Tuesday afternoon an Astoria police officer received a report from an employee at the Sunset Empire Transportation District building at 900 Exchange that her iPhone had been stolen from her private office space. Using the "Find My iPhone" feature of the phone, Officer Shepherd learned that the phone was currently located at the Mini Mart on Marine Drive.
Despite Budget Cuts that caused layoffs in the jail and patrol staff at the beginning of summer, Columbia County is still receiving quality services from its Sheriff's Office, thanks to an empowered staff, a high level of outside funding and strong volunteer services.
A Clatsop County hearings officer whose ruling against an RV and mobile home park owner was challenged at the state level has prepared a revised order. The order, issued Sept. 21 by Hearings Office Paul Elsner, will allow the owner, Ken Hick and Resources Northwest, to maintain up to 75 permanent and short-term spaces on the roughly 4.4-acre site at Sunset Lake.
A man convicted of killing a Chicago couple in 1991 in Seaside will remain in prison. The state Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision ruled Tuesday that Andrew Metz is not likely to be rehabilitated.
Two Northwest commercial community banks are merging. West Coast Bancorp of Lake Oswego and Columbia Banking System of Tacoma, Wash., announced the merger Wednesday.
This summer, millions of people around the world and our country sat down to watch the Olympic Games, as the best athletes alive strove for victory. The three United States Coast Guard cutter crews homeported here in Astoria held their own Olympic games at Tongue Point last Thursday to boost morale, strengthen relationships, and determine who was the best in a series of events related to work and life aboard a ship at sea.
The service began in response to a ship accident 40 years ago. The collision occurred in a dense fog bank several hundred yards west of the Golden Gate Bridge. The fully laden Arizona Standard was inbound en route to Richmond, Calif., and the Oregon Standard, carrying a full load of bunker fuel, was outbound steaming toward British Columbia.
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