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Oregon fishing regulations aim to avoid whale entanglement

Jul. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have proposed new regulations to avoid entangling whales in commercial fishing gear used by the state's Dungeness crab industry. The Daily Astorian reports state fishery officials presented recommendations to avoid unwanted whale interactions to the Oregon...

Couple sentenced to life in Newport man's slaying

Jun. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Two people have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 71-year-old Newport man in 2016. The Astorian reports Christian Wilkins and Adeena Copell were sentenced Friday in the death of Howard Vinge. Vinge was beaten to death inside his RV in September 2016 and his body was...

Port of Astoria director resigns amid criticism

Jun. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Astoria's executive director has resigned. Jim Knight's resignation comes a week after a majority of the Port Commission publicly lost confidence in his leadership and indicated he could be fired, The Astorian reported . The Port Commission on Tuesday accepted his...

Oregon wildlife managers consider updates to elk management

Jun. 12, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife managers are considering updates to the state's elk management strategy, officials said. New guidance developed by the state will likely be folded into strategy for North Coast cities grappling with conflicts between residents and elk, The Astorian newspaper reported...

On the Astoria Bridge, a cormorant kingdom grows

Jun. 1, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — It is near the peak of double-crested cormorant nesting season, but federal biologists have yet to see a single egg on a Columbia River island that once hosted the largest breeding colony in North America. The opposite is happening just upriver of East Sand Island on the Astoria...

Oregon ranchers blame eagles for livestock deaths

May. 26, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Residents of Oregon's Clatsop County can remember when it was rare to see a bald eagle. The raptors are now being blamed for killing lambs on northern ranches, The Daily Astorian reported . Brownsmead rancher Ben Parker has lost four lambs and suspects the same eagle is responsible....

Jury finds woman guilty in Newport man's murder

May. 24, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A jury has found a woman guilty of the 2016 murder of a 71-year-old Newport man by aiding and abetting her boyfriend with the crime. The Daily Astorian reports the jury in Clatsop County Circuit Court on Thursday also unanimously found Adeena Copell guilty of abuse of a corpse and two...