City Councilor Arline LaMear is now Mayor-Elect after taking Tuesday's general election.  LaMear will be the second woman to serve as mayor of the historic town.


Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici released the following statement after winning reelection to Oregon's First Congressional District, which encompasses Northwest Multnomah County and all of Washington, Clatsop, Columbia, and Yamhill Counties.


The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria Sunday following a counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of South and Central America.  Alert's crew members successfully conducted a 70-day patrol traveling more than 12,600 miles scouring the eastern Pacific Ocean for illicit traffickers using their two small boats and armed helicopter from Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron from Jacksonville, Florida. These efforts resulted in the successful interdiction of more than 3,180 pounds of cocaine.


Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue and Lincoln County area emergency responders, are asking for the public's help to locate a missing 33-year old woman last seen Tuesday night in Lincoln Beach, a small community north of Depoe Bay.


Clam diggers can return to Washington coastal beaches starting Tuesday, Nov. 4, to dig razor clams during the first of two planned openings in November.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the latest round of evening digs after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. Digging is not allowed on any beach before noon.


Time is running out to return ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election.

Ballots for the election must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. To ensure their ballots arrive on time, voters are advised to bring completed ballots to one of the approved drop sites. Ballots placed in the mail before the deadline but not delivered until after will not be counted.


Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. In addition to worrying about costumes and cavities, parents must be conscious of where their children are and who they are with.

Astoria 9-1-1 and NCMEC urges parents, guardians and children to remember that even though Halloween is a fun time, it is also a time when we cannot forget about safety. This Halloween, consider the following basic safety precautions to help make it a safe and fun night for our children.


A man who worked as a Warrenton police officer and sold guns for an elderly man but kept most of the money was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 18 months on probation.


Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) was awarded  with the "Legislator of the Year" award from the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA), the state's leading trade organization for economic development agencies and professionals.


Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's teen-driver involved injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 about six miles south of Vernonia. The pickup contained 7 teenagers, of which three received injuries including the 16-year old driver.


Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Newport yesterday and met with local leaders to discuss next steps for saving the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter facility. This was a chance for Senator Merkley to hear directly from those impacted by this potential closure and talk about next steps that he can take in Washington to fight to reverse this decision.


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