100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 27-28, 1917

A story of an attack made by a bald eagle upon a band seven deer was brought down this morning from Bingham Springs by Albert Baker, forest ranger at that station. He personally witnessed the attack several days ago. The eagle would swoop down upon the deer from a height and strike one of the animals with such force that it would be prostrated. This the eagle repeated several times. He was unable to see the finish of the eagle’s attack as the deer disappeared over a ridge. However, he thinks the animals escaped their winged assailant by taking to the brush.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 27-28, 1967

The Oregon State Police, alarmed by the high percentage of single car accidents in this area, are planning stepped up enforcement to stem this rise. Sgt. Tom Taylor, of the Pendleton detachment, said the state police are launching a campaign to tell the public about the high frequency of singe car accidents and urge that something be done about them. “There is no reason for a one-car accident. They are stupid and unwarranted,” he said. During the past year of the 755 accidents investigated in Eastern Oregon by the state police, 385, or over 50 per cent, were one-car accidents. In Umatilla County there was a total of 263 accidents for the same period and 137, or 52 per cent, were one-car accidents.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 27-28, 1992

A new computerized fingerprint checking system led to the arrest in Milton-Freewater of a burglary suspect who had been recently paroled from the medium-security prison in Pendleton. The Automated Fingerprint Identification System helped identify a man who entered a residence through a broken window Jan. 20. The suspect left his fingerprint on a piece of the glass when he moved it to gain access, said Oregon State Trooper John Gaukroger.

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