In the late evening hours Friday four Oregon men, one of which was a registered sex offender, and one of which was an ex-convict, were detained after Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson witnessed an explosion in the 5700 block of U.S. 101. The Sheriff was stopping to check out an old Aerostar van that appeared suspicious and that he knew did not belong in the driveway where it was parked. He pulled in behind the vehicle.
A Good Samaritan and Coast Guard crews rescue five people and recover one person from a capsized boat on the Columbia River Bar, Friday.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday morning's injury commercial truck crash that closed Highway 26 for several hours closed in both directions near milepost 35 in the Coast Range. Several thousand pounds of compressed seafood waste needed to be cleaned up and the vehicles removed from the scene. ODOT had a detour set up in both directions.
An Oregon Department of Transportation project is currently underway that will add centerline rumble strips to sections of U.S. 26 and U.S. 30. The project is part of a larger safety initiative to reduce roadway departure crashes such as head-on, crossover and fixed object crashes
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, arrested a 41-year old Astoria woman Wednesday related to a February 2014 serious injury hit-and-run traffic crash investigation.
Businesses reported that almost half (48%) of Oregon's job vacancies in 2013 were "difficult to fill," according to a new report from the Oregon Employment Department.
The final decision is up to the court but it seems likely the next Clatsop County election date of September 16th will be used to fix a problem with the May 20th Primary.
This is the fifth year that Oregon has set aside grant funds for non-highway related transportation projects called "Connect Oregon V". The competition for a chunk of just a little over $42,000,000.00 for various projects around the state is down to the top 37 proposals. A Port of Astoria runway rehab is ranked # 8 and a project proposed by the Columbia River Pilots comes in at #12.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement to reduce predation on juvenile salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act by a large population of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary.
The Clatsop County Commissioners have approved the last item necessary for the county to take over a DEQ program deemed critical for local homeowners, real estate agencts, and contractors, the transient room tax will go up January 1, 2015 to 9.5% and commissioners approved support for an industrial designation for the North Coast Business Park in Warrenton.
Between May 19 and June 1 extra law enforcement patrolled Pacific County roads looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers, and cell phone using texters and talkers.
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