Men hospitalized after apparent attack at home near Athena

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ATHENA -- Two men were hospitalized after an apparent break-in and attack at their home. According to the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, the attack took place at a residence in the 79700 block of Lamarr Gulch Road, north of Athena. The two men, who are 85 and 84, were found Friday morning by an employee who cares for the home's lawns. The worker found the two men had been assaulted. The sheriff's office reports that at least two people may have entered the home overnight and attacked the two men, said Sgt. John Shafer. Both men were taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, where one remained hospitalized this morning, although a condition was not available, a nursing supervisor said.

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