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700 gallons of diesel spilled into Yaquina Bay; cleanup in progress
A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Facility Newport, Ore., flies over Yaquina Bay to investigate the spread of approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel discharged into the bay, Aug. 14, 2018. Coast Guard oil spill responders from the Incident Management Division Sector Columbia River arrived on scene to
Newport first stop on The Whale Trail
NEWPORT — In the moments after a blanket was pulled off a new “Whale Trail” sign in Don Davis Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, threw out an interesting fact about whales many ocean enthusiasts will enjoy. “These wha
POLICE BLOTTER: Shoplifter allegedly shoves store manager
The police blotter relates the public record of incidents as reported by the Lincoln City Police, Lincoln County Sheriff, and Oregon State Police. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change.LINC
DEVELOPING: Federal agents at Lincoln City
Lincoln City Police assisted in a federal law enforcement operation in Lincoln City on Tuesday, Aug. 14.According to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, special agents from the ATF Seattle Division and state and local law enforcement personnel executed multiple federal s
Groups seek public input about climate change
The 350.org Central Oregon Coast and the Newport group of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are seeking public input to help the local organizations address the issue of climate change on the local level. The 10-question survey is located online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZK9M67
SPECIAL REPORT: Searching for solutions
The successful rescue of a Corvallis man after he became stranded during a hike in the God’s Thumb area of Lincoln City on Aug. 7, was an intense and an hours-long search and rescue effort.It was one of several rescues that have taken place over the past several months in the popular hiking area own
OFFICIAL NAME: 400-year-old tree gets name
Standing Proud: Lincoln City Councilor Riley Hoagland and his two children, Dylan and Mateya, stand next to the 400-year old Sitka spruce at Regatta Grounds Park. See more photos and exclusive video at .Jeremy C. Ruark / The News Guard
THE FIX: ODOT to hold bridge repair meeting
The Oregon Department of Transportation is protecting and improving coastal bridges that have deteriorated from the salt air and ocean spray.From 2018-2021, ODOT will focus on the D-River and Schooner Creek Bridges in Lincoln City to repair concrete, install a zinc surface coating, replace railings,
LAW ENFORCEMENT PURSUIT: 2 people double arrested
Lincoln County Sheriff's office has released the following details of a pursuit and double arrest.On Aug. 12, at approximately 7:15 .m., Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Tadlock was working traffic enforcement in the city of Waldport. As he observed traffic he saw a black motorcycle make an ill
Master juggler visits county libraries
The summer reading programs continue this week at Lincoln County libraries with master juggler Henrik Bothe on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16. All children and families are invited to attend one of these free programs. Wednesday, Bothe performs at Waldport Public Library (10 a.m.), Newpor
Two motorcyclists arrested after leading police on pursuits in Lincoln County
ALSEA, Ore. -- An Albany man and a Sweet Home man were arrested Sunday in Lincoln County following multiple pursuits with police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office reports.
A NEW KEY: Going green
While it often seems the environmentally friendly option means sacrificing savings, the Lincoln City chapter of the Master Gardeners may have a new key to saving the green in more ways than one.On Wednesday, Aug. 22 the Master Gardeners will be hosting a garden talk and plant clinic at the Oregon Co
FOLLOWING FOOTSTEPS: OCCC Nursing-bound student following mother and aunt
Connecting: “I like the connection that nursing allows you to make with the patients. The doctors aren’t as involved with patient care, and I really like that connection, so this is the road I’m choosing to follow.”Kira Sciarrotta, Taft High graduatePhoto / Courtesy
STRUCTURE FIRE: 'Stubborn blaze'
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue crews responded to a structure fire in the 2200 block of SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City early Sunday morning, Aug. 12.As the fire crews arrived shortly after 12:30 a.m., Capt. Dennis Knudson said they spotted flames and smoke."We arrived to find a one story building with
Police Blotter: Aug. 12
Drugs— Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested Tanner Joseph David Russell, 25, of Kelso, on suspicion of a felony drug offense.Burglary— Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested Tasia Marie Trochim, 31, of Kelso, on suspicion of a residential burglary and violation of a no-contac
Heather Mounce to be arraigned on 96 felonies
DALLAS, Ore. (KOIN) -- Heather Mounce, who was missing for 4 days before a dramatic Coast Guard rescue in 2017, will be arraigned Tuesday in Polk County on 96 felonies.
Police Log (Aug. 14)
INVASION OF PRIVACY:1106 p.m., 900 block of Northwest Cleveland Avenue. Someone reported that a man was looking into a female’s bathroom window while she showered. The suspect was described as a younger, bald white male, between 5-feet-8 and 5-feet-10. No suspect was located.
CRIME: 2 arrests in saturation patrols at Siletz
Following the vehicle search, deputies arrested Phillip Mark Shoemaker, 43, of Newport, without incident. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail. Shoemaker is lodged on charges of unlawful possession, delivery within 1,000 feet of a school, and manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful possess
Oregon DEQ fines fire department for intentionally burning home with asbestos inside
It was supposed to be a training exercise to help firefighters save lives, but instead, it may have put more people at risk and left a local fire department with a hefty fine to pay.
Dallas woman dies in motorcycle crash on Highway 20 near Sweet Home
According to Oregon State Police troopers, Victoria Hotson, 56, was riding her 2002 Kawasaki ZX6 eastbound near Sweet Home when her motorcycle veered off the road for unknown reasons.