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Officer: lack of reports hindered arrest in sex abuse case

Attorney Gregory Kafoury orchestrated a line of questioning Friday intended to show Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s failure to be forthcoming about sex abuse complaints against an anesthesiologist could have provided him with time to molest an employee.

Ore., Wash., warn against eating Columbia River fish

Toxins may be tainting catch

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia River.

Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat

Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled

Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat. Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled. Law enforcement is currently conducting an investigation at the school. Pete Hughes with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office reported that "we have reason to believe (the threat) was not credible."

Tax break eyed for Google

Public hearings set next week The City of The Dalles and Wasco County have negotiated an agreement with Google to provide the company with millions in tax breaks in exchange for a long-term investment in public services.

Tax break proposed for new Google facility

The City of The Dalles and Wasco County have negotiated an agreement with Google that will provide the company with a start-up tax break for new facilities in return for an $800,000 per year investment into public services.

Court overturns Dufur child pornographer sentence

Authorities will seek new sentence for Dufur child pornographer The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out the sentence of a Dufur man convicted of child pornography charges because statements he made in treatment were used against him in a federal court.

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Robbery suspect arrested at his home

Police nab man believed to have held up tellers at U.S. Bank in Hood River About 20 people watched from across the street Monday at 4:30 p.m. as Hood River Police arrested Timothy Bryan Glenn, 28, of Hood River, the suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of U.S. Bank.

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Marine mom takes America to war

About the Author

In the midst of a genre filled with first-person experience, Marine mom and journalist RaeLynn Ricarte set out to write a book like no other – one that stretched the breadth of the military experience from green recruit to Gold Star Mother.

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Vets share combat lessons

Marine mom takes America to war

The book “Living the Oath: Warriors Take It, Families Endure It” written by Marine mom and The Dalles Chronicle reporter RaeLynn Ricarte has 35 chapters and includes stories from 29 warriors and military family members.

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State police release name of injured trooper

State Police have released the name of the trooper in the officer-involved shooting near Rufus Aug. 29. The investigation into the case is continuing.

Investigation under way into officer shooting

Trooper recovering from "minor" gunshot wound

Sherman County District Attorney Wade McLeod is coordinating a multi-agency investigation at the scene of a shooting that wounded an Oregon State Trooper and killed his apparent assailant along Interstate 84 near Rufus earlier today, Aug. 29.

State trooper wounded near Rufus, suspect dead at the scene, I84 closed at the scene

An Oregon State Police trooper was wounded Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop along Interstate 84 near Rufus.

Evacuation notices to be lifted

Sheriff said cool, rainy weather is reducing threat

All evacuations for the Government Flats Complex fire are expected to be lifted by Monday night, Wasco County Sheriff Rick Eiesland said. Evacuation orders are in place along Ketchum Road, Upper Mill Creek past the 9500 block, and Vinsel Road, Eiesland said. He will meet with fire officials at 4 p.m. today (Monday) for final word on evacuations. “If it continues to stay overcast and rain, then they should be good to lift the restrictions and have people return to their homes,” Eiesland said.

Firefighters push for progress Sunday

Today is a good day to make progress on the fire because of cooler temperatures and lighter winds.

Firefighters push for containment as winds hold back

Evacuations remain in effect, firefighters gain on containment

Westerly winds predicted earlier today have been lighter than expected and the Blackburn Fire within the Government Flat Complex did not grow significantly during Thursday’s day shift.

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