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Jack Heffernan

Public safety, county, courts and parks reporter
Heffernan, Jack

Two small fires in Knappa

- One burned a home, the other the side of Highway 30

Burn-o-meter: Threat checked for fire season

- The ODF Astoria District readies for the peak period of fire season.

Warning signs posted after shark sightings

- Dorsal fins spotted off Cannon Beach

Sen. Johnson chides progressives on crime bills

- Scappoose Democrat spoke to district attorneys

Astoria man accused of forgery

- He is also suspected of DUII

Prosecutor issues warning on new synthetic drug

- Man overdosed in April

Swapping needles: County will offer free needles to drug users to stem the spread of disease

- County will launch pilot program in Astoria and Knappa

Seaside residents arrested for heroin trafficking

- Supervising children and puppies

Warrenton Police search for boat thief

- Man allegedly stole a boat docked at the Skipanon Marina

Seaside residents arrested for heroin trafficking

- Supervising children and puppies

Small road, big payoff

- Spur important to county’s stalled business park

Stretch, grow, recover: Stretching class for veterans helps ease stress, pain

- Veteran and his wife offer Ki-Hara classes for vets, first responders

Clatskanie man sentenced to five years for online sexual corruption

- Victims were in Clatsop County

Youth prison to close in new state budget

- County hopes site becomes new jail

Bonamici tours emergency response boats at Port

- Vessels respond to shipboard fires and oil spills

Friends, family remember Astoria police officer

- Gillum’s service made him an Astoria fixture

County preps assistant manager for top job

- Steele is also the budget and finance director

Everyday People: At shelter, Vanderpool is a dog’s best friend

- Her mission is to help ensure the dogs appear approachable to potential adopters

Hammond man gets six years for sexual abuse

- Miller was sentenced after pleading guilty in June

Whiz-bang, pow, boom — but safely

- Caution called for on July 4th holiday

County budget includes fee increases

- Spending plan up by 13 percent

County invests in ankle bracelets for alcohol monitoring

- Urine tests are now used

Busy county roads to get a face-lift

- $500,000 project kicks off this summer

Astoria Police search for suspect in robbery of pizza delivery driver

- One man already arrested

‘Convoluted’ case: Several witnesses, but few answers, after stabbing in Uniontown

- “Everybody sees things from different perspectives,” Astoria Police Deputy Chief Eric Halverson said.

Georgia-Pacific donation will help with playground

- Larger project a year away

Seaside standoff suspect pleads not guilty

- Charged with felon in possession of a firearm, interfering with a police officer and reckless driving

Firing line: Japanese attack on Fort Stevens a footnote in history

- Enemy submarine shelled the fort during World War II

Man stabbed after fight in Astoria

- Attack near Doughboy Monument

Man in Seaside assault charged with attempted murder

- Allegedly broke into a home

Astoria Police are stretched thin on the job

- A staff shortage has caused a strain on Astoria Police

Seaside standoff suspect pleads not guilty

- Charged with felon in possession of a firearm, interfering with a police officer and reckless driving

Hammond man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

- Faces more than six years in prison

Friction grows: Transit center makes changes in response to rise in homeless population

- Others in Astoria have also been making adjustments as encounters with the homeless increase.

Suspicious threats unsettle area schools

- Police have tracked incidents

Police search for car theft suspect

- Blocked access to Astoria Middle School

Surge in trespass, abandoned junk calls

- Links to the homeless, jail overcrowding

Kitten hoarder receives probation

- Cat adoption event happens Friday

Who’s in charge? County commissioners split over role

- Two commissioners want board to be more active

County looks at moving jail to Warrenton

- Study examines taking over North Coast Youth Correctional Facility

County dissolves Arch Cape design panel

- Third time commissioners have acted