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County to Address Water on Roadways

Umatilla County Code Enforcement Program is taking new steps to address complaints about discharged water on county roadways. Each year, County Road Department, Sheriff’s Office...

Logging Company Finds Skeletal Remains

A logging company discovered the skeletal remains of a male near Weston on Monday. The company notified the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office around 12:45 p.m....

Sheriff's Office Gets New Patrol Boat

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office recently added a shiny new vehicle to its marine division. The sheriff’s office, with the help of a grant, purchased...

Three Rescued from Columbia River

A Umatilla County marine patrol sergeant rescued three people from the Columbia River last week after their inflatable raft began sinking. The incident happened around...

Stanfield Woman Dies in Car Wreck Near Adams

A Stanfield woman died Friday night in a car accident on Highway 11 near Adams. According to the Oregon State Police, Sharon Kay Monk, 53,...

Athena Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect

An Athena man was shot and killed Monday morning by an Athena police officer following a high-speed pursuit. The deceased, 55-year-old Tere David King, was...

Group Wants Sheriff's Office to End ICE Detainments

Nine Oregon sheriff’s departments recently announced they would no longer honor federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold requests, and an effort is being...

Punkin Center Crash Claims Irrigon Girl's Life

A 29-year old Washington man is in custody following Wednesday night's fatal traffic crash in Hermiston that resulted in the death of a 7-year...

Highway 11 Collision Sends 2 to Hospital

A near head-on collision on Highway 11 near Athena on Thursday left two people seriously injured. The accident occurred around 1 p.m. on Thursday near...

Council Votes to Apply for Senior Center Funding

The future of the Hermiston Senior Center is anything but clear. The center, located on the Umatilla County Fairgrounds, will lose its home when...

Extra Patrols to Focus on Seat Belts, Texting

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, will be participating in extra patrol and enforcement with an emphasis on seatbelts/child...

Bill Aims to Extend Scholarships to Reserves' Children

A bill to honor a slain reserve police officer would allow scholarships to be available to the children of all reserve officers and volunteer...

No Arrests in Tuesday's Shooting in Hermiston

An apparent fatal shooting took place near Hermiston Tuesday, but no arrests have been made, according to a story posted on KNDU’s website. According to...

Pedestrian Killed on Highway 11 in Milton-Freewater

A 69-year old Milton-Freewater man died Monday evening when he was struck by a pick-up truck as he attempted to cross Highway 11 on...

Council Amends Pair of Recent Annexations

The Hermiston City Council had a light agenda Monday night. The meeting began promptly at 7 p.m. and Mayor Dave Drotzmann gaveled the meeting...

County to Put Public Safety Levies Before Voters

Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan stepped into a tough spot when he became the county’s top law officer last year. The county’s population has gone...

OSP Identifies Motorist Who Was Found Dead

The Umatilla man who was found dead just off Highway 395 nearly Hermiston early Saturday morning has been identified as 59-year-old Rodney Norman Marks. The...

Driver Dies in Crash Trying to Elude Police

A 37-year-old Washington man died early Thursday morning when he crashed a stolen vehicle as he attempted to elude a Stanfield police officer along...

Multi-Vehicle Crash Kills 10 Cows, Injures Motorist

A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 204 near milepost 18 in Umatilla County Tuesday morning resulted in the death of 10 cows and one injured...

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