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Jun 08,2007
Crook County Sheriff Rodd Clark pleaded not guilty Wednesday during his arraignment in Circuit Court to charges alleging undue influence and official misconduct. The Oregon Department of Justice conducted the investigation and presented the allegations to the Grand Jury on May 11. The indictment alleged that Clark committed two crimes at a meeting with employees of the Crook County Sheriff’s office on August 31, 2005. Count I of the indictment alleges that Clark subjected “another ... [full story]
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Jun 05,2007
Two drivers were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon when one car drifted across South Highway 97 and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle, police reported. Redmond Police officers responded to the accident scene near the intersection of South Highway 97 and SW Wickiup Avenue in Redmond, Oregon shortly after 1:30 p.m. June 5. According to Officer Johnny Dickson, a 2000 Cadillac driven by 84-year old Anne Elizabeth Maxwell of Redmond ... [full story]
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Jun 04,2007
DEQ Issues $5,200 Penalty to City of Prineville Railway for Hazardous Waste Management Violations The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a $5,200 penalty against the City of Prineville’s “City of Prineville Railway” for failure to determine whether wastes it generated were hazardous, and failure to immediately clean spills or releases of used oil. The violations occurred at the City of Prineville Railway site at 185 N. 10th St. An Aug. 17, 2006 inspection ... [full story]
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Jun 04,2007
Firefighters were busy Sunday suppressing approximately 15 new wildland fires across Central Oregon that are believed to have been ignited by lightning from a storm that passed through the area Saturday. Fire crews, responding from a combination of federal, state and rural fire departments are taking action quickly to keep these new fires, scattered throughout public and private land, small. Most of the new starts are currently being held to less than two acres and ... [full story]
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Jun 04,2007
A 30-year old Prineville woman was arrested Friday on multiple charges including rape and sodomy in connection with the sexual abuse of an underage boy, police reported.   Tangie Wilson - CCJ photo According to a news release issued by Detective Sergeant Travis Jurgens of the Crook County Sheriff’s Office in Central Oregon, as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse report, deputies executed a search warrant at 2812 NW Brookfield Court in Prineville and arrested ... [full story]
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Jun 04,2007
Deschutes County Sheriff Captain Marc Mills announced Friday that a 52-year old resident of Crooked River Ranch was issued a citation for reckless burning in connection with the wildfire in Central Oregon that burned over 350 acres and prompted the evacuation of numerous residents. According to a news release issued by Mills and Deputy Allan Borland, Lane Ball was burning debris on his property during the morning of the fire.  Believing that he had extinguished the ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Crooked River Ranch Fire Demonstrates Vital Public Safety Need SALEM, Ore. – Rep. John Dallum (R-The Dalles) today filed priority legislation to expedite the planning and construction of a Crooked River bridge giving local residents an effective fire exit and improved access to Madras. HB 3560 directs the Oregon Transportation Commission to give precedence to the bridge as it develops transportation projects in Central Oregon. “Crooked River residents have needed a fire exit and better ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Fire officials have recalculated the estimated acreage and the area of containment of the fire burning in private land in Crooked River Ranch and BLM land northwest of Terrebonne in Central Oregon.  Earlier estimates put the blaze at 677-acres with 20 percent containment, but this morning’s latest figures reduced that number to 90 percent containment of 342-acres. Firefighters continue to make progress, and full containment of the fire is expected today at 6 p.m. The fire ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Fire officials report that an escaped debris pile burn has spread to 677-acres of private land in Crooked River Ranch and BLM land northwest of Terrebonne in Central Oregon, estimating containment at 20 percent as of 8 a.m. Friday.  Firefighters continue to make progress, and full containment of the fire is expected today at 6 p.m. The fire was reported Thursday afternoon, with affected acreage increasing throughout the day.  At 6 p.m., the Central Oregon ... [full story]
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May 30,2007
A woman suspected of shooting to death a 36-year old man in southeast Portland early this morning led police on a high-speed car chase in Central Oregon before sideswiping a truck in Terrebonne, continuing on to Redmond, fleeing on foot with a handgun, then shooting herself in the head while officers attempted to negotiate with her.   Jacqueline Kay Fielder - photo provided by PPB & RPD 30-year old Jacqueline Kay Fielder was transported by ambulance to ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
A 38-year old resident of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation was sentenced to three concurrent 36-month terms in prison for the sexual abuse of three women that occurred over a three-year period.  According to the US Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon, the man had sexual contact with and photographed the women while they were drunk and unconscious. Leon Tenorio was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Garr M. King for the abuse which occurred ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) recently announced that Ochoco Health Systems has been awarded a $608,333 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a new health clinic in La Pine, Oregon. Congressman Walden strongly supported Ochoco's efforts to secure the grant from DHHS' Health Center Program and wrote to the Department on Ochoco's behalf in December. Walden has supported a number of Ochoco projects over the years, including the recently-opened ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when he drove into the path of a pickup loaded with firewood in Prineville, police reported. The unidentified driver apparently pulled into the path of the pickup as he entered S. Main Street from the entrance to Les Schwab Fields about 1:40 p.m., May 26, Chief Eric Bush said. The teen was transported to Pioneer Memorial Hospital with reportedly serious injuries.  The investigation is continuing, Bush said, adding that ... [full story]
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