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Police report burglaries

Over the last couple of weeks, the Hood River Police Department has taken two reports of burglaries to local businesses. In both cases, generators were stolen after the suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry into the business. These burglaries occurred in the early morning hours.

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Delayed burn pile fire

Firefighter John Stehlik hoses a burn pile Thursday that had been set more than five weeks ago. The fire spread to four-tenths of an acre before Wy’East Fire District personnel responded and controlled its spread through blackberries and into nearby woods.

Police Log, June 6 to 12

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Sheriff Log, June 5 to 18

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Police Log, June 6 to 11

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

ODOT asks for oil train moratorium

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.

Sheriff Log, May 29 to June 4

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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Wyden debriefs with Mosier firefighters

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.

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Elected officials demand oil-by-rail moratorium in Gorge

At Mosier gathering, Washington city leaders support Gorge mayors

A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.

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Sheared screws blamed in train derailment

The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.

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Cascade Locks Council opposes oil trains

Cascade Locks has joined several other Gorge municipalities in opposing crude-by-rail through their city limits.

Police Log, May 30 to June 5

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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As crews clean wreckage, Mosier begins recovering

A fiery 16-car train derailment and oil spill in Mosier left the community reeling in its wake.

Wasco Sheriff warns crash site trespassers

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill spent Monday dealing with security issues at the site of an oil train derailment in Mosier.

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Oregon lawmakers call for temporary halt on oil traffic

Some of Oregon’s highest elected officials have called for a moratorium on oil traffic through the Columbia River Gorge in the wake of Friday’s derailment of a Union Pacific oil train in Mosier.

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