Defense rests in child starvation murder trial

Mother insists something was ‘medically wrong’ with her 5-year-old daughter

Sacora Horn-Garcia finished her testimony Wednesday without accepting responsibility for starving her 5-year-old daughter. Her … Read more

Horn-Garcia tells jury her life had unraveled

Defendant in starvation murder trial of 5-year-old girl spoke in her own defense

When Sacora Horn-Garcia finally testified in her own defense, she told the jury she had … Read more

Estevan Garcia: ‘How was I not aware?’

Defendant in starvation murder trial blames wife, says he should have saved Maliyha, 5

Estevan Garcia finished his testimony Friday by blaming his wife for starving their 5-year-old daughter … Read more

1 dead in Redmond duplex fire

A man died in a house fire in Redmond Thursday afternoon, Redmond Police said. The … Read more

Defendant testifies in starvation murder trial

Defense takes over as Estevan Garcia tells court: ‘I won’t make an excuse for it’

When Estevan Garcia took the witness stand in his defense, the hardest questions in his … Read more

Metolius voters oust mayor who concealed criminal record

Citizen-led recall against John Chavez passes 118 to 65

Metolius voters ousted their mayor this week after he downplayed recent arrests for DUII and … Read more

Garcia trial delayed after new evidence emerges

Attorney: Instagram posts a ‘game-changer’ in starvation-murder case

The discovery of new evidence has delayed the murder trial of husband and wife Estevan … Read more

Judge disregards plea deal, gives man 30 days for touching girl

Bryan Gulnac was drunk when he groped teenage neighbor in 2017

A Deschutes County Circuit Court judge sentenced a defendant to 30 days in jail for … Read more

Police seek Madras man for attempted murder

Troy “TJ” Minson allegedly shot girlfriend behind Abby’s Pizza, police say

Madras Police detectives are looking for a man who allegedly shot his girlfriend after a … Read more

Man arrested on child porn charges

Joshua Zachary Campbell of Bend held without bail

A Bend man was arrested for allegedly uploading child porn from his computer. Joshua Zachary … Read more

Onetime lifeguard is the next Bend fire chief

Todd Riley worked through ranks to be named successor to Larry Langston

Todd Riley was on a tower on a California beach when a fellow lifeguard turned … Read more

Prosecutors allege child forced to scrub walls, eat soap as punishment

Maliyha Hope Garcia regressed physically and mentally as she slowly starved, expert says

As her tiny body was shutting down from starvation, Maliyha Hope Garcia was forced to … Read more

Jefferson County sheriff’s clerk indicted for allegedly stealing union dues

Jennifer Goelze accused of 18 felony counts

The former records clerk of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was indicted Wednesday for allegedly … Read more

Gunshot victim walks into St. Charles Madras early morning Monday

Police say there’s no current threat to general public

A 28-year-old woman walked into the St. Charles Madras emergency room at 3:30 a.m. Monday … Read more

Witnesses describe Maliyha Garcia before her shocking death

Murder-by-starvation trial resumes for third week

There were people who recognized signs of trouble in Maliyha Hope Garcia and spoke up. … Read more

La Pine man pleads not guilty to rape, sex abuse

Rusty Pugh charged with abusing five children over 16 years

A La Pine man appears prepared to go to trial this month to fight an … Read more

Authorities investigating alleged racist attack near Bend

Portland man says he was attacked on China Hat Road

Local authorities are investigating an alleged hate crime against a Portland man on China Hat … Read more

Redmond man suspected of child pornography remains a fugitive

Authorities indicted Jacob Todd Douglas Johnson in February, but can’t find him

Police are trying a new tactic to catch a Redmond man suspected of child pornography. … Read more

Ex-Baker County fire chief cleared of misconduct charges

Dan Weitz was accused of defrauding Bend Fire Department in purchase of used air compressor

A rural Eastern Oregon fire chief was found not guilty of official misconduct this week … Read more

Sykora is Deschutes County’s newest judge

Civil lawyer has practiced in Bend since 2002

Deschutes County’s newest circuit judge is Bend civil attorney Alycia N. Sykora. Gov. Kate Brown … Read more

Police: Hidden camera found in bathroom of McMenamins secret bar

Bend Police will be given list of employees at Broom Closet bar, customer credit card records

The Bend Police Department is investigating a hidden camera found in the all-gender bathroom near … Read more

St. Charles: Girl was dead entire time she was in ER

Murder trial continues with testimony from doctor, nurse, medical examiner

The emergency room doctor who treated Maliyha Hope Garcia when she was rolled into St. … Read more

First responders describe girl’s emaciated condition

Paramedics: Maliyha Garcia looked ‘skeletal,’ ‘like photos from the Holocaust’

First responders who tried to save the life of Maliyha Hope Garcia said it was … Read more

Student cited after false report of threat at school

Three Rivers School student ‘made up’ the story, police say

A 14-year-old student at Three Rivers School in Sunriver was cited Monday on suspicion of … Read more

Bend Police investigating potential threat made to middle school

Bend Police are investigating the report of a potential threat made against Cascade Middle School … Read more

Child starvation murder trial gets underway with opening statements

Pizza delivery man, 29,000 text messages will factor into case

The child-starvation murder trial of Estevan Garcia and wife Sacora Horn-Garcia began Friday with descriptions … Read more

Bend woman killed in car crash in Canada

Charlotte Van Valkenburg was coach of Summit High robotics team, mother of 2

A woman who coached robotics teams in Bend died in a car crash that also … Read more

Redmond middle school locked down briefly for student with knife

Police clear scene after 15 minutes

Elton Gregory Middle School was briefly locked down Wednesday morning after a student used a … Read more

Court conundrum: Judge orders man on house arrest evicted

Ted Settlemier, again accused of domestic violence, again asks judge to modify release

Theodore Holland “Ted” Settlemier has been on court-ordered house arrest since July while he awaits … Read more

Family of cyclist sues FedEx for wrongful death

Jonathan Chase Adams was killed in Bend in 2017

The family of a cyclist killed by a FedEx truck driver has filed a $1.6 … Read more

Former Redmond man charged in fatal March crash

Devin Cooper faces criminally negligent homicide, second-degree manslaughter charges

A former Redmond man has been charged in connection with a March traffic crash that … Read more

Former Redmond Police officer alleges culture of harassment

Craig McClure says he was a victim of an intimidating and hostile work environment

A 42-year-old rookie Redmond Police officer was subjected to a culture of hazing and harassment, … Read more

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