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Chief stresses gun safety

Chief stresses gun safety

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon — Milton-Freewater Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer is talking a lot about gun safety following recent events where guns have accidentally gone off, even killing a teenage boy in one case. On Tuesday, the Milton-Stateline Adventist School reported the sound of a gunshot coming from across the street on Crockett Road. Zachary Ray Lincoln,…Continue Reading

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest work is underway

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest work is underway

PENDLETON, Oregon – The producers of the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest are hard at work to find the right “A-list” performers for next year’s event on July 13. Andy McAnally said it’s not an easy process to find the right performers at an affordable price. He and co-producer Doug Corey would prefer getting things done…Continue Reading

WW Area Crime Watch needs you

WW Area Crime Watch needs you

WALLA WALLA, Washington — The Walla Walla Area Crime Watch is a nonprofit organization that assists local law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies in the area of crime prevention. WWACW has been in existence for more than 20 years, supporting crime prevention efforts in the valley. It is made up of citizens, who…Continue Reading

WW Town Center gives shoppers local options

WW Town Center gives shoppers local options

WALLA WALLA, Washington — With the holidays soon approaching, local shoppers now have more options with the opening of Walla Walla Town Center. The retail center located east of Myra Road between Poplar and Rose Streets is anchored by Sportsman’s Warehouse, Ulta Cosmetics, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall’s, Ross, Famous Footwear and Hobby Lobby. “Developers…Continue Reading

Things are getting hairy at PPD

Things are getting hairy at PPD

PENDLETON, Oregon – No Shave November is in full swing. Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts is throwing out the dress code to help 3-year-old Anson Fairbank battle leukemia and provide a boost to the local cancer society. He says he’s not leaving out the ladies of law enforcement this year. “One of the aspects of…Continue Reading

Suspect in custody after spree near Milton-Freewater

Suspect in custody after spree near Milton-Freewater

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ricardo Lara Guttierez, 23, of Pendleton is in jail after deputies responded to a shots-fired call in the vicinity of Milton-Freewater early this morning. The shots-fired reports came from Ruby Lane, Didion Lane and Crockett Road. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan reports Guttierez attempted…Continue Reading

Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles

Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles

News Release from Oregon State Police On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 6:15 AM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 89. Initial investigation revealed that a 2000 Dodge Ram PU, operated by Zachary Rivera (32) from Mulino, OR, was westbound…Continue Reading

Tualatin, Oregon man pleads guilty to money laundering

Tualatin, Oregon man pleads guilty to money laundering

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon —Ronald Eugene Stover, 64, of Tualatin, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property criminally derived from wire fraud and a scheme to defraud investors. According to court documents, beginning in 2010, Stover began soliciting short-term loan…Continue Reading

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

News Release from Pacific Power PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are participating in Utilities United Against Scams Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. During this national campaign, local utilities are working together to spread awareness on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams targeting utility customers. Thieves impersonating electric company…Continue Reading

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

SALEM, Oregon – The midterm election in Oregon results in the Democratic party maintaining a strong supermajority in the House of Representatives, and gaining a supermajority in the Senate. New taxes require a supermajority approval to pass in the Oregon Legislature. State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) says he’s not worried. He believes lawmakers will continue…Continue Reading

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Press Release from FBI Seattle SEATTLE, Washington — The FBI has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft that occurred on Friday, August 10, 2018, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation indicates Richard Russell, 28, of Sumner, Washington, piloted the aircraft and…Continue Reading

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Press Release from Oregon Dept. of Revenue SALEM, Oregon —  It’s never safe to let down your guard, warns the Oregon Department of Revenue. Scam tactics are always evolving and becoming more effective. Recently, an Oregon taxpayer visited the department’s Medford office because they received a letter—supposedly from Jackson County—demanding tens of thousands of dollars to…Continue Reading

Chief stresses gun safety

Chief stresses gun safety

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon — Milton-Freewater Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer is talking a lot about gun safety following recent events where guns have accidentally gone off, even killing a teenage boy in one case. On Tuesday, the Milton-Stateline Adventist School reported the sound of a gunshot coming from across the street on Crockett Road. Zachary Ray Lincoln,…

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest work is underway

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest work is underway

PENDLETON, Oregon – The producers of the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest are hard at work to find the right “A-list” performers for next year’s event on July 13. Andy McAnally said it’s not an easy process to find the right performers at an affordable price. He and co-producer Doug Corey would prefer getting things done…

WW Area Crime Watch needs you

WW Area Crime Watch needs you

WALLA WALLA, Washington — The Walla Walla Area Crime Watch is a nonprofit organization that assists local law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies in the area of crime prevention. WWACW has been in existence for more than 20 years, supporting crime prevention efforts in the valley. It is made up of citizens, who…

WW Town Center gives shoppers local options

WW Town Center gives shoppers local options

WALLA WALLA, Washington — With the holidays soon approaching, local shoppers now have more options with the opening of Walla Walla Town Center. The retail center located east of Myra Road between Poplar and Rose Streets is anchored by Sportsman’s Warehouse, Ulta Cosmetics, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall’s, Ross, Famous Footwear and Hobby Lobby. “Developers…

Things are getting hairy at PPD

Things are getting hairy at PPD

PENDLETON, Oregon – No Shave November is in full swing. Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts is throwing out the dress code to help 3-year-old Anson Fairbank battle leukemia and provide a boost to the local cancer society. He says he’s not leaving out the ladies of law enforcement this year. “One of the aspects of…

Suspect in custody after spree near Milton-Freewater

Suspect in custody after spree near Milton-Freewater

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ricardo Lara Guttierez, 23, of Pendleton is in jail after deputies responded to a shots-fired call in the vicinity of Milton-Freewater early this morning. The shots-fired reports came from Ruby Lane, Didion Lane and Crockett Road. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan reports Guttierez attempted…

Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles

Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles

News Release from Oregon State Police On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 6:15 AM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 89. Initial investigation revealed that a 2000 Dodge Ram PU, operated by Zachary Rivera (32) from Mulino, OR, was westbound…

Tualatin, Oregon man pleads guilty to money laundering

Tualatin, Oregon man pleads guilty to money laundering

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon —Ronald Eugene Stover, 64, of Tualatin, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property criminally derived from wire fraud and a scheme to defraud investors. According to court documents, beginning in 2010, Stover began soliciting short-term loan…

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

News Release from Pacific Power PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are participating in Utilities United Against Scams Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. During this national campaign, local utilities are working together to spread awareness on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams targeting utility customers. Thieves impersonating electric company…

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

SALEM, Oregon – The midterm election in Oregon results in the Democratic party maintaining a strong supermajority in the House of Representatives, and gaining a supermajority in the Senate. New taxes require a supermajority approval to pass in the Oregon Legislature. State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) says he’s not worried. He believes lawmakers will continue…

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Press Release from FBI Seattle SEATTLE, Washington — The FBI has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft that occurred on Friday, August 10, 2018, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation indicates Richard Russell, 28, of Sumner, Washington, piloted the aircraft and…

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Press Release from Oregon Dept. of Revenue SALEM, Oregon —  It’s never safe to let down your guard, warns the Oregon Department of Revenue. Scam tactics are always evolving and becoming more effective. Recently, an Oregon taxpayer visited the department’s Medford office because they received a letter—supposedly from Jackson County—demanding tens of thousands of dollars to…