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A flood watch is out for Sunday-Monday mornings

A flood watch is out for Sunday-Monday mornings

PENDLETON, Oregon – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of northeast Oregon including the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains, the lower Columbia Basin in Oregon, Wallowa County, the John Day Basin, the Ochoco-John Day Highlands and the Grande Ronde Valley for Sunday morning through Monday morning. Forecasters report that a…Continue Reading

UPDATE: Creek watch continues

UPDATE: Creek watch continues

The following is a news release from the city of Pendleton: The city of Pendleton and the Bureau of Reclamation have been meeting throughout the day to discuss current levels at the reservoir and weather forecasts. City Staff put boots on the ground and did an assessment of the water flows through McKay Creek area…Continue Reading

A bone is found on the reservation

A bone is found on the reservation

MISSION, Oregon – Search and rescue teams from Umatilla, Union, and Walla Walla counties joined with Umatilla Tribal Police Saturday and spent 12 hours combing a remote area on private land on the Umatilla Indian Reservation where skeletal remains were found last month. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said the volunteers for search and rescue…Continue Reading

Investigation into graffiti continues

Investigation into graffiti continues

PENDLETON, Oregon – Profanity-laden graffiti was left on the River Parkway and around the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds Wednesday afternoon. Chief Stuart Roberts says police are investigating and adds that there’s no obvious evidence that the graffiti was the work of a gang. “Somebody probably found a can of spray paint and got after it, so…Continue Reading

Meet the 2019 inductees to the Hall of Fame

Meet the 2019 inductees to the Hall of Fame

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame has named the 2019 inductees. They are Trevor Brazile, Marlo and Billy Ward, Steve Corey, and the late Dean Forth. Brazile is a 24-time world champion and won his first Round-Up titles in 1999, taking the tie-down roping and winning the all-around title.…Continue Reading

Mountain View Cemetery tour is in the offing

Mountain View Cemetery tour is in the offing

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Located under a canopy of trees and covering 80-plus acres of land in Walla Walla is Mountain View Cemetery. It’s the final resting place for over 40,000 people who helped shape the region.  More than 2,000 veterans are among those who have been laid to rest there. Now, the community is…Continue Reading

Former UO wide receiver tackles gunman at school

Former UO wide receiver tackles gunman at school

PORTLAND, Oregon – When officers from the Portland Police Department responded to an armed man on campus at Parkrose High School late this (Friday) morning, they learned the unnamed student had been tackled and disarmed by the school’s security guard, who also coaches football and track. While police could not confirm the staff member’s identity,…Continue Reading

Oregon House unanimously passes ‘Kaylee’s Law’

Oregon House unanimously passes ‘Kaylee’s Law’

SALEM, Oregon – Colleges with campus security will have to make changes under a bill headed to Governor Kate Brown. It’s called Kaylee’s Law.  It was written following the murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a security worker at Central Oregon Community College. “He eventually drove her to a low part of campus where she was…Continue Reading

Things to do in May: Prepare for a volcano

Things to do in May: Prepare for a volcano

The anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption is Saturday, and Oregon and Washington are recognizing May as Volcano Preparedness Month – a time to learn more about volcanoes and the potential hazards associated with them. “We can’t forget the fact that the entire Cascade Range is built from volcanoes,” Oregon Office of Emergency…Continue Reading

Jury convicts Beaverton man for assaulting federal task force officers with explosive device

Jury convicts Beaverton man for assaulting federal task force officers with explosive device

News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — A federal jury in Portland returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against a Beaverton, Oregon man who detonated an improvised explosive device containing triacetone triperoxide (TATP), assaulting two members of the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) on October 11, 2017. Jason Paul…Continue Reading

Ferguson sues major pharmaceutical companies for driving up costs on generic drugs

Ferguson sues major pharmaceutical companies for driving up costs on generic drugs

OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 43 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit last week against Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, and 20 other companies for conspiring in secret to increase prices of 116 common medications, including everyday antibiotics, antidepressants, contraceptives and statins. According to a press release issued…Continue Reading

Convicted felon sentenced after Bend police seize methamphetamine and firearm

Convicted felon sentenced after Bend police seize methamphetamine and firearm

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon EUGENE, Oregon — Christopher Michael Soares, 35, of Southern Oregon, was sentenced Wednesday to 160 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in Bend, Oregon. According to court documents, on June 28, 2016, police officers…Continue Reading

A flood watch is out for Sunday-Monday mornings

A flood watch is out for Sunday-Monday mornings

PENDLETON, Oregon – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of northeast Oregon including the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains, the lower Columbia Basin in Oregon, Wallowa County, the John Day Basin, the Ochoco-John Day Highlands and the Grande Ronde Valley for Sunday morning through Monday morning. Forecasters report that a…

UPDATE: Creek watch continues

UPDATE: Creek watch continues

The following is a news release from the city of Pendleton: The city of Pendleton and the Bureau of Reclamation have been meeting throughout the day to discuss current levels at the reservoir and weather forecasts. City Staff put boots on the ground and did an assessment of the water flows through McKay Creek area…

A bone is found on the reservation

A bone is found on the reservation

MISSION, Oregon – Search and rescue teams from Umatilla, Union, and Walla Walla counties joined with Umatilla Tribal Police Saturday and spent 12 hours combing a remote area on private land on the Umatilla Indian Reservation where skeletal remains were found last month. Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan said the volunteers for search and rescue…

Investigation into graffiti continues

Investigation into graffiti continues

PENDLETON, Oregon – Profanity-laden graffiti was left on the River Parkway and around the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds Wednesday afternoon. Chief Stuart Roberts says police are investigating and adds that there’s no obvious evidence that the graffiti was the work of a gang. “Somebody probably found a can of spray paint and got after it, so…

Meet the 2019 inductees to the Hall of Fame

Meet the 2019 inductees to the Hall of Fame

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame has named the 2019 inductees. They are Trevor Brazile, Marlo and Billy Ward, Steve Corey, and the late Dean Forth. Brazile is a 24-time world champion and won his first Round-Up titles in 1999, taking the tie-down roping and winning the all-around title.…

Mountain View Cemetery tour is in the offing

Mountain View Cemetery tour is in the offing

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Located under a canopy of trees and covering 80-plus acres of land in Walla Walla is Mountain View Cemetery. It’s the final resting place for over 40,000 people who helped shape the region.  More than 2,000 veterans are among those who have been laid to rest there. Now, the community is…

Former UO wide receiver tackles gunman at school

Former UO wide receiver tackles gunman at school

PORTLAND, Oregon – When officers from the Portland Police Department responded to an armed man on campus at Parkrose High School late this (Friday) morning, they learned the unnamed student had been tackled and disarmed by the school’s security guard, who also coaches football and track. While police could not confirm the staff member’s identity,…

Oregon House unanimously passes ‘Kaylee’s Law’

Oregon House unanimously passes ‘Kaylee’s Law’

SALEM, Oregon – Colleges with campus security will have to make changes under a bill headed to Governor Kate Brown. It’s called Kaylee’s Law.  It was written following the murder of Kaylee Sawyer by a security worker at Central Oregon Community College. “He eventually drove her to a low part of campus where she was…

Things to do in May: Prepare for a volcano

Things to do in May: Prepare for a volcano

The anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption is Saturday, and Oregon and Washington are recognizing May as Volcano Preparedness Month – a time to learn more about volcanoes and the potential hazards associated with them. “We can’t forget the fact that the entire Cascade Range is built from volcanoes,” Oregon Office of Emergency…

Jury convicts Beaverton man for assaulting federal task force officers with explosive device

Jury convicts Beaverton man for assaulting federal task force officers with explosive device

News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — A federal jury in Portland returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against a Beaverton, Oregon man who detonated an improvised explosive device containing triacetone triperoxide (TATP), assaulting two members of the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) on October 11, 2017. Jason Paul…

Ferguson sues major pharmaceutical companies for driving up costs on generic drugs

Ferguson sues major pharmaceutical companies for driving up costs on generic drugs

OLYMPIA, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 43 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit last week against Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, and 20 other companies for conspiring in secret to increase prices of 116 common medications, including everyday antibiotics, antidepressants, contraceptives and statins. According to a press release issued…

Convicted felon sentenced after Bend police seize methamphetamine and firearm

Convicted felon sentenced after Bend police seize methamphetamine and firearm

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon EUGENE, Oregon — Christopher Michael Soares, 35, of Southern Oregon, was sentenced Wednesday to 160 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in Bend, Oregon. According to court documents, on June 28, 2016, police officers…