Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A Clatsop County Grand Jury has returned an endictment against Astoria High School coach Bradford Dalton on two charges.  Dalton is accused of one count of felony assault in the fourth degree and a charge of strangulation.  The endictment states that on or about July 30, 2013 the 50 year old Dalton injured one of his daughters by strangulation as his other daughter looked on.  Reportedly Dalton's wife documented the attack.  The endictment is secret preventing comment from District Attorney Josh Marquis until Dalton is arraigned. Dalton works as the head girls basketball coach and also serves as a math teacher at Astoria High School

Public health advisories for contact with marine water at Cannon Beach and Tolovana Beach in Clatsop County and Short Sand Beach in Tillamook County were lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority. The advisories were issued Wednesday after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

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If you want a birds eye view of what it's like at the mouth of the Columbia River during the Bouy Ten salmon season just check out KAST 1370 AM on facebook where over 15,000+ people already have and that number is growing.

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The unseasonable August rain today reminds us that coastal storm season isn't too far away.  Longtime locals are very familiar with the routine chores that come with preparing to face the winter but there are still many who find themselves unprepared when the big winds hit and power can go away for hours, if not for days at a time.

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Wait times at the Employment Department Unemployment Insurance call centers have been extremely long. "We recognize that many Oregonians calling our unemployment insurance center are experiencing long wait times," David Gerstenfeld, assistant director for unemployment insurance programs said.  "This is totally unacceptable to us.  So, we took a long look at why this was occurring and what could be done to improve."

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Public health advisories have been issued due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach and Short Sand Beach. 

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The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office will be holding a public auction on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm.  The Auction will be held at 1100 Olney, Clatsop County Road Department Shops.

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced her fall town hall meeting schedule. The public events will occur throughout September around the 1st Congressional District. The schedule includes meetings in Clatskanie, Astoria, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Banks, Yamhill, Beaverton, and Sauvie Island.

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