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Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. In addition to worrying about costumes and cavities, parents must be conscious of where their children are and who they are with.

Astoria 9-1-1 and NCMEC urges parents, guardians and children to remember that even though Halloween is a fun time, it is also a time when we cannot forget about safety. This Halloween, consider the following basic safety precautions to help make it a safe and fun night for our children.

A man who worked as a Warrenton police officer and sold guns for an elderly man but kept most of the money was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 18 months on probation.

Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) was awarded  with the "Legislator of the Year" award from the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA), the state's leading trade organization for economic development agencies and professionals.

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's teen-driver involved injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 about six miles south of Vernonia. The pickup contained 7 teenagers, of which three received injuries including the 16-year old driver.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Newport yesterday and met with local leaders to discuss next steps for saving the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter facility. This was a chance for Senator Merkley to hear directly from those impacted by this potential closure and talk about next steps that he can take in Washington to fight to reverse this decision.

aaaaa101fatalOregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation intoThursday afternoon's two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Highway 101 about three miles north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County. One driver died and the other driver was arrested. 

Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state.

The National Weather Service says the tornado hit the southwest Washington city of Longview on Thursday afternoon.

Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city affected by the strong winds.

Video taken by a citizen appears to shows roof tiles being blown off a building.

Jennifer Rossetti saw debris flying past her window and says wind blew the door off a nearby office supply store.

The Longview Fire Department did not have injury reports or a damage estimate.

A further clarification this morning from Clatsop County on the supplemental ballot voters will receive as directed by the State after errors were discovered in the November 4th election ballots:

All county voters will receive one more ballot with the corrected Clatsop College Bond question. The first ballot will not count for that item. You are asked to vote again.

Voters in Cannon Beach will receive one supplemental ballot – it will contain both Measure 4-176-Clatsop Community College bond, and the Cannon Beach City Council At-Large contest.

Supplemental ballots will be mailed out beginning Friday, Oct. 24.

The public is invited to sit in and comment when on October 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the Traffic Safety Committee and Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a work session to begin to
discuss potential changes to the City's Development Code, Land Use and Zoning Map, and Comprehensive Plan aimed at implementing recommendations in the Astoria Riverfront Vision

Clatsop Community College President Dr. Larry Galizio has been appointed as an academic member of Oregon's Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC). He is one of only two community college representatives.

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined today with Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici to call on the U.S. Coast Guard to hold off on its abrupt decision to shut down its Newport Air Facility and to keep open this important piece of the coastal safety net through the busy crabbing season.

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