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Grain: Rohne invests $30,000 to truck spent grain

The symbiotic relationship between breweries and livestock owners has been made abundantly clear in recent weeks.

Thursday 04/17/2014
Gillnet boat catches fire, sinks
Posted: April 17, 2014

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.

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Free fruits and vegetables will be available May 1
Posted: April 17, 2014

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.

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Ally of fishers testifies in D.C.
Posted: April 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Peninsula resident enjoyed the unusual and exciting experience of testifying in person to a congressional committee this month.

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10 Things to Know for Friday
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm

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.

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4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 7:05 pm

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.

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Viral gastroenteritis shutters Knappa schools Friday
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 5:02 pm

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.

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Zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm

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.

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Oregon sheriffs oppose driver-license measure
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm

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.

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Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:09 pm

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.

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Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:09 pm

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.

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Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

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.

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Medford wife killer gets life sentence
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:07 pm

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford man convicted of killing his wife has been sentenced to a life term in prison.

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Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

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.

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Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

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.

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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

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Seattle 1B Choi banned 50 games for positive test
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:07 pm

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.

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Texas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

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.

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Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

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.

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Public, media barred from theater shooting hearing
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 5:04 pm

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.

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