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Here is a look at the top stories from the region over the past year.
Deadly shooting at Bend Safeway
Everyone knows where they were when they first heard about what happened on Aug. 28.
A gunman made his way from his apartment complex behind the Forum Shopping Center on Bend’s east side, entered the Safeway and shot and killed two men — military veterans — before taking his own life as police arrived. Customer Glenn Bennett and employee Donald Surrett Jr. were killed.
We learned that Surrett not only stayed in an attempt to stop the shooter, he actually caused the gunman to drop one of his weapons.