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Wildfire damages homes near Underwood

A wildfire sparked by a power line damaged three homes and burned 8.5 acres on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River near Underwood Thursday afternoon, but was mostly contained as of Friday morning.

Authorities release new information in search for Kentucky men missing in Mt. Hood area

From Oregon State Police: Oregon State Police (OSP) and Hood River County Sheriff's Office (HRSO), working in cooperation with Kentucky State Police (KSP), are continuing to ask for the public's help to locate a father and son whose vehicle was found last week along Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood area. With this weekend's expected warm weather and the potential for many visitors and hikers in the Mt. Hood area, some new details are being released after confirming the men were in the area last week.

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Fire breaks out on cliffs West of White Salmon

A wildfire broke out Thursday afternoon at about 3 p.m. on a cliff near White Salmon, just west of the White Salmon River bridge, coming close to a home on the bluff.

Authorities seek missing Kentucky men, near Mt. Hood

Oregon State Police (OSP) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are asking for the public’s help to locate a father and son whose vehicle was found last week abandoned along Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood area.

Agencies plan Sept. 27 ‘Drug Take Back Day’

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Hood River Fire Department, Hood River Police Department and Hood River County Prevention Partnership will be hosting a drug take back collection site at the Hood River Fire Department, 1785 Meyer Parkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sheriff Log for Aug. 6

Aug. 25 to Sept. 2

Green again, with work

We appreciate the Aug. 30 article on the recent Indian Creek site fire.

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Mid Valley News: The story within a story at the Wy’east Fire District Memorial

There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.

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Minor knocks out pole in Monday morning chase

Crash occurs at Ninth and State

A brief police chase early Monday morning ended suddenly when the juvenile driver of the pursued vehicle slammed directly into a power pole in Hood River, shearing the pole in half.

I-84 shut down due to gun-wielding man

A portion of Interstate 84 was shut down west of Troutdale on Monday due to a man who reportedly walked along a freeway off ramp pointing a gun at motorists.

Bomb threat closes HR Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

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Bomb threat temporarily closes Hood River Bridge Wednesday night

A bomb threat phoned in to law enforcement by an anonymous caller resulted in the temporary closure of the Hood River Bridge Wednesday night.

Hiker rescued after fall on Mt. Adams

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a hiker who fell and injured himself on Mt. Adams on Sunday has been rescued.

OSP Trooper badge stolen

Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper’s apartment in Government Camp.

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New fire trucks dedicated at Wy’east District memorial

Two new fire trucks — one the traditional Odell yellow, the other the traditional Pine Grove red — were dedicated at the 12th annual Wy’east Fire District Memorial at the station in downtown Odell Sunday afternoon.