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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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Sheriff’s retirement announcement sparks accusation of ‘politics’

Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas will officially retire from his position on June 30, according to a letter submitted to the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners.

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Law enforcement, local community remember fallen officers at service

Law enforcement officers from across the Columbia River Gorge and members of the Bingen and White Salmon community gathered at Fireman’s Park last week to honor those who protect, serve, and some who have made the ultimate sacrifice to do so.

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Photo: Substantial damage reported after fire at Underwood home

Multiple fire agencies responded to a fire that broke out Monday morning at 61 Ternahan Road in Underwood.

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Police agencies team up for Operation S.A.F.E.

A swarm of officers were on the lookout for those who commit stop-paddle violations in the White Salmon and Husum area last week as part of Operation S.A.F.E.

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Hazardous material spill reported in White Salmon

On injury has been reported as a result of a hazardous material spill near Church Street in White Salmon on Monday.

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Sunday evening fire leaves two Lyle residents homeless

A “smoldering cigarette” has been pegged as the cause of a fire that left a Lyle mother and her son without a home on Sunday.

Former police officer pleads guilty to lying under oath, falsifying record; sentenced to community service

A former Bingen-White Salmon police officer accused of doctoring an official police report and obtaining a search warrant under false pretenses has been sentenced to perform 30 days of supervised community service and pay $1,700 in court fees and restitution over the next 24 months as punishment for his crimes.

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Two high-speed chases in two days end in crashes

A case of a suspected stolen vehicle turned into a high-speed escape attempt last Thursday afternoon and ended south of Trout Lake when the driver of the suspect vehicle crashed it into an informational sign at the intersection of State Route 141 and Warner Road.

Major event planning, training play key roles in emergency readiness

Here’s the situation: A fire that started on the railroad tracks south of State Route 14, between Dock Grade and the White Salmon River, has jumped the highway and is now working its way up the White Salmon bluff toward numerous homes. Are local emergency responders ready to work together to take on such a major event?

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Veteran law enforcers talk qualifications, share plans for next 4-year term

A pair of veteran law enforcers who have nearly 70 years of combined law enforcement experience have entered a wide-open race that will determine who will be Klickitat County’s next sheriff.

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Interstate 84 reopens after landslide

Roads throughout the Columbia River Gorge were impacted by multiple landslides — some serious —late last week and into the weekend.

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Icy roads lead to collision Tuesday

Slippery road conditions caused by snow and ice led to this early morning head-on collision on State Route 141 north of White Salmon, near milepost 3.5.

Fire District No. 3 denies all charges in levy lawsuit

Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 has denied all allegations made against it in Committee for Fair Taxation from Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 v. Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3 and Klickitat County, et al, a lawsuit begun in Superior Court on Dec. 2.