OneStat.com Web Analytics
SMALL WIDGET:
M-F woman struck while crossing street in CP

M-F woman struck while crossing street in CP

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – A Milton-Freewater woman was injured Sunday night while crossing the street. Blandina Lara Cervantes, 69, was crossing SE 12th Street near SE Larch Street just after 7 p.m. when she was struck by Jamie Ortega Gaytan, 27, of Walla Walla. Lara Cervantas was injured and transported to Providence St. Mary Medical…Continue Reading

Arraignment set for alleged ax murderer

Arraignment set for alleged ax murderer

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Heppner man who allegedly killed a Walla Walla man last summer has been found competent to stand trial, according to Walla Walla County Prosecutor Jim Nagle. Colby James Hedman, 24, is charged in Walla Walla County with first-degree murder and theft of a motor vehicle following the death of Kyle…Continue Reading

Capacity remains a problem at Umatilla County Jail

Capacity remains a problem at Umatilla County Jail

PENDLETON, Oregon – Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says capacity continues to be a problem at the jail and staff is forced to employ the matrix system which is designed to determine which inmates would pose the least threat if released due to overcrowding. Rowan says capacity is more complicated than just the number of…Continue Reading

Temporary custody sought for man doing time in Idaho

Temporary custody sought for man doing time in Idaho

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Walla Walla man arrested in October 2018 and charged with a string of burglaries is currently serving a sentence in Idaho for possession of a controlled substance. Robert Frates had a bench warrant issued last summer after he failed to report for a court-ordered urinalysis test. “Our office will be…Continue Reading

Land purchase is on council agenda

Land purchase is on council agenda

HERMISTON, Oregon – The Hermiston City Council will consider purchasing two pieces of property at its meeting Monday at 7 p.m. The property is considered essential to realigning the intersection at Northwest Geer Road, West Harper Road, and North First Place. The land is valued at $65,000. The entire realignment project is an estimated $1.5…Continue Reading

USACE: New turbines improve fish passage

USACE: New turbines improve fish passage

BURBANK, Washington – A newly-designed, fixed-blade hydroelectric turbine installed in June 2018 at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam recently concluded fish survival testing. Designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Voith Hydro Inc., the advanced technology turbine was designed to increase power efficiency by four percent and to optimize the safety of fish…Continue Reading

Father charged with stabbing son in Baker County

Father charged with stabbing son in Baker County

The following is a news release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office: On January 25, 2020 at approximately 9:35 p.m., Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of two individuals suffering from stab wounds. Deputies responded to the scene located at 15 East Monroe Street in Huntington. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted David Ladell Rosiere…Continue Reading

State’s bridges are in bad shape

State’s bridges are in bad shape

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon Department of Transportation Bridge Engineer Ray Mabey says Oregon’s bridges are in bad shape and getting worse. Further, he says the amount the state is spending on repair of current spans is not keeping up. “At our current funding level, a bridge will need to be in service for 900 years…Continue Reading

Concerns voiced at rent-control hearing

Concerns voiced at rent-control hearing

OLYMPIA, Washington — A committee in the Washington House of Representatives took public testimony Friday on three bills that rental property owners say could put them out of business and increase rents and homelessness. More than 100 people signed up to testify in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee. The package of rent legislation…Continue Reading

Costs for the I-5 Rose Quarter project keep rising

Costs for the I-5 Rose Quarter project keep rising

PORTLAND, Oregon – The cost of adding lanes to I-5 in the Rose Quarter is growing, and ODOT has a laundry list of tasks to perform relating to the project. Oregon Transportation Commission Chair Robert Van Brocklin said the cost of the I-5 Rose Quarter project is nearing $800 million dollars. “Cost somewhere between $715…Continue Reading

O’Ban: Government should leave lemonade stands alone

O’Ban: Government should leave lemonade stands alone

OLYMPIA, Washington — Sen. Steve O’Ban (R-Pierce County) wants to ensure that the tradition of kid-operated lemonade stands can continue unregulated, tax free, and without a food handler’s permit. O’Ban introduced Senate Bill 6320 this week. It would exempt lemonade stands run by children 14 and younger from health department and Washington State Department of…Continue Reading

New OHSU developed drug for gastrointestinal tumors approved

New OHSU developed drug for gastrointestinal tumors approved

PORTLAND, Oregon – A new drug for a rare gastrointestinal cancer developed at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute now has FDA approval. In 2017, Diana Dowd was diagnosed with a rare genetic-based stomach tumor.  Despite treatment, it just kept growing. “Pretty big, it was 15 inches long,” Dowd said. After more appeared, her Spokane oncologists referred…Continue Reading

M-F woman struck while crossing street in CP

M-F woman struck while crossing street in CP

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – A Milton-Freewater woman was injured Sunday night while crossing the street. Blandina Lara Cervantes, 69, was crossing SE 12th Street near SE Larch Street just after 7 p.m. when she was struck by Jamie Ortega Gaytan, 27, of Walla Walla. Lara Cervantas was injured and transported to Providence St. Mary Medical…

Arraignment set for alleged ax murderer

Arraignment set for alleged ax murderer

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Heppner man who allegedly killed a Walla Walla man last summer has been found competent to stand trial, according to Walla Walla County Prosecutor Jim Nagle. Colby James Hedman, 24, is charged in Walla Walla County with first-degree murder and theft of a motor vehicle following the death of Kyle…

Capacity remains a problem at Umatilla County Jail

Capacity remains a problem at Umatilla County Jail

PENDLETON, Oregon – Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says capacity continues to be a problem at the jail and staff is forced to employ the matrix system which is designed to determine which inmates would pose the least threat if released due to overcrowding. Rowan says capacity is more complicated than just the number of…

Temporary custody sought for man doing time in Idaho

Temporary custody sought for man doing time in Idaho

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Walla Walla man arrested in October 2018 and charged with a string of burglaries is currently serving a sentence in Idaho for possession of a controlled substance. Robert Frates had a bench warrant issued last summer after he failed to report for a court-ordered urinalysis test. “Our office will be…

Land purchase is on council agenda

Land purchase is on council agenda

HERMISTON, Oregon – The Hermiston City Council will consider purchasing two pieces of property at its meeting Monday at 7 p.m. The property is considered essential to realigning the intersection at Northwest Geer Road, West Harper Road, and North First Place. The land is valued at $65,000. The entire realignment project is an estimated $1.5…

USACE: New turbines improve fish passage

USACE: New turbines improve fish passage

BURBANK, Washington – A newly-designed, fixed-blade hydroelectric turbine installed in June 2018 at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam recently concluded fish survival testing. Designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Voith Hydro Inc., the advanced technology turbine was designed to increase power efficiency by four percent and to optimize the safety of fish…

Father charged with stabbing son in Baker County

Father charged with stabbing son in Baker County

The following is a news release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office: On January 25, 2020 at approximately 9:35 p.m., Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of two individuals suffering from stab wounds. Deputies responded to the scene located at 15 East Monroe Street in Huntington. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted David Ladell Rosiere…

State’s bridges are in bad shape

State’s bridges are in bad shape

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon Department of Transportation Bridge Engineer Ray Mabey says Oregon’s bridges are in bad shape and getting worse. Further, he says the amount the state is spending on repair of current spans is not keeping up. “At our current funding level, a bridge will need to be in service for 900 years…

Concerns voiced at rent-control hearing

Concerns voiced at rent-control hearing

OLYMPIA, Washington — A committee in the Washington House of Representatives took public testimony Friday on three bills that rental property owners say could put them out of business and increase rents and homelessness. More than 100 people signed up to testify in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee. The package of rent legislation…

Costs for the I-5 Rose Quarter project keep rising

Costs for the I-5 Rose Quarter project keep rising

PORTLAND, Oregon – The cost of adding lanes to I-5 in the Rose Quarter is growing, and ODOT has a laundry list of tasks to perform relating to the project. Oregon Transportation Commission Chair Robert Van Brocklin said the cost of the I-5 Rose Quarter project is nearing $800 million dollars. “Cost somewhere between $715…

O’Ban: Government should leave lemonade stands alone

O’Ban: Government should leave lemonade stands alone

OLYMPIA, Washington — Sen. Steve O’Ban (R-Pierce County) wants to ensure that the tradition of kid-operated lemonade stands can continue unregulated, tax free, and without a food handler’s permit. O’Ban introduced Senate Bill 6320 this week. It would exempt lemonade stands run by children 14 and younger from health department and Washington State Department of…

New OHSU developed drug for gastrointestinal tumors approved

New OHSU developed drug for gastrointestinal tumors approved

PORTLAND, Oregon – A new drug for a rare gastrointestinal cancer developed at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute now has FDA approval. In 2017, Diana Dowd was diagnosed with a rare genetic-based stomach tumor.  Despite treatment, it just kept growing. “Pretty big, it was 15 inches long,” Dowd said. After more appeared, her Spokane oncologists referred…