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 »

Pedestrian Pinned by Truck

NEWPORT, Ore. – Newport Police responded to a vehicle verse pedestrian crash Sunday. Police say the crash occurred on the 900 block of NE Eads Street. A 17-year-old driver was stopped at the stop sign on 9th Street and NE Eads Street. She was pulling way, when she turned too far to the right. She … Continue reading »

Cat Rescued From Fire

NEWPORT, Ore. — Family members are breathing a sigh of relief after learning firefighters rescued their cat after a fire destroyed their home on Wednesday. But it is the way that the cat survived that makes one wonder if felines really have nine lives. Psycho, a three-year-old Calico cat, is Cheryl and Mark Anderson’s “baby.” “She’s … Continue reading »

Serial Robber Suspect Caught

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Newport Police Department says it caught the man suspected of robbing motels in Albany, Wilsonville, Portland, Cannon Beach, Newport and in Washington. Police arrested 40-year-old Ernest Dean in northwest Portland Friday following a high-risk traffic stop. They believe Dean is the suspect involved in a crime spree that started in September. … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Kicks Off

NEWPORT, Ore. – The coast saw winds of more than 50 miles per hour earlier this week, and though it caused some concern for organizers of the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, the event is up and running for its 37th year. It was opening night Thursday evening for the event, on a much milder … Continue reading »

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