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Jack Heffernan

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

Clatsop County searches for better ways to enforce code violations

- Staff working with about 200 active violations

Wev claims county commission race

- Edges Roscoe for District 3 seat

After three tries, voters back a new Clatsop County Jail

- A $20 million bond to expand to Warrenton

Sex abuse trial begins for well-known Hammond fisherman

- Sturgell accused of seven sex crimes

DAs call for clarity on Gov. Brown’s possible prison sentence reduction bill

- Marquis one of eight prosecutors to sign letter

Study: Variety the biggest housing need in Clatsop County

- More than 86 percent of new houses not affordable to families with average income

Westport road rage suspect is a former fire chief

- DA: Stone once set fire to business records in bizarre embezzlement case

Westport man arrested after deadly road rage

- Stone, 65, charged with first-degree manslaughter

Study: Variety the biggest housing need in Clatsop County

- More than 86 percent of new houses not affordable to families with average income

Coast Guard crew in Astoria awarded for hurricane response

- Five given Air Medal for role in Hurricane Harvey response

Buehler calls Brown’s offshore drilling ban a ‘distraction’

- The Republican spoke with diners at Pig ’N Pancake in Astoria

Warrenton man arrested after drunken-driving crash

- Preuss, 33, ‘pinballed’ between both sides of Skipanon River bridge

Astoria woman indicted in federal drug trafficking case

- Stinnett, 39, one of 22 defendants

Clatsop County sells more land for technological development

- Property at the North Coast Business Park in Warrenton

Steele appointed interim Clatsop County manager

- Will take over for retiring Moore in January

Law enforcement notices a rise in elaborate scams

- Hundreds of thousands of dollars lost in Clatsop County over six months

Warrenton man sentenced for throwing rock at young boy’s head

- Stepper, 45, sentenced to four years in prison

Man arrested after allegedly trashing Performing Arts Center in Astoria

- Heiner, 36, has been arrested after similar incidents

Wev, Roscoe differ on housing, development in debate for county commission

- Candidates in District 3

Domestic violence victims in Clatsop County face barriers to recovery

- Most don’t leave or report abuse until it has occurred several times

At Columbia Forum, a veteran journalist talks trust in news

- A critical role in a country divided

For Clatsop County Jail bond, a struggle to break through

- New jail competes with money for schools, recreation

Astoria woman featured in No on Measure 105 video

- Measure would repeal Oregon’s sanctuary law

Fatal Seaside police shooting was justified, investigation concludes

- Case, 44, was shot and killed in July

Everyday People: Coast Guard cutter Alert crew wins LA Fleet Week cooking clash

- Two chefs serve on the cutter

Man arrested after allegedly pulling knife on Clemente’s Seafood owner

- Owner chased man after watching him allegedly leave without paying

Clatsop County sells land in Warrenton for Columbia Memorial Hospital care center

- Center will relocate from Warrenton location

For Clatsop County Jail bond, a struggle to break through

- New jail competes with money for schools, recreation

County to establish new enterprise zone

- County backed expansion Wednesday

Body found in Columbia River identified

- Abeyta, 65, lived next to the river in Cathlamet

Neighbors mull Goonies house parking options

- Discussion at a town hall

Long Beach man indicted in federal telemarketing scheme case

- Oman, 33, allegedly worked in Costa Rica call centers

Utah man arrested after threatening standoff with police

- Douglas, 37, disarmed after negotiation

Astoria woman arrested after pursuit

- Richardson, 32, allegedly accelerated from attempted traffic stop

Roscoe, Wev bring different styles to election forum

- Candidates for county District 3

New state law likely to change how local prosecutors seek indictments

- Law will require grand juries to be recorded

Astoria man dies in car crash

- Drove off road in Miles Crossing

Local governments approve enterprise zone expansion

- County backed expansion Wednesday

Local governments approve enterprise zone expansion

- County backed expansion Wednesday

Commission race comes at a time of change for Clatsop County government

- Wev, Roscoe vie for District 3 seat

Marine tow company sued after dropping dredge in water

- Port of Chinook seeks $250,000

Officials seek help identifying body found in Columbia River near Astoria Bridge

- Man believed to be in his 60s

Mountain bike trails coming to Clatsop County

- Just north of Klootchy Creek County Park

Astoria men sentenced in Baker County poaching case

- Three of the men killed mule deer

Astoria Coast Guard crew responds to Hurricane Florence

- Four-person helicopter crew rescued 19 people in first flight

Moore to retire as Clatsop County manager

- Top administrator was hired in 2016

State makes changes at busy Warrenton intersection

- Left turns caused seven crashes in one year

Astoria man sentenced for sexually abusing boy

- Garcia sentenced to more than six years

Dozens earn citizenship at Fort Clatsop

- Ceremony one of hundreds across U.S. this week

Immigration a major topic at Bonamici town hall

- Trade, Kavanaugh also mentioned