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On September 14, 2014, Loren C. Tarabochia age 41 of Warrenton, Oregon, was arrested on multiple charges that included burglary in the second degree, felon in possession of a weapon, attempted sodomy in the third degree and solicitation from a minor. Seaside Police Department Detectives and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office joined together after obtaining information that Tarabochia was involved in committing multiple commercial burglaries in the Clatsop County area. Detectives were able to use the information obtained to link Tarabochia to burglaries in Seaside, Astoria and Warrenton. Detectives used that information to obtain multiple search warrants associated with the address of 1515 S. Main, in Warrenton, where detectives recovered stolen property and evidence of burglary. The Warrenton Police Department and Detectives from the Astoria Police Department also assisted in the investigation. Detectives are working with the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office as the case is still under investigation. Tarabochia was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jason Goodding at the Seaside Police Department.

By Nicole Bales, KAST News


According to World Health Organization air pollution is now considered a class one carcinogen- the same category as cigarettes- leading to 3.3 million premature deaths every year.

ChemiSense, a startup based out of Berkeley, California, is taking a solution based approach to air pollution by giving everybody the ability to identify pollutants wherever they are.

They've created chemical sensors, called chemiresistors, that are smaller, cheaper and wider in scope than any others that currently exist.

Citizens Helping Improve Parks (CHIP-in) is hosting its last clean-up party of the year at
14th and Grand Playground, across from the former Star of the Sea School. It will take place on Sunday,
October 5th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Along with the clean-up, CHIP-in is seeking "high-fives" from the
community in the form of $5.00 contributions to see the program through the 2015 season.

Wild coho seasons on many coastal rivers and bays open Sept. 15 and, judging from the number of ocean coho being caught off the Oregon coast, fishery managers are anticipating a great season.

Time is running out to return ballots for the Sept. 16 special election.

The election is for the District 5 seat on the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners. Only registered voters in District 5 are eligible to vote in this election.

Since Sunday, more than 180,354 adult fall chinook have climbed the fish ladders at Bonneville Lock and Dam on their annual migration into the Columbia River Basin.

Sunday's count of 67,024 chinook was soon surpassed by Monday's return of 67,521 - marking the largest, single-day return since counting began with the construction of the dam in 1938. The previous record of 63,870 had been set less than a year ago on Sept. 9, 2013. On Tuesday, the numbers held strong with 45,809 chinook swimming past the fish counting windows at the dam.

Two Astoria men pled guilty last month and were sentenced in three different counties following an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division investigation into unlawful purchasing and selling of fish and crab.

In January 2012, OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers began an investigation involving two men who operated Oceanic Logistics, LLC, identified as DANA MICHAEL FERGUSON, age 51, and SEAN MICHAEL FERGUSON, age 26. The company did not have a wholesale fish dealer license due to unpaid State landing fees.

The Chinook Indian Nation is disputing legislation proposed in Congress to federally  recognize the Clatsop-Nehalems. KAST News received a letter from the Chinooks this morning detailing their objections and we publish it here unedited:

Tuesday morning Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber paid a visit to Clatsop County's new emergency communications center at Camp Rilea to help introduce the states new playbook that sets procedure for emergency services to respond in the first 14 days following a Cascadia earthquake.  At a press briefing the Governor was accompanied by Major General Daniel Hokanson, The Adjutant General,Oregon National Guard, Dave Stuckey, Director Oregon Emergency Management. Department of Geology and Mineral Industries geologist Vicki McConnell and opening remarks were made by Clatsop County Commission Chairman Scott Lee.

The Washington State Office of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau have joined together to help consumers avoid a school book scam making the rounds to schools in Washington and across the country.

School employees have reported receiving official-looking invoices from a fake company called Scholastic School Supply for some books, often math workbooks, they did not order and have not received.

Following an investigation Knappa Fire District says a fire Saturday involving three vehicles near the buildings at the Knappa School complex was arson.  A reward fund has been established for information on those responsible and stands at $5000.00.  The fires were reported Saturday just before 11:30am by a Clatsop County Sheriff's deputy patroling the area.  The first arriving units reported three vehicles on fire in close proximity to a building.  The fires were suppressed quickly with no damage to the building reported. Fire units were on the scene for rough an hour and a half.

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