A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew working with local responders located and rescued two hikers stranded on a cliff in Ecola State Park, south of Seaside, Ore., Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center watchstanders received a call from Seaside 911 operators requesting the help of a helicopter crew in locating the missing hikers.
Canadian authorities have approved sending natural gas to an Oregon terminal where it would be liquefied for export overseas. The National Energy Board of Canada has approved a 25-year natural gas export license for Oregon LNG, whose terminal would be near the mouth of the Columbia River, in Warrenton.
Thanks to the coverage from Social Media and Traditional Media the female subject in yesterday's incident involving the 8 year old being approached to get into the vehicle has been identified. Astoria Police received a call from the daughter of an 85 year old woman who lives only four blocks away. The woman has an injury to her vocal chords, which explains the 8-year-old not being able to understand her. She indicates that she saw the 8-year-old girl and that she thought she looked lost and confused. She was trying to offer a ride to where the 8-year-old was going.
Yesterday afternoon Astoria Police responded to the Holiday Inn Express, 204 W. Marine Drive. The clerk at the Holiday Inn was reporting that a 40-50 year old blonde female, dressed all in black, and wearing a firearm, who told her that she was part of the Astoria Police Department and had been sent by the Chief of Police soliciting donations for a raffle. The female suspect, when questioned by the clerk for identification, left in a white ford 4dr vehicle.
The most respected expert on the planet in the area of marine mammal migration patterns says if we understood those patterns better we could save multiple whale species by changing just about every human ocean use that means anything. Let's see what that might mean in todays Coastwatch Blog
Since midnight yesterday Sheriff's deputies in Washington County have arrested eleven DUII driver's including two from crashes. One of the crashes was a head-on collision on SW Pacific Highway (Hwy. 99W) near King City. Three people went to the hospital from that crash.
The Astoria Police Department will be joining other Clatsop County Law Enforcement agencies with extra patrols focused on DUII enforcement, during the 32nd Annual Astoria / Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. This enforcement is funded in part by an Oregon State Grant specifically focusing on DUII and traffic enforcement.