On May 9, 2013 Astoria Police responded to a report of a male subject trying to pull a juvenile female into the bathroom at the Astoria Library. The investigation revealed that Joseph W. Posada, age 45, had been on the computers at the Astoria Library across from a 12 year old female. Posada had been making gestures at the 12 year old. As he walked by her he grabbed her by the wrist. She recoiled, pulling free, and told him to get away. The 12 year old then got the attention of both library staff and a friend. He continued to gesture toward her as if he wanted her to follow him toward the bathrooms at the Astoria Library.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against H.R. 1403–legislation that would allow private employers to avoid paying overtime wages to employees working more than 40 hours per week if they offer their employees "comp" time off instead.
Expansion of the CCC Welding and Fabrication Program received the green light from the State of Oregon last week with completion of a $9.6-million sale of state lottery bonds to fund career and technical or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs at all seventeen community colleges. Lottery bond funding was authorized by HB 5202 approved by the 2012 legislature.
Seven employees of the Oregon Youth Authority's (OYA) North Coast Youth Correctional Facility in Warrenton have been recognized for excellence in supporting the state juvenile justice agency's mission.
Proposed 2013-14 budgets for Clatsop County and four county-administered taxing districts were unanimously approved by budget committees Tuesday and Wednesday.
Longview Fire was dispatched to a reported commercial fire at 3001 Industrial Way, the Weyerhaeuser facility. Initial 911 reports indicated that there was a fire in the bag house located at the planner mill. While enroute Longview Firefighters could see a column of black smoke from the intersection of Oregon Way and Industrial Way suggesting a working fire.
The male subject shot and killed in an apartment at 336 S. Main Ave. on May 7, 2013 was positively identified as 39-year old Bruce Ross Rogers of Astoria. Rogers was shot and killed after he illegally entered the residence of his estranged wife.
Rogers was the only person injured during the incident. The Clatsop County Major Crime Team continues to investigate the incident. No one has been arrested or is in custody at this time. All involved subjects are cooperating with the crime team's investigation.
Tuesday around 7:00pm Warrenton fire crews arrived to Tackle Time, 530 E Harbor St, in Warrenton. Fire was reported in the shed area of the structure. The fire was not within the merchant area. Crews quickly contained the flames which were only in one corner of the structure's interior. There was damage inside the building but is not thought to have damaged the building structurally. No injuries were reported. The cause is still under investigation. Responding Fire Departments included Warrenton, Hammond and Astoria.
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