Sheriff Tom Bergin was honored March 26th 2015 by the Western States Sheriff's Association as Sheriff of the year. The association includes the Sheriffs from 15 western states which include Washington to the Dakota's and from California to Texas all who were present and represented last week for their annual conference in Nevada.
A Clatsop County judge took the first step Monday in deciding a permanent home for two Seaside boys who police said were abused and tortured at the hands of their mother and her live-in boyfriend.
The Astoria Police Department is hosting the 8th Citizen Police Academy to start this coming June. Classes will be held everyWednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning June 24, 2015 and ending July 15, 2015. The Citizen Police Academy is open to community members who are interested in how their Astoria Police Department works.
Oregon beaches are ready for summer after shedding close to 63,000 pounds on Saturday. Over 5,000 volunteers helped clear the entire Oregon coast of trash at the annual SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup.
Gearhart voters have decided to keep Mayor Diane Widdop in office. Widdop was the subject of recall effort that didn't hit home for citizens who voted down the recall by over 60% in the final unofficial tally Thursday might. Turn-out was a litle over 54% with 503 ballots counted.
"Environmentally friendly" usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of law enforcement. The Washington State Patrol is changing that.
WSP's Electronic Services Division has replaced traditional lead-acid batteries with hydrogen fuel cells at 15 of the agency's network radio towers across the state. With initially the same startup cost as lead-acid batteries, fuel cells provide WSP with all the same benefits while helping to preserve the environment.
On Monday, drug taskforce detectives served several search warrants and arrested a Seaside woman at 1111 Broadway in Seaside, directly across from the Broadway Middle School. The search warrants were obtained following a 3-month long investigation into the delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000-feet of a school.
On March 23rd 2015, at 10:05 AM, Astoria Police received a phone call from a 32 year old female who reported she had been robbed at knife point on the Astoria River Walk. She reported she had been walking two dogs on the elevated area between Astoria Warehousing and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. She said that she was approached by a male 6" tall, 40-50 years old, wearing a brown hat, blue jeans, and a red and blue plaid shirt.
The Double Crested Cormorant has been the subject of a great deal of study over the last 30+ years and more than one approach has been taken over that time in an attempt to control the lower Columbia population of the birds blamed for gobbling up massive numbers of juvenile salmon. Cormorants have certain levels of protection under U.S. law, specifically those laid out in the Migratory Bird Act. A decision was announced this week to take more drastic action.
A lawsuit filed in the death of a man who drowned when a Newport crab fishing vessel capsized and sank nearly three years ago has been settled.
The Astoria Column will take on a blue hue come April as a visual reminder that sexual assault remains one of our most troubling societal challenges. Astoria Mayor Arline LaMear declared April to be Sexual Assault Awareness month and the council voted to allow the column lighting changed to a teal blue as symbol of that proclaimation.