Central Oregon braces for eclipse traffic

Multi-hour delays from traffic could delay emergency response vehicles

At 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, Jason Hertel’s State Farm office in Madras will … Read more

Man accused of drunk-driving death pleads not guilty

Crash claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl

A Sherwood man charged with first-degree manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of a 2-year-old … Read more

Stranded hiker rescued near Moraine Lake

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue personnel pulled a stranded Bend hiker from an … Read more

Couple gets more than 40 years for child sex abuse

Doreen and Gregory Cater abused children for years in two counties

A Lane County couple was sentenced Tuesday to prison terms of more than 40 years … Read more

Sheriff’s office deals with short staffing

Nelson calls it biggest hiring in 10 years

Over the past year, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has lost so many employees that … Read more

Deschutes County proposes budget increase in 2017

Projects include road improvements, new facilities

Deschutes County has proposed an operating budget of more than $358 million for the upcoming … Read more

Two investigations into Deschutes sheriff’s office closed

Two more labor violation investigations remain

Two Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries investigations into the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office have … Read more

Fired sheriff’s deputies engaged in unacceptable behavior

Their actions included falsifying records, sleeping on the job

Two Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were fired this spring had engaged in behavior … Read more

A new home for Central Oregon fire management

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center opens in Redmond

REDMOND — After years of coordinating Central Oregon’s forest fire response out of a cramped … Read more

Cougar Butte fire grows to 125 acres, leads to pre-evacuation notice

Central Oregon’s first fire of the season, the Cougar Butte fire, had burned roughly 125 … Read more

Sheriff Nelson ushers in new culture

Several employees fired for policy violations

Internal investigations for two recent firings at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office show new expectations … Read more

Wyden, Merkley, Walden question FEMA denial

Agency denied request for winter disaster declaration

Oregon’s senators and a congressman have questioned a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency … Read more

More controlled burns on Deschutes National Forest land

Central Oregon will see another round of controlled burns this week, including more than 100 … Read more

Prineville man gets 9 years for child sex abuse

Mother found video evidence

A Prineville man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison Monday for luring … Read more

Suicide education targets Central Oregon parents, youth

Events will cover warning signs, resources

People in law enforcement, education and health care are constantly talking about how to prevent … Read more

Terrebonne plan could ease Highway 97 congestion

Oregon Department of Transportation, counties to look at intersection

One of the most troublesome intersections along U.S. Highway 97 could be getting a makeover … Read more

Deschutes County at center of battle over marijuana

County’s land-use regulations called into question in Salem

Two and a half years after Measure 91 legalized recreational marijuana in Oregon, battles over … Read more

Highway 20 crash kills one

A fatal crash involving two vehicles closed U.S. Highway 20 to eastbound traffic at Santiam … Read more

Deschutes sheriff’s office launches app

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has launched a free smartphone application to help citizens easily … Read more

Central Oregon airports brace for eclipse crowds

Thousands of pilots and passengers create space, fuel concerns

Air travelers headed to Oregon for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse are expected to … Read more

Correction In the story titled “Residents get ready for fire season,” which appeared Friday, May … Read more

Court halts resort expansion west of Sunriver

Caldera Springs’ overnight lodging called into question

The Oregon Court of Appeals put a temporary halt to an aggressive expansion proposed by … Read more

Fire crews plan controlled burn near Sunriver

Burn is planned to start Friday

Fire officials are planning to burn up to 450 acres of forest southeast of Sunriver … Read more

Sheriff’s office continues search for body

Redmond woman believed to have jumped in Crooked River Gorge

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for the body of a Redmond … Read more

Prescribed burns coming to Central Oregon

With warmer weather on tap for Central Oregon this week, prescribed burns will be conducted … Read more

New charges for woman accused of abandoning day care kids

January Neatherlin of Bend charged with 122 counts

A Bend woman charged with running an illegal day care where she would routinely leave … Read more

Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts

Limiting coverage to court cases may be unconstitutional

A recent spate of gag orders placed on murder cases by Deschutes County judges appears … Read more

Crash investigations can delay prosecutions for months

Investigators say several factors play into lengthy investigation process

On March 31, 2016, Justice Collins was driving east on state Highway 126 in a … Read more

Deal reached in contentious juvenile case

While the fighting between Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice and the Deschutes County District Attorney’s … Read more

Marijuana facility denied by county board

Board of county commissioners determines grow operation doesn’t meet criteria

Following lengthy deliberation, the Deschutes County Commission withdrew approval of a marijuana growing operation that … Read more

Low turnout for La Pine cell tower hearing

Verizon looks to expand cell network in South County

A paltry crowd attended a Deschutes County Community Development hearing in Bend to oppose the … Read more

Teen gold bar scam allegedly included fake Rolex watches

Prosecutors are calling on all victims to come forward

Prosecutors are working to uncover the breadth of a fake gold bar scam allegedly carried … Read more

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