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Astoria Police are looking for people who have been followed by, touched without their consent, or attacked by this suspect. They have obtained information that incidents such as these have occurred but gone unreported.

George McCartin brings remarkable, varied experience to his run for Ward 1 on the Astoria City Council.

In a live interview on KAST 1370 Thursday morning, McCartin said he was a Catholic Priest who left the Priesthood over the Viet Nam war and found himself working in social services and then for the Equal Opportunity Commission which came about after passage of Civil Rights legislation which then helped launch his law career specializing in employment disputes.

The Astoria City Council Monday evening heard some good news about Heritage Square, celebrated Awards the city won from the Oregon Mainstreet program, settled a long-running issue on police pay issue from some management employees, approved the Civic Greenway phase of the river front plan, amongst other things.  Here's the rundown....

On October 3, 2014 Christopher J. York, age 30, of Astoria pled no contest to three counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and received a sentence of 72 months. This disposition concludes an investigation by Detective Sergeant Halverson that began on May 20, 2013

On October 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM Astoria Police arrested Clinton "Zippy" Holmen, a 29 year old transient for three counts of Rape III, three counts of Sex Abuse III, and three counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.

The Coast Guard is slated to close its air facility in Newport, Oregon, on Nov. 30.

The change comes as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that authorized the Service to close the facility in light of ongoing resource reductions.

More clouds tonight as a weak weather disturbance passes to the north. Lows drop to near 50. Tomorrow mostly cloudy with sun breaks and a high in the lower 70's. Winds turn NW 5-10 mph. There's just a slight chance of rain later Saturday. Expect a little more sun Sunday with highs again in the low 70's.

-KAST 1370 Meteorologist Rick Van Cise


Astoria received the highest number of awards for their downtown revitalization efforts at the 2014 Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards given by Oregon Main Street on Oct. 1 during the Oregon Main Street Annual Conference in McMinnville. Awards were received for:

Volunteer of the Year: Tiffany Estes
Outstanding Business: Street 14 Coffee
Best Adaptive Reuse: Buoy Beer Co.
Best Downtown Improvement Project: Garden of Surging Waves

Oregon State P olice (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person responsible for the mid-September unlawful killing of a large bull elk on the Jewell Meadows Elk Refuge in Clatsop County. A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

The public is invited to an open house that is scheduled October 7 about a major rehabilitation project to repair the historic Lewis & Clark River and Old Youngs Bay Bridges. The public open house will highlight the project, bridge closures and traffic impacts It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 204 Marine Drive, in Astoria.

Saturday, October 4th is the Waterside underwater cleanup of the Astoria Waterfront where Divers will clean up the in-water shoreline of the Astoria submerged lands from 41st street to the Port of Astoria.

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