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Jack Heffernan

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

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

Engineers inspect Astoria Bridge for fractures

- Specially trained with ropes

Moore to retire as Clatsop County manager

- Top administrator was hired in 2016

Brownsmead man sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

- Smith sentenced to more than six years

Clatsop County moves to claim foreclosed property

- Decision made in unique hearing

Clatsop County Sheriff Bergin will not seek re-election

- He was diagnosed with kidney cancer earlier this year

Homeless start moving out of Warrenton camp after trespass notices

- Police have responded to more disturbance calls at the camp this year

Man arrested after downtown Astoria foot chase

- Adams had an assault warrant out of Multnomah County

Astoria man arrested after Dairy Queen robbery

- Haynes allegedly robbed restaurant with small pistol

Clatsop County Sheriff Bergin will not seek re-election

- He was diagnosed with kidney cancer earlier this year

Clatsop County Sheriff Bergin will not seek re-election

- He was diagnosed with kidney cancer earlier this year

New Warrenton detective thrown ‘into the fire’ on first day

- First detective in the city since 2016

Woman to bike across Oregon to raise money, honor parents

- Hardaway’s parents died of lung cancer

Coast Guard couple inspired during son’s leukemia treatment

- Baby underwent six months of chemotherapy

Everyday People: Woman to bike across Oregon to raise money, honor parents

- Hardaway’s parents died of lung cancer

Woman in fatal Seaside drunken-driving crash sentenced

- Barnett gets more than 13 years in prison

Q&A: New Coast Guard commander outlines challenges ahead

- Hints that new cutters in Astoria may not be set in stone

Woman in fatal Seaside drunken-driving crash sentenced

- Barnett gets more than 13 years in prison

Truck stalls on steep Astoria hill

- Bumper was stuck on ground for nearly two hours

Clatsop County Jail bond one of many on the November ballot

- County officials lay out plan to promote bond

Clatsop County sheriff takes leading role in sanctuary debate

- Measure would repeal Oregon’s sanctuary law

North Coast looks to ban plastic bags

- County, cities in early talks

Photo crew snaps pictures for Toyota at Astoria Column

- New line of cars yet to be announced

Forest Grove man arrested after Highway 26 chase

- Car had a large amount of cash and methamphetamine inside

Northwest housing authority deputy director files complaint against agency

- Sims on administrative leave pending results of investigation

Homeless man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

- Dawson, 33, allegedly hit man over head with hatchet handle

Josi, a Democrat, backs Lower, a Republican, in state House race

- Tillamook County commissioner lost Democratic primary for District 32 seat

Bonamici backs funding bill in Lewis and Clark National Historical Park visit

- Park has $3.2 million in deferred maintenance

Hairdresser to run for Astoria City Council

- Drafall has lived in Astoria for 31 years

Skimming devices surface in Clatsop County

- Stealthy devices meant to steal credit card information

Astoria Bridge inspection prompts 911 calls

- Routine work involves rope technique

Naselle man hit by Astoria Riverfront Trolley

- Knapp sustained minor injuries

Gearhart man sentenced in child pornography case

- Polan, 39, sentenced to nearly six years

Gearhart man sentenced in child pornography case

- Polan, 39, sentenced to nearly six years

Clatsop County joins land lawsuit against feds

- Suit claimed reimbursement shortage for federally managed lands

Astoria man arrested after car chase

- Car chase leads to arrest

Astoria housing project aimed at mothers recovering from substance abuse

- Up to six women with children could move in by December

Housing commissioner resigns after email exchange with top administrator

- Sims allegedly complained about handling of investigation

Longtime forester to run for Astoria City Council

- Zilli has worked for the state Department of Forestry for 25 years

Clatsop County voters will have four bonds to choose from in November

- Officials cite economic boom

Couple steals marijuana from Gearhart shop

- A man and a woman were involved

Man sentenced after robbing Astoria man at gunpoint

- Warner sentenced to nearly six years

Oregon sanctuary law repeal could shift relationships with local law enforcement

- The law has been on the books since 1987

Details released in fatal Seaside police shooting

- Man allegedly refused to drop guns