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Daily Astorian names new managing editor

The Daily Astorian and dailyastorian.com have a new newsroom leader. Today, Editor and Publisher Steve Forrester announced Laura Sellers is the newspaper's managing editor. She succeeds Patrick Webb, who held the position for 13 years. The managing editor is responsible for directing the newspaper's reporting and manages newsroom personnel.

Heated exchange puts Herzig in hot seat

Astoria City Councilman Drew Herzig has ruffled a few feathers once again. This time, among his peers and city staff who expressed feeling pressured and uncomfortable by Herzig in recent months.

Woman, infant hospitalized after Highway 26 crash

BANKS — Oregon State Police have cited the driver involved in Monday morning's traffic crash on U.S. Highway 26 near Banks.

Fugitive escapes into Washington

A 52-year-old fugitive escaped law enforcement officers today after a chase that reached speeds of 105 miles per hour into Washington State.

Police warn of icy roads in Coast Range

Oregon State Police are reporting icy roads Thursday morning in the Coast Range on U.S. Highway 26 and Oregon highways 47 and 6. Some vehicles have been sliding off the road, police report.

Gearhart Elk Heard

The resident elk heard of Gearhart appear after an absence of over a month. Video by Daily Astorian Advertising Manager Betty Smith.

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Whale washes up in Seaside

A 40-foot gray whale washed up on the beach in Seaside Tuesday morning, drawing many onlookers.

Get your picture on the cover of the Oregon Blue Book

SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown announced the opening of a contest to select the cover photo for the 2015-2016 Oregon Blue Book.

Body recovered from Hammond Marina

Warrenton — The body of a man was discovered floating in the Hammond marina today, as well as a deceased dog.

Daily Astorian names new managing editor

The Daily Astorian and dailyastorian.com have a new newsroom leader. Today, Editor and Publisher Steve Forrester announced Laura Sellers is the newspaper's managing editor. She succeeds Patrick Webb, who held the position for 13 years. The managing editor is responsible for directing the newspaper's reporting and manages newsroom personnel.

Five hurt in natural gas explosion

A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.

Great Alaska Earthquake remembered 9.2 tremor shook state, triggered tsunamis 50 years ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Electric clocks on walls in Anchorage shut down at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964. Time stopped at the start of the ’64 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second largest ever recorded at magnitude 9.2.

Lady Gulls bring home a trophy

CORVALLIS — Of the 43 Class 4A girls basketball teams that began the season back in early December, only six were still playing on the final day of the 2013-14 season, Saturday at Gill Coliseum.

Lady Bulldogs pull down Lady Gulls

CORVALLIS — For over two months, no team had an answer for how to beat the Seaside girls basketball team.

Lions cage Gulls in quarterfinal

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Second Oregon wolf shot in Idaho

GRANTS PASS (AP) — A second GPS-collared wolf from Oregon has been killed by a hunter in Idaho.

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