Weekend Crash on Hwy 101 Kills Two

WALDPORT, Ore. — Oregon State Police closed down Highway 101 for four hours Sunday morning to investigate a crash that killed two women. Around 10:30 a.m., Suzanne Carol Aiken, 69, and Loise A. Raether, 94, both from Yachats, were driving northbound when their van was struck by a flatbed trailer. The trailer disconnected from a … Continue reading »

UPDATE: HWY 101 Reopened Near Waldport

WALDPORT, Ore. — A fatal accident south of Waldport blocked Highway 101 Friday morning. Oregon State Police say the crash involved a vehicle and pedestrian. The highway was blocked near milepost 158. Detours were in place using local roads for both northbound and southbound passenger vehicles only. ODOT says the detours did not accommodate semi … Continue reading »

Lincoln City Police Officer Shot, Suspect on the Loose

January 24, 2011 WALDPORT, Ore. — Lincoln County Police are looking for the suspect who shot a police officer Sunday night. The Lincoln City police officer Steven Dodds, 45, is in critical condition after being shot during a traffic stop on the south end of Lincoln City.  Dodds stopped a 1984 Dodge sport utility vehicle … Continue reading »