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Jack Heffernan

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

For Brown, a window into an emergency

- County’s emergency manager helped respond to Eagle Creek Fire

Probe finds county commissioner crossed boundary of decorum

- Incident with county employee in June

Man gets six years for sex crimes

- Pleaded no contest to charges

Alleged skateboard thief caught in Astoria

- Smashed a storefront window on Sunday morning

Local colonel moving up to the Pentagon

- Lt. Col. Hoback replaced Col. Perez, an Astorian, during a change of command ceremony Sunday in Salem

Totem pole in Astoria no monkey business

- Couple turns dead tree into art

Astorians react to president’s immigration decision

- Ponce May of Astoria is one of several hundred thousand people living in the U.S. who have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program former President Barack Obama established through a 2012 executive order

Sheriff, Coast Guard fish for violators on the Columbia River

- On dual patrol for Buoy 10

Everyday People: For Hesse, tobacco prevention is addicting

- Clatsop County has a tobacco prevention coordinator for the first time in seven years

Reliving Civil War history at Fort Stevens

- The 27th Annual Fort Stevens Civil War Re-enactment and Living History takes place this weekend amid national controversy over Confederate symbols

Battle tested, career ready

- Military veterans often successful in job market

Spalding a steady hand as interim chief for Astoria Police

- Veteran lawman arrives after Johnston’s retirement

Battle tested, career ready

- Military veterans often successful in job market

Needle exchange program delayed

- Pilot will likely begin in late September or early October

Accused Warrenton sex abuser has dark past

- Volunteer was convicted of sex abuse in 1986

Warrenton man arrested for sex abuse

- Volunteer known as ‘the candy man’

Hood to Coast runner caught after allegedly stealing truck, hitting runner

- Charged with assault and other crimes

In Lewis and Clark, firefighting is a family tradition

- Three generations serve the Lewis and Clark Fire Department

Truck crashes into Doughboy Monument in Astoria

- Driver taken to hospital

‘Geeking out’

- Eclipse provided spectacular views, few hassles

Shadow and awe

- Total solar eclipse darkens North Coast

Pot processors guilty of felony assault in explosion

- Uniontown blast caused serious injuries

Battle tested, career ready

- Military veterans often successful in job market

Second thoughts on a divisive symbol

- Sons of Beaches will not fly Confederate flag

Deviney gets 30 years for rape and sodomy

- Abducted the girl in California

Astoria man arrested after thefts from vehicles

- Thefts occurred over the weekend

Man cited after boat crash near Hammond

- Incident happened Saturday

Astoria Regatta apologizes for Confederate flag at parade

- Organizers say it was an unfortunate incident

Young and old this summer at national park

- All ages find something at Lewis and Clark

Woman gets probation for computer crimes

- Expected to pay $50,000 in restitution

County endorses needle exchange pilot program

- Exchanges could protect public health

County outlines line of succession

- Steele, Williams assume roles

Deviney gets 30 years for rape, sodomy

- Abducted the girl in California

Accused abductor pleads guilty to rape and other sex charges

- Allegedly nabbed California girl in 2015

Everyday People: A personal perspective on accidents

- Starr responds to wrecks on Highway 30

Collapsing culverts mar roadways

- State says 30 percent of tunnels are failing under highways

Synthetic drugs are more of a threat

- Pink was the cause of death in an April case

Johnston announces retirement from Astoria Police

- Police chief also served as assistant city manager

Deviney admits to rape, sex crimes

- Allegedly nabbed California girl in 2015

Seven arrested in Seaside meth bust

- Children and dogs were inside house

A plant-friendly flyover

- Drones help map plant species in Lewis and Clark park

Kratom: Legal and booming

- Pills can act like an opiate

Astoria man charged with drug crimes

- Arrested after traffic stop Saturday

Brownsmead man pleads not guilty to sex abuse and drug charges

- Indicted on crimes against teenager