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 »

Boat Misses Jetty Entrance, Runs Aground

NEWPORT, Ore. – A grounded boat that ended up on Newport’s South Beach forced three fishermen to swim ashore Saturday afternoon. One of the boat’s owners says the crew was trying to make its way back into Yaquina Bay for the day, but instead got stuck south of the jetty. “The crew was coming in … Continue reading »

Tiny Shrimp, Big Business

  NEWPORT, Ore. — Shrimp fishing is booming in Oregon. It’s good news on this National Shrimp Day. The tiny shellfish has come a long way in Oregon. Since shrimp fishing began in the 1950s, it’s grown into a multi-million dollar business. Last year, fishermen caught 49 million pounds of shrimp, worth about $24 million. … Continue reading »

ODFW Opens Free Angler Libraries

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is making it easier than ever for kids 17 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. ODFW opened four equipment lending libraries along the Oregon coast. At each library kids can access  everything they need for recreation fishing. Fishing rods and reels … Continue reading »

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