The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update the landmark Columbia River Treaty.
Oregon State police arrested a 28-year-old Astoria man Tuesday night for DUII and reckless driving after he missed a curve on highway 202 at mile post 12, lost control of his Chrysler 300, hit a power pole hard enough to break it off causing the transformer on the pole to explode as the vehicle continued down an embankment ending up in some trees and brush.
Police report that two local residents helped rescue the driver, identified as Jeffrey Raymond Culp and a 25- year old male passenger in the vehicle. The passenger was taken by Medix to Columbia Memorial Hospital where he was later released. Culp consented to impairment tested and officers say he showed significant signs of impairment. His blood alcohol level was tested two hour later at the county jail and measured 0.12%. He was cited and released.
The vehicle was left at the scene until Pacific Power crews were able to respond to repair the pole and downed lines.
The Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) quietly dissolved today. In a news release Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Dotson says drug investigations will continue conducted by the same former LINT detectives but rather than working out of the Oregon State Police Office in Newport, the detectives will work out of their respective departments utilizing technology to communicate and work drug cases as needed.
Defense lawyers for a mother accused of killing one daughter and injuring another at a Cannon Beach hotel last summer say they intend to present evidence she was in a "disordered mental state" at the time of the alleged crimes.
This coming weekend the third rendition of the renewed Long Beach Washington Razor Clam Festival features contests, cooking challenges and live demonstrations and, luckily, a just announced clam season that will coincide nicely with the popular event. Razor clam diggers can return to coastal beaches starting Friday, April 17.
Approximately 90 Citizen-Airmen from the Oregon Air National Guard's 116th Air Control Squadron (ACS) are scheduled to mobilize in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A mobilization ceremony will be held at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon, April 11, at 2:00 p.m.
The 116th ACS, located at Camp Rilea, in Warrenton, Oregon, is a deployable radar/communications unit that provides air control and communications in military operational airspace.
A 25-30' section of a fiberglass boat spotted off Oregon's coast April 9 has been safely towed to Newport in Lincoln County. Dave Debeloy Enterprises of Newport hooked up to the object, suspected to be debris from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, late in the evening April 9 and returned to the harbor in the middle of the night.
Jeff Rusiecki, Emergency Communications Manager City of Astoria 911 shared this with KAST news so we are passing it along.
The second full week in April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. In appreciation for all that the Dispatchers in this county do for the public I would like to share a Tribute to Dispatchers as penned by Chief Wagoner, Loveland Colorado PD. I would also like to personally thank each of you for the job you do day in and day out, every day. You all are an amazing and talented group!
A Tribute To Dispatchers: