Sea Creatures Wash Up On Waldport Beach

WALDPORT, Ore. —  The beaches in Waldport have a purple hue this week, after millions of jellyfish-looking creatures washed up on the shores this weekend. Millions of Velella velella are scattered across several miles of beaches. “They look just like jellyfish,” said Cameron Rauenhorst, Park Naturalist for Oregon State Parks at the Historic Alsea Bay … Continue reading »

Man Walks Down Highway Swinging Knife

WALDPORT, Ore. — Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Waldport man Friday evening for disorderly conduct. Police say 57-year-old Brent Bilyeu was walking in the middle of Highway 34 and was screaming while swinging a knife in the air. Witnesses reported one car almost hit the man and others tried to go around him. He was … Continue reading »

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 »