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DOJ Closes Case Against Bend

BEND, OR — The U.S. Department of Justice closed its ADA case against the City of Bend and notified the City with a letter Tuesday. The department opened an investigation in 2004 after complaints of non-compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

Crews Battling Rye Valley Fire In Baker County

HUNTINGTON, OR — Crews are now fighting the Rye Valley Fire, burning 15 miles northwest of the Baker County community of Huntington.  The lightning-sparked fire has burned 1,392 acres and is 20% contained.  Thankfully, no homes or buildings have been lost in the Read More

Shaniko Butte Passes 42K Acres

MADRAS, OR — The Shaniko Butte Fire burning north of Warm Springs has now consumed 42,044 acres of grass and brush.  Crews said they have the fire 85% contained.  Firefighters plan to continue securing the containment lines Friday. If you see local news happen, Read More

Second Highway Worker Killed This Week

BOARDMAN, OR — Oregon State Police said a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week.  Glen McCoy, 64, Sparks, NV, died late Wednesday while working on Interstate 84 near Boardman.  He worked for a construction company installing Read More

Boaters Advised To Watch For Hazards

BEND, OR — Thanks to a low snow pack this winter, and very little rain this spring, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels in the days to come.  Ashley Massey with the state Marine Board said less water means previously unseen hazards Read More

KBNW Business Briefs For 07/25/14

BEND, OR — Portland General Electric is recalling 70,000 residential meters because some are not performing up to standards and, in rare cases, catching fire. The meters are primarily installed at rental properties and contain a specific technology that allows the Read More

Bomb Threat Cancels Salem Prison Visiting Hours

SALEM, OR — The Oregon State Correctional Institution canceled Thursday afternoon visiting hours after receiving a bomb threat.  Department of Corrections officials said the threat came around 10 a.m.  The facility was searched, and no bombs were found.  Normal Read More