Workers at a central Oregon landfill became suspicious when former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, showed up to dump some trash last week. With federal investigators looking into the scandal that forced Kitzhaber to resign last week, the landfill workers called authorities after the first couple paid a visit.
The Lebanon Daily News, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 10:13 PM
Legal marijuana may force a dog named Zoey into early retirement come July. Zoey, a Belgian Malinois who is trained to detect marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, has recovered more than 40 pounds of drugs in her two years as a drug detection K-9 for the Bend Police Department, according to Bend Police Lt.
KOMO News, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 01:25 AM
With measles cases spreading across the country, Oregon lawmakers are taking a shot against the virus themselves -- hoping to soon make it tougher for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations. "I'm all for freedom and personal choice -- until it starts to harm other people," said state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, who so far supports Senate Bill 442.
Local TV Station KTVZ, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 09:12 PM
The state Medical Examiner's Office has determined that a 31-year-old Bend man who died in the Deschutes County Jail in mid-December died of a methamphetamine overdose, sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. The sheriff's office received the reports Monday from the state Medical Examiner's Office, along with a toxicology report, said Capt.
Local TV Station KTVZ, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 03:19 PM
The Oregon Safety Belt Overtime Campaign is a statewide selective traffic enforcement program that seeks to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries by increasing public awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries: safety restraint use, speed, and impaired drivers. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office increased traffic patrols during daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt and child restraint violations during this two week campaign, Feb. 9-22.
Local TV Station KTVZ, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 02:19 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Tearful William Shatner pictured hours after the death of his 'brother' Leonard Nimoy - as he echoes Spock actor's final tweet telling fans to 'Live Long and Prosper' Night of terror in a tiny rural Missouri town: How reclusive gunman killed seven of his cousins and neighbors after finding his elderly mom dead - and a fleeing shoeless girl in a nightie raised the alarm Business class flights, $6,650 on kitchen fittings and $3,600 on tailored religious robes: How Australian Cardinal 'spent thousands on a lavish Vatican lifestyle' Travel nightmare of passengers stuck on plane for NINE HOURS - after boarding flight that was meant to take 30 minutes When one bulletproof panic room is not enough: Saudi Prince sells three-floor New York apartment with a gym, sushi bar and THREE secret rooms for $48million Billionaire now claims he was misquoted when he said 'America's lifestyle ... (more)
Daily Mail, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 02:34 PM
A new voice is set to emerge from southern Deschutes County. KNCP FM 107.3, a low-power and all-volunteer community radio station based out of La Pine, is scheduled to hit the airwaves Feb. 14. The nonprofit station, whose call numbers stand for Newberry Country Pride, will be run out of the La Pine Chamber of Commerce and expects to have at least seven locally produced shows, says Bill Scally, the station engineer and overall driving force behind the project.
KVAL-TV Eugene, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 12:27 PM
According to data released Thursday by CoreLogic, nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S., including nearly 13,000 in Deschutes County, are currently designed at "High" or "Very High" risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined total reconstruction value estimated at more than $237 billion. Of the total homes identified, just over 192,000 homes fall into the "Very High Risk" category alone, with total reconstruction cost valued at more than $49.6 billion.
Local TV Station KTVZ, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 07:43 PM