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Investigation continues into fatal Sunday bicycle crash near Hood River

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause and manner of Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old female along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver will be released later today.

Parks director put on leave, pool on target

Board hires employment attorney to investigate ‘personnel matter’

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for region

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 459 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM PDT FOR LOCATIONS OREGON AND KLICKTAT COUNTY, INCLUDING SHERMAN AND WASCO COUNTIES AND HOOD RIVER COUNTIES. SPECIFIC WARNINGS ARE BEING BROADCAST ON LOCAL RADIO STATIONS OREGON COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CLACKAMAS GILLIAM HOOD RIVER MORROW MULTNOMAH SHERMAN UMATILLA UNION WALLOWA WASCO

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Small fire flares as Rowena Fire work continues

A small spot fire flared up in grass and scrub oak on McCall Point (the SW corner of the fire) at approximately 2:30pm Sunday. It was quickly knocked down at approximately 7 acres by using water bucket drops from a helicopter, engines, and crew personnel already on the fire. Control action on the spot fire continued through the remainder of the day shift. Line was constructed and hose lay installed.

Manditory evacuations lifted

According to the official Rowena Fire ‏@RowenaFire2014 twitter feed, all 740 residences that have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order are now at a Level 1. Residents may return to their homes.

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Conditions 'fluid and dynamic' at east end of Rowena Fire

Friday and Saturday actions critical in making fire progress

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Some Mandatory evacuations still in place; conditions continue to be "fluid and dynamic" Friday night.

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Fire displaces more than 600 people

The Rowena Fire pushed toward the outskirts of The Dalles overnight, forcing the evacuation of about 600 people from 275 homes in the fire zone.

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Rowena Fire creeps closer to The Dalles outskirts

75 households under top-level evacuation orders

An estimated 275 houses are threatened by the spreading Rowena Fire and 75 households have been advised to immediately evacuate their homes between the 5500 block and 6200 block of Highway 30, according to fire authorities, reporting this afternoon, Aug. 6.

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Rowena Fire: More evacuations announced

Shelter available for fire zone pets

As firefighters struggle to battle the dry, wind-driven Rowena Fire, more evacuations have been announced and a shelter for pets has been established.

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Fire sweeps over Rowena

Fire forced the evacuation of seven homes in Rowena last night and the steep terrain, combined with high winds and expected high temperatures today, were ideal conditions for a big fire, an official said. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 6, the fire was at around 200 acres and rapidly growing, said spokesman Justin de Ruyter with the Oregon State Fire Marshal incident command team.

MINT Team arrests man on drug dealing charges

The culmination of a lengthy investigation by the Mid-Columbia Narcotics Task Force (MINT Team) resulted in the arrest of a local man and seizure of drugs and firearms, the team reported.

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Summit home destroyed by fire

Resident was absent from home, lost everything to flames

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Suspect arrested in camp shooting

The Wasco County Sheriff’s office, assisted by The Dalles City Police, arrested Juan Carlos Navarro, 20, in connection with an orchard camp shooting July 13 on Pleasant Ridge Road.

Rural shooting injures one

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Sunday evening at a labor camp on Pleasant Ridge Road.

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Lightning sparks mulitple fires in region

Oregon fire officials estimated that about 3,400 lightning strikes occurred across the region Sunday and started dozens of fires, mostly small but some sparked fires that are threatening homes on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

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