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Pine Grove dad shoots his son

A Pine Grove man allegedly shot and killed his son early Saturday morning and then called 9-1-1 to report that the incident had happened during a domestic dispute. John William Dames, Sr., 76, then reportedly put away his gun and waited for Wasco County Sheriff’s deputies to arrive at the family home.

December 5, 2017 1:15 p.m. read more..

‘A frightful sound’

For two days after a man kicked in her door in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning, a local woman said she didn’t sleep more than an hour at a time. A good night’s sleep is still elusive. The woman agreed to talk about her ordeal and the aftermath, but asked that her name not be used.

December 1, 2017 2:39 p.m. read more..

Suit filed in TD sex crime case

An $8.5 million lawsuit was filed against Mid-Columbia Head Start and its volunteer William Frank Osborne, alleging the pre-school program did not adequately supervise Osborne, who has been accused of sexually assaulting several children in his care. The suit, filed Nov. 9 in Wasco County Circuit Court, named Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Inc., the non-profit organization that runs the Head Start program. The program serves 3- to 5-year-olds.

November 30, 2017 2:30 p.m. read more..

TD man, Underwood woman accused of home invasion robbery

An Underwood woman was arrested Nov. 17 for first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and first-degree theft, all charges that stemmed from an incident earlier this year. Leesa Combs, 38, was lodged in the Klickitat County Jail on a $250,000 bail.

November 29, 2017 3:24 p.m. read more..

Home invasion reported Thanksgiving day

A homeless man who had been arrested five times in 2017 was caught in a woman’s house in the 300 block of East Seventh Street early Thanksgiving morning after he kicked in her front door.

November 28, 2017 1:15 p.m. read more..


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