Jefferson County Newswire

Jefferson County Newswire

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

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  1. Two burglaries of Madras business lead to raid, four arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... in their identification and subsequent arrest," Webb said in a news release. Early Wednesday morning, Jefferson County dispatch got a call of a suspicious person on a bicycle in the industrial area, Webb said. Police contacted the man, Matthew ...

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  2. Fort man to trial in attempted murder at newspaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Daily Jefferson County Union

    A 23-year-old Fort Atkinson man is going to trial for attempting to murder a woman in February 2016. Trevor Ahrens is chargA ed with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, strangulation, substantial battery and false imprisonment in connection with the alleged assault of the mother of a Daily Jefferson County Union carrier in the newspaper's pick-up area on Monday, Feb. 8. The woman reportedly asked him where to get additional papers for her daughter's paper route when she encountered him in the basement of W.D. Hoard &a SSons Co.

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  3. Crook County judge sentences man to 7 1/2 years in assault on deputiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... Three years ago, Hooper received a $325,000 settlement after suing authorities for mistreatment in the Jefferson County Jail. He had sued Crook and Jefferson counties, the city of Prineville and 15 people in federal court for more than $5 million in ...

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  4. Madras woman accidentally shot self in foot, deputies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A call to Jefferson County 911 from the Juniper Motel on Monday morning shed little light on what was going on, other than shouting, but sheriff's deputies called to the scene learned a woman had accidentally shot herself in the foot. Patrol Sgt.

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  5. Madras Driver Killed in Train AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | KBND-AM Bend

    Witnesses told the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, the woman initially stopped at the tracks at Gem Lane and Highway 361, but may have been distracted by a minor crash, nearby. Investigators believe 52-year-old Lourdes Perez was looking at the police activity and failed to notice the approaching train when she pulled onto the tracks at about 5:30 p.m. T Perez and a 7-year-old boy were flown to St. Charles Bend where she later died.

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  6. Algae health alert lifted for Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it has lifted the health advisory issued July 1 and extended July 8 for the Metolius and Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County. Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of blue-green algae toxins are below guideline values for human exposure, officials said.

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  7. Woman, 3 children injured when train hits pickupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | The Columbian

    The Bulletin reports that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office didn't release their names or conditions Thursday night. Authorities say the injured people were taken to nearby hospitals by helicopters and ambulances.

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  8. Train hits pickup north of Culver; 4 injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Four people, apparently a mother and three children, were injured, at least two seriously when a pickup truck was struck by a train at a railroad crossing north of Culver late Thursday afternoon, Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said. Sheriff's Capt.

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  9. Algae health advisory widened on Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... can be harmful to humans and animals. Lake Billy chinook is located about 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County. The advisory is confined to the Metolius and Crooked River arms. The Deschutes River arm is not affected by this advisory because ...

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  10. More health insurers leave Deschutes County individual marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    The Bend Bulletin reports that the Tuesday announcement adds to what has already been a significant exodus and leaves Deschutes residents with few options. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and BridgeSpan Health will not sell individual policies in the country, and BridgeSpan will also stop selling such policies in Crook and Jefferson counties.

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  11. Central Oregon sees growing baby boomer populationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Newly released federal statistics show that Deschutes County has had the largest percentage increase in senior residents among Oregon counties in recent years. The Bend Bulletin reports the U.S. Census Bureau estimates say the number of residents 65 and older in Deschutes County grew by 39 percent between April 2010 and July 2015.

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  12. Police enforcement efforts in full swing for C.O. Fourth weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins told NewsChannel 21 on Friday traffic in Madras gets congested at times, because many Portlanders use Highway 26. "The main artery from Portland and Beaverton area is right on Highway 26, through the Indian Reservation, right out into Madras, then they head out to Prineville, Redmond and Bend," Adkins said. "If we can get through this weekend without having major crashes.

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  13. Algae health alert issued for part of Lake Billy ChinookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A health advisory due to blue-green algae was issued Friday for the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook from Perry South Campground to and including the area around Three Rivers Marina, about 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce.

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  14. Smoky fire destroys foreclosed Madras storage unitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    A smoky fire early Friday morning destroyed one building at a closed Madras mini-storage business now under foreclosure, where neighbors said they had seen transient activity "for some time," an official said. Jefferson County Fire District No.

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  15. Editorials from around OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | The Hastings Tribune

    ... a case in point. Scotts and Monsanto developed GMO creeping bentgrass in the early 2000s and tested it in Jefferson County. One anticipated market would be the grass for golf courses. All went well until 2004, when nine plants were discovered ...

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  16. Online Petition to Recall Jefferson Co. D.A.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | KBND-AM Bend

    A Madras woman started an online petition, last week, to recall Jefferson County's District Attorney. Jennifer Ihrig tells KBND News that D.A. Steve Leriche negotiates low sentences for too many criminals.

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  17. Whitewater man charged with molestationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Daily Jefferson County Union

    Zachary T. Blaedow is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault/sexual contact with a child under the age of 13 for allegedly having contact with the girl on two occasions dating back to 2014. On Thursday, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge William Hue set a $1,000 cash bond.

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  18. DA Leriche reacts to petition urging gov to fire himRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    An online petition is circulating on social media sites, asking the governor to fire Jefferson County District Attorney Steven Leriche, who's been the county's chief prosecutor since 2009. The petition arose after his office reached a plea deal with Raine Austria, the Madras mother sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree mistreatment in the death of her baby girl, Katerina Austria.

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  19. Jefferson Co. DA responds to online petitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    NewsChannel 21's Pedro Quintana spoke to a Culver resident upset with the Jefferson County District Attorney's office, alleging a lack of justice in some high-profile criminal cases -- and also with DA Steve Leriche.

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  20. C.O.'s hot job growth slows as job market tightensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... rate remained unchanged at 6.4 percent in May. The rate is down from last year, when it was 7.3 percent. Jefferson County added 160 jobs in May. Around half of these jobs were from tribal-owned businesses and administration (+70). The remainder of ...

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