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 »

Newport Town Hall: Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — Hundreds of coastal residents showed up for a town hall meeting Monday evening at Oregon Coast Community College to oppose the closure of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility in Newport. “The air facility here in Newport will close on the 30th of November,” said Admiral R. T. Gromlich, Commander of the … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Closure Controversy

NEWPORT, Ore. — A group trying to keep the Newport air facility open says the Coast Guard has pulled out of a community meeting to explain its actions. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives is speaking at a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss the closure. Representative Kurt Schrader is planning to attend, as well as … Continue reading »

Newport Man Arrested For Machete Attack

NEWPORT, Ore. — A Newport man is in the Lincoln County Jail, accused of trying to attack someone with a machete. Newport Police arrested Juan Bruno-Antonio Sunday afternoon, after responding to an argument at a home in the 1500 block of NW Nye St. in Newport. Officers say when they arrived on the scene, they … Continue reading »

Sea Stars Die from Wasting Syndrome

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s scientific dive team says the fatal sea star wasting syndrome has been observed off Oregon’s central coast. The team observed sunflower stars, ochre stars and giant pink stars with intermediate to advanced signs of wasting syndrome on an April 27 in the Yaquina Bay. Sea star wasting syndrome … Continue reading »

Road Repair Starts on HWY 20

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Repair work will start in May on a ten-mile stretch of HWY 20 linking Corvallis and Newport. The state picked a new contractor for the next phase of the road project that’s been plagued by landslides and delays. The Oregon Department of Transportation selected the contractor with the lowest bid, just under … Continue reading »

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