Seafood and Wine Festival Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival continues this weekend, filling large white tents along the Yaquina Bay with gourmet smells. The Newport Chamber of Commerce expects the event will bring in about 20,000 people over the weekend, and $2 – 2.5 million to the local economy. The festival kicked off Thursday evening, … Continue reading »

Oregon Legislators Discuss Coast Guard

NEWPORT, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) met with the Newport Fishermen’s Wives and other Newport community leaders Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the battle to keep the Coast Guard air facility open. The air facility is scheduled to close Jan. 1, 2016. The community is fighting to … Continue reading »

Trial Discussion in McCabe Murder Case

NEWPORT, Ore. — Could the mother accused of throwing her son off of the Yaquina Bay Bridge have been deemed mentally fit for trial? On Thursday, Jillian McCabe appeared in court in Lincoln County. In December, the judge ordered a mental evaluation for the woman at the state hospital. McCabe is facing an aggravated murder … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Oregon Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — On Thursday morning, the docks at the Port of Newport were full. Boats lined up, as crews came back from sea to avoid a huge storm with hurricane-like winds getting up to 85 miles an hour. Fishermen spent the morning making sure their boats were securely tied to the docks. “It’s been … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Rescues Five Near Siletz Bay

NEWPORT, Ore. — Coast Guard crews rescued five people whose fishing boat sank yesterday in the chilly Pacific waters off the Oregon Coast. The Coast Guard says it received a mayday call about 4:20 a.m. from the crew of the 75-foot blazer — saying they were taking on water eight miles west of Siletz Bay. … Continue reading »

Newport Murder Case Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — A woman accused of throwing her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge will undergo a mental evaluation before her case proceeds in court. Jillian McCabe, 34, was arrested earlier this month after police say she killed her son, 6-year-old London McCabe, by throwing him off the bridge in Newport. On Thursday, she … Continue reading »

Oregon Leaders Fight Coast Guard Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — A new effort to avoid the closure of the Coast Guard Air Station in Newport, Tuesday. Oregon’s congressional leaders teamed up with leaders from South Carolina to urge the Coast Guard to reconsider. The leaders wrote a joint letter, calling on the Coast Guard to keep facilities open in both states. Oregon … Continue reading »

Vigil Held for Newport Boy

NEWPORT, Ore. — On a dock facing the Yaquina Bay Bridge, hundreds of community members lined up with candles Saturday night to honor 6-year-old London McCabe. Police say the boy died on Monday, after his mother threw him over the bridge. On Saturday, the Newport community showed an outpouring of support to remember McCabe. “I … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Responds To Bridge Death

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Newport community is still grieving over the loss of the six-year-old boy who died Monday, after police say his mother threw him off the Yaquina Bay Bridge. But the tragedy comes a month before the U.S. Coast Guard air facility in Newport is scheduled to close. While community members mourn, they … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wind gusts as fast as 52 miles-an-hour blew through stormy Newport Wednesday morning, clearing the beaches and filling the bay with returning boats. Boats are tied up along the docks throughout coastal cities, while fishermen wait for the storm to pass before they can go back out to sea. “Today’s a day where … Continue reading »

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