Ossie Bladine/News-Register##District Attorney Brad Berry, wearing suit shirt and tie, discusses an ongoing investigation with local law enforcement in the parking lot of Christensen Auto Sales, 3080 Highway 99W in McMinnville. Berry is the head of the Yamhill County Major Crime Response Team.

Shots fired in North McMinnville

There was a report of "shots fired" about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christensen Auto Sales, 3080 N. Highway 99W, McMinnville, according to Yamhill Communications Agency radio traffic. The business is located ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Emily Sparrow, Maisie Riddle and Allison Shaver pose in the photo booth set up at the Carlton Fun Days Festival.

Fun days for the kids in Carlton

CARLTON — Children squealed with glee as they rushed to pick up candy on the sidewalks of Carlton. It was thrown from floats, trucks and hot rods by some of their elders. The Newberg Old Fashioned ...

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Fireworks: rules, regulations and dangers

“In these conditions, it could take only one spark to cause chaos,” said Rich Hoover, community liaison in the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  @@fast-facts@@ Before people set off ...

County eyes resolution to ignore gun law

The Yamhill County commissioners are planning to vote Thursday on a resolution pledging to forgo enforcement of Senate Bill 941, a new state law mandating expanded background checks on gun transfers in ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Relay for Life participants circle the track at the McMinnville School District’s property at Baker and 17th Street during the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser Saturday, June 27.

Walking to heal and remember

More than 200 people descended on the old black track north of McMinnville School District offices this weekend. They shared a common connection — the scourge of cancer — and a common ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Carlton Police Chief Kevin Martinez and his wife,
Christy, attended the state American Legion convention. He was named the Legion’s Western Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Officer honored at Legion convention

American Legion members honored Carlton Police Chief Kevin Martinez at the Legion’s 97th annual state convention, held Wednesday through Saturday in McMinnville. Martinez, who earlier was named ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Mariana Castillo focuses on diagramming the earth’s geological features during STEM camp, held in the EASA classrooms at the Evergreen Space Museum.

Students boning up on science and math

While many students are on vacation, others are learning about science, technology, engineering and math in summer camps offered by the McMinnville School District. Middle schoolers studied robotics, ...

NR's Bagwell honored for editorial

The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors has named Steve Bagwell, managing editor at the News-Register, runnerup for  its highest honor for editorial writing — the Golden Quill ...

Commissioners approve Lafayette ugb expansion

Yamhill County Commissioners spent considerable time Thursday morning exploring the concerns of two opponents to the Lafayette urban growth boundary expansion, asking city planner Jim Jacks to ...

Teens charged in Carlton burglaries

CARLTON — Carlton police arrested two local teens last week in conjunction with burglaries committed in May and June. The 15- and 17-year-old Carlton residents were lodged in the Yamhill County ...

Heat maintains its hold on Northwest

Clouds moved in over the weekend, holding temperatures a few degrees below the predicted roasting level. Nonetheless, the weather remained much warmer than normal for June, nonetheless. And the ...

Coop honored to controversial homeless ministry

Leaders of McMinnville Cooperative Ministries won two awards at the annual Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church for their efforts to provide shelter for homeless people. In each district, ...

Local homeless percentage higher than Portland's

Yamhill County’s percentage of homeless people has nosed past that of Portland, where the problem is considered chronic. The county claims 901 homeless residents, according to this year’s ...

Photos courtesy of the Oregon State Police##A Yamhill County Sheriff s deputy was involved in this two-vehicle crash Sunday morning southwest of McMinnville on Highway 18.

Sheriff's deputy involved in Highway 18 crash

Yamhill County sheriff’s deputy David R. Mills, 27 of Sheridan, who joined the force last year, suffered serious injuries Sunday morning when his patrol car was hit head-on a few miles southwest ...

Submitted photo##The experiment students are sending into space.

Rocket lost after lifting off with Mac High experiment

[Updated 6/27/15 10 a.m.] The SpaceX Rocket carrying McMinnville High School's corrosion experiment launched on time this morning, but broke up 2 minutes, 19 seconds into its flight. The rocket and ...

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