Umatilla County


Umatilla grand jury may review inmate shooting

Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus is trying to decide whether a grand jury should look into the shooting of a state prison inmate by a guard.

Sykes calls off closure of Milton-Freewater center

The city’s third-largest employer is flipping from a pending disconnection to a welcome busy signal.

Craigen sentenced to 27 years in 2011 slaying

PENDLETON — George West Craigen, 52, will serve 27 years to life in prison for the murder of Milton-Freewater businessman Cecil “Rob” Carter.

Milton-Freewater library welcomes new director

MILTON-FREEWATER — A new public library director took over this month for retired director Bob Jones, who in September completed 22 years of employment with the city.

Craigen guilty in murder of Cecil 'Rob' Carter

George West Craigen was found guilty Wednesday of murdering Cecil “Rob” Carter in 2011.

Updated: No mistrial in Craigen case, verdict expected soon

The murder trial of George West Craigen in Pendleton is on the verge of a mistrial.

Psychology takes center stage in second week of Craigen trial

George West Craigen’s defense team rested Monday and the defendant did not take the stand during his murder trial. But the battle concerning his mental state continues.

Updated: Wolf attacks kill sheep, dogs in Northeastern Oregon

Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and injured two herd dogs in Umatilla County.

Defense up in Craigen murder trial

Murder defendant George West Craigen was a chronic drunk who blamed his neighbor Cecil “Rob” Carter for his woes, defense witnesses testified Thursday.

Craigen murder trial takes one-day break

The murder trial of George West Craigen took a hiatus Wednesday. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus reported the state wrapped up its case in chief Tuesday afternoon, so the court adjourned the trial for a day and will resume Thursday morning.

Former friend testifies Craigen fled to his house

After shooting and killing Cecil “Rob” Carter, George West Craigen went to a friend’s house looking for a place to hide. But that man told a jury Tuesday he gave no help to Craigen.

Both sides agree Craigen killed Carter; jury will determine circumstances

Cecil “Rob” Carter looked up from his work at his plumbing shop outside Milton-Freewater at about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2011, saw George West Craigen through a window and uttered, “No, no.” Craigen then fired eight rounds from a handgun.

Craigen’s mental state in question at start of trial

PENDLETON — The start of the murder trial for George West Craigen, accused of shooting to death a Milton-Freewater businessman in December 2011, hangs in the balance after testimony Wednesday about his competency.

Minutes - Weston City Council - 9/10/14

Weston City Council

Agenda - Athena City Council - 9/12/14

Athena City Council


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