Starla Pointer/News-Register## A roadside memorial is set up at the scene of a double-fatal crash west of Carlton. A joint service for Jacob Coshaw (Wright) and Shantel Fugere will be held Saturday at  Yamhill-Carlton High School.

Driver identified in fatal crash

The crash that claimed two lives on July 8 at the intersection of Meadowlake and Westside roads, just west of Carlton, was precipitated by an SUV that ran a stop sign and slammed into the side of a sports ...

Two charged in dental practice fraud/theft case

Two former employees of a McMinnville dental practice have been arrested in connection with a fraud/theft investigation. McMinnville police identified the suspects as Linda Louise Hixson, 56, ...

Carlton resorts to odd-even watering

[Updated 7/17/15 9:30 a.m.] CARLTON — Residents can water their lawns only every other day under mandatory water restrictions to take effect Monday. The rule will limit residents to an odd-even ...

Agencies attack rape kit backlog

An Obama administration campaign to eliminate a national backlog of unprocessed rape test kits, thought to run as high as 400,000, has prompted state and local law enforcement agencies to take steps of ...

Impressions of the Philippines

The Holt International ambassador trip was Larry Vollmer’s first visit to the Philippines. He and the other Oregonians on the journey flew from Portland to Tokyo, then south to hot and humid Manilla. ...

Submitted photo##In the Philippines, Larry Vollmer, right, prepares for a bike riding session with youngsters who are looking for permanent homes. Vollmer is an ambassador for Holt International, an adoption agency.

Advocating for adoption

In the weeks since Larry Vollmer returned to McMinnville from the Philippines, a little girl he met there has captured the attention of a couple in the U.S. When the lengthy process of paperwork and government ...

Member of theft ring gets 3 years

Mathew Sheeler, member of a large-scale West Valley theft ring, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the operation. Appearing before Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins, the ...

Riteway Meat beef triggers criminal charges

The former owners of the Riteway Meat Company — Jeffrey Payne, 59, and his wife, Sharon, 55 — now face six counts each of second-degree criminal mischief after abruptly shutting their Dundee ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##While her mother Amanda works on making wreaths, 6-month-old Norah Bozich chews away happily on a
lavender flower at the Lavender Festival.

Festival unites lavender and art

“I love the smell of lavender,” said 12-year-old Dundee resident Danielle Comfort as she enjoyed the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show at the Chehalem Cultural Center ...

Minor injuries reported in rollover

Minor injuries were reported Monday morning in a two-vehicle rollover at the intersection of Northeast Baker and Fourth streets, according to McMinnville police. Jeremiah Merkel, 29, of Carlton, was northbound ...

Sheridan council looks to ban smoking

SHERIDAN - The Sheridan City Council wants to prohibit smoking on sidewalks and streets in designated areas of the downtown. Councilors earlier discussed a 50-foot “no smoking” distance ...

Fort Yamhill hosts history days

VALLEY JUNCTION — Costumed interpreters will relate the story of soldiers who served at Fort Yamhill during a special event set for Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at the Fort Yamhill State ...

Photo by Carrie Conrad Switala##A hay truck caught fire Monday night west of McMinnville on Hill Road near Peavine Road,.

Hay truck erupts in flames

Crews from several agencies, including the state Department of Forestry, prevented a hay truck fire from spreading and causing significant damage Monday night. The truck erupted in flames west of McMinnville ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Nancy perez-Flores, center, performs to Meghan Trainor s  Dear Future Husband  during the Turkey Rama lip-sync contest Friday,  evening in downtown McMinnville.

Families frolic at turkey fest

Consuelo Christianson, representing the American Legion, was crowned Biggest Turkey following Friday night's concluding lip sync contest. She topped a field that included Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson, ...

Crash results in DUII arrest

NEWBERG - A Woodburn man was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants as the result of a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night in the area of Highway 219 and Northeast Bald Peak Road in rural ...

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