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Jack Heffernan

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

Everyday People: Clatsop County public works employee retires after 42 years

- Credits co-workers for duration

Well-known Hammond fisherman sent back to jail, posts bail

- Bail was set at $1 million

Clatsop County to pave over 3 miles of roads

- $524,105 project scheduled to be completed by September

Fisherman missing near Clatsop Spit

- Last heard from Tuesday night

Man arrested after fleeing police

- Drove recklessly, hid overnight in Hamlet area

Top Coast Guard leader was dedicated to Astoria

- Nelson died last week at 87

Clatsop County’s presence in national lawsuit a ‘good first step’ in opioid fight

- Local professionals weigh in on county’s entrance into lawsuit

Astoria man arrested for allegedly pulling knife at Chart Room

- Allegedly tried to rob a friend

Astoria man charged with attempted murder after stabbing

- Astoria Rescue Mission worker treated at Columbia Memorial Hospital

Mitchell’s blueprint: First-time candidate won most precincts in Clatsop County

- Cities, labor unions propel Mitchell to state House primary win

Seaside man pleads not guilty to kidnapping

- Charges stem from May police chase

Shortly before death, RFK found piece of home on North Coast

- Assassination was 50 years ago June 5

Family finds comfort in memory of Astoria man killed in car crash

- Larson had large, extended family

‘Deadliest Catch’ fisherman found dead in Astoria home

- Painter was a skipper during the show

Accidents on U.S. Highway 30 more prevalent near eastern Astoria

- Five miles of 26-mile stretch saw 36 percent of accidents

Clatsop County needle exchange program continues past pilot stage

- More than 73,000 needles collected in seven months

Clatsop County enters national opioid lawsuit

- Claims drug companies are largely to blame for widespread drug abuse

Seaside man gets probation for child pornography convictions

- McKenna, 60, pleaded guilty to 10 counts

Astoria man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

- Knapp, 56, allegedly chased woman in her home with a chainsaw

Voters could settle Clatsop County’s ideological split in November runoff

- Wev, Roscoe in first runoff for county commission in 10 years

Astoria man pleads guilty in uncle’s death

- Johns, 46, convicted of first-degree manslaughter

Crash shuts down Astoria Bridge

- No serious injuries were reported

Fern Hill man allegedly chased woman with chainsaw in Westport home

- Knapp, 56, charged with attempted murder

Lianne Thompson holds off challenger

- Three commission seats were up for grabs

Lianne Thompson holds off challenger

- Three commission seats were up for grabs

Lianne Thompson holds off challenger

- Three commission seats were up for grabs

Lianne Thompson holds off challenger

- Three commission seats were up for grabs

For Clatsop County commission, Kujala and Thompson win, Wev moves to runoff against Roscoe

- Three commission seats were up for grabs

Everyday People: Couple earns volunteer award for work at Clatsop County Animal Shelter

- Lears have volunteered for roughly 20 years

Josi, Mitchell close in fundraising for state House race

- Primary is Tuesday

Astoria man involved in 2013 crash convicted for role in robbery

- Kitto sentenced to five years of probation

Clatsop County adopts land use changes in flood-prone areas

- Changes a result of new federal requirements

Clatsop County manager defends himself in return to commission meeting

- Moore recited laws and policies for nearly 10 minutes

Clatsop County to establish homelessness fund

- Property sale will provide seed money

Disturbance calls at Astoria transit center plummet

- Safety measures prove effective

Astoria man accused of rape

- Leach, 47, indicted in April, booked Monday

Seaside man arrested for assault

- De La Cruz, 31, allegedly grabbed woman by shoulder, pushed and assaulted her

Years after her son was killed in a hit-and-run crash, a Warrenton mother searches for answers

- A stark example of how some cases get cold

Friends, family remember Knappa man killed in car crash

- Morgan died in April head-on collision

Thompson’s voters’ pamphlet statement contains error

- District 5 commissioner misattributed a quote

Clatsop County manager apologizes for skipping meeting

- Moore said he plans to attend in the future

Seaside man arrested after scuffle with police

- Yawgel, 24, allegedly held a knife

Former Seaside Heights custodian sentenced to 25 years for sex abuse

- Davis, 46, molested young girl several times

District 1: Three seek to replace Clatsop County commission chairman

- Kujala, Davis, McCartin running for Lee’s seat

District 3: Campaign features three candidates with government, political experience

- Hopefuls look to replace Clement

District 5: Thompson faces Jewell challenger in county commission race

- District covers most of South County

House District 32: Five candidates vie to replace Boone

- Primary features three Democrats

Clatsop County marijuana sales tax referred to voters

- A potential 3 percent tax on retail sales

Clatsop County manager strikes back over commissioner comments

- New examples of infighting revealed

Clatsop County manager strikes back over commissioner comments

- New examples of infighting revealed