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Sheriff's deputy continues to recover from violent crash

St. Paul's Michael Trotter sustained life-threatening injuries in a April 25 crash that killed two Southridge High School students A St. Paul man's recovery from a violent crash that took the lives of two high school students is continuing. Deputy Michael Trotter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office was severely injured when his marked patrol SUV was struck by a mid-sized car driven by a Southridge High School student near the intersection of Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway and Murray Boulevard just after midnight on April 25. Two of the five occupants of the car were killed in the crash. A...
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State takes 2 Albany nurse licenses for failing to take drug tests

A pair of Albany women are barred from working as nurses in Oregon after they failed to comply with urine tests. Emmy Brockmann, 23, failed to submit to confidential drug testing that had been a diversionary condition of her licensure, then failed to respond to a written notice that she would have her license revoked, according to the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
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Life Flight Network adds base in Salem, Oregon

Estimated reading time 3 minutes, 39 seconds. Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced the addition of a 24-hour helicopter critical care transport base in Salem, Oregon. Life Flight Network’s highly trained flight crew will provide ICU level care to the communities of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the surrounding area, augmenting their existing air medical services in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, including their bases in Cottage Grove, Newport and Aurora, Oregon.

May 25 outstanding warrants

Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with outstanding warrants Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff's Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503-538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. May 25 Jason L. Saddoris, 40, is wanted for failure to appear (FTA) on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). Kenneth Ricard Salet, 31, is wanted on an FTA for felony possession of a restricted weapon. Silvestre...

Local school districts scramble to find substitutes

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. -- It's all hands-on deck as many schools throughout the Willamette Valley are experiencing a lack of substitute teachers. Within the last month, school officials said it's become increasingly worse. Eugene Education Association president Sabrina Gordon said that many teachers are out sick or are simply out...

Block party, concert set for downtown Philomath on Memorial Day

On a mission to build community and get more folks to take in Philomath’s downtown area, Mayor Chas Jones added event organizer to his skillset. The result of those efforts is the Philomath Block Party and Concert, scheduled to occur this coming Monday on Memorial Day. “I just feel...

Two Vikings Commit to SOU; Pac-12 Tournament

Siuslaw seniors Henry Rankin and Avery Hart are headed to Southern Oregon University. Last night the two committed to play football for the Raiders by signing with the school at a ceremony at Siuslaw High School. Pac-12 Tournament. Today is the beginning of the Pac-12 baseball tournament. The Oregon Ducks...

Man dies in crash west of Woodburn

OSP: Aurora man succumbs to injuries suffered in a head-on crash on Highway 219 and French Prairie Road.Oregon State Police said an Aurora man died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 219 and French Prairie Road on Friday, May 20. Police reports said Harold Crane, 79, of Aurora was driving a Ford Ranger pickup northbound on French Prairie. The truck ran through a stop sign and crashed head on with a Mack CMV operated by Santana Tadlock, 26, of Salem, who was heading south bound on 219. Crane sustained fatal injuries. Tadlock was uninjured. Marion County Sheriff's Office, St. Paul Fire, Gervais Police and ODOT assisted at the scene. The road was closed for about four hours. {loadposition sub-article-01}

Philomath’s Ordway earns Player of the Year in Oregon West

The Philomath High School baseball team was well-represented on the all-Oregon West Conference team, including Cameron Ordway as the Player of the Year and Levi Webber as the Coach of the Year. Ordway, senior shortstop and pitcher for the Warriors, hit .609 in 15 league games and for the season...

Oregon State junior a standout on and off the baseball field

CORVALLIS, Ore. — On Wednesday, No. 4 Oregon State begins play in the Pac-12 baseball tournament. They'll be counting on some big performances from junior outfielder Jacob Melton, who leads the team with 15 home runs. As a Fisheries and Wildlife sciences major, he also stands out in another...

May 25 public safety round-up

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue run log, Yamhill County sheriff's reports, Newberg-Dundee Police Department logTVF&R run log May 12 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to emergency medical calls on Partridge Lane, North Street, Brutscher Street, Werth Boulevard, Greenleaf Drive, Stone Road and College Street. TVFR personnel responded to a miscellaneous fire on Cedar Street and three commercial fire alarms on School Street. May 13 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to emergency medical calls on Franklin Street, James Street, Brutscher Street, Haworth Avenue and 11th Street in Dundee. TVFR personnel responded to a report of smoke in...

Jacob Melton Named Pac-12 Player of the Year

EUGENE - Oregon State outfielder, Jacob Melton, has been named the 2022 Pac-12 Conference's Player of the Year. Melton is the sixth Beaver to be named the conference's Player of the Year since 1999. Joining; Jacoby Ellsbury (2005), Cole Gillespie (2006), Michael Conforto (2013 and 2014), Nick Madrigal (2017) and Adley Rutschman (2019).

Valley, Guthrie, Paducah graduates Class of 2022; Motley, Silverton commencements Friday

Twelve seniors graduated on Friday night from Valley High School, 17 from Paducah and 10 from Guthrie. Motley County’s and Silverton’s graduations are set for Friday, May 27. Motley County High School will graduate 12 seniors and Silverton High School will graduate nine. THE NEXT CHAPTER Valley graduates celebrate at the end of their commencement, and Guthrie and Paducah seniors come together for…

Arizona Baseball hopes for better results in rematch vs Oregon

Fresh off a sweep at the hands of Oregon (35-21, 18-12), Arizona Baseball (35-21, 16-14) returns to action as they take on the Ducks again. Arizona Baseball finds itself in a rather tough and unfortunate position. Despite beating then No. 2 ranked Oregon State two weeks ago and virtually being on top of the world, Arizona followed that series up by being swept by the Oregon Ducks last weekend.

Baseball Bracketology: May 24th Projections for Oregon State

Every week, the two most trusted outlets in college baseball coverage release their postseason bracket predictions, taking a stab at each of the sixteen regional hosts, the last teams in and first teams out, and matchups in the first round of the tournament. Each of these projections are relevant to...

NorCal OL Roger Alderman has Pac-12 schools sticking out

Sonora (Calif.) offensive lineman Roger Alderman is one of the top two-way lineman in Northern California. But the offensive line is where the majority of his attention is coming. A few of his offers are standing out to him. "Colorado, Utah and Cal and Oregon State are standing out the...

Oregon baseball looks to carry momentum into Pac-12 tournament

Oregon baseball wanted to make a statement during its last week of the regular season. With their hopes of hosting a regional fading after a dreadful start to the month of May, the Ducks had four opportunities — one against No. 11 Gonzaga, and three against No. 25 Arizona — to convince the NCAA selection committee that they deserved to still be in the conversation to host.