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The death Tuesday, March 5, of a 49-year-old woman found in a camper is under investigation, according to Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley.


A traffic stop Feb. 11 in The Dalles yielded nearly $90,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin, according to The Dalles Police Department Brian Roy Snyder, 49, of Aurora, was arrested at Sixth and Chenowith Loop after he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign, said Detective Sergeant Eric Macnab.

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Justice has closed a criminal investigation into two petitioners who were accused of giving false information to persuade voters to sign a petition to repeal the state sanctuary law. Initiative Petition 22 has since qualified for the ballot as Measure 105, Stop Oregon Sanctuaries.

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.

A state civil rights investigation of The Dalles High School, triggered by a gender imbalance in students enrolled in career classes, has the superintendent worried about costs to fix problems found. The two-day on-site investigation, which also included Wahtonka Community School, was comprehensive, including looking at handicapped accessibility issues, which are extensive at the aging high school.

To the editor: NWCSD 21 Board of Directors: When the two districts merged, we were promised we’d save money with only one administration, and our school system would be better off. Yet our district remains the same, with very little community support behind it. I received an anonymous letter in an email, with complaints against Candy Armstrong, and a note saying the board would not investigate anonymous complaints. Consider that letter signed by me as well, there needs to some serious review of policy. This is now the third complaint you’ve received, I hope you take it seriously and do what is best for the students.

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.

William Frank Osborne, 58, of Mosier, a volunteer at The Dalles Head Start, was arrested Oct. 26 on one charge of sex abuse in the first degree, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles Police Department.

A Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue crew monitors a single-story shop at 3518 West Second Street for residual fire after extinguishing flames. The blaze was reported about 9:45 a.m.