North Clatsop County agencies are teaming up in Astoria and Warrenton along with the Oregon State Police, for the Thanksgiving (November 22nd to December 2nd) Oregon Impact High Visibility Enforcement for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants Enforcement. The enforecemnt effort dovetails with high priority drunk driving enforcement along the west coast
Astoria Police hope to view video from security cameras monitoring the U.S. Bank parking lot Saturday to track down the culprit responsible for making off with an eight foot decorative candy cane stolen as crews worked to decorate downtown streets over the weekend.
OSU Extension Clatsop County celebrated its 25th Annual OSU Master Gardener graduation with the graduation of 11 new OSU Master Gardeners at a ceremony on November 21. To qualify for the Master Gardener designation, participants were required to complete 60 hours of training and 60 hours of volunteer time.
A grant from the Autzen Foundation to the Clatsop Community College Foundation will fund a project that provides additional support to low-income students enhancing their chances for success at CCC.
On November 20th, 2013, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Warrenton Police Department, Seaside Police Department received several reports from citizens who received phones calls from a man pretending to be a Major with the Sheriff's Office. The man introduced himself as "Major Tom Wilson," and told the victims that they had missed jury duty and were going to be arrested.
Monday evening Astoria mayor Willis Van Dusen led the audience in a hip-hip-hooray recognizing the contributions of retiring Oregon State Police Lt. Duane Stanton. Police Chief Pete Curzon said Stanton has been a valuable partner in assisting the Astoria Police Department. In other council news...
Since the November 14 2013 arrest of Bradley Stay, Astoria Police have been busy working on the investigation into what has become a complex case involving racketeering and a substantial criminal conspiracy. Astoria Police used, a have logged more than 100 man hours in two days after the arrest. They have coordinated with agencies from as close as Warrenton and Seaside as well as two other states. Interagency coordination continues. As a result of the investigation Stay's girlfriend is now in custody.
November 10th, 2013 Astoria Police had been called by T&C home furniture about suspicious charges by Matthew Dunn, Age 28 who had purchased a laptop then returned to purchase more but when asked about the cards he was using became evasive and left. Dunn had photo ID from California and the cards bore his name. While the charges had gone through, the managers at T&C reported it because it caused them to be suspicious. Those suspicions turned out to be well founded.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) is calling on Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali to implement an administrative fix to halt health insurance policy cancellations related to the implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards. President Obama today announced that he is granting states the authority to allow existing plans to temporarily continue.
It's been roughly seven months since Astorians have had open access to the length of 8th street from Commercial street to the top of the hill. The paving is completed and the street fully reopened Thursday.
The Clatsop County Shrine Club is looking for children who need orthopaedic and burn health care. Children from Birth to age 18 are encouraged to attend Saturday, November 16th at Providence Seaside Hospital, North Coast Clinic, 725 S. Wahanna Seaside, OR. Children will be screened from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm by medical professionals.
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