SEATTLE (AP) — The Pacific Northwest is experiencing heavy rains, flooding, some landslides and road closures as a rain event known as an atmospheric river arrived in Washington and Oregon....
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A fourth person who tested positive for COVID-19 while incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton has died, state officials said.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A city northeastern Oregon will soon allow people to sleep outside on city-owned property, provided it’s not in a park, parking lot, alley or sidewalk and within a...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Two inmates from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution died of COVID-19 within hours of each other, prison officials said Thursday.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted an order that expresses support for local police officers and says that recent protests against police...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Oregon will receive federal help for flooding and storms that happened in February in the northeastern section of the state....
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The city of Pendleton will get a $1.8 million through an emergency loan for repairs to a critical levee damaged by massive flooding in northeast Oregon earlier this month in...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Residents began the long process Monday of cleaning up from devastating flooding that hit northeast Oregon as receding waters revealed the full extent of the damage. Mobile...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Waters covering roads in flood-hit northeastern Oregon were starting to recede, allowing residents to return and assess the damage from weather that appears to have left one...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon National Guard troops aboard two helicopters airlifted 21 people to safety on Saturday, and authorities reported a 62-year-old woman who lived in one of the areas hit by...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents in the foothills of the towering Blue Mountains in rural northeast Oregon were plucked from their flooded homes by helicopter and others rode to safety in the...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A young woman from Idaho who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a 2018 van crash while traveling to a Christian conference in Portland, Oregon with her youth group is...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Pendleton Police Department in northeastern Oregon now has an extra set of eyes with them.
Each of Pendleton’s 24 sworn police officers has been equipped with body...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon resident who was convicted of murder in the death of his mother in her Eugene home in 2004 has escaped from the supervision of the Psychiatric Security Review Board,...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A man has been reunited with his cat more than two months after she slipped out of his car at an eastern Oregon rest area.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla northeast Oregon have opened a warming center for homeless tribal members as winter arrives.
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Two groups have filed a federal lawsuit to block a proposed power transmission line that would run through two counties in northeast Oregon, a newspaper reported...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A 53-year-old Lebanon man died in Oregon Department of Corrections custody, where he was serving a 60-year prison sentence for murder.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — History buffs, local officials and a sociology professor recently dedicated a historical marker in Oregon recognizing a segregated Army battalion comprised of the nation's...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The city of Pendleton, Oregon, excavated 2,000 cubic yards of gravel and rock from McKay Creek right after the flooding in April.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The new Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton is open and running.
Calvin Davis is the forensic scientist in charge of the lab at 612 Airport Road, practically...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who lawyers say were involved in a road rage episode that...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Officials in eastern Oregon are urging the governor to declare a state of emergency in response to recent flooding.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Officials in a small eastern Oregon city have declared an emergency as its mayor says three or four homes are surrounded by water.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Blue Mountain Community College board members have voted unanimously to hire Dennis Bailey-Fougnier as the college's next president.
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a woman who they say vandalized a cemetery.
The Graham County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Dawn Renee Phillips of...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A large drug bust by the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team put 65 adults in four eastern Oregon counties behind bars, but also sent 38 children into the foster care...
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A bill introduced in the Oregon House this week would increase funding into Future Farmers of America programs around the state.
The measure from Rep. Greg Barreto, a Republican from Pendleton, would allot more money for students to attend statewide and national events to build their FFA resumes and develop their skills.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have arrested more the five dozen suspects in an aim to take down drug trafficking organizations in northeast Oregon.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — In the wake of a July fire that burned 80,000 acres of land in north-central Oregon, state Sen. Bill Hansell is introducing a package of bills that he thinks will improve firefighting efforts on farmland.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has died after he was struck by a railroad train in Pendleton.
Angel Murillo, 24, of Pendleton, died in the Tuesday morning accident.
The East Oregonian reports Murillo was a cowboy and worked at a western store as a hat shaper and saddle maker. He was originally from White Salmon, Washington.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — While there may have been times that the future of the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Range was uncertain, city officials suggested that 2018 provided evidence of the range's permanency.
Steve Chrisman, Pendleton airport manager and economic development director, admitted that the range's impact wasn't always a known quantity, but a year's worth of growth in activity and full-time jobs is a sign that the range has long-term potential.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man accused in the deadly shooting of a co-worker in northeast Oregon has pleaded not guilty.
The East Oregonian reports 52-year-old Antonio Vasquez-Vargas was arraigned Monday in Umatilla County on charges of murder and felon in possession of a firearm.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon sheriff's office is developing a sharpshooter team.
Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says the "designated marksman program" is new but aims to fill a need for officers who are skilled shooters to respond to crisis situations.
Rowan says the team is too new to dispatch yet so the first call for a tactical police response would go to the Pendleton Police Department SWAT team and the second to Oregon State Police SWAT.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a person was killed at a creamery business in northeast Oregon.
The East Oregonian reports Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says deputies responded to a call at about 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Umapine Creamery west of Umapine.
Rowan said a person was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Revenue from ticket sales soared for the Pendleton Round-Up this year to more than $1.3 million.
The East Oregonian also reports that revenue from trademark sales increased 16 percent over last year.
The event's three hard liquor bars sold about 1,000 drinks an hour during the fall event, up 11 percent from last year.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Pendleton residents have been dealing with huge swarms of flying aphids this fall.
The East Oregonian reports Friday that the bugs created a gray haze at a youth football game this week and landed all over spectators. A photo also shows them coating a parked truck and almost obscuring a tall evergreen tree.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are proposing a new framework for managing wolves that prey on livestock.
The East Oregonian reports that a possible deal emerged Tuesday that involves ranchers making clearly defined efforts to protect livestock and ward off wolves with non-lethal deterrents.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A woman whose son was shot and killed in 2014 by a corrections officer at the state prison in Pendleton, Oregon, iled a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the officer.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The students in Highland Hills Elementary School's Newcomers class know the difference between the numbers 15 and 50.
Regardless, they take a few minutes during a math lesson to repeat them over and over again — "fif-TEEN, fif-TY, fif-TEEN, fif-TY" — emphasizing the last syllables that distinguish the two.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Though Todd Pierce is used to breaking horses as he preaches sermons, he didn't have to fight too hard with this one.
Pierce and his company, Riding High Ministries, was in Umatilla at Two Rivers Correctional Institution.
About 60 inmates from Two Rivers watched quietly as Pierce worked with Vixen, an unbroken mare. Within 30 minutes the horse went from having never been ridden before to patiently carrying Pierce around the corral.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has agreed to a televised debate against his challenger, Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
The East Oregonian reports the two could face off at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 on Bend television station KTVZ. But first they need to agree to terms.
McLeod-Skinner, a democrat from Terrebonne, first challenged the 10-term Republican incumbent to a debate two months ago.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Haley Ganzel stretched her arms out, leaned forward and arched her head back. She looked for all the world like Kate Winslet posing on the ship's prow in "Titanic."
Ganzel, however, struck the pose atop a galloping horse. The trick rider stayed steady for much of the length of the Pendleton Round-Up Arena before pulling back and sitting in the saddle.
LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Construction has begun on the new Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton.
The East Oregonian reports Fortis Constriction Inc. has started work on the foundation of the nearly $1.25 million project.
The city issued a building permit for the 9,500-square-foot (880-square-meter) facility last month.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Randy Thomas exuded good cheer on Monday of Pendleton Round-Up week.
And why wouldn't he? The Pendleton Round-Up director, in charge of publicity for the iconic rodeo, has the world by the tail these days.
Ticket sales, for instance, continue on an upward trajectory.
"Last year, we set a record," said Thomas, as he leaned back in a chair in the media trailer. "This year, we've already broken that record. We exceeded all-time ticket revenues before the show even started."
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on an Oregon man being sentenced for drunken behavior in national parks (all times local):
An Oregon man who was sentenced for drunken behavior in two national parks in Wyoming said he and his buddy were on a "last hurrah" tour before he entered alcohol treatment.
Raymond Reinke's crimes drew national attention when at least one Yellowstone National Park visitor captured a video of him harassing a bison that had stopped traffic.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A lamb named Henry fetched $162 per pound at an Oregon auction where lambs were generally going for $7 a pound.
What made Henry such a prize at the Umatilla County Fair is he was raised by Maddy Thomas, an 11-year-old girl from Echo who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. The $23,200 will help her family cover continuing medical-related expenses.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — As they sit at their screens in a small office outside Pendleton, a group of meteorologists can already tell what the rest of the population is soon going to find out the hard way: it's another smoky day in Oregon.
Dan Slagle looks at the high-resolution rapid-refresh smoke map on his screen and laughs.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says seven cows died last week after someone shut off their water supply.
Rowan says a livestock owner reported finding two cows dead from lack of water, and a subsequent call reported five dead cows.