Victim in bridge jump death identified

Bend Police have identified the man who died after jumping from the First Street Rapids … Read more

Family sues COCC in Kaylee Sawyer murder

Lawsuit claims COCC culture set the tone for murder

The family of Kaylee Sawyer is suing Central Oregon Community College, alleging the college fostered … Read more

Transformer blocking Bend sidewalk to be moved

Disability advocates found Pacific Power box while trimming a tree

An electrical transformer box disability advocates discovered blocking a sidewalk in southeast Bend shouldn’t have … Read more

Gravel roads cause grief for some in Bend

There are about 7 lane miles of unpaved road in city limits

A few hundred feet east of Dan Wellisch’s home, the city of Bend plans to … Read more

No charges for man arrested for nursing home arson

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel is declining to charge the 73-year-old Bend man previously … Read more

Lawsuit seeks $350,000 from Summit Saloon

Claims staff refused to step in during assault

A $350,000 lawsuit filed against The Summit Saloon and Stage claims that bar security staff … Read more

Man dies in Deschutes River

Man had jumped from First Street Rapids bridge

A man died Sunday after jumping in to the Deschutes River from the footbridge at … Read more

Greenthumbs get a gander at gardens

Garden tour allows attendees to view, learn about plants

In the shady confines of one suburban yard in northwest Bend, a surprising array of … Read more

Downtown markings aim to help bikes, cars share road

New marks added to Wall, Bond streets

New markings on Wall and Bond streets downtown aim to help bicyclists and drivers share … Read more

Bend landfill can now burn 3 times the methane

New flare burning off more smelly gases

A new flare to burn off methane gas was installed and lit Tuesday at Knott … Read more

Multimillion dollar overhaul for homeless shelter

Bethlehem Inn capacity to increase to nearly 150 beds

Heavy equipment started demolishing a building at the Bethlehem Inn on Thursday, the first step … Read more

Bend contractor arrested in racketeering, theft case

Court records allege he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients

A local contractor has been arrested on racketeering and theft charges for allegedly scamming clients … Read more

NW 14th and Elgin in Bend now open after gas leak

A road closure in the area of NW 14th Street and Elgin Avenue in Bend … Read more

Bend City Council OKs River Vale development

Project calls for 78 homes on south end of city along the Deschutes River

A 37-acre, 78-home subdivision on the south end of Bend along the Deschutes River won … Read more

Fixes make sidewalks accessible, but Bend has a long way to go

Road construction adds sidewalks and curb ramps

When Sharlene Wills moved from Los Angeles to Bend five years ago, she was surprised … Read more

Public invited to weigh in on Bend park plans

District plans for Big Sky could include lighting, amplified sound

Users and neighbors of Big Sky Park are encouraged to meet with Bend Park & … Read more

Kids splash, run through obstacle course at Deschutes Dash

Multisport races culminate in kids’ fun

The final event at Saturday’s Deschutes Dash multisport event came with two guarantees: Contestants were … Read more

Bend committee looks at options for sewer

Members will recommend design and funding for homes with septic systems

A citizen committee looking at how best to connect hundreds of homes to Bend’s sewer … Read more

Oregon road bill gives Bend millions

$50 million earmarked for US 97/Cooley Road

Bend will receive $50 million to improve the U.S. Highway 97/Cooley Road intersection and $10 … Read more

Detective testifies that Lara was eager to talk

Accused murder drew a map to help authorities find Kaylee Sawyer’s body

After spending two days on the lam, Edwin Lara was ready to talk, explaining to … Read more

Sex abuse charges for man with 14-year-old at Bend motel

A California man was arrested early Wednesday for the alleged sexual abuse of an underage … Read more

Charges filed in St. Charles data breach

DA accuses Dawnielle Vaca of computer crime

The former St. Charles Health System employee who inappropriately viewed the medical records of 2,459 … Read more

Lara’s attorneys allege rights violations

State Lara was withheld phone calls and lawyer

Accused murderer Edwin Lara may have had his constitutional right to an attorney infringed on … Read more

Bend group wants permit to dredge Mirror Pond

Would remove 75,000 cubic yards of silt

A private group has applied for a permit to remove silt from Mirror Pond starting … Read more

Teens in gold bar scam get probation

Orchestrator of scam likely to pay full restitution

Two Bend teens who duped people throughout Oregon and Washington out of thousands of dollars … Read more

Bend councilors urge Oregon Senate to pass renter protection bill

Bill would require landlords to give cause when evicting month-to-month tenants

Two Bend city councilors have joined dozens of local elected officials calling on the Oregon … Read more

Traffic accident injures pedestrian, blocks Newport Avenue

Evening traffic was blocked at Newport Avenue and Fifth Street in Bend following a traffic … Read more

Trails expert hurt in traffic accident sues for $1.3 million

Chris Sabo was hit by a truck while riding his bike last summer

Local trails expert Chris Sabo has sued a Lake Oswego man for lost income and … Read more

Quirky Fourth of July event draws big crowd

Dogs, crawfish, a snake: Pet parade delivers again

If the sign the marchers held announcing “Pet Parade” wasn’t enough of a cue, 8-year-old … Read more

Work begins on Riley Ranch Nature Reserve in Bend

Dogs, bicycles will not be allowed

The Bend Park & Recreation District is starting construction on the Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, … Read more

Two arrested in Bend traffic stop

Identity theft, drug charges, vehicle stolen

A Washington man was arrested driving a stolen vehicle and his passenger on drug and … Read more

Rash of accidents prompts enhanced patrols

Numerous agencies to participate in effort over July 4 weekend

Local law enforcement is ramping up patrols on U.S. Highway 97 near Lava Butte. Bend … Read more

This image is copyrighted.