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Bail reduction hearing set today for Bend child care provider

A bail reduction hearing for 31 year old January Neatherlin of Bend is scheduled today in Deschutes County Circuit Court. Neatherlin was charged with 114 counts surrounding her child care [...]

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11 year old dies in 2 car accident near Mt. Bachelor entrance

A 2 car collision near the entrance to Mt Bachelor led to the death of an 11 year old boy from Eugene yesterday. According to the Oregon State Police, the boy’s father who was heading west had [...]

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Bend man arrested for DUI after hitting a power pole, burning his car on Highway 20 west of Bend

Highway 20 West of Bend near Dayton Road was closed this morning just after midnight when a car hit a power pole. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office 27 year old Michael Kutschara [...]

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Ochoco Dam to be checked for safety, integrity beginning in April

The Bureau of Reclamation will begin work on the Ochoco Dam next month taking soil samples to check on the dam’s seismic stability, safety and integrity. The 6 drilling sites will be on the dam’s [...]

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2nd person sentenced in Crooked River Ranch incident from January

A 37 year old man from Modesto California was sentenced to 7 and ½ years in prison yesterday for his role in the beating and kidnapping of a couple from a home at Crooked River Ranch in January. [...]

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Name of Madras woman released in single car accident in NE Madras

The name of a Madras woman who died in a single vehicle accident Tuesday night in NE Madras has been released. According to Madras Police the woman was 26 year old Melissa Wallace. Wallace was on [...]

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Unemployment down for Central Oregon

Unemployment rates continue to drop in Central Oregon. For the month of February Deschutes County matched the state low of 4 percent as another 800 people found jobs.  In Jefferson County the [...]

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Oregon Promise Program gets funding for spring term

Good news for many Central Oregon Community College students who have been assisted by the Oregon Promise Program which helps to pay for their community college classes through a state grant [...]

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Crooked River Ranch woman gets 6 and 1/2 years for kidnapping, assault

A Crooked River Ranch woman was sentenced to 6 and a half years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty last week to 2nd degree assault, 1st degree attempted kidnapping and 2 counts of unlawful [...]

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ODOT agrees to update curb ramps

The Oregon Department of Transportation and the group Disability Rights Oregon have reached an agreement that will lead to the repair or replacement of the curb ramps that access intersections on [...]