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Snowy roads make for treacherous driving conditions throughout area

Roads throughout the county, including Spring Street in White Salmon where this truck slid partially over an embankment, were extremely slippery throughout the day last Thursday and prompted the closing of most Gorge area schools.

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Fire destroys two structures near Broughton Mill

A fire completely destroyed two buildings near the old Broughton Mill in Skamania County Wednesday afternoon.

Body found at popular Skamania Co. windsurfing site

The body of Jennifer Gouvea, 38, of Portland, was found on Nov. 8 around 3 pm at the Swell City windsurfing site east of Stevenson, according to a press release by the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.

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For local first responders, oil train exercise was ‘a real eye-opener’

As trains carrying crude oil stream through the Gorge on a weekly basis, the area’s emergency responders are busy preparing for potential derailments and the chaos that could follow.

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Klickitat Co. Jail escapee, Loyd, found in Portland

UPDATE: The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has reported that Charles W. Loyd was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a brief vehicle pursuit in Portland.

Dead body found near Lyle

The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has reported that a dead body was found near Lyle on Thursday.

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Fires spur Skamania Co. to issue emergency burn ban

An emergency burn ban was instated by Skamania County Monday morning after two fires less than one week apart damaged homes in the vicinity of Cook-Underwood Road.

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Fires spur Skamania County to issue emergency burn ban

An emergency burn ban was instated by Skamania County Monday morning after two fires less than one week apart damaged homes in the vicinity of Cook-Underwood Road.

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Bingen, WS renew policing agreement, OK new water pact

After years of mediation spurred by the purchase of a police vehicle, the city councils of Bingen and White Salmon have accepted a renewed interlocal agreement to share law enforcement resources.

Former Insitu contractor gets 3 months in jail for selling trade secrets in 2011

A Kentucky man who previously worked for Insitu has been sentenced to three months in prison after it was found that he sold trade secrets connected to drones in 2011.

Portland Police sergeant charged in assault at Trout Lake RV park

A sergeant with the Portland Police Bureau is being charged with second-degree assault of a 17-year-old after an altercation at Elk Meadows RV Park in Trout Lake on July 27.

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Investigation says WS officer justified in stun gun incident

A Bingen-White Salmon Police officer will face no corrective action following an incident in which he used a stun gun to subdue a local man last month.

DNR hits Klickitat County PUD with another fire damage claim

For the second time in four years, the state Department of Natural Resources is holding Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County responsible for a wildfire it alleges was started when a tree came into contact with a KPUD power line.

Toppenish woman dies after car lands in Columbia River

A Toppenish, Wash. woman is dead after driving her car into the Columbia River Monday night, according to a report by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.

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Bike accident leads to use of stun gun by police

A stun gun was used on a 22-year-old White Salmon man after he became combative with police and paramedics following a bike accident in town last week, according to police reports.

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