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Newport pediatric dentist opens wide for area youth

Pediatric Dental Associates opened an office in Newport last November to fill a need for Lincoln County kids who require extensive or special dental work. Sporting a futuristic office full of the latest equipment, Pediatric Dental Associates (PDA) is a unique kid’s dentistry at 127 Eads Street geare


Meghan Markle's brother and fiancée evicted from Oregon bungalow after falling behind on $4,500 rent

Meghan Markle's brother and his fiancée are getting evicted from their Oregon bungalow for non-payment of rent. Thomas Markle was accused of not paying rent for three months on the bungalow located in Grants Pass, Oregon.


Suspect held on $1 million bail

NEWPORT — A Oregon State University student has been arrested just a few days after he allegedly kidnapped a Newport-area hotel worker at gunpoint. Cedar Azariah Haddad, 19, is facing four felonies and one misdemeanor charge for first-and-second-degree kidnapping, menacing and two counts of coercion


Fill ‘er up? Lawmakers eye change to Oregon gas pumping law

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Some lawmakers in Salem are looking at making a change to Oregon’s law to allow more self-service. If passed, HB 3194 would allow gas stations to have the option to turn one in four, or 25 percent, of their pumps into self-service.


SATURATION PATROL: Citizen complaints prompt action

A multi agency law enforcement team conducted a saturation patrol in the Siletz area following citizen complaints of suspected drug activity and related criminal activity. The saturation patrol occurred between 1 and 4 p.m. on March 21 conducted by Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies, Lincoln County P


Health officials report flu outbreaks throughout Lincoln County

Lincoln County Health & Human Services has received reports of four flu outbreaks in the past three weeks. A norovirus outbreak is now closed with no new cases reported since March 12.


5 Oregon wineries that bring the state’s wine history to life

The handwriting on this wine label says "1963 our first." (Michael Alberty) Dyson and Susan DeMara of HillCrest Vineyard. (Courtesy of HillCrest Vineyard) Dyson and Susan DeMara purchased HillCrest in 2003. They brought the property back to life, and Dyson DeMara’s wines are worth the drive. I love


Newport Symphony Orchestra welcomes spring

“Spring Bursts Forth” is the theme of the first of two spring concerts performed by the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center.


Florence man looks to amend Oregon's Death with Dignity Act

FLORENCE, Ore. -- A Florence man is working with lawmakers in Salem to change Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, knowing if he gets his way, the result will be his own death. Bruce Yelle lives with Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, memory loss and circulatory issues. He said with every day that goes by,


Woman crushed by large log on Oregon beach that was struck by 'sneaker wave'

A woman on an Oregon beach was seriously injured Saturday when the large log she was sitting on was struck by a devastating "sneaker wave," officials said. Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue wrote in a Facebook post that the woman was "crushed" after the large driftwood log was struck by the sudden wave on M


Offbeat Oregon: Umatilla mayor’s wife had an ‘election-day surprise’ for him

It was around 2 p.m. on Election Day, in December of 1916, that Umatilla’s mayor, E.E. Starcher, first discovered that he was not running unopposed for re-election. That’s when someone mentioned to him that his wife, Laura Starcher, was running a write-in campaign against him.



Spring Whale Watch Week runs through Sunday along the Oregon coast. A release from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said more than 20,000 gray whales are expected to migrate north past Oregon over the next few months.


FLU UPDATE: County issues advisory

Citing new cases, Lincoln County Health and Human Services officials are issuing an update concerning the continuing influenza season. According to a release from the county health department, Lincoln County has received reports of increased influenza illness in the past three weeks. There are curre


Mac-Hi strong at Battle at the Beach

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Mac-Hi softball team started the Battle at the Beach with lopsided victories over Yamhill-Carlton, 16-4, and then Harrisburg, 13-2, here at Yaquina View Elementary School on Monday.


NEW HIRE: Depoe Bay Chamber hires executive director

The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Laura Furgurson to serve as the organizations first executive director. In an effort to expand and enhance Depoe Bay’s marketing and tourism efforts, the part-time chamber of commerce executive director position is funded by a three-year gran


Subway burglary suspect caught on camera

Lincoln City’s south Subway was broken into overnight and an image of the suspected burglar was captured by a security camera. “I came to work this morning and noticed the back door was broken,” Subway owner and former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams said. “I went inside and saw the cash drawer was


LCSD under investigation for handling of alleged sexual misconduct incident

ODE opening appeal over events at Oceanlake Elementary. The Oregon Department of Education is investigating the Lincoln County School District over the handling of an incident involving alleged sexual misconduct last year at Oceanlake Elementary School.


Jet Ski Driver Pulls 9 Surfers to Safety After Large Great White Patrols Maverick’s

Water safety guru Drake Stanley is on it. He was up in Lincoln City, Oregon recently for the Nelscott Reef event. And he’s a regular at Maverick’s, both surfing and riding the jet ski. Well, this weekend was one for the books. After surfing earlier in the day, Stanly jumped on the ski to run safety


Prep roundup: Philomath baseball wins two

NEWPORT — The Philomath High baseball team swept two games at the Yaquina Bay Classic at Newport High on Monday. The Warriors held off Douglas 18-10 in the first game and then rolled past Estacada 15-2.


Lincoln City Police Crime Log March 15-21

The Lincoln City Police Dispatch Daily Desk Log is a public record of police calls. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Warrant Arrest – 2:05 a.m. – 1631 NW Highway 101 – Jason Bruce Card (9/22/70) was arrested for a warrant out of Lincoln County for property crimes afte