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Police nab four following reported Milton-Freewater shooting
One suspect fled vehicle after crash, called an Uber, and was tracked down by police

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Lamb auction raises $23,300 for Echo girl with brain tumor
Lamb auction raises $23,300 for Echo girl with brain tumor
The fair community rallied around Maddy Thomas and her family on Saturday.
Home sweet home: In-home care shortage afflicts Eastern Oregon seniors
Home sweet home: In-home care shortage afflicts Eastern Oregon seniors
Finding funds and workers to provide in-home care for senior is a challenge in Eastern Oregon
Lightning sparks 36 fire calls in Eastern Oregon
Lightning sparks 36 fire calls in Eastern Oregon
Emergency crews scramble to contain blazes from Pilot Rock to Gilliam County
Washington man dies in Harney County crash

BURNS — Another crash on an Eastern Oregon highway in Harney County has claimed a life.

The Oregon State Police reported the collision occurred Tuesday at about 3:25 p.m. on the northbound side of Highway 205 a couple of miles out of...

Wreck injures one, closes down freeway
Wreck injures one, closes down freeway
Eastbound I-84 closed due to wreck, spilled fuel
Morrow County launching housing analysis
A report is expected to be ready in March 2019.
Public safety log for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018
Hermiston had a robbery, and a Pendleton resident may have been the target of a texting scam
Forecasting wildfires: How meteorologists support ground effort during fire season
Forecasting wildfires: How meteorologists support ground effort during fire season
Meteorologists based in Pendleton specialize in forecasting inland Northwest weather
Celebration of Mexican Independence Day scheduled for Sept. 16 at EOTEC
Tejano star Michael Salgado will headline a “moonlight concert.”
Pendleton-based Future Farm’s funding fizzles out
Pendleton-based Future Farm’s funding fizzles out
Pendleton's economic development director says agricultural drone project still a success
Morrow County victim assistance director wins state award
Morrow County victim assistance director wins state award
Deona Siex was recognized Thursday.
Money taken from till at Pendleton hotels
Money taken from till at Pendleton hotels

PENDLETON — Two hotels on Nye Avenue in Pendleton were victims of theft late Wednesday.

The Hampton Inn reported money missing from its till at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday evening and the Holiday Inn Express reported money missing from its till...

Teens discover the liberation of rock ’n’ roll at Pendleton camp
Teens discover the liberation of rock ’n’ roll at Pendleton camp
Teens learn self-expression, musical skills at week-long camp
Three arrested in Hermiston drug bust
Two small children taken into protective custody at the scene
Flagger killed on Highway 11, driver arrested trying to flee
Flagger killed on Highway 11, driver arrested trying to flee
Milton-Freewater man charged with manslaughter, DUII after crash
Pendleton family alleges officer beat and injured teen

A Pendleton police officer is under investigation following allegations of brutality. Chief Stuart Roberts said so far, those allegations don’t match with what police are finding.

But the 15-year-old boy and his mother said an officer...

Three adults, five children killed in Harney County crash
Three adults, five children killed in Harney County crash

A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.

Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4...

Preservation of Hermiston’s limited historic buildings can be a struggle
Preservation of Hermiston’s limited historic buildings can be a struggle
Fast-growing city faces challenges in protecting its past
Hermiston open to eminent domain, passes new noise ordinance

The city of Hermiston is moving ahead with plans to acquire 1.5 acres of land on the corner of Punkin Center and Northeast 10th Street, whether it’s through a traditional purchase or eminent domain.

The “resolution of...

Police arrest man for sledgehammer attack

HERMISTON — Paul Thomas Cazares, 26, of Umatilla faces assault and other charges after police reported he punched a man and attacked him with a sledgehammer.

Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said at about 11:52 p.m. Friday a man,...

DEQ issues air quality advisory for Pendleton
DEQ issues air quality advisory for Pendleton
DEQ rates Pendleton as having worst air quality in the state Tuesday afternoon
Crash in Harney County kills eight
Crash in Harney County kills eight

CRANE — Eight people died Monday in a head-on crash in Harney County.

Oregon State Police reported the collision occurred at approximately 10 a.m. on Highway 78 near milepost 30 south of Crane. The preliminary investigation revealed a...

Norton | Can a diet survive the county fair?
Norton | Can a diet survive the county fair?
A quest for healthy eating in the land of fried foods and sweet treats
Sister City visitors find much to like about Pendleton
Sister City visitors find much to like about Pendleton
Minamisoma contigent learns about the history of the Round-Up
Four-vehicle crash kills Walla Walla woman

Two locals were involved in a four-vehicle crash Monday that took the life of a Walla Walla woman.

The Washington State Patrol reported the deadly wreck occurred about 7:15 a.m. near College Place on State Route 125 and Old Milton...

Protection service knocks down Umatilla County website

PENDLETON — Umatilla County’s website was down during the weekend.

Dan Lonai, director of the county’s administrative services, said the county last week implemented Project Shield, the free service Google provides to...

Northwest wheat to fight hunger in Yemen
Northwest wheat to fight hunger in Yemen
The U.S. Agency for International Development has purchased 200,000 tons of Northwest wheat that will be sent to Yemen, where citizens are facing the largest food security emergency in the world.
The Hermiston cop and the koi
The Hermiston cop and the koi
Hermiston police chief discovers the calming power of raising multi-colored carp
Friday at the fair
Friday at the fair

Scenes from Friday at the Umatilla County Fair in Hermiston.

The Umatilla County Fair concludes Saturday.

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch
A final draft of the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision calls for increased timber harvest and restoration across the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests in northeast Oregon.

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Northwest wheat to fight hunger in Yemen
The U.S. Agency for International Development has purchased 200,000 tons of Northwest wheat that will be sent to Yemen, where citizens are facing the...
Rep. Walden joins call for Oregon wildfire aid
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting federal aid for farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires...

Business

Arrowhead gets pumped up for customer party

MISSION — A customer appreciation event at Arrowhead Travel Plaza will feature free food, live music, a bounce house, raffles and...

Space Age parent company fined by DEQ
Pliska Investments was fined $3,900 for wastewater violations.
Hermiston Foods plant has yet to find a buyer

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Excessive heat watch for Monday and Tuesday

The Mid-Columbia heat wave will hit a sustained peak early this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected...

Northwest

U.S. vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires
The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and...