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Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol: Up Early to Make it Safe

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 23:02
A 9 a.m. lift opening at Mt. Bachelor may make for an early morning for some Central Oregonians, but for 28 professional ski patrollers, 7:45 is when they are usually headed up the mountain.

Fire Prompts Athletic Club of Bend Evacuation

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 22:54
A flue fire in the kitchen at the Athletic Club of Bend led to evacuation of patrons before it was quickly extinguished Monday evening, fire officials said.

Bend Man Arrested, $10,000 in Meth Seized

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 22:04
A traffic stop in northeast Bend Friday led to the arrest of the driver and a raid on a residence that turned up about $10,000 worth of methamphetamine, Central Oregon drug agents said Tuesday.

Redmond Police Searching for Dog Shooter

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 21:17
A nearly 18-month-old dog who escaped from his owner's house in northwest Redmond early Saturday was found shot a few blocks away and was so severely injured, he had to be put to sleep, police and his owners said.

Bend Police Offer 'Breath-Taking' St. Patty's Day

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 20:35
Thinking of partying in downtown Bend this St. Patrick's Day -- which just happens to fall on a Saturday this year? Well, police will be on hand with a free offer -- no, not green beer, but a test to make sure you don't take a homeward bound detour to jail -- or worse.

More Oregonians on Food Stamps Than Ever

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 19:19
As the economy shows small signs of improvement and even stagnant job numbers are somewhat good news, some startling stats Tuesday about poverty in our state: More Oregonians than ever are getting food stamps.

Prineville Man Facing 24 Horse Neglect Charges

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 16:55
A 71-year-old Prineville man has been arrested on two-dozen counts of second-degree animal neglect involving 24 horses he owns, his second arrest on similar charges in three years, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

Company fined for Redmond asbestos removal - Bend Bulletin

Redmond News (Bing) - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 16:14
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued Maricle Industries Inc. a fine of $5,035 for removing asbestos from a Redmond duplex without the required license and disposing of the hazardous material improperly at the Knott Landfill in Bend.

Surveillance Video Shows Bend Grocery Gunman

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 15:51
An unidentified man in a "hoodie" sweatshirt and bandana over his face entered Newport Avenue Market with a gun Sunday night and ran out with cash; now, grainy surveillance video is the closest thing Bend police have to a lead in the armed robbery.

Company fined for Redmond asbestos removal - Bend Bulletin

Redmond News (Bing) - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 15:31
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued Maricle Industries Inc. a fine of $5,035 for removing asbestos from a Redmond duplex without the required license and disposing of the hazardous material improperly at the Knott Landfill in Bend.

Sisters 'Safe Dating' Class Sparks Questions

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 14:56
A member of the Sisters school board has questioned a grant-funded program that teaches eighth-grade students about safe dating.

Bend Memorial Clinic Acquires NorthStar Neurology

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:32
Bend Memorial Clinic announced Tuesday the addition of NorthStar Neurology and the NorthStar Neck & Back Clinic to the organization effective May 1.

Culver Crash Victim's Widow Wins $1.1M Judgment

Local News - Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:06
The widow of a Metolius man has won a $1.1 million civil judgment after suing the driver who caused the crash that killed her husband.

Winds Knock Out Power To Thousands In W. Oregon

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 21:52
Powerful winds have ripped trees from the ground and toppled power lines across much of western Oregon, knocking out power to about 50,000 customers at the height of the storm.

What to Do with $5.6 Million in Crook County?

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:25
When Crook County sold 160 acres of land to Apple for $5.6 million, officials and the community were ecstatic. But the question for the county: What to do with the money? NewsChannel 21 went to Prineville Monday to find the answer and to hear what residents had to say.

Hwy. 58 Partly Open After Crash, Fuel Spill

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:05
A large fuel spill following a crash Monday of a double-tanker truck kept state Highway 58 closed four miles west of Oakridge for several hours; officials said one lane reopened with flaggers, pilot car by 7 p.m..

Merkley Seeks Crackdown on Payday Lenders

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:44
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Monday his intent to introduce federal legislation to establish strong rules for payday lenders and close loopholes on online and offshore payday lending sites.

Warm Springs Woman Sentenced in Knife Attack

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:13
A Warm Springs woman received a 37-month prison term Monday for slicing a man's throat at a home on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last June, nearly killing him, federal prosecutors said.

Newport Market Armed Robber Flees With Cash

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:04
The search continued Monday for a man who wore a hooded sweatshirt with a red bandana over his face and used a handgun to hold up the Newport Avenue Market on Bend's Westside Sunday night, then eluded police who converged on the area to search for him.

Warm Springs Woman Sentenced in Fatal DUII Crash

Local News - Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:25
A federal judge sentenced a Warm Springs woman to 2 1/2 years behind bars Monday for driving drunk and crashing her car in the fall of 2010, killing one of three passengers, prosecutors said.
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