Friday, September 19, 2014
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An official with knowledge of Friday's shooting at a U.S. school said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. It was the worst school shooting in the country's history.  The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is under way.

Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity for the same reason, said the gunman was among the dead.  The White House said President Barack Obama had been notified.  The killings happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City. 

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Astoria Police Recover Stolen Vehicle; Vehicle found 7 Minutes After Report

At 6:59am Friday Morning Astoria Police were notified by the owner of a 1993 Ford Explorer that his vehicle had been stolen from the area of 828 Franklin. He reported that the vehicle had been stolen about an hour prior.  Seven minutes later, at 7:06 Officer Matt Clausen saw a vehicle that matched the description.

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KAST News recieved an email Thursday from Clatsop County Commission Chairman Peter Huhtala where he responds to public concerns over the County take-over of the Clatsop County Housing Authority Board of Directors. The email reads:

I thought that you might be interested in my (attached) thoughts regarding the Housing Authority matter, as I expressed them at the Commission meeting last night.  This was a difficult decision,

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Charities are required to file periodic financial reports with the Oregon Department
of Justice documenting their national fundraising and expenditures and explaining
how donations were spent. State Attorney Ellen Rosenbaum issued a list of what she terms the "Top 20 Worst Charities" based on how little these organizations spend on administrtaive costs.

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Astoria's Mayor Van Dusen wants everyone to know exactly what's coming.  He calls it the biggest, dirtiest construction project in Astoria's long history.

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AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. This increase brings holiday travel figures to within half a million of the decade high mark seen during the 2006/2007 season. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, Dec. 22 to Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

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A donation from a Tokeland business will keep two police dogs working another year for the Pacific County sheriff's office.

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The Department of Energy has awarded $4 million to a Seattle company for a wind power demonstration project off Coos Bay.

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