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Crane Prairie Reservoir fire

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office; Gretchen Marie

Wildfire at Crane Prairie Reservoir burns over an acre

A familiar scene to most Central Oregonians – a gray smoke plume on a blue-sky summer day – emerged on the western shore of Crane Prairie Resort Sunday as a wildfire grew to over an acre, prompting ferrying of firefighters by boat and a water-dropping helicopter’s efforts to snuff the flames.

David Badtoy

Small brushfire stopped quickly south of Bend

The cause of a quarter-acre wildfire south of Bend late Friday afternoon has not been determined by investigators, but the blaze prompted officials to note it’s another reminder that high-risk fire season is at hand.

HILL, TINA MARIE

Crook County Jail

Crook County SO: Woman shot at boyfriend, hit dog

A rural Crook County woman was arrested Saturday on attempted murder and animal abuse charges, accused of pulling a gun and firing several shots at her live-in boyfriend during an argument, one of which stuck and injured one of the couple’s dogs, sheriff’s deputies said.

Richard Phillip Clark capture Portland

Dept. of Corrections; Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deer Ridge inmate work crew walkaway caught at Portland motel

A Deer Ridge Correctional Institution inmate who walked away from an inmate work crew near Sisters on Thursday was apprehended at a southeast Portland motel Friday afternoon, thanks to an anonymous tip, officials said.

Rode Porsche and Bend parking garage restrooms

Downtown Bend Business Assn.

Long-closed downtown Bend public bathrooms open again

The Downtown Bend Business Association announced Friday the reopening of the public rest rooms located in the lobby of the parking garage. These rest rooms closed about a year ago due to the level of service, maintenance and oversight required.

La Pine Holiday Drive house fire

La Pine Rural Fire District

Four residents escape burning home in La Pine

Four residents of a La Pine home noticed smoke and escaped unharmed Friday morning when a fire started in their electric furnace and began to spread, causing extensive damage, officials said.

Arson suspected in Bend grocery fire

NE Bend grocery fire likely arson, police say

A fire early Thursday morning at a northeast Bend market is being investigated as apparent arson, police said.

Temporary bridge over Soda Creek

U.S. Forest Service

Summer bridge project to delay Cascade Lakes Hwy. travel

The Deschutes National Forest and Deschutes County said Friday they have begun the process of installing a new bridge on Cascade Lakes Highway to improve fish habitat in Soda Creek -- and that means some summer travel delays.

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DA Leriche reacts to petition urging gov to fire him

An online petition is circulating, urging the governor to fire Jefferson County District Attorney Steven Leriche, claiming his office has not been seeking justice in recent high-profile cases. On Thursday, Leriche sat down with NewsChannel 21 to defend his office's actions.

Central Oregon celebrates local brews

Bend's Old Mill hosts 'Fermentation Celebration'

The Old Mill offered guests a taste of some of Central Oregon's most popular brews Thursday evening.

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