Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for Thursday, May 9. 2013.
SALEM — Some young offenders convicted of having sex with underage partners would be able to request the crime be removed from their records under a bill narrowly passed by the Oregon House on Wednesday. Voting 31 to 27, the House sent the bill to the Senate with little discussion.
The City of The Dalles will test the City Hall emergency siren at noon Thursday, May 9. In the event of a real emergency, the siren would sound several times providing a cue to tune to a local radio station for instructions.
Alleged attacker faces Measure 11 violence charge The victim of a stabbing, Josh Davitt, 23, of The Dalles, died Tuesday evening — three days after he was taken off life support at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
An approximately half-hour foot chase through Columbia Gorge Regional Airport grasslands took less time than it might have had not an Oregon State Police airplane been approaching the airport at the time the suspect fled.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for May 8, 2013.
The Dalles and Wasco County law enforcement officers responded to a report of a fleeing suspect this morning, May 7, who fled an apparent Oregon State Police traffic stop just across The Dalles Bridge on Highway 197 in Washington. One person stayed in the stopped car, according to The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury.
Spring open burning season in The Dalles has concluded. Fall open burning in The Dalles will run from Oct. 16 to Dec. 1. In addition, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue has halted issuing any new burn permits and prohibits all burning within its boundaries, effective May 20. All issued permits will become invalid on that date.
Bargeway to be closed May 8 Bargeway Road, between Terminal and Webber streets, will be closed to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, on Wednesday, May 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The contractor for City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be finishing the asphalt paving work on this part of the project.
Eric Nerdin hopes to reclaim the North Wasco County School District seat he held for two years during the transitional time when The Dalles and Chenowith districts consolidated into North Wasco County School District 21.
The Wasco County Pioneer Association chose William Rooper and Jan Leininger as the Pioneer Man and Woman of the Year for 2013 at Saturday’s annual meeting.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports for May 7, 2013.
The Dalles business owners host festivities for Cinco de Mayo “Cinco de Mayo is a day that makes me proud,” said Carlos Quezada, co-owner of La Cabaña in downtown The Dalles. “We might be far away from our country but we can’t change our blood – the culture is still with us.”
The annual Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — celebration across the U.S. is more than just a tribute to Mexican heritage — it is a reminder about the important role the neighboring country played in ending America’s Civil War.
Just as Oregon’s Wildfire Awareness week gets under way, firefighters are hoping two simultaneous fires Friday, May 3 — one on Sevenmile Hill and another on Mill Creek — are not a glimpse of worse to come.
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