Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.
The product being recalled is in pint sized glass jars with a white label listing ingredients and stating "distributed by Oregon Food Bank." All products with a BEST BY date of July 21, 2015 or earlier should not be used. The BEST BY date is located on the lid of product.

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici emphasized the value of resilience planning at the Oregon Coast Economic Summit and explained how hazard preparedness will help coastal communities respond to and recover from natural disasters.

"Planning for and understanding the risks associated with earthquakes, severe storms, or other damaging natural phenomenon will help ensure that our coastal communities aren't irreparably damaged if and when disaster strikes," Congresswoman Bonamici said. "The ability to respond quickly saves lives, and it allows families, businesses, and the local economy to recover faster."

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Proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will be open for public comment through August 29, 2014. Comments will be taken by email, and through a series of four public hearings in August.

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On August 18, 2014 at 2310 Officer Duryea was flagged down near Portway and W. Marine Drive by Denis Reynolds, age 29 of Astoria. He reported that a male, later identified as Louis Gardino, age 40 of Bothell WA, had pulled a gun on him then fled the area.

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After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal identifying information. Taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Revenue representatives or IRS agents. The caller says the victim has a tax debt and demands payment by wire transfer or credit card. The caller may threaten legal action in an effort to coerce taxpayers to disclose personal identifying information such as Social Security or credit card numbers.

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On Monday August 18, 2014, around 5:12 PM, Dylan Douglas Snook, age 32 of Astoria was arrested in connection with a reported stabbing on the previous Sunday morning around 1:58 AM in Seaside. Snook was developed as the lone suspect during the initial investigation.

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On Sunday morning, August 17th, around 0158 AM, Seaside Police Officers responded to the area of 311 Broadway in Seaside for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and located one conscious male who was laying on the ground bleeding. The victim male had two punctures on his back and reported to officers that he was stabbed. The victim male was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital before being transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland and is in stable condition.

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Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to assist the 22-person crew of a 485-foot, Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker after a fire in the main engineroom disabled the vessel, leaving it without propulsion, about 700 miles west of Cape Blanco, Oregon, Wednesday.

The fire was extinguished using installed firefighting systems, however, the ship sustained damage to its generators, leaving the crew with minimal battery power.

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