UPDATE: Nineteenth street in the area of Mid-Columbia Medical Center is now open to traffic, vehicle and pedestrian, as crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue respond to a leaking oxygen tank, according to Wasco County emergency dispatch.
CenturyLink repairs phone outage
CenturyLink switch located in The Dalles is problem source
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.
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.
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.
Due to a technical glitch in our printing process, today's paper
Oregon State Police report a Brush/Grass fire caused by a recreational vehicle has both directions of I-84 closed at MP123. Check http://tripcheck.com for detour information.
A two-story house with three apartments burned at Lincoln and Fourth streets near the Saint Peters Landmark Saturday morning.
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.
UPDATED A two-vehicle crash occurred Friday morning at about 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 84 eastbound around milepost 86.
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.
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.
Local pilot crashes, transported with injuries
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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