So apparently no one took us up on our suggestion over the summer to name their hipster art work, “A Boy Pushed a Safeway Cart Into the Columbia River.”

Here’s another one, stripped from the headlines of emergency dispatch: “Cows in the Road.”


Follow reporter Kyle Spurr on his 9-1-What? Twitter watch, where a few of the sometimes head-scratching calls to area dispatch take center stage. The full feed is at

{11/18 @ 10:27 a.m.} Report of a suspicious suitcase in a dumpster. #Seaside

{11/18 @ 10:45 p.m.} Cows in the road. #Astoria

{11/19 @ 11:54 a.m.} Two men smoking marijuana at the trolley stop. #Astoria

{11/19 @ 7:38 p.m.} Caller reported two men unplugging the decorative lighting on Broadway Street. #Seaside

{11/20 @ 11:46 a.m.} A suspicious man was house sitting at the caller’s apartment without permission. Caller kicked the man out. #Astoria

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