* Bend Oregon Local News

La Pine Man Arrested in NE Bend Prowler Cases

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 15:24
Two prowler reports early Monday in a northeast Bend neighborhood led to a search with a police dog and the arrest of a La Pine man found hiding under a backyard RV, officers said.

Telfer, Knopp Square Off as Senate Race Heats Up

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 12:35
State Sen. Chris Telfer, R-Bend, and her surprising (to her) GOP primary challenger, former state representative Tim Knopp, issued dueling news releases of a sort Monday, ahead of their first joint appearance Tuesday morning on KBND Radio.

Central Oregon Jobless Rates Inch Downward

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:55
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates fell again in January in two of the three Central Oregon counties and held steady in the third, as job losses in January were less than typically seen at this time of year, the state Employment Department reported Monday.

Alfalfa Dog, Trapped in Trash for Days, Rescued at Landfill

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 09:37
An Alfalfa ranching family is happily relieved Saturday when their beloved older dog, Leo -- missing for five days -- is found in a large trash Dumpster, as the garbage is poured into the Knott Landfill, thanks to an alert trash truck driver.

Natural Gas Prices Hit 10-Year Low

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 22:41
Natural gas future prices hit a 10-year low Thursday as slack demand and rising production continued to fuel an oversupply of the product. ...   

Special Beer Poured at Bend Fund-Raiser

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 21:58
Some lucky beer-drinkers in Bend got a big treat Sunday. Many were able to have a glass of one of the most sought-after and highly rated beers in the country.

Groups Call For Changes To Oregon Trapping Laws

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 21:25
Conservation and animal protection groups are calling for new restrictions on trappers, including a requirement to keep traps and snares more than 100 feet from trails on public land.

Bend Restaurant Holds Quake Relief Dinner

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 21:02
It's been one year since the deadly earthquake and tsunami killed thousands in Japan, and a new Japanese restaurant in Bend was holding an event to both honor and help the victims Sunday.

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Afghan Killing Spree

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 17:36
An American soldier went on a house-to-house shooting spree in two villages in southern Afghanistan early Sunday, Afghan officials said, killing 16 people in what Afghanistan's president called an "unforgivable" crime. ...   

Search Suspended for 4 Missing Off Wash. Coast

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 16:23
The Coast Guard has released the names of four people presumed dead after their fishing trawler disappeared off the Washington coast after sending a distress signal.

Survey: Gas Prices Up 12 Cents In 2 Weeks

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 13:57
Gasoline prices have jumped another 12 cents over the past two weeks, according to a survey published Sunday. ...   

NE Ore. Taxi Driver Killed In Crash With Cow

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 11:08
A Pendleton taxi driver is dead after his cab struck a cow.

Bend's Eaton Sets World Heptathlon Record -- Again

Local News - Sun, 03/11/2012 - 00:23
Bend native Ashton Eaton set his third heptathlon world record in as many years to win gold Saturday at the world indoor championships, and Justin Gatlin highlighted an all-American day by taking the 60-meter dash.

Redmond Woman Fighting Cancer Gets Makeover, Ball

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 23:42
For almost 20 years, Jude Anders-Gilbert has owned The Gilbert House, an antiques and collectibles shop, in Redmond. For the past six years, she's been battling cancer. Recently, she got an infection, making matters even worse. On Saturday, the Redmond community came together to put on a ball and a makeover for her.

Suspect In Courthouse Attack Captured

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 20:49
Authorities arrested Saturday a suspect who allegedly shot a female officer, stabbed a judge and fled a Washington state courthouse, an official said. ...   

Affidavit: Bremont Admitted Student Relationship

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 20:41
Redmond Proficiency Academy director Michael Bremont admitted an inappropriate relationship with a girl attending the school, starting when she was 15, during a phone call recorded last month, The Bulletin reported Saturday, quoting newly filed court documents.

Your 'My Report' Photos: Late-Winter Sun, Moon

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 20:41
As one see-saw, yo-yo roller coaster of a winter draws toward an end, some dazzling views of the sun and moon have been shared; feel free to share 1-2 of your photos of the beauty around by e-mail to stories@ktvz.com or using the 'My Report' feature in our smartphone apps.

Search On for 4 Fishermen Missing Off Wash. Coast

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 18:28
Authorities pledged to search throughout the night Saturday for four people who disappeared from a fishing trawler.

Corvallis Man Killed While Walking On Roadside

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 16:22
A Corvallis man was struck and killed south of Philomath late Friday night.

Police Make 163 Citations In I-5 Sting

Local News - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 15:21
Deputies following a semi truck on Interstate 5 made 163 citations in two days in a sting operation designed to target aggressive drivers.
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