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A man convicted of killing a Chicago couple in 1991 in Seaside will remain in prison.  The state Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision ruled Tuesday that Andrew Metz is not likely to be rehabilitated.

Two Northwest commercial community banks are merging.  West Coast Bancorp of Lake Oswego and Columbia Banking System of Tacoma, Wash., announced the merger Wednesday.

 This summer, millions of people around the world and our country sat down to watch the Olympic Games, as the best athletes alive strove for victory. The three United States Coast Guard cutter crews homeported here in Astoria held their own Olympic games at Tongue Point last Thursday to boost morale, strengthen relationships, and determine who was the best in a series of events related to work and life aboard a ship at sea.

 The service began in response to a ship accident  40 years ago. The collision occurred in a dense fog bank several hundred yards west of the Golden Gate Bridge. The fully laden Arizona Standard was inbound en route to Richmond, Calif., and the Oregon Standard, carrying a full load of bunker fuel, was outbound steaming toward British Columbia.



On September 26, 2012 Astoria Police were notified that Alaina Davis had turned herself in to Eureka CA PD. She was deteained by Eureka PD and her mother is on the way to pick her up.

astor columnKAST listeners have been offering their opinions on Astoria City Parks operations sharing frustration over how the department has been managed under Director J.P. Moss. One listener writes: 

"Running the parks like a business sounds great but only if the powers that be respond like a business. If you get negative feedback or discover that your budget is not adequate in certain areas then you adjust.

  A body of a man was located at the Port of Ilwaco in Washington on Monday.  Chief Wright with the Long Beach Police Department reported that the death appears to have been accidental because there was no indication of foul play.

  The early investigation indicated that the man was pulling a cart of fishing supplies on the port docks when he fell into the water.  It is not yet known what caused the man to fall into the water.  The incident happened between 11:00am and 11:15am.

tsunami signThe Governor's Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris is scheduled to be on the Oregon Coast for a second road show on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Curry and Clatsop Counties.

The Oregon Emergency Management Association recognized Clatsop County’s Tiffany Brown for her work on the county’s new Emergency Operations Center.

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), as part of its site selection process for the Pacific Marine Energy Center, has selected two communities from the four initially considered as potential locations for the grid connected test facility.

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a commercial fishing vessel approximately 75 miles west of the Columbia River entrance, Saturday.

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