The city of Astoria is ready to take the next step in dealing with the dilapidated Flavel properties that have stood empty and unkept for many years blighting downtown. If the city council agrees Monday evening liens will be recorded on the Commercial street storefronts and the Flavel home on 15th which could eventually lead to foreclosure on those properties.
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Clatsop and Columbia Counties next week.
The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen, Wednesday, after their 39-foot crab boat Robert Henry ran aground approximately 400 yards off Cape Arago near Coos Bay, Ore.
Astoria Police have an active Social Media presence. It was a private Facebook message to one of their officers that got this case moving though. When you post "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" on Facebook you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.
PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) released the following statement tonight after voting to protect middle-class families from an increase in income tax rates, and to temporarily delay the effect of indiscriminate cuts to domestic programs and defense spending:
Oregon State Troopers stepped up enforcement efforts this New Year's Eve. Troopers say that effort resulted in 39 arrests for driving under the influence between Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Two men are facing charges following an alcohol-involved single vehicle injury traffic crash Monday night along Highway 26 about eight miles east of Seaside. The involved vehicle was reported stolen from the Seaside area about 30 minutes before the crash.
Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), closes out 2012 by making donations from its shareholders to the following local nonprofit organizations:* United Way of Columbia County - $5,000* All Hands Raised (Portland Schools Foundation) - $2,500* The Urban League - $2,500
Alcohol ignition interlocks in Washington will soon have a feature designed to prevent others from performing breath tests for the driver. Starting January 1, 2013, a camera will snap a picture every time the machine is used, verifying that the driver is the person who took the test. Interlocks are required on the vehicles of those who've been accused or convicted of impaired driving. The machine requires a legal breath sample from the driver before allowing a car to start.
If you have a residence in the City limits of Astoria and would like to recycle your Christmas tree, Western Oregon Waste will have a one-day pickup on Tuesday, January 8th, at no extra charge.