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Bend Salvation Army in need of donated school supplies

With less than a week to go until its back-to-school distribution, The Salvation Army in Bend said Tuesday it has no backpacks or supplies to hand out to families in need. The organization is turning to the Bend community for support to fulfill this need.

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La Pine man arrested in Huntington Road DUII crash

A La Pine man escaped injury early Monday when his car left Huntington Road, hit a tree and was consumed by fire. But he was jailed on DUII and reckless driving charges, Deschutes County sheriff's deputies said.

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Heroes in our midst: Life saved at Bend grocery

It was a tearful reunion over a life saved at a Bend supermarket. Nearly four months after a woman gave CPR to a cardiac arrest victim who literally collapsed on her, the two met and hugged as she received a lifesaver award from Bend Fire and Rescue.

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Bend co. bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 million

A comptroller and bookkeeper for a Bend energy-instrument business has been arrested on 32 felony counts, accused of embezzling nearly $1 million over the past four years, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Tuesday.

Deschutes County to accept rural pot business applications

Deschutes County lays out rural pot business rules

Deschutes County commissioners have given cannabis businesses in rural areas the green light. On Tuesday, planners held two workshops to talk about the new regulations with potential applicants.

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Crook County wildfire traced to kids with a lighter

A 13-acre brushfire that threatened several homes and forced evacuations northwest of Prineville late Tuesday afternoon was traced to two juveniles playing with a lighter, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Bend wildlife rescue-rehab facility closed amid ODFW investigation

The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation facility is under investigation by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Redmond teen says heroes saved her from sinking car

Redmond teen, dad thankful two guardian angels came to her rescue

A 16-year-old Redmond girl whose car left the O’Neil Highway west of Prineville Monday morning and flipped upside down in an irrigation canal was home later in the day, bruised but safe, and thankful for two passing motorists who came to her rescue -- and may have saved her life.

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C. Oregon jobless rates up again as labor force grows

Central Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment levels in July were up for a second straight month, despite relatively normal hiring patterns, the state Employment Department said Tuesday.

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Campfire restrictions begin Friday on C.O. public lands

With a rash of human-caused wildfires at the peak of fire season, Central Oregon public lands managers are imposing new campfire restrictions on Friday, banning charcoal and portable campfires, except in designated campgrounds.

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