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KBNW Business Briefs For 07/11/14

BEND, OR — The Bank of the Cascades recently presented the United Way of Deschutes County with a $42,000 check.  The funds will be used to address the most urgent social services needs facing Central Oregon.  For 2014, Bank of the Cascades has donated $84,000 to Read More

HOC Hires 82 Youth In Central Oregon

REDMOND, OR — The Heart of Oregon Corps has hired 82 youth to participate in the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program this summer.  Now through August 14th, these 82 young people will work on land stewardship projects across Central Oregon.  They will Read More

Inmate Convicted Second Time For Attacks

MCMINVILLE, OR — An inmate has been convicted a second time for attacks on other inmates at the federal prison in Yamhill County.  Thomas William Cornelius, 49, was convicted Wednesday of using a razor blade to slash the throat of a handcuffed inmate.  Authorities Read More

Grandpa Rescues Twins From Salem RV Fire

SALEM, OR — Family members say a grandfather went back into the burning camper to save two 11-year-old twin grandchildren.  Chris Laing is recovering in a Portland hospital from 2nd– and 3rd-degree burns to his arms and blisters on his head and feet.  Four Read More

Man Dead After Estacada Firewood Cutting Accident

CLACKAMAS, OR — The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a man in his 60s was fatally injured during a Thursday firewood cutting accident in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  Investigators said some campers were improperly trying to cut down a large, dead Read More

Former Oregon State President Paul Risser Dies

CORVALLIS, OR — Paul Risser, who served as Oregon State University’s 13th president from 1996 to 2002, died Thursday at his home in Norman, OK.  He was 74. “President Risser led Oregon State during a time of challenge and transition,” current OSU Read More