Rockne Roll / News-Register##Timothy McCready, right, reacts to testimony from Steve Livasy Wednesday during his manslaughter trial  in the Yamhill County Courthouse.

McCready guilty in manslaughter case

Following four days of testimony, Judge Ronald Stone found Timothy McCready of Sheridan guilty on all 11 charges he faced from a June 24, 2016, crash that resulted in the death of Phil Watkins, also of ...

Director runs to support high school band

McMinnville High School band director David Barton plans to run 50 kilometers, about 31 miles, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the high school track to raise money for the band. People ...

Seminar focuses on mental illness

Yamhill County members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness are hosting a NAMI Family & Friends Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Education Room of Willamette Valley ...

Commissioners approve new transit rules

Yamhill County Commissioners, acting in their capacity as the county transit board on Thursday, approved a set of rules for bus users, intended to address some perceived problems on buses and at stops. Commissioners ...

Bar seeks suspension of McMinnville attorney's license

The Oregon State Bar announced Thursday it is asking the state Supreme Court to immediately suspend the license of McMinnville attorney Erin C. Walters, because it believes she poses a “substantial ...

Homeless subcommittee recommends parking program

People living in cars and RVs would be allowed a place to park — at least for 90 days — under a program being considered by the McMinnville City Council. Members of the city’s Housing ...

Utility warns of scam calls

Don’t fall for demands to pay bill over the phone

Submitted photo##A Siamese cat enters a trap set to capture it and transport it to the Ferral Cat Coalition.

Herding cats

Feral Cat Coalition takes in 100 cats from single Yamhill County property

Geist earns sheriff's office promotion

Rich Geist was sworn in as captain of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division this week. Geist has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He worked as a reserve officer ...

Along the Street: Brewers in high spirits over tax cut

Behind the sound and fury over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, there’s one group that’s pretty happy about one piece of it: Craft beer and spirits producers. The law reduces the federal ...

Crash victim's sister: 'He was my everything'

Kim Watkins said she doesn’t remember much of what happened on the evening of Friday, June 24, 2016. About 7 o’clock, a 2001 Hyundai Accent driven by her brother, Phil, crashed head-on with ...

United Way gives money to elementary teachers

Thanks to the United Way’s new “United for Classrooms” initiative, each K-5 teacher in the McMinnville School District will receive $200 to purchase items not funded in the regular budget. Teachers ...

Sheridan driver goes on trial for manslaughter

Following four days of testimony, Judge Ronald Stone found Timothy McCready of Sheridan guilty on all 11 charges he faced from a June 24, 2016, crash that resulted in the death of Phil Watkins, ...

Carlton police address domestic violence

CARLTON — Police are concerned about the rising number of domestic violence calls in their city, including two that led to arrests over the holiday season. “We take domestic violence ...

Utility warns of scam calls

McMinnville Water & Light is warning customers to beware of phone calls demanding payment for supposedly late accounts. The utility warned Thursday that it has seen an increase in phone scams ...

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