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ROST, CHARLES JOHN

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Prineville man arrested in stabbing

A 55-year-old Prineville man was arrested on assault and menacing charges Sunday after another man showed up at Pioneer Memorial Hospital for treatment of a stab wound to the arm, police said Monday.

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Bend woman hurt in Crook County motorcycle crash

A Bend woman was in good condition Monday at St. Charles Bend, two days after crashing her motorcycle on Highway 27 in Crook County, officials said.

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Family's call for help on S. Sister prompts search effort

A Corvallis family of seven who lost the trail while descending South Sister made a cellphone call for help early Sunday evening, prompting a search and rescue effort that ended hours later when the father called again to say they had made it out to a trailhead on their own.

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Police: Body of missing Bend man found

The body of a 46-year-old Bend man missing for two weeks was found Saturday evening on Bend's south end, police said Sunday.

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Ochoco NF: Mushrooms free, but please know the rules

The Ochoco National Forest wants people to have fun collecting mushrooms on the national forest, but to also remind everyone to obtain a permit and make sure you know the rules.

BROWN SR., GEORGE WILLIAM

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Post man pleads not guilty in son's shooting death

A 72-year-old Post man arrested in the fatal shooting of his 51-year-old son nearly two weeks ago has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter after a grand jury handed down an indictment on those charges and not murder.

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Deschutes County out with $308.9 million budget

Deschutes County released its $308.9 million proposed 2016 fiscal year budget on Friday -- up less than $450,000 from the current year, but including about 22 new positions amid a recovering economy and a higher countywide law enforcement property tax rate, though still below the maximum authorized.

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'City Walls at City Hall' has special new exhibit

City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the works of Sandy Brooke, Henry Sayre and their students.

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Gov. Brown declares drought in Deschutes, 7 other counties

Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared drought emergencies in eight additional Oregon counties, including Deschutes, due to drought, low snowpack levels and low water conditions.

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City of Bend declares 'water curtailment alert'

Bend City Manager Eric King declared a Stage 1 water curtailment alert Friday for the city, in the wake of a state drought declaration for Deschutes County. But he said citizens are under no new restrictions at present, only urged to conserve water ahead of what could be a long, dry summer.

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