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National Night Out in Aberdeen

The 29th Annual National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4th from 6pm until 9pm. The Aberdeen Police Department is asking residents to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency personel, joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to wage war against crime.

On August 4th, many residents in neighborhoods throughout the city of Aberdeen will be hosting cookouts and block parties. Aberdeen Police Chief Bob Torgerson and his staff along with volunteers in Police Services, community leaders and the Aberdeen Fire Department will be visiting neighborhoods for the purpose of connecting with citizens, building citizen-law enforcement partnerships, and socializing to build a strong relationship between the community and law enforcement.

 For more information, or to host a block party in your area, contact Shirley Mathews at 360-532-8572

Aberdeen Man Assaulted After Drinks With New Friends

APD reports an assault in the parking lot of the apartments at 900 West Marion, a 58 year old Aberdeen man stated that he had been drinking with 4 men in their twenties who he thought were his friends, when he was assaulted.

The man said he had just met them, but could not remember where, adding that when he drove the four to the apartment complex they started beating him. By the time officers arrived just before 4 am, the suspects had fled the scene, the victim was transported by Aberdeen Fire department aid crew to Community Hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.

The Aberdeen Police department said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and that anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the department's tip line at 538-4450

Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan Update and Workshop

Members of the public and the oil spill response community have an opportunity to attend a Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Workshop for Grays Harbor. The meeting will be held:

10:30am-12pm, (ending before noon if Q&A ends early)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Timberland Library

121 E Market Street, Aberdeen, 98520

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), U.S. Coast Guard and other partners involved in oil spill prevention, preparedness and response will host the workshop.

Fallen Soldier Aaron Fairbairn Returns to Grays Harbor

Aaron Fairbairn arrives at Bowerman Airfield

Private First Class Aaron Fairbairn returned home Tuesday afternoon. Supporters lined Simpson Avenue from Hoquiam to Aberdeen, waving flags and showing their support. Fairbairn's body was taken to Harrison Family Mortuary, after arriving by plane at Bowerman Airfield. Fairbairn will be presented for a public viewing at 9am on Saturday at Aberdeen High School, he will be laid to rest later that day with full military honors.

Transportation Secretary Hammond leads western states in highlighting progress on stimulus project spending

SEATTLE- Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond and state department of transportation directors from 17 states hosted a news conference today highlighting the rapid pace of delivering federal Recovery Act jobs and highway projects bolstering the nation's economic recovery.

Nationwide 2,000 construction projects with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are already underway with more to come in the months ahead.  Hammond, Caltrans Director Will Kempton, and Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director John Njord each conveyed how thousands of projects were approved by states in record time, and below budget estimates.


Shark Survivors Rally to Save their Attackers

SEATTLE - Sharks are in danger in the Pacific and all the world's oceans, and after tangling with sharks and living to tell about it, a group of shark attack survivors is in the nation's capital today, asking the Senate to pass a bill to protect sharks. Scientists say that, like many other fish species, sharks have been over-fished and many are endangered.

Here in the Northwest, there are at least 18 shark species on the Pacific coast. Shark sightings are common but attacks are extremely rare, according to Matt Rand, director of Global Shark Conservation, a project of the Pew Environment Group.

Longview port to receive Hawaiian garbage

     LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - The Port of Longview will process garbage from Hawaii heading to Washington landfills under an agreement recently reached with a shipping company.

Port officials say the deal reached with Daybreak Transportation and Rail Transfer will create more hours for local longshoremen and more work for the little-used crane.

The Longview Daily News reports the garbage, shrink-wrapped in plastic and stored in steel shipping containers, will be unloaded at the port to trucks or trains.

Man hoisted from cliff near La Push

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard hoisted a 22-year-old man from a cliff on Little James Island near La Push, Wash., Tuesday.

Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, Wash., received a call from the La Push Police Department at approximately 12:46 p.m. requesting a helicopter with hoist capabilities for a man suspended 150 feet on a cliff.  

Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles launched an MH-65C helicopter crew at 1:37 p.m., which arrived on scene at approximately 2:00 p.m.

The man was taken to a waiting emergency medical service crew in Quillayute.

Ticking Package Found at Westport Post Office

     WESTPORT, Wash. (AP) - A ticking package that prompted employees at a Westport, Wash., post office to call police has been determined to be a hoax.

     Westport police tell KBKW News that the package was found to contain some sort of a clock with wires and some fireworks.

     Washington State Patrol Trooper Krista Hedstrom tells us that the package was left on the counter, wrapped in Christmas wrapping, and that the Bomb Squad determined it to be a hoax device. U.S. postal inspectors will take over the investigation into the matter and charges could be pending for the parties involved.

    The U.S. postal Service said that hoax devices can cause panic. A note was also found with the box but authorities did not disclose what it said.