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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…

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…

Vehicle prowler taken into custody

Vehicle prowler taken into custody

WALLA WALLA, Washington — One man was arrested this week after prowling vehicles in the area of E Sumach in Walla Walla. A local resident called police to report the vehicle prowl in progress and officers quickly located Trevaughn Dean Abernathy, 27. Police tell us he broke the window of the vehicle he was prowling.…

Family of deceased man tipped police about dynamite in his garage

Family of deceased man tipped police about dynamite in his garage

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — The Washington State Patrol bomb squad was called in Wednesday afternoon to assist the College Place Police Department after the discovery of a suicide note revealing the location of dynamite left in a garage located within the 300 block of SE Highland Park Drive in College Place. College Place officers discovered the…

Tensions running high in cities, county over EMS budget deficit

Tensions running high in cities, county over EMS budget deficit

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Tensions are running a bit high between the city of Walla Walla and neighboring fire and EMS districts, namely those belonging to Walla Walla County and College Place. The Walla Walla Fire Department wants compensation for their EMS services in transporting patients in the county and in College Place. The only…

Corbett gets contract extension, raise

Corbett gets contract extension, raise

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton City Council has approved a raise for City Manager Robb Corbett. Mayor John Turner says the raise puts Corbett at the same average pay of city managers in Hermiston and La Grande. “When you average those, you come up with $133,500,” Turner said. “We’re going to extend Robb’s contract for…