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January 8, 2014 at 5:47 AM

1 killed, 1 injured in Klickitat County shooting

GOLDENDALE (AP) — An apparent argument between two men ended with one dead and the other critically wounded in a shooting in the rural community of Cleveland in south-central Washington. Klickitat County Sheriff Rick McComas tells KIMA a delivery truck driver arrived at the scene Tuesday morning and called for help. A 79-year-old homeowner, Norman A. Luening,…

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September 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Lightning storm starts more than 65 wildfires in Washington

A lightning storm stretching from Klickitat to Okanogan counties started more than 65 wildfires Saturday night through this morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.  The Wenatchee River Ranger District reports 12 fires, most in the lower Wenatchee Valley, but extending to Lake Wenatchee.  The priority is the Canyons Fire, the Forest Service said this morning. That fire is reported at 10-plus acres in…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Klickitat County, Okanogan County, U.S. Forest Service

September 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Fire evacuees allowed to return home in Klickitat County

The Associated Press WHITE SALMON, Klickitat County – Residents of nearly 50 homes who were forced to evacuate by a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge have been allowed to return home as fire crews make progress against the Highway 141 fire. By Friday evening, fire spokeswoman Mary Bean said, more than 600 firefighters were working to…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Columbia River Gorge, Klickitat County, White Salmon