Garcia, Horn-Garcia expected to finally stand trial

Couple accused of aggravated murder for starving daughter to death

The trial of a Redmond couple accused of starving their daughter to death is scheduled … Read more

Man gets 12 years for severely beating 2-year-old

Josue Mendoza-Melo sentenced at emotional hearing in Madras

MADRAS — Josue Jair Mendoza-Melo got 12 years in prison for his crime. But his … Read more

Supreme Court ruling on unanimous verdicts could throw Oregon convictions into question

The U.S. Supreme Court could force Oregon into doing what every other state already does … Read more

Charges dropped against Terrebonne landscaper

Justin Richard Swope was accused of assaulting former employee

The owner of a Terrebonne landscape company has been cleared of charges stemming from his … Read more

Business owners, police say focus on downtown crime paying off

Officer foot patrols, other tactics proven effective at reducing crime

Downtown Bend business owners near Drake Park say increased police foot patrols in the last … Read more

Sisters homeowner stops apparent burglary in progress

A Sisters resident stopped an apparent burglary in progress early Monday morning and held the … Read more

Bend man spared jail for historic home arson

Wesley Abel Brady gets 5 years probation for breaking into historic home, lighting fires

A Bend man was spared incarceration for breaking into the historic Thomas McCann house in … Read more

Man seeks $2.1M from Bend therapist for inappropriate conduct

Lawsuit: Provider sought intimate relationship with patient

A Deschutes County man has filed a medical malpractice suit against his former therapist for … Read more

Collision kills Prineville driver, injures two people

A Prineville man is dead and two people seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash Thursday … Read more

Metolius recall campaign gets needed signatures

To keep job, Mayor John Chavez faces special election

The campaign to recall Metolius Mayor John Chavez for concealing his criminal record is moving … Read more

Bend restaurant owners plead guilty in tax fraud case

Business owners used ‘tax zapper’ software to avoid reporting income to government

The Washington-based owners of the Noi Thai Cuisine restaurant in Bend agreed to a recommended … Read more

Kasner pleads not guilty to random shooting of her neighbor

Relatives, friends of victim Valerie Peterson say they’re ‘still in shock’

Eight months after she was charged with murder in a random shooting, Joanna Lynn Kasner … Read more

La Pine man faces second child sex abuse indictment

Rusty Pugh charged with 15 additional counts

Three additional victims have come forward to report allegations of abuse by a 47-year-old La … Read more

Bend woman gets 3 years for abusing grandchildren

Karen Sue Adams ‘victimized’ the children, family member tells court

A 59-year-old Bend woman received three years in prison for sexually abusing three of her … Read more

DA closes investigation into Herrick shooting; no motive, substances found

Brennan Pebbles: ‘I chose to focus on the future’

The investigation into a shocking double shooting in October has closed with questions remaining about … Read more

Redmond Police Department hires new captain

Bend Police Department’s Devin Lewis selected as new captain

The Redmond Police Department has a new second-in-command. Devin Lewis was selected from a pool … Read more

Defendant tried in absentia after arguing with judge

Scott-Wesley Denham guilty of assault, mistreatment for hitting child with a stick

Scott-Wesley Denham finally got his day in court Tuesday, only he wasn’t there to see … Read more

Man who died at Smith Rock identified as Intel engineer from Hillsboro

Chaitanya “Chai” Sathe, 35, was descending on hiking trail when he fell

The man who died Saturday at Smith Rock State Park has been identified as a … Read more

Police say driver arrested in Bend after endangering pedestrians

A 21-year-old Bend man who ran from a traffic stop Thursday night was arrested on … Read more

Private defense contractor charged with child sex abuse

Zachary Critchett says he oversaw operations in Afghanistan for Reed Inc.

A La Pine resident who worked as a manager for a major U.S. defense contractor … Read more

Alleged car wash peeper charged in second case

Jesse Calkins accused of recording woman at Bend store

A second potential victim has been identified in the case of a Redmond man accused … Read more

DA drops 5 of 7 charges against man punched by Redmond police

Darian Belles still charged with 2 misdemeanors

Five of seven criminal charges were dropped against a man seen in a viral video … Read more

Deschutes courthouse shut down, police respond after defendant refuses to leave

Defendant: ‘I am a Christian man who speaks the truth’

The Deschutes County Courthouse was closed briefly Thursday morning when a man caused a scene … Read more

Victims identified in Redmond triple-fatal crash

Parents and adult daughter die on Highway 126

The victims of a fatal single-vehicle crash west of Redmond on Tuesday have been identified … Read more

Three dead in 1-vehicle crash outside Redmond

Three people were killed following a single-vehicle crash west of Redmond on Tuesday. “It was … Read more

Family of Redmond man gored to death by yak sues Deschutes 911

Rancher’s family alleges a failure to dispatch help in 2017

The estate of a Redmond rancher gored to death by one of his yaks in … Read more

New aggravated murder law causes confusion

Confusion over death penalty bill trickles into Central Oregon cases

A flap over the interpretation of a new state law narrowing the definition of aggravated … Read more

Pedestrian dies on Highway 97 outside Madras

Commercial driver was attempting to cross on foot

A commercial vehicle driver was killed Wednesday night when he or she attempted to cross … Read more

Aussie breeder suffers early courtroom defeat

Two of the 57 seized dogs have died, while puppies have been born at shelter

MADRAS — Cora Gooding-Murphy, the Culver dog breeder whose Australian shepherds were seized by authorities, … Read more

Bend man dies in early morning crash

Highway 20 closed for hours for investigation, clean up

A Bend man who was struck by a vehicle while working under the hood of … Read more

Deadly dog tracked down through Facebook post

Linn County woman says watching a pit bull maul her dog was a ‘nightmare’

A La Pine man was cited and his dog placed in quarantine after it allegedly … Read more

Train derails north of Madras after hitting boulder

Track shut down as crews control diesel spill

A section of BNSF railway north of Madras was shut down Monday after a train … Read more

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