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Bomb Squad Called After Suspicious Devices Found in Residence

The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit was called to a Pendleton residence on Wednesday after two suspicious devices were found during an attempt to...

Pendleton Man Arrested in Connection with Jan. 6 Shooting

A Pendleton man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month. Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Travis Laib, 35,...

Woman in Jail After Allegedly Setting Barn on Fire with Propane...

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 County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Joint Rescue Training

Search and rescue volunteers from Umatilla and Union counties braved heavy snow and freezing temperatures on Saturday to take part in training exercises near...

Hospital’s Active Shooter Drill Puts Agencies’ Response to the Test

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday night, the sounds of gunfire and screams could be heard ringing through the hallways of Good Shepherd Medical Center. Even...

Search & Rescue Team Demonstrates Capabilities of Its Newest Drone

Umatilla County Search & Rescue put its latest drone to the test Tuesday evening when it was sent out on a mission to find...

Search & Rescue Team Activated Following ATV Rollover near Ukiah

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office activated its search and rescue team Friday following an ATV rollover accident near Ukiah. The sheriff’s office was notified around...

Multiple Agencies Battling Large Fire at Pendleton Flour Mill

Fire crews battled a large fire at the Grain Craft Flour Mill at 501 S.E. Emigrant Avenue in Pendleton. The Pendleton Fire Department responded to...

U.C. District Attorney Investigating Animal Neglect Case in Hermiston

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) has turned over an animal neglect investigation to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution. On July 30,...

Man Dies from Motorboat Propeller Cuts at McKay Reservoir

A Milton-Freewater man died Friday evening from injuries suffered by a motorboat propeller. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office said Benjamin Ryan Camden, 41, was tubing...

No Injuries Reported Following Natural Gas Leak Near Umatilla

No injuries were reported after a natural gas leak near Umatilla forced approximately 16 residents to be evacuated Tuesday. On Tuesday at approximately 11:43 a.m....

North Hermiston Residents Told to Evacuate Due to Gas Pipe Leak

A reported leak from a broken gas line near Highway 395 has resulted in the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) asking people near the...

UCSO Seeks Help Identifying Next of Kin of Woman Found Dead

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating the next of kin of a woman found deceased near Ukiah. On July...

Despite Wet Weather, No Widespread Flooding Forecast in Coming Days

"Minor areas of flooding is possible but widespread flooding is not expected” in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service out of...

UCSO: If You See Young Wildlife That Looks Abandoned, It’s Probably...

Each spring, Oregon is blessed with an abundance of ducklings, bear cubs, seal pups, and fawns, among other wild baby critters. This time of year...

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Hermiston Man on Robbery, Other Charges

A Hermiston man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly breaking into a home, threatening the resident and stealing several power tools. Around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday,...

Jaime Ubay-Farfan Gets Life in Prison for 2020 Road Rage Killing

Jaime Ubay-Farfan was found guilty of second-degree murder in Umatilla County Circuit Court and was sentenced on March 23 to life in prison. On June...

19-Year-Old Faces Murder Charge in Connection with 18-Year-Old’s Death

A 19-year-old man from Walla Walla faces a murder charge for allegedly killing an 18-year-old early Saturday morning in Milton-Freewater. Manuel Adam Peralez Jr. was...

Teenager Killed in Shooting

An 18-year-old was shot and killed in the early-morning hours of Saturday in Milton-Freewater. The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office received a report shortly after midnight...

Fire District Gives Update on Aftermath of Shearer’s Foods Fire

Umatilla County Fire District #1 provided an update on its Facebook page on the fire at Shearer’s Foods and the aftermath. Crews conducted a fire...

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