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Jack Heffernan

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

Astoria man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges after fatal crash

- Crash earlier this month killed Shannon Inniss, 44, of Astoria

U.S., Chinese armies train together at Camp Rilea

- The U.S. and Chinese armies participated in a disaster management exchange at Camp Rilea this past week

Astoria mother finds new opportunity at cancer center

- Smith used to spend days away from home for treatment. Now she spends a couple of hours

Natural gas scare scrambles evening commute

- Eastern entrance to Astoria closed for 2 1/2 hours

Astoria man faces manslaughter charges after fatal crash

- A woman was killed Saturday afternoon

Power outage disrupts a blustery afternoon

- Thousands were left in the dark

Search still on for Seaside shooting suspects

- Police have not disclosed the names of those involved

Trial set for Warrenton man who allegedly gave alcohol to teen killed in accident

- Trevor Secord, 15, died after running onto Highway 101

Clatsop County Commissioner Thompson’s expenses to be reimbursed

- Discussion ended with calls for civility

Trial set for Warrenton man who allegedly gave alcohol to teen killed in accident

- Secord, 15, died after running onto Highway 101

Clatsop County Commissioner Thompson’s expenses to be reimbursed

- Discussion ended with calls for civility

Clatsop County commissioners hear jail options

- New proposals are closer together in price, number of beds

Thefts inside unlocked cars on the rise in Clatsop County

- Most cases a result of cars left unlocked

Police chase from Seaside to Astoria ends in Culver man’s arrest

- Driver exceeded 130 mph, collided with Roundabout

Fire at home on Lewis and Clark Road

- Fire happened early Saturday

Lewis and Clark fire looks to move out of tsunami zone

- Legal battle between developer and state halting relocation process

Two people, pets evacuated from burning home

- Fire happened early Saturday

Clatsop County considers voter pamphlets in odd-year elections

- Pamphlets have not been included with ballots for more than a decade

Seaside man gets probation after June standoff

- Pleaded no contest to felon in possession of a firearm

Crash sends truck into Fort George Brewery building

- Minor damage and injuries reported

Clatsop County manager offered to resign in September email

- Moore plans to keep job after speaking with commissioners

Clatsop County Commissioner Thompson fires back against call for resignation

- Writes a letter in response to expense allegations

Soldier statue coming to downtown Warrenton

- Large, bronze figure will be placed near busy intersection

Bear spotted in Hammond for second straight year

- Police posted video of a bear a year ago Tuesday

Seaside man gets probation after June standoff

- Pleaded no contest to felon in possession of a firearm

Everyday People: New emergency management coordinator starts work for Clatsop County

- Aarts served in similar role for Columbia County

Community radio station KMUN shuffles leadership

- Rideout heads to news; Nystrom takes reins as GM

Veterans’ memories stirred by Vietnam War documentary

- The film reflected a negative perspective of the war that has only strengthened with time, one local veteran said

Lee calls for Thompson’s resignation

- Board chairman cites commissioner’s lost confidence of staff, other board members

Clatsop County needle exchange program gains steam

- ‘Messengers’ have swapped 3,100 needles

County commission meetings will air live on TV, website

- Upgrade came after years of negotiations with Charter

Homeless man suspected of damage spree in Astoria

- Allegedly damaged cars on Monday night, DMV windows on Wednesday

Windswept: Roof collapses at old Astoria Ford after gusts batter North Coast

- No one was injured

Astoria Column collecting donations to benefit cancer patients

- For every $5 dropped off at the gift shop, the Friends of the Astoria Column will make a matching contribution

More than 7,000 roofing nails spilled on Highway 101 in Warrenton

- Nails spilled on New Young's Bay Bridge

Clatsop commissioners wrestle over vacation rental rules

- County will wait until after Gearhart vote

County moves forward with boat ramp in Westport

- Contractor could be chosen by early next year

Driver in fatal Seaside crash faces more charges

- Ten felonies and one misdemeanor

Food bank expands program to deliver fresh fish to low-income families

- The regional food bank now serves up to 25,000 pounds of fish each year — a healthy alternative for families

Astoria woman faces assault charge in stabbing

- Allegedly attacked father after being told to leave home

Driver in fatal Seaside crash faces more charges

- Ten felonies and one misdemeanor

Driver in fatal Seaside crash drank heavily

- Three times over the legal limit, prosecutor says

Clean needles in Astoria, but no exchange

- No takers on first day of pilot program

Study: Arts, cultural events contribute millions to Clatsop County’s economy

- Events brought in $13 million in 2015

Driver in fatal Seaside crash drank heavily

- Three times over the legal limit, prosecutor says

Pozdolski named new Astoria 911 Dispatch supervisor

- Position was recommended in an independent assessment of Astoria Police

Washington state man gets 10 years for sex crimes

- Abused local teenage girl

‘I’ve never felt fear like that’

- Astoria couple in Las Vegas during mass shooting

Woman in fatal Seaside crash charged with manslaughter

- Man killed at bus stop shelter

Everyday People: Retired printer leaves lasting mark

- Grimm has seen dramatic changes in industry