FAA authorizes broad drone testing

Oregon will be among states testing the use of unmanned aircraft, better known as drones, at several sites. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration has generated excitement among fans ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Rite Aid’s Susan Simpson prepares to unload a pallet of merchandise at the store’s new location in McMinnville on Wednesday night. The store moved from its previous location at McMinnville Town Center overnight and was open for business Thursday morning.

Rite Aid makes its move

Shortly after John Jackson took over as the manager of the McMinnville Rite Aid in March, he started calling managers of other company stores to discuss his first big assignment — moving everything ...

Yamhill fire district weighing options

YAMHILL — The Yamhill Fire District suffered a levy setback in May 19 balloting, but remains undeterred. It is already laying plans for another try, probably in the general election of November 2015 ...

E-cigarette advocates oppose ban

The Yamhill County commissioners got an earful from electronic cigarette users and vendors during a Thursday hearing on a proposed ban.  The commissioners are considering addition of e-cigarettes ...

Water rates on rise in Willamina

WILLAMINA — When consultant Ray Bartlett of Vancouver-based Economic & Financial Analysis was finished dissecting Willamina’s water rate structure, it was clear users have been enjoying ...

McMinnville resident reports robbery

A resident of the Tice Park Apartments, 2965 N.E. Evans St., was robbed at gunpoint about 3:30 a.m. Thursday of a cell phone and undetermined amount of cash. He told McMinnville police he was confronted ...

Newberg fined for spill

The state Department of Environmental Quality has slapped the city of Newberg with a $12,800 fine for a February sewage spill. More than 23,800 gallons of raw sewage were discharged into Chehalem Creek ...

McMinnville resident robbed at gunpoint

A resident of the Tice Park Apartments, 2965 N.E. Evans St., was robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning of an undetermined amount of cash and a cell phone. The male victim reported that two ...

Brad Thompson photo##Scott Brosius, Linfield College s baseball coach, is stepping down after eight seasons.

Brosius steps away from Linfield

Former New York Yankee star and World Series hero Scott Brosius resigned Saturday as head baseball coach at Linfield College. Updated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday He returned the reins to the man he replaced ...

Rite Aid to open at new site Thursday

Rite Aid is scheduled to open in its new, more compact digs Thursday morning. Manager John Jackson said there won’t be any down time. He said the store will close at its old location at 1201 Highway ...

News-Register file photo##Amity High School has a long tradition of football success while using the warriors nickname.

Amity Warriors no more, state officials say

Amity among schools ordered to adopt new nicknames.

Stephani Ann Freund, left, and Richard Peter Graham

Local pair snagged in drug raid

More than an ounce of methamphetamine was seized last week, along with cash, drug paraphernalia and illegal prescription narcotics, on the basis of a joint investigation by the Yamhill County Interagency ...

Four of five excluded students back in class

All but one of the five students excluded last week from Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School are back in class, according to Principal Michael Fisher. Exclusion of the students was ordered by County Health ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Dayton Grade School P.E. teacher Larry Bales dances with student Elyana Russell during a performance at the Spring Showcase. Bales is retiring in June after 36 years of teaching.

Dayton showcase turns into going away party

DAYTON — This year, the Dayton Grade School’s annual Spring Showcase did double duty, serving also as a going away party for Larry Bales, the P.E. teacher who has served as the showcase organizer ...

Sheridan's SRO position in peril

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School District may not be able to fund a school resource officer position for the 2015-16 school year, City Manager Frank Sheridan told the Sheridan City Council last week. The ...

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