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Pursuit runs from Hermiston into Washington

Pursuit runs from Hermiston into Washington

  HERMISTON, Oregon – A pursuit that began in Hermiston ended on Interstate 82 in Washington Monday. Javier Noe Martinez, 29, of Umatilla had warrants out for several sex crimes. He now faces additional charges including reckless driving, attempt to elude, and possession of marijuana. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston wrote that an officer spotted…Continue Reading

Mendoza in court on reduced charges

Mendoza in court on reduced charges

PENDLETON, Oregon – Cristine Mendoza, 46, of Umatilla County is being formally arraigned in the Sixth Circuit Court Tuesday morning. The charges against the woman are different than those she was facing when she was arrested by Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 10 after she allegedly stabbed her significant other. “A police officer’s burden…Continue Reading

PDC to consider grant for new Round-Up building

PDC to consider grant for new Round-Up building

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will consider awarding a Fresh Start grant to the Round-Up Association for its new building at the site of the old Albertson’s grocery store on Southwest Court Avenue. The estimated cost of the project is $3.6 million and is being built by…Continue Reading

Isaacs Avenue is open, but not done yet

Isaacs Avenue is open, but not done yet

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Travel between downtown Walla Walla to Eastgate just got easier as Isaacs Avenue from Division Street through Roosevelt Street has reopened. While the road is now open, the water, sewer and road improvement project is not quite finished as crews complete a bit of driveway and concrete work. Barrels are in…Continue Reading

City is appealing DEQ fine

City is appealing DEQ fine

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton Public Works Director Bob Patterson says the city is waiting to hear when the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will hold its pre-appeal meeting. DEQ fined the city $86,977 for failing to implement storm water mitigation best management practices and required monitoring during the construction of the new fire station. “The…Continue Reading

Airport official has tips for holiday travelers

Airport official has tips for holiday travelers

WALLA WALLA, Washington – It’s that time of year when airports will be busy with holiday travelers. “As the holidays approach, you want to make sure you get to the airport early,” Walla Walla Regional Airport Director Jennifer Skoglund said. “If you have checked bags (arrive) at least 90 minutes before your departure time and…Continue Reading

Operation Net Nanny leads to 16 arrests in Yakima County

Operation Net Nanny leads to 16 arrests in Yakima County

News Release from Washington State Patrol YAKIMA COUNTY, Washington — Sixteen dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Yakima County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation involving the Washington State Patrol (WSP), local Yakima County law enforcement agencies and several partner agencies.  Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 17th operation spearheaded…Continue Reading

OHA launches campaign to equip workplaces with overdose drug

OHA launches campaign to equip workplaces with overdose drug

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Health Authority launches a new campaign aimed at fighting the opioid crisis at work. Reverse Overdose Oregon connects businesses with training and tools to allow employees to deal with overdoses using a drug called Naloxone. “Naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system,” said…Continue Reading

Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

News Release from Washington State Department of Health OLYMPIA, Washington — Today the Washington State Board of Health expanded its emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Department of Health recommended the update based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) findings connecting vitamin…Continue Reading

Oregon grows

Oregon grows

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Population Research Center at Portland State University has issued its preliminary population count for 2019, and Oregon has grown by one percent to 4,236,400. Most of that growth occurred in Oregon’s most populous counties. The counts in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties accounted for almost half of the increase. The largest…Continue Reading

I-5 bridge talks return

I-5 bridge talks return

VANCOUVER, Washington – The Columbia Crossing project may be dead, but the governors for Oregon and Washington have signed an agreement to restart plans to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee announce the two states are committed to spending $44 million to restart plans to…Continue Reading

Repeat offender sentenced for illegal firearm possession

Repeat offender sentenced for illegal firearm possession

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — Dante Emmanuel Hall, 32, of Portland, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. According to court documents, Hall was involved in an early-morning fight in a downtown…Continue Reading

Pursuit runs from Hermiston into Washington

Pursuit runs from Hermiston into Washington

  HERMISTON, Oregon – A pursuit that began in Hermiston ended on Interstate 82 in Washington Monday. Javier Noe Martinez, 29, of Umatilla had warrants out for several sex crimes. He now faces additional charges including reckless driving, attempt to elude, and possession of marijuana. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston wrote that an officer spotted…

Mendoza in court on reduced charges

Mendoza in court on reduced charges

PENDLETON, Oregon – Cristine Mendoza, 46, of Umatilla County is being formally arraigned in the Sixth Circuit Court Tuesday morning. The charges against the woman are different than those she was facing when she was arrested by Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 10 after she allegedly stabbed her significant other. “A police officer’s burden…

PDC to consider grant for new Round-Up building

PDC to consider grant for new Round-Up building

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will consider awarding a Fresh Start grant to the Round-Up Association for its new building at the site of the old Albertson’s grocery store on Southwest Court Avenue. The estimated cost of the project is $3.6 million and is being built by…

Isaacs Avenue is open, but not done yet

Isaacs Avenue is open, but not done yet

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Travel between downtown Walla Walla to Eastgate just got easier as Isaacs Avenue from Division Street through Roosevelt Street has reopened. While the road is now open, the water, sewer and road improvement project is not quite finished as crews complete a bit of driveway and concrete work. Barrels are in…

City is appealing DEQ fine

City is appealing DEQ fine

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton Public Works Director Bob Patterson says the city is waiting to hear when the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will hold its pre-appeal meeting. DEQ fined the city $86,977 for failing to implement storm water mitigation best management practices and required monitoring during the construction of the new fire station. “The…

Airport official has tips for holiday travelers

Airport official has tips for holiday travelers

WALLA WALLA, Washington – It’s that time of year when airports will be busy with holiday travelers. “As the holidays approach, you want to make sure you get to the airport early,” Walla Walla Regional Airport Director Jennifer Skoglund said. “If you have checked bags (arrive) at least 90 minutes before your departure time and…

Operation Net Nanny leads to 16 arrests in Yakima County

Operation Net Nanny leads to 16 arrests in Yakima County

News Release from Washington State Patrol YAKIMA COUNTY, Washington — Sixteen dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Yakima County were removed from the streets, thanks to a multi-day operation involving the Washington State Patrol (WSP), local Yakima County law enforcement agencies and several partner agencies.  Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this is the 17th operation spearheaded…

OHA launches campaign to equip workplaces with overdose drug

OHA launches campaign to equip workplaces with overdose drug

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Health Authority launches a new campaign aimed at fighting the opioid crisis at work. Reverse Overdose Oregon connects businesses with training and tools to allow employees to deal with overdoses using a drug called Naloxone. “Naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system,” said…

Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

Washington bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

News Release from Washington State Department of Health OLYMPIA, Washington — Today the Washington State Board of Health expanded its emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Department of Health recommended the update based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) findings connecting vitamin…

Oregon grows

Oregon grows

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Population Research Center at Portland State University has issued its preliminary population count for 2019, and Oregon has grown by one percent to 4,236,400. Most of that growth occurred in Oregon’s most populous counties. The counts in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties accounted for almost half of the increase. The largest…

I-5 bridge talks return

I-5 bridge talks return

VANCOUVER, Washington – The Columbia Crossing project may be dead, but the governors for Oregon and Washington have signed an agreement to restart plans to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee announce the two states are committed to spending $44 million to restart plans to…

Repeat offender sentenced for illegal firearm possession

Repeat offender sentenced for illegal firearm possession

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon — Dante Emmanuel Hall, 32, of Portland, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. According to court documents, Hall was involved in an early-morning fight in a downtown…