Gunman holds up Prineville gas station, gets away

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.


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More crashes, power outages as record cold lingers

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.

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BNSF locomotive derails, blocks 2 Bend crossings

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.

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Oregon Supreme Court upholds Guzek death penalty

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.

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Shot fired, man wounded during SE Bend traffic stop

Bend police are investigating an incident in which one of two men in a car pulled over for a traffic violation Friday night was shot and wounded inside the car.

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Fire destroys RV at NE Prineville trailer park

Fire destroyed a 30-foot travel trailer Friday afternoon at a northeast Prineville trailer park, Crook County fire officials said.

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BLM to begin winter prescribed burning across C.O.

With snow in Central Oregon, fuels specialists with the Bureau of Land Management Prineville District will be beginning their winter prescribed burning program on Monday.

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Holiday kitchen fire heavily damages NE Bend home

A Thanksgiving night kitchen fire extensively damaged a northeast Bend home and brought the American Red Cross to help four roommates find shelter for the evening, fire officials said.

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After big C.O. snowfall, icy roads remain

The first big snowfall of the season caused chaos on Central Oregon's roads on Tuesday -- and the driving challenges are far from over.

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Deschutes County SO offers winter driving tips

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office offered some winter driving safety tips Wednesday in the wake of a storm that dropped more than a foot of snow in many locations.

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Power back on in Madras after late-night outage

A power outage hit more than 1,300 Pacific Power customers in Madras for over two hours late Thanksgiving Eve.


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