Deschutes County Newswire

Deschutes County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Deschutes County, OR.

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  1. Oregon HS basketball coach accused of trying to lure minorRead the original story

    Friday May 26 | Washington Times

    ... and teaches there. Investigators have not released any details about what happened, but say it occurred in Deschutes County, where Sullivan previously worked as a teacher and coach. Sullivan was booked into the jail in Bend on charges of luring a ...

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  2. Editorial: Sheriff Nelson is doing what needed to be doneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 25 | Bend Bulletin

    Deschutes County residents are better served by their sheriff's office than they were a year or two ago. Gone are a number of men and women whose attitudes and actions put one of the largest law-enforcement agencies in Central Oregon in a bad light, and more may leave in the relatively near future.

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  3. New population estimates put Bend among nation's fastest-growing citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 25 | OregonLive.com

    The Deschutes county seat was the nation's sixth-fastest-growing city with a population of more than 50,000, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, and it was the fastest growing outside the of the South. Bend reached a population of 91,122 as of last July 1, an increase of 4.9 percent from a year earlier.

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  4. La Pine Pair Charged With Drug, Weapons CrimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 25 | KBND-AM Bend

    Two people face charges related to drugs, guns and stolen property after a bust at a La Pine home. Deschutes County deputies, along with the Street Crimes Unit and Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team executed a search warrant at a home on Big Meadow Drive, last week.

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  5. Editorial: Monitor how COCC implements public safety changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | Bend Bulletin

    ... College's public safety officers needed to change the way they operate. Do the changes measure up? In 2015, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and Bend Police Chief Jim Porter brought up concerns. Why did COCC public safety vehicles have ...

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  6. Central Oregon Jobless Rates Continue To FallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... April jobless numbers on Tuesday. Runberg says, "We actually finally got the annualized revisions for Deschutes County and we're down to 3.6% in Deschutes County, which, we were already pushing down below historical levels of unemployment for ...

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  7. Former DCSO Sergeant Fired For Racist CommentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | KBND-AM Bend

    The Deschutes County Sheriff's Sergeant fired in April was let go for making racially charged statements in a morning briefing. According to the internal investigation obtained by KBND News, Sgt.

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  8. C.O. Sees Fewer Hwy Projects, One SuspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... out on the job." And, he says crews are still working major projects in the southern and western parts of Deschutes County. "We've got a pretty good sized project going on down by Wickiup Junction; and the Sisters project is $6 million when you look ...

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  9. DCSO Again Warns Of Jury Duty, D.A. ScamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | KBND-AM Bend

    Scammers are again targeting Deschutes County residents by posing as law enforcement. Investigators say some people have lost money by falling victim of the phone scam where a man identifies himself as a member of the Sheriff's Office and claims the person has a warrant for missing jury duty.

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  10. Early Morning Crash Leads To DUII ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 22 | KBND-AM Bend

    A Bend man is accused of driving under the influence, following an early morning rollover crash on Old Bend Redmond Highway. Deschutes County deputies responded to the crash at about 3 a.m., Monday, and found 26-year-old John Lewis, Jr. standing on the shoulder next to his car.

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  11. Prosecutors push back against Sessions order to pursue most severe penaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 20 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... general of the United States has no power over local prosecutors, so his directive doesn't impact my work," Deschutes County, Ore., District Attorney John Hummel said in an interview. "I thought it was important to tell the people in Deschutes ...

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  12. Sprang leading in run for Bend park boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Bend Bulletin

    ... quarterback and Bend resident Drew Bledsoe, in Tuesday's special district election. Two other candidates, Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Jason Kropf and public speaking coach Joanne Mathews, were running further behind. Sprang was ...

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  13. Record Bend-La Pine school bond passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Bend Bulletin

    From left, Neil Bryant, Christy McLeod, and Michelle Emery, all with the Yes for New Schools: Bend-La Pine Schools Bond campaign, look over printed election results showing the school bond with an early lead outside the Clerk's Office at the Deschutes County Services Building on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Bend. Silver Rail Elementary School in Bend was paid for with a 2013 Bend-La Pine school bond.

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  14. Bend man gets 70 months for robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 | Bend Bulletin

    ... that took place last summer. Tyler Speas, 20, pleaded guilty in April to three robberies. On Tuesday, Deschutes County Circuit Judge Wells Ashby followed a plea deal and sentenced Speas to a total of 70 months. Speas robbed a Dutch Bros. coffee cart ...

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  15. Trial in 2016 killing set for October 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | The Columbian

    A man charged with killing a woman in 2016 in Central Oregon where he worked as a security guard won't face trial until late next year, a judge said Wednesday. Deschutes County Circuit Judge Michael Adler set an Oct. 8, 2018 trial date for Edwin Lara, KTVZ reported.

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  16. Trial date pushed back a year in Oregon killingRead the original story

    Wednesday May 17 | My Mother Lode

    A Honduran-American man charged with murdering a woman in 2016 in Central Oregon where he worked as a security guard won't face trial until late next year. KTVZ reports Deschutes County Circuit Judge Michael Adler on Wednesday.

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  17. DCSO Launches New Mobile AppRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | KBND-AM Bend

    The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has launched a new mobile app, in an effort to help residents connect with the agency. Sheriff Shane Nelson tells KBND News, "It's a wealth of information, but I do want to emphasize it is not a replacement for calling 911 in the event of an emergency.

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  18. Body Of Redmond Woman RecoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 | KBND-AM Bend

    The body of a Redmond woman has been found in the Crooked River Gorge. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office believes 60-year-old Joellen Trenhaile jumped from the footbridge, May first.

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  19. Noxious Weeds Make A ComebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 | KBND-AM Bend

    ... are coming back to life after the long winter. But, that means noxious weeds are also making a comeback. Deschutes County Forester Ed Keith says noxious weeds can cause big problems, this summer, if they're not taken care of now. "Things are just ...

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  20. Thursday Pursuit Leads To Bend DUII ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | KBND-AM Bend

    A police pursuit by Bend Police officers and Deschutes County deputies led to the arrest of a 45-year-old DUII suspect, Thursday night. According to police, an officer tried to pull over a Chevrolet pickup for not having working taillights and other alleged violations, on the Bend Parkway, near Colorado.

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