At approximately 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Astoria 911 dispatch tipped the U.S. Coast Guard off that the commercial fishing vessel Zero Tolerance, a 27-foot gillnetter, was on fire in the vicinity of Binders Slough on the Youngs River.
Free fruits and vegetables will again be distributed to low-income residents in Clatsop County from May 1 to Sept. 30. This project, done in the style of a roadside vegetable stand, is a direct result of the Food Bank Fresh initiative launched by the Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank in 2012.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Peninsula resident enjoyed the unusual and exciting experience of testifying in person to a congressional committee this month.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio has toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites in preparation for filing legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of giving cash, vacations and the services of prostitutes in exchange for information.
KNAPPA — Superintendent Jeff Leo of the Knappa School District announced today that schools will close Friday for a deep cleaning in response to an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis already affecting up to 65 students and staff.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon sheriffs is opposing a move to grant driving privileges for people who can't prove they're legally in the United States.
ELDORADO, Texas (AP) — State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white Southern college.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford man convicted of killing his wife has been sentenced to a life term in prison.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer is making a tearful plea for mercy to the jury deciding whether she should live or die for the crime.
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.
WEST, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Korean Air A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at a remote end of Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard.
DENVER (AP) — For the second time, the media and other members of the public will be barred from a pretrial hearing in the Colorado theater shooting case.