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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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Hunting
Hunting
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Oregon Man Accidentally Shoots Son in Umatilla County

It took several hours for Umatilla sheriff deputies to recover the body.

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Shaun Heasley/Getty Images
Shaun Heasley/Getty Images
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Former Girls Coach Arrested for Rape in Standoff at Reservation

FBI, Pendleton police and Umatilla Tribal Police with assault rifles convinced a 27-year-old man to surrender himself on charges of rape and drugs.

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You Won’t Believe the Most Dangerous Stretch of Road in Northeast Oregon!

Several high-profile wrecks near Boardman have killed people in 2015. A couple more flipped vehicles near Heppner. And don't forget it's called "Deadman's Pass" for a reason. Yet none of those stretches of road made the list of most dangerous in Oregon. In fact, Eastern Oregon's most dangerous stretch of road is one you'd NEVER guess.

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