jail

Man who fled manslaughter-DUII conviction caught in Bend

A Clackamas County man who failed to show up Monday for his manslaughter and DUII conviction in a May 2012 crash was apprehended in Bend Tuesday night when officers responded to a call of a suspicious man, possibly on drugs, trying to break into a car in the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot, police said.

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OSP; Deschutes County Jail

OSP makes arrest in illegal mule deer kill

A 54-year-old man was arrested on charges he illegally harvested a trophy-class mule deer and hunted on the enclosed lands of another, Oregon State Police said Wednesday.

busiest travel weekend

C.O. hits the gas on busiest travel weekend in years

The Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel weekend of the year. AAA expects around 46 million people to travel on the roads nationwide and 7.5 million in the Northwest, making it the biggest travel period since the beginning of the recession.

Prineville hit hard by mill layoffs

Mill layoffs deal big blow to Prineville economy

Prineville's economy was built around the timber industry. At the turn of the last century, there were five mills. After Tuesday's layoffs at Woodgrain Millwork, there's only one, unless something changes in coming weeks.

Gustafson sentenced in abuse case

Nearly 33-year sentence for Bend gymnastics coach

Former Bend gymnastics coach Richard Gustafson was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 33 years in prison on sex abuse charges involving students he fondled during overnight sleepovers at the gymnastics academy he founded, as well as child pornography and other charges.

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Amateur radio emergency exercise held

Central Oregon emergency officials participated in the “Oregon Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service Section Emergency Test” last weekend.

200 workers lose job from C O lumber mill

About 200 Prineviille mill workers losing jobs

Prineville's Woodgrain Millwork is the 27th-largest private employer in Central Oregon, with 237 employees. At least, it was, until recent heavy snow led to a large roof collapse -- one it told workers Tuesday it won't repair.

HAMILTON, MONTE VANCE

Deschutes County Jail

Shot fired, 2 men charged in La Pine dispute

A dog at large in a La Pine neighborhood Tuesday evening led to a fight and a shotgun round being fired into the ground, the arrest of one man and citation of the other, but no injuries or damage, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Bend Parks seeks youth basketball coaches

The Bend Park and Recreation District is seeking adult volunteers to coach youth basketball for the 2015 Youth Basketball League.

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