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Richard Bradbury, was serving life for aggravated murder and arson (Oregon Department of Corrections)
Richard Bradbury, was serving life for aggravated murder and arson (Oregon Department of Corrections)
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Murder, Arson ‘Lifer’ Dies in Two Rivers Prison in Umatilla

 

Yet another inmate has died at the Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla over the weekend.  After a 'spree' of three such deaths late last year, it had slowed down.

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Michael Louis Shaw (Oregon Department of Corrections)
Michael Louis Shaw (Oregon Department of Corrections)
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Yet Another Umatilla Inmate Dies in Prison

Although the report says it's likely due to  natural causes, it seems like a lot of 'guests' at the Two Rivers Correctional Center are dying off.

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ChristinLola
ChristinLola
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Umatilla Co. Official Cuts Funding to Fundraisers, Local Events

County commissioner Bill Elfering is making a tough call and saying no more economic and community development money from Oregon's lottery will be given to small local groups to help promote their events. The money can be better spent, he said.

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Brush fire closes Interstate near Hermiston (Newstalk 870 file image)
Brush fire closes Interstate near Hermiston (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Fire Near Umatilla Weapons Depot Closes I-82

Although the fire has closed Interstate 82 near the junction with I-84, it poses no threat to any chemical weapons, because they're no longer stored at the site. Interstate was still closed as of 1:30pm Monday  near Washington border due to smoke.

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Inmate Avis Woodrum (Two Rivers Correctional Institute)
Inmate Avis Woodrum (Two Rivers Correctional Institute)
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Two Rivers Prison Inmate Dies Monday

A 60-year-old inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institute in Umatilla died Monday.

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Hermiston burglary suspect (KNDU-TV Umatilla County Sheriff)
Hermiston burglary suspect (KNDU-TV Umatilla County Sheriff)
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Oregon Authorities Seeking “Surprised Looking” Burglar

Umatilla County Sheriff's are looking for this 'shocked' burglar, stemming from an intrusion into a Hermiston home Wednesday of this week.

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Courtesy of Wildhorse Casino and King of the Cage
Courtesy of Wildhorse Casino and King of the Cage
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Umatilla Native Woman Training to Be Professional MMA Fighter

Eight years ago Kola Shippentower, a member of the Umatilla tribe, was in the news for learning to dig roots in the traditional way. She told a reporter it was important to her to learn the old ways. Today Shippentower is becoming a leader for starting a new tradition.

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Jackie Corley, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
Jackie Corley, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
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Local Fire Chief Wants Out Year Before Retirement Because He’s Had Enough

Mike Roxbury resigned, sort of, as Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District on Sept. 1... only it isn't official because he didn't really resign. The district isn't sure what to do, but Roxbury, 50, says he's seen too much.

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(Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
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Did You Know Swimming Rhinos Used to Be Native to Umatilla?

I saw something today that blew my mind. Aquatic rhinos used to live in the Umatilla County area when the region was a swamp.

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Gianluca D'Auri Muscelli
Gianluca D'Auri Muscelli
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Hallucinating Felon Scares Hermiston on Halloween

Hermiston police had some adventure Halloween night when a 28-year-old man from Umatilla held a Home Depot store hostage.

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