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Single case of meningitis reported in Dufur

North Central Public Health Department has been notified of a presumptive case of Neisseria meningitides in a student who attends school in Dufur, according to a press release from the agency.

For the record, Dec. 19

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 19

Eugene man gets 5 years

EUGENE (AP) — A man who taught for 16 years at a Eugene school and was president of the Sheldon Babe Ruth league was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

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September bird deaths explained

Eight birds were reported killed in the September incident at The Dalles Transportation Center, which caused a temporary evacuation of the facility.

County to exit health district

Shortly after public health district officials left the room unawares, the Wasco County Commission voted unanimously Dec. 17 to leave the health district, after checking that it was permissible to take the vote even though the topic was not on the agenda.

Flood watch issued

A flood watch has been issued, and remains in effect from now through Monday afternoon. The warning includes all cities in the readership area of The Dalles Chronicle.

Clemency granted

President Barack Obama has granted clemency to 20 people, including two from Oregon.

Arts and entertainment calendar

Arts and entertainment calendar from Dec. 18, 2014.

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Rat Rods: Vintage vehicles make rusty rides

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car.

Senators vote no on spending bill

Walden said measure was a bipartisan compromise

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Ranchers gain ‘big wins’ in fed budget

Walden says $1M in wolf funding is one benefit

For the record from Dec. 18

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Dec. 18, 2014.

Body of missing man found in Wasco County

The remains of a Portland man were found Monday about one mile from his vehicle in Mosier and Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill said there was no evidence of foul play. Magill said Joseph Sizemore, 42, had been reported missing by his family on Sept. 7.

Police arrest two tagging teens

Four The Dalles police officers arrested two teens late Monday morning believed responsible for a large spree of tagging throughout town, some of it done during daylight hours.

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Sydney hostage planned daring escape

82-year-old slips through gap, first to escape lone gunman

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