A 13 year veteran of the Seaside Police Department was shot Friday night on the street outside the Pig 'n Pancake restaurant. Reportedly, 39-year-old officer Jason Gooding was shot after he tased an unidentified suspect during a warrant arrest. Another officer returned fire hitting the suspect. Both Gooding and the suspect were taken to area hospitals. Their condition is unknown at this time. More information is expected to be released this morning at a news conference planned at Seaside.
In a FaceBook post this morning Astoria Police plead with social media posters to keep the families of those that were involved in mind. "You are likely seeing many things in your Facebook feed this morning. None of it from official sources. that is the reason you see no confirmations of anything here. Everything in its time. We have families we are worried about." the post reads, "We ask for respect and consideration for the families and for Seaside Police Department."
Oregon State Representative Deborah Boone is being flooded with automated emails and "robo-call" inspired voice mails as the short session of the Oregon Legislature got underway this week.
The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has hired a new county manager to replace Scott Somers, who resigned last year. Cameron Moore, of Illinois, accepted the position this week after being selected by commissioners and other county officials out of four finalists. His employment contract is expected to be approved next week.
Working together to prevent the closure of lifesaving air facilities in Newport, Oregon and in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today applauded inclusion of language in the final Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 that now heads to the President for signature.
Members of the Astoria City Council expressed concern when City Manager Brett Estes sought a significant increase to cover additional costs associated with the clean-up of contaminated soil in Heritage Square so delayed the decision until Estes could supply an accounting of the fund the money would come from.
Another baby-step toward redevelopment of heritage square, plans for a new library, and a new tax on recreational marijuana sales most likely to come to Astoria voters for a decision after Monday’s city council meeting.
The Clatsop Community College Board of Directors has selected four finalists for the presidency of CCC. In a news release the college identified the finalists as:
Highway 101 is closed just south of Brookings because a 60 foot-deep sinkhole has now swallowed half the highway. Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Jared Castle told KAST News that traffic is being detoured around that area. The sinkhole began forming December 13th in a parking lot and more of the roadway sank into the hole late last week when a contractor was working on a culvert. O-DOT hopes to have a temporary fix in place sometime this week as they engineer a longer term solution.
Authorities are searching for a missing 87 year old man who was last seen Saturday morning in Cannon Beach at Haystack Heights. Raymond R. Hickman is described as a white male, 5' 9", bald, blue eyes. Last seen wearing glasses, blue jeans, gray shirt with a black jacket, a red ball cap and tan work boots. Sunday, the Cannon Beach Police report over 50 people were searching for Hickman. His family says he has memory issues. If you have any information contact Chief Jason Schermerhorn, Cannon Beach Police Department 503-436-2811
Sunset Empire Transportation District Board of Commissioners have approved changes to services on 3 local bus routes. The changes will go into effect on February 1, 2016 and will offer riders extended service hours.
The recreational springer season on the Columbia from the river mouth upstream to Bonneville Dam will open from March 1 – April 9, with two days off during that period to allow for potential commercial fishing periods.