Umatilla County, OR

Homicide investigation is underway

MISSION – The Umatilla County Jail Roster lists Kawlija Nicoah Scott, 25, as an inmate, arrested by Umatilla Tribal Police officers Wednesday evening. He is charged with a single count of criminal homicide with no bail. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Portland has confirmed it is assisting Umatilla...
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UCDF#1 Crews Put Out Truck Fire

Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded to a vehicle fire early Thursday morning on Holdman Road and Highway 37. The call came in around 4:55 a.m. Crews arrived to find a pick-up truck fully involved in the middle of a field and quickly extinguished the flames by running 300 feet of hose down to the vehicle from Engine 22.
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Wyden to hold first of three veterans-focused online town halls for Eastern Oregon veterans

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Ron Wyden said Wednesday that the first of three online town halls he secured just for Eastern Oregon veterans, their families and veterans service providers to ask top Veterans Administration (VA) officials health care questions -- including about the agency’s proposals to reduce physical and mental health services in the region -- will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Law enforcement tags some taggers

MILTON-FREEWATER – The Milton-Freewater Police Department and Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office recently detained several juveniles and arrested one adult male who were allegedly involved in a months-long spree of criminal mischief to public and private property. Multiple cases of graffiti have been reported since Jan. 1 with no known suspects.

Governor’s Warrant Issued for Oregon Suspect in Moses Lake Murder

The suspect in the murder and disappearance of Moses Lake resident Yanira Cedillos will be back in court earlier than previously scheduled after a governor’s warrant for extradition was issued. KPQ news partner i FIBER ONE reports a new hearing is set on Wednesday for Juan Gastelum in Umatilla...

County to accept grant for homeless alternative

WEST UMATILLA COUNTY – The cities of Hermiston, Umatilla, Stanfield, and Echo are joining with Umatilla County to provide a place for the homeless to rest. The Practical Assistance through Transitional Housing project – also known as PATH – will be a facility on the west side of the county at the intersection of Lind and Bensel roads.

County fees could be amended

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners meets this morning (Monday) at 9 a.m. One of the agenda items calls for a public hearing on amending fees for certain county services. The changes include campsite fees at Harris Park. The amendment would make all campsite fees a...

Several detained in Milton-Freewater graffiti spree

The Milton-Freewater Police Department and Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office were able to detain several minors and one adult in connection with a monthslong spree of criminal mischief in the area. The group is thought to be connected to a series of graffiti cases since the start of this year.