A Hood River man has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted robbery following a heist at the U.S. Bank branch on the Heights in September.
Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School are both on 2-hour late start this morning due to weather.
Updates on weather related news
Eagles top Woodburn 3-1 in overtime, will play Summit Saturday in Hillsboro for state title
Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat
Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled
Students and staff have been dismissed from the Hood River Valley High School campus due to a bomb threat. Athletic events and afterschool activities have also been canceled. Law enforcement is currently conducting an investigation at the school. Pete Hughes with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office reported that "we have reason to believe (the threat) was not credible."
From the Hood River Police Department: The suspect in the Sept. 12 bank robbery of the Hood River branch of US Bank has been identified and captured today.
Emergency lockdowns at schools canceled; police continue search for suspect in bank robbery
Sheriff's office advises some Hood River county residents to prepare for possible evacuation for Government Complex Fire
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is advising residents on Fir Mountain Rd east of the irrigation ditch, Fir Mountain Loop and Swyers Dr of a level 1 pre-evacuation notice due to the Government Complex Fire.
Sebastian Kinasiewicz apparently fell 2,000 feet to his death
An air and ground search resumed Tuesday morning for a Polish man, Sebastian Kinasiewicz, in the Tilly Jane area on the north side of Mount Hood, and an Oregon Army Blackhawk helicopter crew spotted Kinasiewica's body at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. He apparently fell aabout 2,000 feet, to the 9,100 feet level on the north face of the mountain, in a place known as Climber's Left Chute, according to Sgt. Petet Hughes of the Hood River County Sheriff's Department.
City Manager Bob Francis resigned Monday night, referring to unspecified “difficulty” with Mayor Arthur Babitz and members of the city council, all of whom said they were surprised by the announcement, which came near the end of the regular City Council meeting. Francis cited a June 7 meeting with council member Laurent Picard in which Picard recommended strongly that Francis look for other work and resign. Francis used his standing report segment of Monday's meeting to announce he will resign effective July 8.
A Sunday afternoon hike ends in tragedy
I-84 East bound closed at Hood River due to hole in road
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