Chas Hundley

ODF looking for more lightning caused wildfires in Columbia Co., asks for public assistance

A Douglas-fir tree struck by lightning in Columbia County. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry VERNONIA – Oregon Department of Forestry officials now say that the number of confirmed fires from lightning strikes early Thursday morning has grown to six, with crews investigating reports of three more smoke plumes. A storm[Read More…]

Suspect in shooting of two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies booked into jail

Dante James Halling. Photo: MCSO PORTLAND – Dante James Halling, 55, the suspected shooter involved in a gunfight that left Halling and two deputies with gunshot wounds was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday, August 23, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Halling was arrested on warrants from[Read More…]

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