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July 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Body of missing girl found on Long Beach shore

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Authorities have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl, two days after she was swept away by the surf off a Southwest Washington beach. The girl’s body washed ashore Saturday morning, said Long Beach Police Chief Flint Wright. He identified her as Lindsey Mustread. The girl and her 9-year-old brother had been…

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July 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Girl, 11, missing off Long Beach; 9-year-old brother rescued

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an 11-year-old girl who was reportedly swept out to sea while swimming. The Coast Guard said it conducted seven hours of searching, covering more than 59 square miles. Corrected version The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Authorities say an 11-year-old girl is missing in the Pacific Ocean…

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April 18, 2014 at 8:18 PM

High-surf advisory issued for Washington coast

The Associated Press Clam diggers on the Washington coast this weekend should be alert for big waves. The National Weather Service forecasts a high surf Saturday night into Sunday, with 16- to 19-foot waves. Forecasters say the waves could race up beaches farther than normal and surprise diggers. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has approved More

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November 7, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Bear that bit woman still loose at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, (AP) — The bear that bit a woman and killed her dog near Long Beach remains on the loose, ignoring state Fish and Wildlife Department traps baited with doughnuts and beer. The department’s deputy police chief, Mike Cenci, said Thursday they’ll probably leave the traps out through the weekend. He says the bear should…

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November 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Bear kills dog, bites woman at Long Beach

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Washington Fish and Wildlife agents are trying to trap a bear that killed a dog and bit a woman Friday at Long Beach. The department’s deputy chief of enforcement, Mike Cenci, says the woman was treated at a hospital and returned home the same day. The attack happened about 3 a.m. Friday…

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January 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Reward for help in catching shore birds killer

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them. KING-TV reports the dead Sandpiper-type shorebirds called “Dunlin” were found Thursday north of the Cranberry beach approach on Long Beach. Wildlife Center of the…

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December 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Clam diggers get go-ahead for year-end tradition

The Associated Press     ASTORIA, Ore. – Fishery managers have approved four razor-clam digs in what has become a holiday season tradition for people near the Oregon-Washington border. From Dec. 28 to New Year’s Eve, diggers will get a chance to access the Twin Harbors area during low tide.  Long Beach and Mocrocks will open on…

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December 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Razor clam dig on state coastal beaches this week

The Associated Press The last razor clam dig of the year will be held on Thursday and Friday evenings on four Washington ocean beaches. The Fish and Wildlife Department approved the digs at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches. The department also says there may be a dig in early January, but tides won’t be low…

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