A gunman held up the Chevron gas station-convenience store in downtown Prineville early Sunday morning and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. Officers released two security-camera images in hopes the public can help them identify and arrest the suspect.
A third day of record cold kept Central Oregon roads slick on Sunday and police and medics busy with another round of crashes, including a 2-vehicle crash on Highway 97 north of Bend that injured several people. More than 600 Sisters-area residents were without power for several hours.
Bend drivers already navigating streets with packed snow and ice Saturday afternoon faced a new challenge, as a BNSF Railway locomotive derailed and the freight train blocked two crossings for close to two hours.
Nearly 30 years after the brutal 1987 slaying of a Terrebonne couple – and after court costs topping $3 million – the Oregon Supreme Court on Friday rejected convicted killer Randy Lee Guzek’s appeal of his fourth death sentence, affirming that penalty for the first time and refusing to remand the case for a fifth sentencing trial in Bend.