CRIME & SAFETY
Hermiston Man Dies in 2-Vehicle Accident in Morrow County
A Hermiston man died early Tuesday morning in an accident on Interstate 84 in Morrow County. The Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-84 near milepost 168 around 5 a.m. The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Kia Sorrento, operated by Samuel Burgus, 33, of Umatilla, was slowed...
1989 killer of Bend woman who took life sentence to avoid death penalty dies at Umatilla state prison
A Deschutes County killer who accepted a life prison term to avoid a death-penalty trial in the 1989 rape, robbery and killing of a Bend woman died Wednesday evening at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, the Oregon Department of Corrections said Thursday. The post 1989 killer of Bend woman who took life sentence to avoid death penalty dies at Umatilla state prison appeared first on KTVZ.
Sugar beet truck fire closes eastbound SR 14 near Paterson
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - UPDATE 10:53 p.m. WSP Trooper Sarah Clasen says SR 14 at milepost 174 is fully reopened. WSP Trooper Sarah Clasen says westbound SR 14 at milepost 174 is now reopened, however the eastbound lane is still closed. UPDATE 9:03 p.m. According to WSP Trooper Sarah Clasen,...
Weekly Safety Report: Collaborative Efforts Address Shots-Fired Incidents and Umatilla Police Chief Retires
The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, along with the Hermiston and Umatilla police departments, are collaborating to address multiple shots-fired incidents in the west end of Umatilla County. They are seeking assistance from state and federal partners to analyze and determine any connections between these incidents. Some individuals involved in these incidents have already been identified by law enforcement.
Hermiston man sentenced in shooting of Pasco police officer during Dec. 2022 struggle
He plans to appeal the conviction.