A Clatsop County Grand Jury has returned an endictment against Astoria High School coach Bradford Dalton on two charges. Dalton is accused of one count of felony assault in the fourth degree and a charge of strangulation. The endictment states that on or about July 30, 2013 the 50 year old Dalton injured one of his daughters by strangulation as his other daughter looked on. Reportedly Dalton's wife documented the attack. The endictment is secret preventing comment from District Attorney Josh Marquis until Dalton is arraigned. Dalton works as the head girls basketball coach and also serves as a math teacher at Astoria High School
Public health advisories for contact with marine water at Cannon Beach and Tolovana Beach in Clatsop County and Short Sand Beach in Tillamook County were lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisories were issued Wednesday after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.
The unseasonable August rain today reminds us that coastal storm season isn't too far away. Longtime locals are very familiar with the routine chores that come with preparing to face the winter but there are still many who find themselves unprepared when the big winds hit and power can go away for hours, if not for days at a time.
Wait times at the Employment Department Unemployment Insurance call centers have been extremely long. "We recognize that many Oregonians calling our unemployment insurance center are experiencing long wait times," David Gerstenfeld, assistant director for unemployment insurance programs said. "This is totally unacceptable to us. So, we took a long look at why this was occurring and what could be done to improve."
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced her fall town hall meeting schedule. The public events will occur throughout September around the 1st Congressional District. The schedule includes meetings in Clatskanie, Astoria, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Banks, Yamhill, Beaverton, and Sauvie Island.
The pool of family and friends to care for Baby Boomers as they age into their 80s will be less than half as deep as it is today, according to a new report from AARP. The report predicts the ratio of potential family caregivers to elders needing care will plummet from today's seven caregivers for each person over age 80 to fewer than three caregivers per elderly person in 2050.
The 2013 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans to start planning now for the upcoming season.