Thursday, April 17, 2014

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A recess from rain! Other than some morning fog expect sun today and tomorrow with highs edging up into the mid and upper 50s. Offshore wind from the east and northeast at 5-10 mph will help keep us dry at least through Thursday, although I see more clouds arriving by then. Look for a chance of rain showers returning Friday. Lows drop into the 40s.

-KAST 1370 Meteorologist Rick Van Cise

On Sunday, April 6th, the North Coast Big Band will present a jazz concert at 2 P.M. to benefit the Performing Arts Center at 16th and Franklin.  Admission will be $10.00.  Band leader Lee Stromquist says, " This is a concert where everyone will hear familiar enjoyable easy listening music of the past, through the music of today, including many new updated arrangements".

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Clatsop Community Action (CCA) has received $15,000 in project funding from the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization to assist with basic living needs as part of its Community Wellness program. The CCA funds will be leveraged with other resources to help approximately 48 Clatsop County families maintain housing to avoid homelessness. It also will help move people who now are homeless into safe, stable housing and acquire needed health services.

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Visitors to three north coast beaches designated as snowy plover management areas will be making some changes to aid in the recovery of the western snowy plover, a small shorebird native to the Oregon coast. The bird is protected under state law and under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The three areas are the Clatsop Spit along the Columbia River South Jetty, Necanicum Spit, adjacent to the town of Gearhart in Clatsop County, and Nehalem Spit in Tillamook County. 

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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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