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Fatal accident restricts traffic on 101 north of Cannon Beach

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation of a fatal traffic crash reported Sunday evening along U.S. Highway 101 between Cannon Beach and Highway 26 in Clatsop County. Prior to OSP arrival at the scene, the initial report indicated two people died. but confirmation from OSP troopers later confirmed one person died and one person was injured in the single vehicle crash.

Astorian news crew earns 12 honors in state competition

The Daily Astorian staff earned 12 awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual Better Newspapers Contest, including three first-place trophies.

Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

Warrenton officer arrested for felony gun theft

Warrenton Police Officer Ray Ayers has been arrested for felony theft of guns.

Fire restrictions tighten next week in Northwest Oregon

Northwest Oregon's forest protection districts, including the Astoria, Tillamook and Forest Grove districts, announced today that fire rules will tighten July 14 as a Regulated-Use closure goes into effect. The following restrictions on activities in the forest will apply starting Monday:

DUII Crash

Every once in a while the police are in just the right place at just the right time. Officer McNeary was just driving through the lot when he came across a crash happening. Investigation on this is ongoing since the subject was treated at CMH after this occurred and we are waiting on labs to come back.

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Soccer keeps on kicking

WARRENTON — It’s had ups and downs over the years, but the Lower Columbia Youth Soccer Association is still alive and kickin,’ some 30 years after formally introducing Clatsop County youth to the game of soccer.

Oregon Pipeline petitions review with Court of Appeals

A Clatsop County land use hearing to reconsider the Oregon LNG pipeline has been canceled following news of an appeal by the company through its affiliate.

Alberta man drowns near Seaside

SEASIDE — An Alberta man drowned in the ocean off the beach in Seaside on Tuesday.

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.

From famine to abundance

“When they came here, there was an abundance of fish they hadn’t seen in Europe,” said fisheries historian Irene Martin about the Columbia River, which runs more than 4 miles wide in front of Astoria and drew thousands of Scandinavians to the region in the 19th and 20th centuries.

BPA funds float downriver for salmon habitat restoration

Development of the Columbia River for power, commerce and agriculture has drastically impacted and reduced salmon habitat. But the fish have been taking thousands of acres back, much of it paid for by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

‘That’s why pencils have erasers’

The Astoria City Council has voted in favor of honoring their $1,000 minimum commission requirement to Area Properties for the sale of excess city property, despite admitting that the minimum was added after the contract was signed and without council approval.

Heavy Metal

The sounds of forges and metal striking metal clanged through town Saturday as local and regional metal artisans came out in force to support the new blacksmithing course at Clatsop Community College.

Man dies after leap from falls

A 45 year-old man died Friday when he jumped from Youngs River Falls.

Family friend allegedly rapes 10-year-old

Police have arrested a 30-year-old Astoria man for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child.

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