Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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A home visit for a behavioral health patient in Pacific County turned violent Tuesday afternoon around 2:00pm in Klipsan Beach on the Long Beach Peninsula. The patient, Justin Krahn, age 40, was being visited by a mental health professional from Willapa Behavior Health and a Pacific County Sheriff's Deputy.  Krahn became violent toward both the officer and health professional. The Deputy attempted to subdue Krahn using both a taser and pepper spray. Neither were said to have been effective.  Krahn grabbed the taser from the ground and ran back into his house. Krahn is then said to have barricaded himself inside according to Pat Matlock the Pacific County Sheriff's Office Chief Criminal Investigator.

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A breaking and entering in downtown Warrenton resulted in the shooting death of one male.  What was being called a hostage situation has been clarified as a breaking and entering situation by Warrenton Police Chief Matthew Workman.  On Tuesday just before 11AM in Warrenton there were reports of a hostage situation unfolding near the intersection of SW 3rd and SW Main in an apartment above Allure Spa and Salon.  A 39-year-old male intruder broke into the upstairs apartment saying he had a gun.  The suspect is said to have known the people in the apartment.  The occupants of the home, a male and three females, locked themselves in a bedroom and called 911.  While the occupants were on the line with dispatch the suspect attempted to break into the room and was shot by the female apartment renter.  Officers did not fire any shots.  Warrenton City Mayor Mark Kujala called the incident a domestic dispute.  Please see updated story at this link.

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Traveling in other parts of the country Northwesterners are often shocked to see tons of trash littering highways.  We tend to take clean roadsides for granted to the point where a single can or wrapper left by some passing motorist sticks out immediately.

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Long Beach Loyalty Days remains a popular draw for both locals and visitors especially the Sunday parade which enjoyed some great participation with the beautiful weather and unseasonably warm temperatures on the Peninsula.

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The latest phase in the big sewer separation project for Astoria is moving along on schedule in-spite of some minor delays and by most accounts hasn't presented any large issues even though crews are working in some of the city's most heavily traveled areas.

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Summer Conference is an opportunity for youth grades 7-12 to travel to Corvallis, explore campus life, make new friends, learn, and have a lot of fun. While there, participants attend workshops on a wide variety of subjects. Over 80 classes are offered including:  Anatomy of the heart and eye, balloon sculpturing, rock climbing, dance classes, dog agility, various cooking, craft and art classes, and western action shooting,  just to name a few.

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Now that the gardening season is in full swing, you'll no doubt have some questions about how to get your garden looking fabulous, and maybe how to deal with some troublesome pests. Now you'll have an expert at your fingertips.

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The Astoria City Council meeting appeared carefully orchestrated Monday as the city bids farewell to controversial Parks Director J.P. Moss and welcomes new parks leader Angela Cosby.

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