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Bodies of two missing men found in Mt. Hood National Forest

The bodies of two men from Kentucky were found Thursday evening, July 23, off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. Evidence suggests the pair died in a murder/suicide, according to information provided by the Hood River County Sheriff. The trail is accessed off the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

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Officer recounts Dallas trip

Four city police officers came home last Saturday emotionally drained after attending funerals of killed Dallas police officers, only to wake up Sunday morning to news that three more officers were killed in Louisiana.

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Fire burns along Columbia River in Lyle

A wind-driven grass and brush fire in Lyle swept across the spit of land south of the railroad tracks and Highway 14 Thursday night, burning from the vicinity of Cove Road at the mouth of the Klickitat River east to the 10th Street tunnel. At least one camping trailer was destroyed in the fire, according to witnesses. Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which started in the late afternoon.

For the record from July 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 21, 2016

Woman harasses dispatch center

In a rarity, the Wasco County 911 Center called police to report its own dilemma: a woman who incessantly called the dispatch center, perhaps 50 times over two days, last week.

For the record, July 20

Police, fire and medical reports from July 20, 2016

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Band for vets gets underway

Chris Mumford held the first rehearsal Thursday for a new band being formed to raise money for veterans’ causes. He hopes to attract enough musicians in coming weeks to split the group between country and rock so they can cover a wider variety of venues.

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Two die in Dufur area crash

Two Dufur residents died in a single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday evening on Boyd Loop Road just outside Dufur, according to the Oregon State Police. Both the driver, Tamara Janine Kucher, 40, and Hunter William Reese Spears, 21, who was riding in the bed of the 1994 Chevrolet 1500 extended cab pickup, were ejected when the vehicle lost control on a turn and rolled down an embankment, said Sgt. Kaipo Raiser. Both died at the scene.

For the record from July 15

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 15, 2016.

For the record from July July 14

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 14, 2016.

Scam alert

Northern Wasco County PUD is warning the community of a new telephone scam involving payments. This week, a customer reported that an individual called claiming to work for the PUD. The caller told the customer that if she did not wire money, her power would be cut off within the hour.

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Fire destroys local home

A home, wellhouse and woodshed at 6569 Reservoir Road were destroyed by fire late Wednesday night. A mother and daughter who were home escaped unharmed, and all but two cats were accounted for, according to witnesses at the scene. Both residents left the home and called 911 from a neighbor’s house across the street.

For the record from July 13

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 13, 2016

TD police honor 5 fallen officers

Four officers from The Dalles Police Department have gone to Dallas to pay respects to the five police officers slain there last week by a sniper.

Burglary suspect caught

It’s rare to find the culprits in a burglary, but an alert neighbor helped lead police to a suspect who was recently charged in connection with three burglaries in The Dalles. Pedro Ayala Solorio, 21, of 3125 Gilhouley Rd., Odell, was indicted by a Wasco County grand jury last week on eight counts: three counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of theft and two counts of criminal mischief.

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