The Astoria city council Tuesday night rejected a proposal from Clatsop Community College to rezone property at 16th and Franklin where the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and the adjacent Josie Pepper House are currently sited in a zone for residential use with some institutional uses such as the Masonic Temple and the Clatsop Care Center Facility. The College plans to sell the Josie Peper House to a private individual who would like to use the property as a vacation rental
On September 9, 2015 the Astoria Police Department will have extra officers on duty participating in a pedestrian safety enforcement program in conjunction with Oregon Impact.
The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has hired former Cannon Beach City Manager Rich Mays to serve as interim county manager.
At a special meeting Wednesday the board voted unanimously to select Mays. He is expected to join the county Sept. 15.
On Tuesday Astoria Police Department assisted the Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in the execution of search warrants related to a child pornography investigation, at 101 Madison Ave. Astoria. During a search of the residence, investigators also located firearms and ballistic body armor, that the subject of the investigation was prohibited from possessing. Astoria Police investigators, obtained an additional search warrant to seize other items including the firearms and body armor. 76 year old William James Dixon Jr. of Astoria was arrested for 6 Counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I, 6 Counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse II, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon in Possession of Body Armor.
The Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned Monday following a three month that stretched from the waters of Mexico to Canada.
During their deployment the cutter’s crew conducted counter narcotic and living marine resources patrols offshore of Southern California. Following these patrols, the crew participated in an international engagement event in Ensenada, Mexico, with the Mexican Armada, which included joint damage control training, law enforcement demonstration, and an evening dinner onboard Alert.
Astoria Police are looking for Theron "Joey" Manley who is a missing juvenile. He was dropped off by his mother at the KFC in Astoria on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. His phone has been turned off, and his last known possible locations included Astoria and the Knappa area. Please contact Astoria Police Detective Nicole Riley at (503)298-2533 or dispatch at (503)325-4411 with information on Theron's whereabouts.
The Youngs River and its tributaries will close to retention of non-adipose fin-clipped fall Chinook effective Tuesday, Sept. 1. Biologists at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure in order to protect broodstock fish destined for the basin’s hatcheries.
A mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a Cannon Beach hotel room last year had seen a psychologist about a month before the alleged crime.
Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley says that Americans stand to lose now that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is implementing fire borrowing -- the practice of halting other programs, including fire prevention efforts -- to free up funds to combat the record-setting wildfires that are blazing across the Northwest.