The Governor's Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor met for an emergency meeting Tuesday to review a request to present the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice to the family of fallen Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding. Sgt. Goodding of the Seaside Police Department was shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on Friday evening around 9:20 pm. The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is organizing a service for Sgt. Gooding at the Seaside Convention Center which will be preceded by a procession through the streets of Seaside.

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The memorial service for Seaside Sgt. Jason Goodding will be held this Friday, February 12, at the Seaside Convention Center located at 415 First Avenue in the City of Seaside. The start time is 1:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Additional venues will be be identified in case the convention center reaches capacity. In that case, the event will be simulcast for the public at those additional venues.

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Seaside Sergeant Jason M. Goodding and an additional Seaside police officer made contact with Phillip Ferry, age 55, from Seaside. Ferry was walking down Broadway and was known by the officers to have a warrant for his arrest. Sergeant Goodding and the other officer attempted to place Ferry under arrest for the felony assault warrant. Ferry resisted arrest and the other officer attempted to use less lethal force to stop Ferry with a taser. Ferry fired a shot and struck Sergeant Goodding. The other Seaside police officer returned fire and shot Ferry

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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

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