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Hwy. 26 spike strips end wild stolen-car chase

A man called 911 after seeing someone try to steal his truck in a Prineville fast-food parking lot Thursday morning, then watched him take another parked car and drive off, police said. That sparked a wild pursuit that included the suspect fleeing a guns-drawn traffic stop and eventually stopping when he hit spike strips on Highway 26.

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Summit assistant coach loses battle, inspires many

A week ago, Summit High School lost one of its assistant football coaches, Andre Parris. He had battled a form of bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, for 15 years. Players and coaches alike describe him as a fighter and inspiration.

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Special report: Air ambulance safety on the High Desert

When an ambulance can't move fast enough, here in Central Oregon, we rely on air ambulances. But as NewsChannel 21's Katie Higgins reports, it turns out those fast-moving helicopters have shaky safety records across the United States, leading to tighter federal rules.

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Bend stabbing victim recovering; police offer details

A 60-year-old Bend woman, stabbed in the chest by her 23-year-old son, was in good condition Thursday at St. Charles Bend as police confirmed that the young man shot and killed himself after police arrived on scene.

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Gustafson sex-abuse trial begins in Bend

Nine months after sex abuse allegations first surfaced, the founder of a Bend gymnastics center went on trial Thursday -- and in a late twist, Richard Gustafson waived the right to a jury trial, so a judge will decide his fate.

Bend City Council candidates Lisa Seales, Casey Roats

Roats responds to registraton-address dispute

The residency debate in one Bend City Council race took yet another turn Monday as a supporter of candidate Lisa Seales filed a complaint with the secretary of state’s office, alleging voter registration fraud by candidate Casey Roats; the candidate defended his actions in an e-mail Tuesday.

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Striping work Saturday means Hwy. 26 delays

Travelers will see delays on U.S. 26 west of Government Camp Saturday as a contractor restripes the highway's two westbound lanes.

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Bethlehem Inn issues urgent plea for help

The Bethlehem Inn announced Thursday it is in urgent need of food, paper products and grocery store gift cards in support of its Emergency Meal Program.

OSU-Cascades Campus

OSU-Cascades launching suicide prevention program

Oregon State University – Cascades said Thursday it will use a new $305,000 suicide prevention grant to develop programs at the branch campus to support student mental health and to identify and respond to students who are at risk for suicide.

Economic Forecast Breakfast

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Pair of economists see reasons for C.O. optimism

A look at the trends behind those monthly statistical snapshots is what's promised at the Bend Chamber's early Economic Forecast Breakfast, and Thursday morning's gathering was no exception. Nor was the message: optimism about the coming year, tempered by issues that need addressing.

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