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

Security system false alarms dropping in Redmond, Bend

Security system false alarms are, from a police perspective, an annoying waste of resources that … Read more

Use of overdose antidote spreading in Central Oregon

Naloxone, now in every police vehicle, is used often

With the opioid epidemic raging in Central Oregon, saving a life using the overdose antidote … Read more

Bend courthouse bomb threat suspects charged with federal crimes

Two of the three suspects arrested in connection with a bomb hoax July 29 outside … Read more

Highway 97 reopened after Madras gas leak

All lanes of U.S. Highway 97 were reopened about 1:45 p.m. at milepost 97 following … Read more

Redmond officers in viral video won’t be charged with excessive force

Three officers arrested residents following confrontation

Three Redmond Police officers seen arresting people in online videos will not be charged with … Read more

New Bend fire chief named

Todd Riley earns promotion from battalion chief

A 20-year veteran of the fire service was appointed to serve as the next chief … Read more

Redmond man arrested for recording woman at car wash

Police: Jesse James Calkins used to selfie stick to take upskirt video

Bend Police are seeking additional victims of a Redmond man who allegedly took upskirt photos … Read more

Crook County Jail finally ready to lock up inmates

Old facility was dangerous for inmates, staff

At long last the $18.5 million Crook County Jail is open and operational. Crook County … Read more

Metolius council pushes mayor to resign, but he refuses

John Chavez facing possible jail time in two separate criminal cases

The embattled mayor of Metolius is refusing to step aside in the face of a … Read more

Man gets community service for hitting teen pedestrian while driving drunk

Former elected official, tennis coach avoids jail for hit and run

A wealthy man returning from a party strikes a teenager with his car on a … Read more

Sheriff’s office arrests subject of Bend manhunt

Michael Young ran from sheriff’s deputies

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Colorado man Monday night after the man escaped … Read more

Two arrested for courthouse bomb threat

Pair taken into custody, drugs allegedly found in traffic stop

Bend Police say they’ve arrested the people responsible for a July 29 bomb threat at … Read more

Ranger district opens Forest Road 370

Unpaved road accesses Three Sisters Wilderness

A popular dirt road off the Cascade Lakes Highway has opened to motorized vehicles. The … Read more

Deschutes County judge cleared by state ethics board

Complaint against Beth Bagley thrown out, lawsuit dropped

Viewing a person’s LinkedIn page doesn’t make them your friend. That was the determination of … Read more

Dog breeder charged with neglect is fighting to keep dogs

Cora Gooding-Murphy of Waggin’ on Wiggle Butt Aussies facing felony animal neglect charges

Since news broke of the arrest on neglect charges of a Madras breeder of toy … Read more

Bend man gets 60 days for videotaping girl in bathroom

Judge tells Tim Heil it’s his ‘lucky day’

A Bend real estate appraiser will serve 60 days in jail for videotaping a 12-year-old … Read more

Man arrested after 3 hit-and-run crashes at 2 locations

Bend man arrested after chase from Tumalo Tavern

Police say they arrested a man responsible for three hit-and-run crashes early Wednesday morning. Randall … Read more

Medical examiner: Body found near Sunriver was man 18-40

Police suspect foul play in body found off Forest Service road

Authorities believe a body found six miles outside Sunriver is that of a white man … Read more

Woman charged with stealing pain pills from retirement home residents

Caitlin Hulsey fired from East Cascade Retirement Community for allegedly stealing hydrocodone

A woman who worked at a Madras assisted living home was arrested for allegedly stealing … Read more

Salem man arraigned on sex abuse charges in Bend

James Allen Moore accused of sexual assault while on vacation in Sunriver

An 81-year-old Salem man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl while … Read more

Former Redmond principal charged with failure to register as a sex offender

Michael Richard Tallman was captured by U.S. Marshals in Tennessee

The former high school principal facing a possible life sentence for an inappropriate relationship with … Read more

Madras woman accused of choking baby son with cell phone charger

Mother-in-law contacted authorities after seeing injury to child

A Madras woman is in jail on suspicion of choking her baby son with a … Read more

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