In response to the shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, local law enforcement agencies in The Dalles will provide an increased police presence outside and around District 21 schools today, according to Cindy Miller, executive assistant at North Wasco County School District 21.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting Thursday at a community college in Oregon (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The former president of an Oregon community college where a gunman opened fire, killing at least seven people, says the school has only one security officer on duty at a time, and that person isn't armed. Joe Olson retired in June from his position as president of Umpqua (UMP'-kwah) Community College in Roseburg. He says last year, one of the biggest debates on campus was whether the school should have armed security officers. He says the college had three training exercises with local law agencies in the past two years, "but you can never be prepared for something like this." Olson says he suspects Thursday's shooting will start a discussion across the country about how community colleges prepare for something like this. Authorities say the gunman killed at least seven people and injured at least 20 others.
Sapa Aluminum, Inc., buys employee-owned company
Sapa Aluminum, Inc., plans to add 15 new jobs to the current lineup of 56 workers at Northwest Aluminum Specialties, which it acquired Monday afternoon. The sale brings an end to an era as the name of the plant that recycles aluminum into core logs that can be used for a variety of products was changed within minutes after the sale.
Young’s termination effective immediately
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory and Blowing Dust Advisory for high winds in parts of central and eastern Oregon, and sections of Washington. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for the Central Mountains of Oregon, the Blue Mountains, the Columbia Basin, Wallowa County and Asotin County for gusty winds.
Bullock last seen in upper Hood River valley
Public to be given a chance to comment on agreement
Google is purchasing 23 acres from Port of The Dalles for another data center
Missing: 63 year old Hispanic female, Lucia Flores. Last seen in the area of Reservoir Road, The Dalles. Wearing a pink shirt, black pants, pink shoes, carrying a black bag and blue Walmart bag. She has been missing since approximately 4 PM, Monday, July 13th. Residents living in the area of Reservoir Road are urged to check their property, including outbuildings. Please call 541-296-5454 if seen.
A member of the Mid Columbia Rural Fire Protection District runs a hose out as he fights a grass and brush fire on Highway 197 south of The Dalles at milepost three Tuesday, July 14 in the afternoon. Fires were also reported at milepost 4, Eight Mile Road and Boyd Loop Road, at their junction with Highway 197.
UPDATED 12:45 p.m. A 12 to 15 acre fire that threatened Pinewood Mobile Manor by the Discovery Center this morning is contained and no structures were lost, according to Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.
A mobile home at Viewpoint park in The Dalles was destroyed by fire late Monday morning. Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crews worked to keep the flames from spreading to nearby properties. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. More information will be provided in Tuesday's Chronicle.
PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon woman was hospitalized in serious condition after she was shot by her husband, a former sheriff who has dementia.
Victim wins punitive damages
An injury accident was reported at Mount Hood and 9th streets Saturday, March 28, 2015. A vehicle appeared to have been stuck in reverse.
Dr. Toda, President of Columbia Gorge Community College announced staff reductions in a college-wide message last week, according to a press release from the college. The initial layoff included five college employees across multiple departments, the release said.
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