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Pig Bowl 2019 has selected three families to benefit from the annual fundraising flag football contest between Oregon and Washington law enforcement. The game is Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Wahtonka’s Sid White Field.

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A deputy shortage at the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has been so deep that even with three new deputies hired, the department is still down three positions.

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A 20-year-old The Dalles man was arrested early Friday morning and is accused of firing a weapon multiple times in an incident in the 3000 block of Old Dufur Road. No one was hurt.

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About a month ago, a controversial page on the regional jail’s website that listed criminal charges against immigration detainees who are held at the jail was taken down.

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When the Dalles Police Sgt. Jeff Halter is acting in his role as a deputy medical examiner at an unattended death, he often has to say there’s no assumption something is criminal just because a police officer is there.

“I end up explaining that a lot to people,” said Halter, who has held that role since the late 1990s. “Just because we’re policemen that doesn’t mean we think you’ve done anything wrong.”v

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A seven-month-old baby died July 16 at Celilo Village, according to the Oregon State Police.

Preliminary investigation indicates the boy, Kamiakin River Meanus, son of Shaniko Meanus and Kaitlyn Compo of Celilo Village, was healthy and well cared-for by his family members, according to a press release from the OSP.

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The first two RVs towed under a new city ordinance were removed last Wednesday, and one of them had a person in it who walked away with a few belongings after telling a police officer the removal was “a bunch of bull----.”

The Dalles Traffic Safety Officer Jeff Kienlen said the man who had to vacate his RV had “spray-painted several derogatory comments about the city of The Dalles stealing his home on the inside and outside of the motorhome.”

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The first tow under the city’s new ordinance banning the storage of RVs and oversize vehicles on city streets involved a boat on a trailer with expired Washington plates.

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Firefighters with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue use a ladder truck to access the roof of an office area of Precision Lumber in The Dalles Industrial Park Wednesday evening, July 31, 2019. The fire damage teh walls and roof of the front office area.

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The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee died Tuesday morning, July 30, when her northbound vehicle left the roadway on Highway 197 near mile post 29 north of Tygh Valley and struck a rock wall.