MVHS Basketball Player Shooting for College Scholarship

Mountain View High School‘s point guard, Chase McClain, has made a name for himself as one of the top guards in the state and his record is garnering interest from college scouts during his senior season. However McClain’s plans don’t stop at the collegiate level, as he’d like to make it all the way to NBA.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with McClain to talk about his future and how his senior season has gone so far. 

Oregon Senate Passes Rent Control Bill

Oregon is facing a housing crisis and lawmakers are scrambling to try and find solutions. One bill that could help was approved by the Oregon State Senate on Tuesday. The bill enhances protections for tenants and prohibits landlords from implementing high rent increases. SB 608 is now heading to the Oregon State House where it is also expected to pass. If passed it would be the country’s first state-wide rent control measure.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on how the bill could affect tenants and landlords across the state.

Safety Concerns for Highway 97

A fatal crash last week left one woman dead after succumbing to her injuries, and caused extensive delays since the highway was shut down as crews investigated and cleared the scene. Crashes like this aren’t uncommon on this stretch of highway, an issue that has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to push for some safety improvements for the corridor between Redmond and Bend, but budget restrictions are proving an issue for the sweeping changes that are likely needed.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with ODOT officials and residents to see what kind of changes could be in store for Highway 97.

Body of Missing Firefighter Found

Around 2 p.m. Monday searchers with Deschutes County Search and Rescue and personnel from the Deschutes Conuy Sheriff’s Office assisted Bend Police Department in the search for missing firefighter John Love.

Around 4:30 p.m. two K-9 teams were searching the area of Cooley Rd. and NE 18th St and found a deceased male within a large hole in a construction area.

Bend PD reported that the male was mostly covered with snow and investigators identified the male as the missing Love.

Bend PD investigators are working with the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Love was reported missing on February 9th by a family member. An investigation into his disappearance found that Love had not been seen since February 6th, when a cab driver dropped him off at his residence on St. Cloud Ct. between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m.

Second Candidate for COCC President Visits Bend

The second of three candidates applying to take over as Central Oregon Community College’s president is in town for a final interview and to meet the community.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel spoke with Dr. Tod Treat and has more information on the final candidate coming to town next week.

Cyclist’s Father Speaks Out About Manslaughter Trial

The father of Marika Stone is still trying to come to terms with the senseless loss of his daughter.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with Greg Middag, who flew from his home in Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend the trial of his daughter’s accused killer.

Closing Arguments Mark End of Bend Manslaughter Trial

Wednesday marked the final day of the trial for Shantel Witt, the Bend woman facing manslaughter and a handful of other charges connected to a December 2017 incident that left local cyclist and dentist, Marika Stone, dead. Witt is accused of hitting and killing Dr. Stone while driving under the influence of a number of prescription medications.

Today the prosecution and Witt’s defense team made their closing arguments to Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge Michael Adler, who is scheduled to announce his verdict on Friday.

COCC Searches for its Next President

The first of three candidates to take over as Central Oregon Community College’s president is in town for a final interview and to meet the community.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel stopped by today’s meeting and spoke with Dr. Kimberlee Messina, and has more information on the other two candidates coming to town.

Arrest Made in String of Robberies in Bend

The incident began Saturday night with a call from a Bend resident who had been forced into his vehicle at knife point on the north side of Bend. It ended hours later in the Walmart on the south end of town with police arresting Jared Lake.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the alleged crime spree and information from Lake’s arraignment at the Deschutes County Courthouse this morning.