The single round McMinnville resident Adrian Hennig fired at home intruder Larry Baker the morning of Sunday, Oct. 15, pierced Baker’s heart. He was flown to Oregon Health & Science University ...

 

 

Local News

Missing dementia patient located



Trustee sale now set for January

A trustee’s sale of the former Evergreen International Aviation headquarters building at 3800 S.E. Three Mile Lane was again postponed Monday. Repeatedly re-set over the course of recent months, ...

 
Jeffries resigns from city council

Tonight’s meeting will be Kevin Jeffries’ last as a McMinnville ciTonight’s meeting will be Kevin Jeffries’ last as a McMinnville city councilor. Jeffries, who represents Ward ...

Tschabold to retire at the end of 2018

County preparing to begin search for successor

Long local legal saga remains in limbo

On Dec. 6, former California lawyer Bradley Christopher Holbrook succeeded in overturning a Yamhill County child sex abuse conviction by the state Court of Appeals for the second time — after 15 ...

 
Noble proposes cutting lawmakers from PERS

State Rep. Ron Noble, who represents Yamhill County’s House District 24, announced Monday a move to sever judges, legislators and elected state leaders from Oregon’s badly underfunded Public ...

Accidental causes ruled out in death

The Nov. 21 death of a 7-week-old infant has been attributed to a traumatic brain injury resulting from the application of “a great deal of force.” McMinnville police said accidental causes ...

Yamhill County responds to California wildfire crisis

Destructive wildland fires began searing parts of Southern California last week. In response, Cal Fire officials reached out to Oregon fire agencies through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact ...

Caregiver sentenced for criminal mistreatment

Caregiver Carol Meyers, who pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment after assaulting and threatening to kill her female victim, has been sentenced to 30 days in the Yamhill County Jail. Judge ...

Norovirus outbreak feared at Sheridan High School

SHERIDAN — With so many Sheridan High School students and staff members absent with a gastrointestinal illness, Yamhill County officials are concerned about a norovirus outbreak threatening public ...

 
Singing at 100

Jacob “Jake” Losli enjoys serenading the staff at Ivy Pagoso’s adult foster care home in McMinnville. “Call me, Darling,” he sings in his strong baritone. “Oh, my darling, ...

 
WWII vets honored on Pearl Harbor Day

To mark the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, the McMinnville Band of Brothers honored more than a dozen local World War II veterans Thursday.  These men and women were in their teens or early ...

Three apply for Amity police chief position

AMITY — Three applicants are seeking the position of Amity Police Chief. Two currently live and work in Yamhill County and the other is from out of state. Dan Brown will retire Dec. 31 after almost ...

 
MHS culinary program Knife skills and punctuality

In the professional teaching kitchen at McMinnville High School, students chop, stir, sauté and plate. They are learning life skills that may take them in to the world of professional restaurant ...

Health officials fear norovirus outbreak at Sheridan High School; precautions being taken

Testing of staff and students underway at school

Dayton council to consider hiring city manager

DAYTON -- City council members will meet in executive session Monday night to consider filling the city manager position. The council is not scheduled to return to open session, so it cannot take action ...

Council mulls neighborhood meetings, SDCs

The McMinnville City Council may take action on two proposals at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday — one requiring neighborhood meetings as a condition of new vacation rental approvals and another ...

Mac School Board to meet

The McMinnville School Board will discuss district policy issues when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11. The public meeting will be held at the district office, at Fifth Street and Lafayette Avenue. The ...

Recology also bids on Cowlitz landfill

Recology, the company holding the local hauler franchise, is among eight companies bidding for the right to operate the Southwestern Washington landfill where McMinnville plans to begin sending its garbage. Recology ...

Millegan and Peterson seek dismissal of Falls Event Center lawsuit

Local businessmen J.W. Millegan and Paul Peterson announced this week they are seeking dismissal, on SLAPP grounds, of a lawsuit filed against them by the Falls Event Center. SLAPP stands for “strategic ...

State & Region

Oregon's population keeps rising, now at 4.1 million

PORTLAND — Oregon's population is growing at a strong clip, driven by people coming from out of state.

 

Parents sue Dallas schools over transgender policy

DALLAS — Parents at Dallas High School have filed a federal lawsuit over the school district's policy to allow a transgender male student to use the boys’ locker room and bathroom, mirroring a similar civil action in Illinois that did not survive a legal challenge.

 

Former Oregon governor apologizes, to be fined $1,000

SALEM — Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber apologized Wednesday for failing to publicly declare a potential conflict of interest between his elected position and his partner's work and will pay a $1,000 fine, capping a scandal that cost him the governorship.

 

Formal complaint: Oregon state senator harassed 15 women

PORTLAND — An Oregon state senator filed a formal complaint Wednesday against another senator involving accounts of sexual harassment and asked for his expulsion from the legislative body in a letter that contained detailed descriptions of the alleged behavior.

 

Two climbers rescued after 50-foot fall in Cascades

WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Authorities say two climbers were rescued from Mount Stuart in the Cascade Mountains after one suffered a life-threatening injury in a fall caused by a boulder that broke free.

Oregon warns that Willamette Steelhead face extinction

PORTLAND — State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction. The Oregonian/OregonLive ...

Legal pot dealers find a home: Oregon's Cannabis Coast

NEWPORT — Eddie Biggar sports a black-and-green suit dotted with tiny green leaves as he dances jovially on a corner of the Pacific Coast Highway. Some two-and-a-half hours southwest of Portland, he owns the sidewalk. Just like a sign-waiver might promote the local pizzeria, The Weedman boasts $5 grams, urging customers down the street to CannaMedicine.

Nursery industry top leader in agriculture production

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the state's nursery industry was the top commodity in 2016. The Capital Press reports that the greenhouse and nursery industry leap-frogged the ...

Bend lawmaker announces run for governor

SALEM — A Republican lawmaker from the mountain town of Bend announced his candidacy for governor Thursday, aiming to unseat Democratic Gov. Kate Brown in 2018.

Salem man arrested for allegedly running over two children

SALEM — Police say a Salem man has been arrested for allegedly running over two children with a truck while they played on a sidewalk. KOIN-TV reports 40-year-old Casper Ankin was backing ...

Oregon Senate president talks of unity in bridge dedication

SALEM — As an osprey soared overhead and boaters floated nearby, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge that connects green spaces in Oregon's capital city was dedicated Wednesday to the state Legislature's longest-serving member. The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge connects three riverside green spaces in Salem, and fulfills a dream long held by many supporters of Salem.

Oregon landowners concerned over proposed pumice mine

MEDFORD — Oregon landowners say they believe a proposed pumice mine could increase truck traffic, bring noise and affect deer and elk habitats in a high-use recreation area. The proposed pumice ...

Father, son prepare for eclipse after missed 1979 viewing

MADRAS — The last time a total solar eclipse blacked out the sun in Oregon nearly 40 years ago, Gene Brick was working in a timber mill that refused to shut down for the spectacle.

Oregon looks to privatize liquor control, workers comp

The state of Oregon may be able to wring money out of its liquor and insurance businesses to help pay down the state’s big public pension debt.

Man accused of using fake British passport for past 20 years

NEWBERG — A man living in Oregon is accused of using a fake Great Britain passport for the past 20 years. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that the man is accused of using a passport with ...

Oregon company pays fines for oil spill

ALBANY  — A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release states an Oregon company has agreed to pay fines totaling about $23,000 regarding a 900-gallon diesel spill that contaminated an area ...

Eastern Oregon wheat farmers seeing improved yields

PENDLETON — Sitting in the cab of a John Deere tractor overlooking golden hills of wheat, Kuper Bracher waited patiently one morning last week and watched as a pair of combine harvesters passed slowly in the distance.

Bundy sympathizer sentenced for stealing machine gun

EUGENE - A federal judge in Eugene on Wednesday sentenced a supporter of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation on weapons charges.

Woman sues after husband's death in Portland jail

PORTLAND — The widow of a man who died in a Portland jail has filed a lawsuit that says her husband was denied appropriate medical care. William Coupchiak called 911 on Dec. 31, 2015, saying he ...

Police: Couple assaulted at Portland's new swimming beach

PORTLAND — Police in Portland, Oregon say they are searching for a homeless man who attacked a couple at a new city-designated swimming beach along the Willamette River. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Wednesday ...

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