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HR Sheriff’s deputy arrested on sex abuse charges

A deputy with the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Friday, Sept. 9, for allegedly sexually abusing a child while off duty.

Sheriff Log, Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

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

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Wyeth brush fire doused, fire conditions around county still uneasy

A fire along Herman Creek Road — between Cascade Locks and Hood River — burned about an acre and a half of brush in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Monday before crews extinguished it.

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Rail proposal draws fire

‘We know we dodged a bullet,’ Mosier mayor says during five-hour session in The Dalles

Perhaps just two or three years ago, Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add roughly four miles of new track in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier probably would not have sparked much of a fuss. But times have changed.

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Snapped tree, snagged traffic

A large tree crashed down on Cascade Avenue in front of Walmart at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police Log, Aug. 9 to 28

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

Sheriff Log, Aug. 21 to 27

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

Archers urged beware of fire dangers, note new regulations

The last full weekend in August means the start of archery season for deer and elk (the season opens Saturday, Aug. 27). And like every start to hunting season, bowhunters will be faced with high to extreme fire danger across Oregon.

Washington responders to get notice of oil train shipments

Emergency responders in communities along oil train routes in Washington will start receiving advance notice of the shipments this fall.

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Fire destroys historic TD apartment house

Saturday morning, Chelsea Scarborough was awakened by the sound of a window breaking by her head and opened her eyes to see flames shooting at her through the broken glass.

Sheriff steps up patrols

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols for driving under the influence of intoxicants, safety belt violations and distracted drivers through the Labor Day weekend.

Police Log, July 25 to Aug. 9

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

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Sheriff will increase patrols on Labor Day

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols for driving under the influence of intoxicants, safety belt violations and distracted drivers through the Labor Day weekend.

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Heights house fire roars up Friday

Roof destroyed, none injured in smoky blaze

Flames ripped through the roof of a home near May Street Elementary School Friday morning before crews knocked it down.

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City honors Devon Wells for service

Hood River City Council paid tribute to its out-going fire chief Monday, passing a resolution stating Chief Devon Wells “devoted time, talents and energy to the Hood River Fire Department for more than 16 years.”