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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Pendleton Launches Campaign to Bring Awareness of Flooding Dangers

The city of Pendleton is launching a flood awareness campaign to help residents prepare for any flood-related events. “Planning for any type of emergency event is...
Police Crime Scene

Woman in Jail After Allegedly Setting Barn on Fire with Propane & Torch

A woman is facing a first-degree arson charge after she allegedly set fire to a barn in Milton-Freewater using propane and a hand-held torch. Just...

Umatilla Store Heavily Damaged After Pick-Up Truck Crashes Into It

A driver was injured Monday evening after crashing into the Dollar General store in Umatilla. The store suffered extensive damage. Just before 7 p.m., Umatilla...

DNA Leads Hermiston Police to Make Arrest in October Rape Case

Hermiston police have arrested a 20-year-old man for rape after DNA evidence connected him to the crime from months earlier. The arrest of Andre Davin...

Hermiston Approves Most New Housing Permits in 16 Years

The Hermiston Building Department approved permits for 210 new housing units in 2022, setting a new high mark in the city’s recent efforts to...

Water, Sewer Rates for Hermiston Residents to Increase in March

The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved a water and sewer rate increase that takes effect on March 1. The council changed its automatic rate...
Police Response

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Oncoming Motorist on Interstate 84

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 84 Sunday afternoon. Around 4:37 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian...

Umatilla School District Celebrates Opening of Think Big Space

The Umatilla School District celebrated the grand opening of the new AWS Think Big Space at Umatilla High School in Umatilla on Saturday. The new...

Lions Club Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community

The Hermiston Lions Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary as it continues its focus on students, education, and the serving others. “It is with great...

‘Gem’ Known as Hermiston Recently Featured in Business View Magazine

“A gem within a state renowned for its natural beauty.” That’s how the city of Hermiston is described in a recent feature in Business View...

Me and My Prince Ball to Return in 2023; Sponsorships Available

Preparations are in the works for the 16th Me and My Prince Ball that will be held May 20, 2023, at the Eastern Oregon...
Police Crime Scene

OSP Leading Investigation Into Officer Involved Shooting in Boardman

A traffic stop in Boardman on Wednesday led to an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS), but no injuries were reported. According to the Oregon State Police,...

Judge Allows Gun Sales Without Completed Background Checks

By Ben Botkin A Harney County Circuit Court decision allows Oregonians to continue to buy firearms before completing a background check. Harney County Judge Robert Raschio...

Umatilla City Council President Sues Fire District Over 2020 Injury

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Hermiston Herald and is part of a content-sharing partnership between Northeast Oregon Now and the Hermiston...

3 Die in Head-On Collision

Three Heppner residents died in a head-on collision on Highway 74. The Oregon State Police responded to a report of a crash around 5:16 p.m....

Looking Back at the Year That Was

The past 12 months were filled with attention-grabbing headlines ranging from highway pileups, the Shearer's explosion, new construction projects, acts of kindess and generosity,...

Morrow County Clerk Certifies Election Recalling Doherty, Lindsay

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Hermiston Herald and is part of a content-sharing partnership between Northeast Oregon Now and the Hermiston...

Housing Crisis Will Be Oregon Legislature’s Top Priority in 2023

By Julia Shumway Housing will remain a top focus when the Oregon Legislature returns to work in January, a top Democratic lawmaker tells the Oregon...

Animals Rescued During Fire on Bensel Road Early Wednesday

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning on Bensel Road. At 4:18 a.m. this morning, Umatilla County Fire District #1...

Oregon Agrees to a Record $1.4 Billion in Public Health Settlements

By Ben Botkin Oregon will receive an estimated $701.5 million to fight opioid addiction from settlements with companies that distributed, produced or sold the addictive...

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