Umatilla County

550 new virus cases, Oregon’s largest daily total to date

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 550 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state’s largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic. The previous record, which also occurred in the month of October, was…

Oregon mask requirements expanded as COVID cases rise

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the total number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon nears 40,000 people, health officials announced Monday that face-covering requirements are once again being expanded to include all private and public work spaces, outdoor markets and colleges.…

Hermiston man arrested and charged with egregious child sex crimes

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- On Tuesday, Umatilla County deputies arrested 58-year-old Jose Olivarez Fernandez on several egregious charges related to sexually abusing a child. The sheriff's office began investigating Fernandez on Sept. 28 following a report that he was involved…

Missing Hermiston father found dead Friday evening

HERMISTON, Ore. -- The family of Daniel Lincoln has announced that he was found dead Friday evening after being missing for weeks. A Facebook post on behalf of his family stated that although it wasn't the outcome they prayed for,…

COVID: 2,596 cases and 38 deaths in Umatilla County

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- Umatilla County has had 2,596 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. From Saturday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 3, county health officials have reported 107 new cases and…