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Fire at South Bend Sonic Drive In

At 6:34 this morning, the Bend Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at the south Sonic restaurant. The fire was discovered by the manager who was inside the building and was able to escape and call 9-1-1. Crews arrived to find black, heavy smoke Read More

Bend Man Arrested after Crash

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said 32-year-old Kenneth Cole Bush of Bend faces DUII, reckless driving and a weapons charge after his SUV left Deschutes Market Road north of Bend, struck several mailboxes and sheared off a power pole Friday afternoon. More at Read More

Bend City Council Adopts Two-Year Goals

Bend City Councilors on Wednesday approved an aggressive package of two-year goals for the City. The 2019-21 goals stay focused on core services provided by the City while addressing emerging issues such as mental health needs and wildfire resiliency. And, reflecting the Read More

Bend Man Arrested For Kidnapping

Monday evening, after a day of phone negotiations with police, 47-year-old John Malouf of northeast Bend was arrested on kidnapping and other charges, accused of refusing to let his wife and 2 young children leave their home earlier in the day. More at KTVZ Read More

Wildfire Near Lyons Prompts Evacuations

The Oregon Department of Forestry reported that a wind-fanned early-season wildfire off state Highway 22 in the North Santiam State Recreational Area grew to about 60 acres by Tuesday night. The fire has prompted evacuations of dozens of nearby homes in the Lyons area. Read More