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Coronavirus infects 26 employees at Astoria seafood plant

May. 9, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Twelve more workers at Bornstein Seafoods in Astoria, Oregon, have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the outbreak to 26. The Clatsop County Public Health Department began testing workers at the seafood processor on May 2 after the company informed the county that one...

Some Oregon state parks, recreation areas opening this week

May. 5, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday announced a limited opening of some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and other areas for day use in a partial easing of restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says the parks opening...

Bornstein Seafoods closes amid coronavirus outbreak

May. 4, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Eleven employees at the Bornstein Seafoods processing facility in Astoria, Oregon, have tested positive for COVID-19, and the facility has closed until further notice. The Clatsop County Department of Public Health confirmed the number of virus cases Monday after testing 35 people....

Man sentenced for enticing kids via social media for porn

Apr. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Seaside man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges. David Norman Hall Sr., 52, pleaded no contest to four counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, The Astorian reported. He was arrested in March 2019 after police received a...

Pacific snake eel, rarely seen in Oregon, found near Astoria

Mar. 30, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific snake eel, a species rarely seen in waters as far north as Oregon, was found in the sand near Astoria over the weekend. Around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, a man happened on the creature, which appeared to be in distress, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He called the Seaside...