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Truckers parade to Dani Williams service

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Over 100 truckers parade to honor log truck crash victim

A procession of more than 100 log trucks and other rigs traveled north from Redmond Saturday, parading to a celebration of life event in Prineville in honor of a Redmond log truck driver killed in a recent crash on the Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville.

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Update: Endangered Bend teen runaway found

A missing, endangered 14-year-old Bend girl reported as a runaway Thursday was found Saturday by a retired police officer and his wife, lying in a field near a northeast Bend intersection, officers said. She was taken to St. Charles Bend for evaluation.

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Deschutes prosecutor recovering with new liver

A Deschutes County prosecutor at the center of a public battle to have a life-saving liver transplant covered by county-provided insurance was recovering Saturday from a long, difficult transplant operation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, family members said.

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High winds rake High Desert; trees, power lines fall

Winds gusting close to 50 mph -- and hitting 70 mph atop Mt. Bachelor -- toppled dozens of trees around the High Desert Saturday, blocking roads and knocking out power while keeping police and utility crews scrambling. No injuries were reported.

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Sentenced Bend man allegedly asked son to shoot him

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Bend developer who was to start a 10-year prison sentence this summer in connection with a Central Oregon mortgage fraud scheme has been arrested after his son allegedly confessed he shot his father to delay his prison term.

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'Private Bob Shotwell Day' Nov. 10 in La Pine

As part of the upcoming Veterans Day celebrations in Central Oregon, the city of La Pine will honor WWII Army Veteran Robert E. “Bob” Shotwell at La Pine High School on Monday, November 10 beginning at 10:00 am.

Foggy Bend Friday night

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Dense fog slips into C.O.; Redmond flights canceled

Dense fog pushed into the High Desert late Friday, cloaking the area's roads in murky skies and forcing a dozen flight cancellations into or out of Redmond Airport.

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New small-dog off-leash area at Pine Nursery

As part of ongoing construction at Pine Nursery Park, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open in the Bob Wenger Memorial Off-Leash Area, the Bend Park and Rec District said Friday.

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Rescuers save hundreds of fish on Deschutes

The goal of Friday's fish rescue was to avoid last year's disaster, when thousands of fish died in a side channel of the Deschutes River near Lava Island Falls.

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Redmond sex-abuse suspect was Bend PD courier

A 41-year-old Redmond man arrested on charges of sexually abusing a young girl had been a Bend Police Department volunteer mail courier for nearly three years, but officials said Friday they have no reason to believe he had contact with children in that role.

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