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Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lewis and Clark Elementary School  Tuesday morning on report of a male walking towards the school with a rifle.

Astoria Police were dispatched to the area of 6th and Olney early Tuesday morning for a report of a gunshot in the area. Upon arrival officers located a Nissan truck near 6th and Olney. In the bed of the truck was a dead buck deer.

Doug Dougherty isn’t sleeping well these days. Dougherty is the Superintendent of the Seaside School District. All four of his schools are deep in a Tsunami inundation zone and repeated attempts to seek State and Federal help to alleviate the problem has, so far, gone unanswered.

 Astoria Police have revealed more details about a dead man discovered in a house in Alderbook on Friday. Police responded along with Astoria Fire Department and Medix Ambulance to a report of an unresponsive male at a residence in the 4600 Block of Cedar Street. Upon arrival, 24 year old Matthew Norris of Warrenton was found dead from what officials suspect was a heroin overdose.

A decision to extend the fairgrounds local option levy, an update on the Camp Rilea wave energy project, and a request to the state for assistance in updating farm and forest land use regulations are all on the agenda for the Clatsop County Commission next Wednesday evening.

People didn’t always treat cemeteries as they do today, according to Clatsop County Historical Society Director Mac Burns. They used to be a place to celebrate the lives of those interred. “That’s why they look like parks” says Burns, who adds “Once they were places where families would go to have picnics and remember lost loved ones. That’s why tombstones have names and stories and dates on them”  That would be the motive behind the historical society’s popular annual event ‘Talking Tombstones” which will be held during daylight hours on Sunday afternoon, October 25th at the Clatsop Plains Pioneer Cemetery beginning at 1:00pm.

27 seconds: that’s how long potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist after a driver dials, changes music or sends a text using voice commands on a voice-activated system, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The results raise new and unexpected concerns regarding the use of phones and vehicle information systems while driving.

On Wednesday the Astoria Community Development Department showed some very preliminary design plans for Heritage square in an effort to collect public input. Develpment Director Kevin Cronin told KAST news that approximately 150 people dropped in to take a look and offer comment.  The exhibit, held in the Fort George Lovell Showroom, illustrated some ideas for building a new 18,000 square foot city library with an off-set second and third floor that would contain apartments.

The Astoria City Council packed three meetings into one night Monday with an early start for a workshop on how to plan strategically. One of the council goals for this fiscal year is to develop a visioning/strategic plan for the town and staff wanted to know which kind of plan the council wants. Consultant Erik Jensen gave the council members a presentation discussing the differences in vision planning as opposed to strategic planning.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is officially rolling out "Tsunami Safe: Hospitality Begins with Safety," a free program that focuses on tsunami awareness in the hospitality industry along the Oregon Coast. 

The New Youngs Bay Bridge was closed overnight for repairs this past weekend but that did stop one man from trying to cross the bridge according to police. At about 12:28 a.m. Monday morning Astoria Police responded to a report that a driver had driven through barricades set up to block southbound Highway 101 at the New Young’s Bay Bridge for bridge repairs.

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