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Apr 30,2009
BEND, Ore. – The driver and passenger of a vehicle rear-ended by an allegedly drunk driver Wednesday morning in a rural area of Bend were injured and taken to the hospital, and the other driver -- a 48-year old Bend man -- escaped injury and was arrested.   Jeffrey Joseph Majors – DCJ photo  According to Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Husband, deputies were called to an intersection near Butler Market Road and Hamehook Drive just before 10 ... [full story]
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Apr 30,2009
BEND, Ore. – Police cited an 89-year old Gilchrist man Wednesday afternoon for driving with a suspended license and recklessly endangering another person after his pickup swerved, crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a semi-truck pulling an empty trailer south of Bend on Highway 97. The elderly man was trapped inside his vehicle, extricated, then transported to the hospital with reportedly serious injuries.   According to Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Husband, deputies, Sunriver and ... [full story]
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Apr 30,2009
BEND, Ore. – Police cited a 27-year old Sunriver woman for allegedly driving under the influence following a rollover crash on Alfalfa Market Road east of Bend early Wednesday morning when her SUV took out a row of mailboxes, skidded across the road and down over the other side, rolled, then landed upside down.   According to a news release prepared by Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Swearingen and Deputy Jeff Petts, Kimberly Faith Niles was ... [full story]
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Apr 30,2009
BEND, Ore. – A 22-year old man police described as a transient was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly spat on the hood of a car in the library parking lot, then pulled a knife when he was confronted by the driver.     Bend Police officers were dispatched to the Bend Public Library at 601 NW Wall Street about 9:45 a.m. after 911-dispatch received a call from the alleged victim, David Ray Meddish, 40. Meddish, a ... [full story]
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Apr 30,2009
BEND, Oregon – A traffic violation led to the arrest of three Portland men who were found with a half-pound of methamphetamine in their car Tuesday afternoon, detectives reported.   (left to right) Jose Ayala Escobedo, Carlos Alberto Virgen Campos, Ernesto Gutierrez Abrica – DCJ photos    One-half pound of meth was found in a compartment inside the trunk of the vehicle – CODE photo    Deschutes County Sheriff's K-9 "Narc" alerted on the drugs – CODE photo  According to Deschutes ... [full story]
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Apr 28,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Public health officials in Oregon are stepping up surveillance for a new strain of influenza known as swine flu, after 40 cases have been confirmed in multiple states along with the numerous cases in other countries including Mexico and Canada. No known cases have been confirmed in Central Oregon or the State.   In the tri-county region, the flu season is expiring. Still, in light of the appearance of the new strain, public health ... [full story]
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Apr 21,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in Central Oregon increased in again in March. Individual county rates ranged from 14.7 percent in Deschutes County – more than double than the rate of one year ago – to 18.5 percent in Crook County. The state rate also rose, from 10.7 percent (as revised) to 12.1 percent.   Deschutes County (Bend MSA): The county’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from a revised rate of 12.4 percent in ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2009
BEND, Ore. -- The Shasta County, California Coroner’s office has identified the woman killed in a collision between an SUV and a semi-truck trailer Friday on Interstate 5 south of Lake Boulevard as 52-year old Rosa Arenas of Bend, Oregon. According to the Record Searchlight, Arenas died when her SUV crashed into the trailer of a semi-truck at a speed estimated at 63 to 64 mph just before 2 p.m., April 10. She was traveling in the ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2009
BEND, Ore. -- The sport of snowkiting could soon face regulations in U.S. states like Oregon as a result of wilderness designations, an official says. Deschutes National Forest trails specialist Chris Sabo said legislators were considering regulations for snowkiting, which has been around since the 1960s, since the sport currently takes place outside federal and state laws, The (Portland) Oregonian said Monday.   Snowkiting is a sport where skiers or snowboarders use kites to pull them across the ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2009
BEND, Ore. – Hampered by flight conditions so poor a helicopter was forced to abort its search, snow hip-deep in areas, rapidly changing and unpredictable weather, and an inaccurate location provided by the dated technology of a cell phone GPS, search and rescue team members struggled throughout the night for more than nine hours looking for a backcountry snowboarder who was lost and eventually rescued Thursday morning about five miles northwest of Todd Lake.   Mathew Euteneier, ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2009
BEND, Ore. – On the heels of the recent arrests of three teen-aged boys accused of stealing from 46 unlocked vehicles in southeast Bend, police have now arrested a man and woman in a separate rash of thefts from more than 30 cars in Bend and Redmond – only this time the pair also may have broken windows to gain entry and then traded the majority of the loot for drugs. Two children were also ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Police are still processing items they believe three teenage boys stole when they entered dozens of vehicles in southeast Bend in late February. The three boys, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, were arrested between Friday and Monday after one suspect was reported to have been in possession of a firearm stolen from one of the vehicles.   Bend Police Sgt. Brian Kindel said the gun was stolen in the early morning hours of ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Albertsons South has donated $2,000 to Bend's Community Center (BCC) to assist with food purchases during their 8-week kitchen remodel process. The Feed the Hungry program, serving 400 - 500 meals to hungry and homeless every Sunday from 1-5 p.m., is continuing throughout the kitchen remodel process.   Taffy Gleason, director for BCC said, "We are so thankful for Albertsons generosity.  The money they donated goes toward items for the salad bar. Each ... [full story]
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