UPDATE: 11:46 a.m., via ODOT: Central Ore.: US197 south of Maupin closed due to wildfire activity from milepost 46 - 62. Motorists should use other route. REDMOND — Two Central Oregon fires, both started by lightning Wednesday, grew significantly Thursday, drawing on local firefighting resources and requiring additional assistance/ The Boxcar Fire, which started three miles south of Maupin following lightning strikes Wednesday, moved both east and west of Highway 197 causing closures at times. A level 1 (get ready) evacuation notice was issued for areas in Maupin Wednesday night.June 22, 2018 7:40 a.m. read more..
Investigation has revealed that what was thought to be an attempted abduction of a student was in fact a clerical error, according to a press release Thursday afternoon from the City of The Dalles police and the North Wasco County School District. “It is a relief that this event is a simple mistake and not a more ominous event,” the release said.June 7, 2018 4:25 p.m. read more..
UPDATE: No attempted abduction, say authorities Investigation has revealed that what was thought to be an attempted abduction of a student was in fact an error, according to a press release Thursday afternoon from the City of The Dalles police and the North Wasco County School District. Investigation of the suspected attempted abduction has revealed that there was no attempted abduction, the release stated. Instead, parents of two different students called the school within minutes of each other and the message intended for one student was accidentally sent to another student, authorities said. The message directed the wrong student to walk to the location of Great and Small Day Care where the student was to remain until the parent could pick that child up. “It is a relief that this event is a simple mistake and not a more ominous event,” the release said. The City and district also expressed their appreciation for the publics assistance and that of the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police.June 6, 2018 4:31 p.m. read more..
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