Friday, September 19, 2014
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Oregon State Police say they are actually not sure who was driving the Honda Passport involved in a serious injury accident Friday night on Highway 30 about eight miles east of Astoria.  Lieutenant Andrew Merila told KAST News Tuesday that the suspect  identified in the official report as 41 year-old  Justine L. McGee of Chinook, Washington is not the only suspect.

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On March 1 2014 Astoria Police responded to a reported hit and run near the intersection of Olney and West Marine Drive. The suspect vehicle was reported to have continued traveling south on Highway 105 across the Old Young's Bay Bridge. Police found three vehicles with substantial damage parked near the apartments at 1400 Marine Drive. Based on witness descriptions and parts left behind at the scene Police were able to develop a good description of the suspect vehicle.

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Six people were injured Thursday, one seriously, when a pick-up truck driver failed to notice a line of stopped cars at a highway 101 road project and slammed into on coming traffic.

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The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners continues to invite public comment on the three applicants for the vacant District 5 board position. Read more for contact information.

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The public is invited to a community open house to learn more about and provide feedback on the newly released final draft of the North Clatsop Plains Sub-Area Plan. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Camp Rilea Headquarters Auditorium.  This plan, a collaborative project of Clatsop County and multiple public and private partners, aims to implement appropriate strategies from the 2010 Joint Land Use Study that was undertaken to promote long-term compatibility with Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center.

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The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a 739-foot cargo ship aground in the Columbia River just north of the Astoria Northern Anchorage in Astoria, Tuesday.  Coast Guard Sector Columbia River learned that the Panamanian-flagged motor vessel Mokpo Star ran aground after the crew attempted to adjust their position in the river using their anchors without proper authorization at approximately 4:30 p.m.

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No decision yet on which of three applicants will fill out fomer commissioner Debra Birkby's spot on the county board.  The remaining commissioners interviewed the applicants before the regular meeting Wednesday.  During the 6pm session commissioners said they would like to extend the decision until more members of the public have had the opportunity to comment on the appointment.

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A 40-year-old man accused of a string of motel robberies in Oregon and Washington, including the January robbery of the Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, has been booked into Multnomah County Jail.

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