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Redmond School Board chooses Bennett to fill vacancy

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has selected Travis Bennett of Redmond to the district’s five member governing board.

Sawyer case Court info sheds light

Suspect in Kaylee Sawyer killing says he struck her with patrol car

A Redmond man was charged with murder Tuesday in the case of a Bend woman whose weekend disappearance prompted a widespread search. Authorities also said a body was found but have not yet confirmed it is Kaylee Sawyer, 23.; court document reveals what Edwin Lara says happened.

Hundreds attended vigil for Kaylee Sawyer

Sawyer's family: 'Our hearts are broken'

The family of Kaylee Sawyer, a missing Bend woman and apparent homicide victim, issued the following statement late Tuesday night, thanking all for their support and assistance from helping in the search to attending a candlelight vigil in her honor::

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Prineville: Former timber town makes tech comeback

(AP) — It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of Ponderosa lumber.

COCC students react to Kaylee Sawyer disappearance

COCC students, staff shocked by Sawyer disappearance

Tierra Newton is one of many Central Oregon Community College students who's shocked by the disappearance of Kaylee Sawyer.

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Wife of Redmond man arrested in homicide case is new Bend PD officer

The wife of Edwin Lara, arrested in the disappearance of apparent homicide victim Kaylee Sawyer, is a new Bend police officer who notified authorities of his "potential involvement" as soon as she learned of it on Monday, police said.

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Bend Councilor Doug Knight announces re-election bid

Bend City Councilor Douglas Knight announced Monday his candidacy for re-election to a second four-year term in council Position #2.

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C.O. jobless rates edge upward; growth may have plateaued

Central Oregon's job picture changed little in June, with unemployment levels ticking upward in all three counties, a state Employment Department economist said Tuesday.

Bend coffee stand robbed at gunpoint

Masked gunman robs SE Bend Dutch Bros, gets away

Bend police were examining surveillance video and seeking the public’s help Sunday after a man wearing a mask and sunglasses held up a southeast Bend Dutch Bros coffee stand at gunpoint late Saturday night.

Bend Red Cross in dire need of blood donors

Red Cross: Summer critical blood shortge continues

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.

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