DMV offices in Astoria and Woodburn will stop accepting appointments for motorcycle skills tests by the end of May. Motorcycle skills test appointments are still available at several other DMV offices through this year, and skills testing is also available from TEAM Oregon (www.team-oregon.org).
Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in April, essentially the same as the previous month
(7.2%), but lower than the year before (7.9%).
In the Tuesday evening election results for the Clatsop County special election with 100% of precincts reporting there were a total of 6,890 votes cast, out of 21,150 eligible registered voters. A 32.58% return of votes.
Contested race results in the third and final release of the election results:
Port of Astoria Commission:
Monday evening the Astoria Council:
Approved a 5.42% increase in curbside garbage pick-up for customers of Recology/Western Oregon Waste. A company spokesman said the company income projections missed the mark when a drop in construction debris disposal dropped further than expected leaving the company with a $73,000 shortfall.
Jurors in Astoria, Ore., have convicted a Washington state man of attempted aggravated murder and related counts in a February 2012 encounter with police at a local motel.
Jurors on Monday convicted Yevgeniy Savinskiy of Washougal on two counts of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of first-degree attempted assault as well as felony attempt to elude and five counts of reckless endangerment.
Crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Arctic Storm successfully put out the fire using the Halon chemical firefighting system aboard the ship.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria and two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Grays Harbor monitored as good Samaritan vessels evacuated 78 of the 120 personnel aboard the fishing vessel. 42 crewmembers will remain aboard Arctic Storm to man the vessel. The 78 evacuated crewmembers were moved to commercial fishing vessels Northern Voyager, Golden Alaska, Sea Dawn and Excellence. Evacuated crewmembers are scheduled to be transported to Westport, Wash.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 101 about fifteen miles south of Tillamook that resulted in the death of a 20-year old man. The victim's name will be released later today to allow family time for any needed notifications. Speed and failure to wear a safety belt are possible contributing factors.
With a sparkling new website, good attendance at general meetings, and a popular focus on the waterfront, the Astoria Regatta rises once again from the ashes under the direction of former city councilor Peter Roscoe who agreed several months ago to take the helm of the faltering organization as it's President. Roscoe will be on hand at the Astoria Council meeting tonight to present the latest update which includes the news that the Oregon Heritage Commission has named the Astoria Regatta as an Oregon Heritage Event
On May 18, 2013 Astoria Police were contacted by the daughter of Helene Jacobsen a 64 year old woman from Arizona. Jacobsen had been traveling through the area with her husband when they had an argument which resulted in her husband leaving her in Astoria. Astoria Police had been called about the argument and were present when Helene removed her property from the car her husband was driving. Her daughter had not been able to contact Jacobson and requested police to assist in locating Jacobsen to ensure she was OK.