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Gas station robbed

A male and female, both wearing masks and brandishing guns, held up a gas station on the west end of town late Sunday night and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.

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Car crashes near Riverfront park, Marina

A vehicle crashed at Riverfront Park and The Dalles Marina, and the driver reportedly ran into the river Thursday afternoon. Investigation ongoing. Details in Friday's Chronicle.

Middle school teacher's aide arrested in TD

Jose Luis Martinez-Robledo, 48, a teacher's aide at The Dalles Middle School, was arrested at his home Oct. 12 and is charged with two counts of Sexual Harassment, according to a joint statement by Northern Wasco County School District (NWCSD) Superintendent Candy Armstrong and Sergeant Douglas Kramer of The Dalles Police.

Delay in today's print edition

Due to a technical glitch in our printing process, today's paper

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Fire closes highway near Biggs Junction east of The Dalles

Oregon State Police report a Brush/Grass fire caused by a recreational vehicle has both directions of I-84 closed at MP123. Check for detour information.

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House fire burns Fourth and Lincoln in The Dalles

A two-story house with three apartments burned at Lincoln and Fourth streets near the Saint Peters Landmark Saturday morning.

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Fire burns truck on Sevenmile Hill Road

A pickup truck hauling a load of hay caught fire as it approached the summit of Seven Mile Hill Road from the east Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported at 3:30 p.m., and spread to the load of hay and into nearby grass bordering. Twenty acres were burned, and the road was closed for several hours before the fire was extinguished and crews wrapped up around 8 p.m. Crews responding included Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, Dallesport Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry and Mosier Fire Department. Scenic Area fire crews were also dispatched.

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Crews respond to crash Friday morning

UPDATED A two-vehicle crash occurred Friday morning at about 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 84 eastbound around milepost 86.

Fort Dalles Museum concert cancelled

The scheduled Music at the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead concert scheduled for Sunday Aug. 28, 4 p.m. has been cancelled due to scheduling conflict with our artists. If you are looking for music on that afternoon you might consider the free Navy Band Concert at Maryhill Amphitheater.

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Fire burns in Heritage Park at mouth of Deschutes River

UPDATE 4:30 pm A wildfire that is believed to have started a couple of hours ago in Heritage Park along the Deschutes River has grown to 1,200 acres and is being battled by multiple agencies, according to Katie Santini, public information officer for the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area Office of the U.S. Forest Service.

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Plane crashes at TD airport

Local pilot crashes, transported with injuries

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Brush fire burning on east end of The Dalles

A brush fire is burning near railroad tracks on the east end of The Dalles, near Big Jim’s diner. A Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue crew is on scene fighting the blaze in dried grass and vegetation.

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Bodies of two missing men found in Mt. Hood National Forest

The bodies of two men from Kentucky were found Thursday evening, July 23, off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. Evidence suggests the pair died in a murder/suicide, according to information provided by the Hood River County Sheriff. The trail is accessed off the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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Fire burns along Columbia River in Lyle

A wind-driven grass and brush fire in Lyle swept across the spit of land south of the railroad tracks and Highway 14 Thursday night, burning from the vicinity of Cove Road at the mouth of the Klickitat River east to the 10th Street tunnel. At least one camping trailer was destroyed in the fire, according to witnesses. Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which started in the late afternoon.

Two die in Dufur crash

Two Dufur residents died in a single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday evening on Boyd Loop Road just outside Dufur, according to the Oregon State Police. Both the driver, Tamara Janine Kucher, 40, and Hunter William Reese Spears, 21, who was riding in the bed of the 1994 Chevrolet 1500 extended cab pickup, were ejected when the vehicle lost control on a turn and rolled down an embankment, said Sgt. Kaipo Raiser. Both died at the scene.



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