The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says a Scappoose, Ore., man drowned when his kayak overturned in the Columbia River at Austin Point, near Woodland. The sheriff's office says Richard Schlumpberger, 55, had been fishing Sunday afternoon with his family when his kayak flipped. He apparently became entangled in the anchor line and never resurfaced. Agencies from Cowlitz, Clark and Columbia counties responded along with the Coast Guard. Divers found the body. (AP)
Deputy Sheriff Chance Moore with the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Division spoke with KAST news this morning about his work patrolling on land and on the local waters. Listen to that interview online here.
Listen now to catch up on all the area events this weekend. Regina Wilke from the Astoria / Warrenton Chamber of Commerce... audio below.
Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) announced that Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamiciwould give keynote remarks at the eighth annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference at 11:45 am on Thursday, September 26th. The Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, which will be held September 25-26, 2013 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon.
AUDIO: Fast acting first-responders save the life of long time Astoria City worker Carl "Ole" Gifford.
The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Surfside. Training is scheduled as follows:
Friday, September 27, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Saturday, September 28, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Saturday, October 5, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
On September 4, 2013 at 3:55 AM Astoria Police received a report from Robert Olsen, age 56 of Astoria, that a male subject had broken into his home and assaulted him with a baseball bat. The report of the incident was about 15 minutes old at the time Olsen called dispatch. Olsen had walked from his Irving Ave home to Columbia Memorial Hospital. While at Columbia Memorial Hospital he was triaged for injuries to his head and ribs but left the hospital prior to being treated.
(AP) Scientists are just back from a monthlong research cruise in the Pacific Ocean off Washington state, where they were trying to find the stickiest point on a section of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the huge undersea fault that breaks loose every few hundred years, generating a massive tsunami and earthquake.
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