Jefferson County deputies acquitted in jail death sue prosecutors

Two Jefferson County jail deputies who were acquitted last year of criminal negligence in the … Read more

Photo: Relaxing at the Jefferson County Fair

The Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo kicked off Wednesday. The fair is free to the … Read more

Plane crash lands near Madras Airport

No serious injuries reported

No serious injuries were reported after a high wing aircraft crash-landed down an embankment in … Read more

Madras city councilor leaves to be near to family in Oregon City

Denise Piza, a Madras High grad, hopes another person of color will fill her spot

A commitment to her family was the driving force behind former Madras City Councilor Denise … Read more

Warm Springs water system suffers two new failures

Pressure relief valve, 8-inch water pipe fail just as workers repair broken main line

About an hour after a section of pipe under Shitike Creek was repaired Wednesday, which … Read more

Warm Springs water pipe repaired, but boil water notice to continue

The boil water notice is expected to continue into next week

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. The broken water pipe in Warm Springs that … Read more

Madras man who fired gun during road rage incident gets probation

A Madras man who fired multiple gunshots during a road rage encounter on U.S. Highway … Read more

Trump signs bill protecting Crooked River Ranch from fire

New law allows forest managers to thin trees near the edge of the ranch

A wide-ranging public lands bill signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump includes a provision that … Read more

Construction will start Monday on U.S. Highway 26 in Warm Springs

Starting Monday, the Oregon Department of Transportation will start repaving a portion of U.S. Highway … Read more

More charges for former Jefferson County deputy

Jorge Serrano accused of abusing more people, held without bail in Marion County

SALEM — Former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy Jorge Serrano is being held without bail in … Read more

Police: Naked Madras man stabbed girlfriend, terrorized neighbors

Robert Stafford Jr. was pistol-whipped, Tasered four times during arrest

A Madras man is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly stabbing his on-again-off-again partner … Read more

Madras eclipse bank robber pleads guilty

Tyler Wayne Fuller faces 10 years in prison

A Madras man who robbed a bank in Madras hours after the 2017 total solar … Read more

Former Jefferson County corrections deputy arrested for rape, sodomy

Alleged incidents occurred before his employment in Central Oregon

A former Jefferson County corrections deputy has been arrested in Washington County and faces rape … Read more

3 Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies not guilty in death of inmate

Emotion fills courtroom; sheriff says he will hold a ‘back to work celebration’

MADRAS — Late Tuesday, when Jefferson County Circuit Judge Daina Vitolins read the words “not … Read more

Jefferson County deputies seize 36 animals from Crooked River Ranch home

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies seized two snakes, four cats, four rats, six dogs and 20 … Read more

Subaru catches fire after running off U.S. Highway 97

Oregon State Police are seeking more information on the cause of a fiery crash Sunday … Read more

Madras shooting suspect turns himself in to authorities

The suspect in a shooting of a man at the Tops Trailer Park in Madras … Read more

Warm Springs gets grant to repair water system

Without funding, reservation residents could lose access to potable water

Warm Springs will receive $447,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to … Read more

Several injured in crash near Madras

Car failed to stop at construction zone on Highway 97

Several people were injured Thursday evening in a multivehicle accident on U.S. Highway 97 south … Read more

Madras seeks public input on parks

The city of Madras wants feedback from the community about how to develop parks and … Read more

Evacuation ordered for Three Rivers Subdivision

Graham Fire has burned 750 acres, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says

Evacuation orders were issued Thursday evening for the Three Rivers Subdivision in Big Canyon because … Read more

Bend motorcyclist killed in collision with bear on Highway 26

Rhett Larsen thrown into path of oncoming SUV

A motorcyclist from Bend died Saturday evening after hitting a bear crossing Highway 26 on … Read more

Madras rec district director on paid administrative leave

The executive director of the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District, Joe McHaney, was placed on … Read more

Jefferson County subdivision to vote on road district

Canyon View property owners to vote on $1.50 tax rate

One Jefferson County neighborhood will have its say on a ballot measure to create a … Read more

Jefferson County seeks feedback for updated farm and forest regulations

Residents are invited to open house and to provide written comment

The Jefferson County Community Development Department is soliciting feedback from county residents regarding potential updates … Read more

Jefferson County commissioner faces election challenger

Local business owner and current commissioner vie for spot on Jefferson County Commission

Political newcomer Kimberly Schmith is challenging Commissioner Mae Huston for one of two county commission … Read more

Jefferson County Jail officers accused in inmate death

Three corrections deputies indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide

Three Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office jail employees are accused of criminally negligent homicide in the … Read more

Madras to update parks master plan

Splash park, more trails early favorites in planning process

Madras is in the early stages of updating its Parks and Open Space Master Plan, … Read more

Jefferson County looks at merging fire, ambulance districts

Jefferson County officials are looking into merging the county’s emergency medical services with the fire … Read more

Madras announces incentives for sewer connection

Residents in Bel-Air,Herzberg Heights subdivision offered discounted rate

An incentive program for residents in two northeast Madras subdivisions that will cut the cost … Read more

Four Madras High students headed to Japan

Madras students raising money for sister city trip

Four students from Madras High School have been selected to travel to Japan for 10 … Read more

Madras initiates community-wide survey

The City of Madras is distributing its first community-wide survey to better understand the needs … Read more

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