In June, a story gripped the community for weeks after a woman was found murdered, and the man police believe was responsible was shot and killed when he tried to attack officers.

The ordeal started when police were called to Cape Arago Highway to a report of a woman down. Responding sheriff’s deputies found the body of 34-year-old Amber Townsend, who had been shot to death.

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In a frame from a body cam video, Matthew Michel is shown reaching for a knife on the bed in his hotel room seconds before he was shot by police.

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Dr. Devin Brice

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The controversy that led to North Bend Councilor Susanna Noordhoff confronting a neighbor centered around this tree that sits between two properties.

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The Marshfield volleyball team rushes the court to celebrate after defeating La Grande to earn a spot in the Class 4A volleyball tournament.


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