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UCSO continues to investigate armed robberies

UCSO continues to investigate armed robberies

  PENDLETON, Oregon – Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate two robberies on opposite ends of the county over the weekend that are linked to firearms. Sheriff Terry Rowan says that at the TAJ Market in Milton-Freewater, the suspects who stole some beer didn’t actually point a gun until an employee was chasing…Continue Reading

Director: Library program helping kids prepare for Kindergarten

Director: Library program helping kids prepare for Kindergarten

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon — A library program in Oregon called Ready to Learn is helping children prepare for Kindergarten, according to a survey firm in Portland. “We found that kids that are in our program on average have quite a bit higher Kindergarten readiness scores than the average in their school district,” says Milton-Freewater Library Director…Continue Reading

Search continues for alleged shooter

Search continues for alleged shooter

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton police aided by other law enforcement agencies came up dry in a search for a man with a pistol who allegedly fired a “live round” in the vicinity of the Rudy Rada Skatepark this afternoon. Police Chief Stuart Roberts tells KUMA New that they responded to a call just before 4…Continue Reading

Three adults, four children injured in Hwy 12 collision

Three adults, four children injured in Hwy 12 collision

WALLULA, Washington — Seven people were injured in a collision on Highway 12 this afternoon around 2:00 p.m. Washington State Patrol reports it occurred at milepost 304 near Boise Cascade Road north of Wallula. Consuelo Morales Camacho, 20, of Kennewick, was driving a red 2012 Chevy Cruze eastbound on the highway at Boise Cascade Road.…Continue Reading

After three depredations, rancher gets go-ahead to kill one wolf

After three depredations, rancher gets go-ahead to kill one wolf

WALLOWA COUNTY, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced they will give a kill permit to a rancher in Wallowa County after he requested lethal removal after three of his calves were injured by wolves in his pasture last week. The permit will allow the rancher or his agent to kill…Continue Reading

Driver in high-speed crash is jailed

Driver in high-speed crash is jailed

PENDLETON, Oregon – James Lloyd Waligorski, 27, of Pendleton has turned himself over to police in the high speed crash early Wednesday morning that saw three people being transported to the hospital. He admitted to driving around 60 miles per hour and losing control of the car. Waligorski told officers he remembered driving, and his…Continue Reading

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee have announced a plan to lead a coalition of states in challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the United States border. When the lawsuit is filed, it will be Ferguson’s 27th against the Trump Administration. Ferguson has nine legal victories…Continue Reading

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

SEATTLE, Washington — A new study by University of Washington Medicine is associating the use of the black tar intravenous heroin with AA-type kidney amyloidosis — an untreatable kidney disease that often leads to dialysis and death. Researchers found that among 38 patients diagnosed with AA-type kidney amyloidosis, 35 had a previous history of heroin use.…Continue Reading

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

SALEM, Oregon – An Oregon Lottery player matched all numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s $150.4 million Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Salem. Winning numbers for draw date (June 20, 2018): 4 -14 – 23 – 27 – 56 and the power ball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The winning…Continue Reading

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

VANTAGE, Washington — Firefighters continue to arrive about two miles north of the town Vantage today at the Milepost 22 fire. State and local fire crews are at work in Kittitas County for a fire currently burning in grass and brush that officials say is but five percent contained. The Washington Department of Natural Resources…Continue Reading

UCSO continues to investigate armed robberies

UCSO continues to investigate armed robberies

  PENDLETON, Oregon – Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate two robberies on opposite ends of the county over the weekend that are linked to firearms. Sheriff Terry Rowan says that at the TAJ Market in Milton-Freewater, the suspects who stole some beer didn’t actually point a gun until an employee was chasing…

Director: Library program helping kids prepare for Kindergarten

Director: Library program helping kids prepare for Kindergarten

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon — A library program in Oregon called Ready to Learn is helping children prepare for Kindergarten, according to a survey firm in Portland. “We found that kids that are in our program on average have quite a bit higher Kindergarten readiness scores than the average in their school district,” says Milton-Freewater Library Director…

Search continues for alleged shooter

Search continues for alleged shooter

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton police aided by other law enforcement agencies came up dry in a search for a man with a pistol who allegedly fired a “live round” in the vicinity of the Rudy Rada Skatepark this afternoon. Police Chief Stuart Roberts tells KUMA New that they responded to a call just before 4…

Three adults, four children injured in Hwy 12 collision

Three adults, four children injured in Hwy 12 collision

WALLULA, Washington — Seven people were injured in a collision on Highway 12 this afternoon around 2:00 p.m. Washington State Patrol reports it occurred at milepost 304 near Boise Cascade Road north of Wallula. Consuelo Morales Camacho, 20, of Kennewick, was driving a red 2012 Chevy Cruze eastbound on the highway at Boise Cascade Road.…

After three depredations, rancher gets go-ahead to kill one wolf

After three depredations, rancher gets go-ahead to kill one wolf

WALLOWA COUNTY, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced they will give a kill permit to a rancher in Wallowa County after he requested lethal removal after three of his calves were injured by wolves in his pasture last week. The permit will allow the rancher or his agent to kill…

Driver in high-speed crash is jailed

Driver in high-speed crash is jailed

PENDLETON, Oregon – James Lloyd Waligorski, 27, of Pendleton has turned himself over to police in the high speed crash early Wednesday morning that saw three people being transported to the hospital. He admitted to driving around 60 miles per hour and losing control of the car. Waligorski told officers he remembered driving, and his…

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

Washington to sue Trump administration for separating immigrant families

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee have announced a plan to lead a coalition of states in challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the United States border. When the lawsuit is filed, it will be Ferguson’s 27th against the Trump Administration. Ferguson has nine legal victories…

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

Study finds heroin associated with untreatable kidney disease

SEATTLE, Washington — A new study by University of Washington Medicine is associating the use of the black tar intravenous heroin with AA-type kidney amyloidosis — an untreatable kidney disease that often leads to dialysis and death. Researchers found that among 38 patients diagnosed with AA-type kidney amyloidosis, 35 had a previous history of heroin use.…

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

Winning lottery ticket worth $150 million sold in Salem

SALEM, Oregon – An Oregon Lottery player matched all numbers drawn in Wednesday night’s $150.4 million Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Salem. Winning numbers for draw date (June 20, 2018): 4 -14 – 23 – 27 – 56 and the power ball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 2. The winning…

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

Evacuations in place as fire north of Vantage grows, threatens homes

VANTAGE, Washington — Firefighters continue to arrive about two miles north of the town Vantage today at the Milepost 22 fire. State and local fire crews are at work in Kittitas County for a fire currently burning in grass and brush that officials say is but five percent contained. The Washington Department of Natural Resources…

Seniors at-risk for opioid abuse to have expanded services under new legislation

Seniors at-risk for opioid abuse to have expanded services under new legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seniors at-risk of opioid abuse could soon have easier access to counseling to help reduce the risk of addiction — if they are on Medicare. The House passed a bill this week that eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped introduce. It’s the Protecting Seniors from Opioid Abuse Act. “The opioid…