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Jack Heffernan

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

Man accused of rape and assault

- Crimes allegedly happened near daughter

Warrenton men arrested after fleeing police

- Incident happened Sunday night

Couple suspected of murder denied bail

- Trials set for later this year

Horse pucky: Fee increase, special permit rile horse campers

- The Oregon Department of Forestry has called for $13 million in cuts in the upcoming state budget

County will take the Blue Sky challenge

- Money would go to promote renewable energy

Couple accused of murder seek bail

- Suspected in death of Newport man

Scammers target businesses with high school sports pitch

- Claim to be raising money for Astoria athletics

Arsonist gets five years after plea

- Victim lost ‘everything’

‘The Beast’ goes to work at Fort Stevens

- Truck will take visitors through historic site

County part of national sex offender research

- Weekly sessions identify triggers

Two plead guilty to sex recording of underage girl

- Victim’s mother urges men to take responsibility

New cutter makes a stop in Astoria

- Named for man involved in daring rescue

Training day: Deputies train for confrontations in simulations

- Deputies put under stress to prepare for real-life encounters

County commissioners take more time on preschool study

- Federal grant would fund the research

ICE criticizes county on immigration holds

- Sheriff wants to cooperate but wary of lawsuits

Seaside, developers squabble over sidewalks

- Requirement could undermine affordable housing

Seaside, developers squabble over sidewalks

- Requirement could undermine affordable housing

Forestry to reassess some fire fees

- Landowners submitted appeals of assessments

Astoria man arrested in uncle’s murder

- Man suspected in death of his uncle

In Lewis and Clark, the grange is social hub

- A link between the past and future

Astoria man sought in death of his uncle

- Man found at home near airport

Firefighters battle house fire in Warrenton

- No reports of injuries

Fish tales set sail in Astoria

- 20th annual FisherPoets nets a crowd

Youth camp volunteers connect with culture

- Help with project at Megler Creek

Preschool expansion a topic at Way to Wellville forum

- Investor funded preschool possible

Brianna Judge: A young life ends darkly

- In Elsie: A young woman’s life ends darkly

Clatsop County looks to identify mass shelters

- Contract to assess options

Bringing back the wetlands

- After 100 years of wetland loss, the National Park Service is working to restore some of lands where Lewis and Clark used to roam.

In Elsie: A young woman’s life ends darkly

- Judge remembered as a “shy, sweet person’

Seaside meeting draws ire

- Hundreds of property owners face new assessments

Seaside meeting draws ire

- Hundreds of property owners face new assessments

In Elsie: A young woman’s life ends darkly

- Judge remembered as a “shy, sweet person’

Clatsop County declares a syphilis outbreak

- Eight cases last year

Astoria post office struggles with staff shortages

- Customers have complained about service

Landowners fume over fire fee

- Hundreds of property owners face new assessments

Freeby hired as new deputy district attorney

- Replaces the veteran Goldthorpe

Jordan’s Hope : Knappa mom looks to help others after son’s overdose death

- Since 2014, 12 people have died from prescription drugs and heroin.

Transportation departments prepare for upcoming winter storm

- De-icer fluid — and sand — on tap

Vigil marks teen’s tragic death

- Secord’s mother says he would ‘light up a room’