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UCSO locates and rescues stranded boaters on Columbia River

UCSO locates and rescues stranded boaters on Columbia River

  News Release from Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) IRRIGON, Oregon — On March 19, 2019, at approximately 10:30pm, UCSO received a request for assistance from two men in a stranded boat on the Columbia River, west of Irrigon, OR. The two Idaho men, ages 81 and 73, stranded their boat after running into a large,…Continue Reading

Alleged gunman who killed Kittitas deputy was in U.S. illegally

Alleged gunman who killed Kittitas deputy was in U.S. illegally

ELLENSBURG, Washington – The man accused of shooting and killing Kittitas Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, a native of Walla Walla, is an illegal alien. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs Officer Tanya Roman said Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, 29, is a Mexican citizen who entered the country on a temporary worker’s visa…Continue Reading

Adkins to headline Kick-Off Concert

Adkins to headline Kick-Off Concert

PENDLETON, Oregon – Trace Adkins will be in the spotlight for the Round-Up and Happy Canyon Kick-Off Concert on Sept. 7. Tickets will go on sale March 29, and the country music icon is excited. “I’m gonna bring a band and turn it up real loud,” Adkins said in a news release from Round-Up and…Continue Reading

Kimball doesn’t want to drop zoning code discussion

Kimball doesn’t want to drop zoning code discussion

WALLA WALLA, Washington – At one time, Perry and Darlene Dozier pursued starting a water bottling business on a piece of their agricultural land located within Walla Walla County near Waitsburg. However, because of changes in how they’ve decided to use their land, earlier this month the Doziers withdrew their proposal that was presented to…Continue Reading

Card skimmer found at Space Age

Card skimmer found at Space Age

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – An alert clerk at the Space Age store on Oregon Highway 207 just off Interstate 84 near Hermiston called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office to report a credit card skimmer was attached to one of their card readers next to the register inside the store. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said…Continue Reading

Firefighters gear up and train for active shooter crises

Firefighters gear up and train for active shooter crises

WALLA WALLA, Washington – City firefighters took part in active shooter training this week. Last year, the Walla Walla Fire Department reached out to Providence St. Mary Medical Center and received a $20,000 grant to purchase tactical gear, such as bulletproof vests, helmets and specially-supplied medical bags. Walla Walla Fire Chief Bob Yancey says the…Continue Reading

Armed robbery suspects attempt to elude, crash vehicle, one person dies

Armed robbery suspects attempt to elude, crash vehicle, one person dies

News Release from Oregon State Police MARION COUNTY, Oregon — On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:21 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers located a vehicle reported stolen from Eugene on Interstate 5 in the Albany area.  The vehicle and the occupants were also of interest in multiple armed robberies in the Eugene area. Troopers attempted a traffic stop…Continue Reading

Legislature considers asking voters to kill the kicker

Legislature considers asking voters to kill the kicker

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon voters would get to decide whether money from the taxpayer kicker fund would go towards schools under a resolution being considered in the legislature. The measure that would go to voters would create a personal investment in education fund where all kicker money would go. Bennett Benton with Tax Fairness Oregon…Continue Reading

Oregon Department of Human Services notifies public of data breach

Oregon Department of Human Services notifies public of data breach

News Release from Oregon Department of Human Resources SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Human Services uncovered a phishing incident that affected e-mail records at the department. Unfortunately, Protected Health Information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was compromised and potentially exposed. The agency has hired an outside entity, IDExperts, to perform…Continue Reading

OSP: Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 97 near Redmond

OSP: Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 97 near Redmond

News Release from Oregon State Police (OSP) On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:46 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 125, just south of Redmond in Deschutes County. Preliminary investigation determined that a silver Honda Pilot, operated by…Continue Reading

Oregon Legislature considers regulating diesel pollution

Oregon Legislature considers regulating diesel pollution

SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Legislature is considering new air pollution regulations for medium and heavy duty trucks with diesel engines. New diesel engines are designed to burn cleaner, but that’s not the case for older engines and they last a long time. Sen Kathleen Taylor (D-Milwaukie) said the dirty diesel pollution is dangerous. “Breathing this…Continue Reading

Oregon Legislature bans offshore drilling

Oregon Legislature bans offshore drilling

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon will continue to ban drilling for oil and gas along the coast, but the ban may not stop all drilling. In 2000, Oregon temporarily banned drilling in the three miles off the coast. Rep. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) said that’s to protect fishing, tourism and the environment. “Oregon’s coastal economy is…Continue Reading

UCSO locates and rescues stranded boaters on Columbia River

UCSO locates and rescues stranded boaters on Columbia River

  News Release from Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) IRRIGON, Oregon — On March 19, 2019, at approximately 10:30pm, UCSO received a request for assistance from two men in a stranded boat on the Columbia River, west of Irrigon, OR. The two Idaho men, ages 81 and 73, stranded their boat after running into a large,…

Alleged gunman who killed Kittitas deputy was in U.S. illegally

Alleged gunman who killed Kittitas deputy was in U.S. illegally

ELLENSBURG, Washington – The man accused of shooting and killing Kittitas Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, a native of Walla Walla, is an illegal alien. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs Officer Tanya Roman said Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, 29, is a Mexican citizen who entered the country on a temporary worker’s visa…

Adkins to headline Kick-Off Concert

Adkins to headline Kick-Off Concert

PENDLETON, Oregon – Trace Adkins will be in the spotlight for the Round-Up and Happy Canyon Kick-Off Concert on Sept. 7. Tickets will go on sale March 29, and the country music icon is excited. “I’m gonna bring a band and turn it up real loud,” Adkins said in a news release from Round-Up and…

Kimball doesn’t want to drop zoning code discussion

Kimball doesn’t want to drop zoning code discussion

WALLA WALLA, Washington – At one time, Perry and Darlene Dozier pursued starting a water bottling business on a piece of their agricultural land located within Walla Walla County near Waitsburg. However, because of changes in how they’ve decided to use their land, earlier this month the Doziers withdrew their proposal that was presented to…

Card skimmer found at Space Age

Card skimmer found at Space Age

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – An alert clerk at the Space Age store on Oregon Highway 207 just off Interstate 84 near Hermiston called the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office to report a credit card skimmer was attached to one of their card readers next to the register inside the store. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said…

Firefighters gear up and train for active shooter crises

Firefighters gear up and train for active shooter crises

WALLA WALLA, Washington – City firefighters took part in active shooter training this week. Last year, the Walla Walla Fire Department reached out to Providence St. Mary Medical Center and received a $20,000 grant to purchase tactical gear, such as bulletproof vests, helmets and specially-supplied medical bags. Walla Walla Fire Chief Bob Yancey says the…

Armed robbery suspects attempt to elude, crash vehicle, one person dies

Armed robbery suspects attempt to elude, crash vehicle, one person dies

News Release from Oregon State Police MARION COUNTY, Oregon — On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:21 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers located a vehicle reported stolen from Eugene on Interstate 5 in the Albany area.  The vehicle and the occupants were also of interest in multiple armed robberies in the Eugene area. Troopers attempted a traffic stop…

Legislature considers asking voters to kill the kicker

Legislature considers asking voters to kill the kicker

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon voters would get to decide whether money from the taxpayer kicker fund would go towards schools under a resolution being considered in the legislature. The measure that would go to voters would create a personal investment in education fund where all kicker money would go. Bennett Benton with Tax Fairness Oregon…

Oregon Department of Human Services notifies public of data breach

Oregon Department of Human Services notifies public of data breach

News Release from Oregon Department of Human Resources SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Human Services uncovered a phishing incident that affected e-mail records at the department. Unfortunately, Protected Health Information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was compromised and potentially exposed. The agency has hired an outside entity, IDExperts, to perform…

OSP: Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 97 near Redmond

OSP: Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 97 near Redmond

News Release from Oregon State Police (OSP) On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:46 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 125, just south of Redmond in Deschutes County. Preliminary investigation determined that a silver Honda Pilot, operated by…

Oregon Legislature considers regulating diesel pollution

Oregon Legislature considers regulating diesel pollution

SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Legislature is considering new air pollution regulations for medium and heavy duty trucks with diesel engines. New diesel engines are designed to burn cleaner, but that’s not the case for older engines and they last a long time. Sen Kathleen Taylor (D-Milwaukie) said the dirty diesel pollution is dangerous. “Breathing this…

Oregon Legislature bans offshore drilling

Oregon Legislature bans offshore drilling

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon will continue to ban drilling for oil and gas along the coast, but the ban may not stop all drilling. In 2000, Oregon temporarily banned drilling in the three miles off the coast. Rep. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) said that’s to protect fishing, tourism and the environment. “Oregon’s coastal economy is…