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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.

Oregon and Washington fishery managers announced today that the Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River will close to all Chinook retention after Friday, Aug. 28. The area will remain open for hatchery (fin-clipped) coho.

Police arrested three people at a suspected drug house in Seaside where meth and heroin was discovered after serving warrants.

Officers said they found methamphetamine, heroin, digital scales, packaging material, records of drugs sales, hundreds of used hypodermic needles and numerous stolen items in the home at 1605 N. Wahanna Road on Saturday.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced that the Lewis and Clark River Bridge will open to traffic in time for the Labor Day weekend. The bridge has been closed since December 1, 2014 for major bridge rehabilitation work. ODOT reports the bridge will open to traffic starting the morning of September 5

Seaside City Manager Mark Winstanley told his council Monday night that the city is very proud of all the Clatsop County Firefighters who have been on the lines at wildfires in Eastern Oregon.

In an effort to keep the Columbia River Buoy 10 Chinook fishery open through the Labor Day weekend, fishery managers decided today to limit Chinook harvest to hatchery adipose fin-clipped fish only beginning Monday, Aug. 24.

The city of Astoria recently requested that residents start conserving water use as a voluntary measure. Conserving water anytime makes good sense as a household cost-saving measure. There are a number of sites on line that offer suggestions for steps anyone can take to use less water and take advantage of water saving fixtures.  Some of those suggestions were passed on to the public at last Moday's City Council meeting by Public Works.  We've added a few more ideas:

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