Lawsuit Challenges Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — A federal lawsuit is about to be filed, challenging the legality of the U.S. Coast Guard’s plans to close its air facility in Newport. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives has been raising money so the group could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit. On Friday, the Newport City Council unanimously decided it … Continue reading »

Air Facility Closure Input Sought

NEWPORT, Ore. — The public has a chance to give their input on the planned closing of the Coast Guard air facility in Newport. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) is planning to attend, as well as spokespeople from both U.S. senators’ offices. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives are also speaking at the meeting. The Coast Guard will … Continue reading »

Coast Guard to Close Newport Facility

NEWPORT, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to close a facility in Newport where a search and rescue helicopter is stationed, and budget cuts are to blame. The three and a half acre site has a hangar and barracks, used on a rotation basis by four-person crews who are permanently stationed at the … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Releases Rescue Video, One Fisherman Still Missing

NEWPORT, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard released video of the dramatic rescue of a group of stranded fishermen off the coast of Newport. Their boat sank early Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard pulled three people to safety, and decided to call off the search for the fourth victim. It all started as a distress … Continue reading »

One Fisherman Still Missing After Boat Sinks

NEWPORT, Ore. — The search has been suspended for a fisherman lost at sea after the fishing vessel he was on sank Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard rescued three other crab fishermen who are now recovering. The Coast Guard said it received an emergency call from the fishing boat Sound Leader. The ship was about … Continue reading »