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Three appear in court for connection to CP robbery

Three appear in court for connection to CP robbery

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — Three men will appear in court for jury trial today for their alleged connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the College Place Food Mart on 8th Street and South College Avenue on July 1. Edgar Ruben Cantu Rodriguez, Juan Palomo III and Salomon Arias Arellano were all detained by…Continue Reading

Aug. 16: Area wildfire update

Aug. 16: Area wildfire update

Lightning sparked several fires throughout the region at week’s end. The causes of other blazes are not so clear, and officials mark them as under investigation. Here’s a quick rundown: Gilliam County, Oregon 161 McDonald Fire is at 600 acres with no containment percentage reported. Location: Six miles east of Lonerock. Cause: lightning. Stubblefield Fire…Continue Reading

Stubblefield Wildfire Update

Stubblefield Wildfire Update

News release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office: [Condon, Oregon] Friday afternoon, August 17, 2018, Governor Kate Brown declared a Conflagration for the Stubblefield Fire (formerly known as the Lamberson Fire) in Gilliam County. This brings fire resources from around the state to assist the local jurisdiction. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal’s…Continue Reading

Passing thunderstorms ignite multiple starts in NE Oregon

Passing thunderstorms ignite multiple starts in NE Oregon

PENDLETON, Oregon — Fire crews in northeast Oregon are responding to multiple reports of smoke and fire following passing thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and overnight. Approximately 36 new incidents have been reported to the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center and John Day Interagency Dispatch Center, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The majority of these fires…Continue Reading

Motorcyclist killed after attempting to pass semi with two trailers

Motorcyclist killed after attempting to pass semi with two trailers

HARNEY COUNTY, Oregon — A motorcyclist was killed this week on Highway 205 in Harney County. Oregon State Police reports a semi-truck with two trailers loaded with hay, operated by Randolph Pointere, 67, of Hines, was traveling north on Highway 205 near milepost 2. Pointere was turning left onto Hotchkiss Lane when a motorcycle, operated…Continue Reading

Aug 17: Local, regional fire update

Aug 17: Local, regional fire update

Lightning storms have had firefighters scrambling in the last 12 hours. Thunderstorms moved across eastern Oregon and Washington last night and caused a lot of lightning. In Oregon, there were more than 1,700 strikes reported with 35 new fires. Locally, a fire was ignited in Franklin County overnight near Eltopia, WA, closing down Blanton Road…Continue Reading

Walden: New legislation will bring rewards to local defense contractors

Walden: New legislation will bring rewards to local defense contractors

WASHINGTON D.C. — Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden is pleased that President Trump has signed the John McCain Defense Authorization Act. He says that legislation will bring rewards to defense contractors in his district, since they will be able to offer more jobs. “It’s a jobs bill but it’s also, most importantly, rebuilding a depleted…Continue Reading

One adult, two juveniles killed in crash on Hwy 97

One adult, two juveniles killed in crash on Hwy 97

MADRAS, Oregon — A two-vehicle head-on collision occurred this morning on Highway 97 near milepost 80 near Madras at approximately 2:00 a.m., killing three people. Oregon State Police report a black 2000 Mazda Protege, operated by Sarah Marie Steffler, 33, from Moses Lake, WA, was northbound on Hwy 97 when for unknown reasons crossed into the…Continue Reading

AG to protest offshore oil drilling during three-day hike

AG to protest offshore oil drilling during three-day hike

OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will go forward with a three-day hike starting Sunday, called “Save Our Coast”. The hike was announced in February and will take place along the northern Pacific Coast of Washington state to protest the Trump Administration’s offshore oil drilling proposal. The “Save Our Coast” hike, scheduled to begin…Continue Reading

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

KING COUNTY, Washington — At approximately 1:37 a.m. hours Friday morning, a WSP Trooper performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling EB on SR 520 near the west high rise. At approximately 1:52 a.m. the suspect was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. After being placed in handcuffs the subject resisted arrest, and resisted…Continue Reading

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Charleston, South Carolina – A federal judge has ruled that the Trump Administration failed to seek public input when it suspended the Waters of the United States rules. WOTUS was created to deal with waterway pollution, and farmers across the country have argued that it went too far. It’s considered likely that the ruling by…Continue Reading

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

AURORA, Oregon – China has imposed a new 25 percent tariff on hazelnuts from the United States. Oregon Hazelnut Commission Manager Meredith Nagely says that will have a major impact on the more than 800 hazelnut growers in the state. “We had a 25 percent tariff, plus a 10 percent value-added tax, so with the…Continue Reading

Three appear in court for connection to CP robbery

Three appear in court for connection to CP robbery

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — Three men will appear in court for jury trial today for their alleged connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the College Place Food Mart on 8th Street and South College Avenue on July 1. Edgar Ruben Cantu Rodriguez, Juan Palomo III and Salomon Arias Arellano were all detained by…

Aug. 16: Area wildfire update

Aug. 16: Area wildfire update

Lightning sparked several fires throughout the region at week’s end. The causes of other blazes are not so clear, and officials mark them as under investigation. Here’s a quick rundown: Gilliam County, Oregon 161 McDonald Fire is at 600 acres with no containment percentage reported. Location: Six miles east of Lonerock. Cause: lightning. Stubblefield Fire…

Stubblefield Wildfire Update

Stubblefield Wildfire Update

News release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office: [Condon, Oregon] Friday afternoon, August 17, 2018, Governor Kate Brown declared a Conflagration for the Stubblefield Fire (formerly known as the Lamberson Fire) in Gilliam County. This brings fire resources from around the state to assist the local jurisdiction. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal’s…

Passing thunderstorms ignite multiple starts in NE Oregon

Passing thunderstorms ignite multiple starts in NE Oregon

PENDLETON, Oregon — Fire crews in northeast Oregon are responding to multiple reports of smoke and fire following passing thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and overnight. Approximately 36 new incidents have been reported to the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center and John Day Interagency Dispatch Center, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The majority of these fires…

Motorcyclist killed after attempting to pass semi with two trailers

Motorcyclist killed after attempting to pass semi with two trailers

HARNEY COUNTY, Oregon — A motorcyclist was killed this week on Highway 205 in Harney County. Oregon State Police reports a semi-truck with two trailers loaded with hay, operated by Randolph Pointere, 67, of Hines, was traveling north on Highway 205 near milepost 2. Pointere was turning left onto Hotchkiss Lane when a motorcycle, operated…

Aug 17: Local, regional fire update

Aug 17: Local, regional fire update

Lightning storms have had firefighters scrambling in the last 12 hours. Thunderstorms moved across eastern Oregon and Washington last night and caused a lot of lightning. In Oregon, there were more than 1,700 strikes reported with 35 new fires. Locally, a fire was ignited in Franklin County overnight near Eltopia, WA, closing down Blanton Road…

Walden: New legislation will bring rewards to local defense contractors

Walden: New legislation will bring rewards to local defense contractors

WASHINGTON D.C. — Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden is pleased that President Trump has signed the John McCain Defense Authorization Act. He says that legislation will bring rewards to defense contractors in his district, since they will be able to offer more jobs. “It’s a jobs bill but it’s also, most importantly, rebuilding a depleted…

One adult, two juveniles killed in crash on Hwy 97

One adult, two juveniles killed in crash on Hwy 97

MADRAS, Oregon — A two-vehicle head-on collision occurred this morning on Highway 97 near milepost 80 near Madras at approximately 2:00 a.m., killing three people. Oregon State Police report a black 2000 Mazda Protege, operated by Sarah Marie Steffler, 33, from Moses Lake, WA, was northbound on Hwy 97 when for unknown reasons crossed into the…

AG to protest offshore oil drilling during three-day hike

AG to protest offshore oil drilling during three-day hike

OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will go forward with a three-day hike starting Sunday, called “Save Our Coast”. The hike was announced in February and will take place along the northern Pacific Coast of Washington state to protest the Trump Administration’s offshore oil drilling proposal. The “Save Our Coast” hike, scheduled to begin…

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

Man resisting DUI arrest jumps off bridge, dies

KING COUNTY, Washington — At approximately 1:37 a.m. hours Friday morning, a WSP Trooper performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling EB on SR 520 near the west high rise. At approximately 1:52 a.m. the suspect was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. After being placed in handcuffs the subject resisted arrest, and resisted…

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Federal court upholds WOTUS

Charleston, South Carolina – A federal judge has ruled that the Trump Administration failed to seek public input when it suspended the Waters of the United States rules. WOTUS was created to deal with waterway pollution, and farmers across the country have argued that it went too far. It’s considered likely that the ruling by…

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

China’s tariff hits Oregon in the hazelnuts

AURORA, Oregon – China has imposed a new 25 percent tariff on hazelnuts from the United States. Oregon Hazelnut Commission Manager Meredith Nagely says that will have a major impact on the more than 800 hazelnut growers in the state. “We had a 25 percent tariff, plus a 10 percent value-added tax, so with the…