Police and Fire


Crane strikes powerline in Cascade Locks

A mechanical crane struck a power line on Moody Avenue in Cascade Locks Monday morning, injuring two construction workers in an electric shock.

Woman rescued at trail near Parkdale

A 52-year-old woman was rescued early Monday morning after a cold night, reportedly lost near Tamanawas Falls, south of Parkdale.

Two horses killed on Hwy. 35

A pickup truck struck and killed two horses on Highway 35 near Parkdale on Wednesday morning.

Vandalized sign prompts security precautions at CL School Friday

Cascade Locks Elementary School is taking extra security precautions Friday in response to a vandalized reader board sign on WaNaPa Street. There was no credible threat to students, schools officials said.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 18 to 25

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

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Three people, and a dog, survive capsizing in Columbia near Wyeth

All three sailboat occupants, and a dog, were safe after an unexpected swim in the Columbia River at about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Subway robber sentenced

Shepherd pleads guilty, will serve seven years

A Hood River man on Wednesday pled guilty to robbing Subway restaurant at gunpoint this summer.

Conflict at Walmart leads to investigation, no arrests

A squabble at Walmart, in which a pellet gun posed a threat and someone allegedly hit a man on the head with a milk jug, yielded no criminal charges.

Hood River woman, 91, fatally struck by pickup

A 91-year-old woman died after a pickup truck struck her Tuesday afternoon in front of her home on Barrett Drive.

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Police investigate fight at Walmart

Hood River Police are investigating an “altercation” at Walmart that took place Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Log, Sept. 11 to 17

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

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Smith case aggravates HRCSO staffing crunch

Relief is on the way, but for the next nine months staffing levels at Hood River Sheriff’s Office are way down.

Oregon’s drought taking toll on conifers

Conifer trees are struggling in Oregon's recent drought streak.

Planned burns coming to Gorge

Fire managers at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are planning a set of prescribed burns over the next few months as the region cools down with early fall.

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A memorial climb

On Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the east coast, volunteers and paid staff of the City of Hood River Fire and EMS donned turnouts and tanks and did a commemorative stair climb starting at Overlook Memorial Park at Second and State.


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