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Oregon Poachers Busted After Posting “Suspicious” Photo of Trophy Bull Elk on Social Media

Three people are facing steep fines, lengthy probation terms, and multi-year hunting bans after a photo on social media linked them to the poaching of a trophy bull elk in northern Oregon. The photo, which shows the giant bull laid out in a utility trailer, began circulating on social media in early November 2021. That’s when an anonymous hunter texted the suspicious image to a trooper with the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division.
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Skamania Man Who Escaped Work Crew Captured

A Skamania County man who escaped from a work crew earlier this month near the Bonneville Dam was arrested last week in Washougal. Cody Alan Bliss, 28, of Carson, was serving a supervised, in-custody work crew assignment for a felony eluding conviction when he escaped, according to the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.
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Apple Watch saves swimmer trapped in rocks

A woman who became trapped while swimming in a river has been rescued after alerting emergency services using her smartwatch.Police in The Dalles, Oregon, reported that a woman swimming in the Columbia River called 911 from her Apple Watch after her foot became caught in rocks.“The swimmer advised that she had been caught in the river for over 30 minutes, and that she had made the emergency call from her Apple Watch,” a police report stated. “The swimmer was showing signs of hypothermia and she was in obvious distress... The Columbia River was extremely high due to continual rains, and...
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Swimmer stuck in frigid Columbia River uses Apple Watch to call for help

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. — A woman who became stuck while swimming in the frigid Columbia River used herApple Watch to call emergency services, which quickly came to her rescue.

Obituary: Kenneth Kliewer

Please raise a glass of your favorite drink to the long, adventurous life of Kenneth Kliewer, who died peacefully on June 17, 2022, in Hood River, Ore. Ken is survived by wife Kathleen, whom he was married to for 62 wonderfully eventful years. Who else moves to Germany with three young kids relying on a book called “Germany on $10 a Day?” Luckily, they were backed up by the University of Hamburg, where Ken was a visiting professor. Their three children were: Steve (Karen), Lisa, and Chris; and then they had six grandchildren: Andrew, Justin, Jackson, Joey, Erica, and Dylan. To the grandchildren, he was proudly Papa Ken.

Apple Watch helps save woman trapped in rising river

The Apple Watch helped save a woman trapped in a rising river. The woman was swimming and got her foot stuck in the rocks at the bottom of the river. She used her Apple Watch to call emergency services. The Apple Watch has saved yet another life. In a Facebook...

Woman rescued after getting trapped in Columbia River

THE DALLES Ore. (KPTV) - On Thursday, first responders in The Dalles rescued a woman from the Columbia River. Police say she was swimming alone when her foot got stuck in the rocks. The Dalles Police Department and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue both responded to the scene. “We gave her...

Obituary: Danny Carrico

Danny Alan Carrico was born Oct. 22, 1961, in Riverside, Calif., the son of the late Danny J. Carrico and Patricia S. (Lee) Carrico. He was raised and received his education in The Dalles, Ore., having been a graduate of The Dalles High School Class of 1979. Upon his high school graduation, Danny attended Aircraft Mechanic School in Seattle, Wash., having received an avionics technician certificate.
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Obituary: Patricia Schaumann |

Patricia Bellacera Schaumann (Pat) passed away on the morning of June 9th, 2022. Born Patricia Lee Schaumann on January 2, 1955 in Torrance, California to Edward and Norma Schaumann, she was the eldest sister to her younger siblings Beth (Schaumann) Farrington and Jeff Schaumann. In 1968, the family moved to Tahoe City, California.
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Apple Watch Emergency SOS helps save a woman trapped in ice-cold river

Imagine you go for a swim in a river nearby and then your foot gets stuck into the rocks... it's cold and you start freezing. Then, however, you remember you have your Apple Watch on your wrist and you can use it to call emergency services. Yes, that's actually what happened to a swimmer in the Columbia River, who used her Apple Watch to call emergency services and then got rescued from the cold water, reports AppleInsider.

Police searching for missing woman from The Dalles

THE DALLES — Police in The Dalles are asking for help to find a missing woman. According to police, 22-year-old Emily Hahn is 5'1" tall, 120lbs, and has brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen on May 29 wearing grey sweatpants and a white tank top. Police...

Police ask for public’s help to find missing woman from The Dalles

THE DALLES Ore. (KPTV) - Police are asking for the public’s assistance to find a missing woman from The Dalles. On Tuesday, The Dalles police department released a statement that said 22-year-old Emily Grace Hahn had been reported missing. Hahn was described as a white woman, around 5′1″ tall,...

Escaped inmate captured in Washougal

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Washougal Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, has located and captured an escaped inmate. The Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release issued Thursday, June 23, that law enforcement agencies had been seeking Cody Alan Bliss, 28,...

Sewer work to continue in The Dalles

Iron Horse LLC will be performing work in the public right of way for the City of The Dalles Sanitary Sewer CIPP Lining Project. The current phase of the project requires for sewer work to be executed at various locations throughout the city, work hours will be as follows. 6/27...

Obituary: Edwin Beck

Edwin Byron Beck passed away on April 28, 2022, of natural causes in Vancouver, Wash. He was 81. Ed was born on Aug. 26, 1940, in The Dalles, Ore. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Ed loved to fish, hunt, ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycles and display his beloved show car, a mint-condition 1965 Chevy Impala, at area car shows, where he won many trophies, including at Hot August Nights in Reno, Nev., in 2018.