Wednesday, August 4, 2021
A chase originating at Toledo's Dairy Queen ended with the suspect vehicle over the side of Highway 229 and across the Siletz River Wednesday, sending the driver to the hospital.

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It’s too darned hot!

This isn't my normal Monday newsletter, but after reviewing the weather forecast for the next few days I felt this information may be useful.

Lincoln City Police find fugitive with children’s help

A wanted fugitive from California is in custody after law enforcement acted on tips from children that the suspect was hiding in dense vegetation.

Newport police arrest ‘victim’ for false report of Starbucks robbery

Newport Police arrested a man who said he was robbed for making a false report due to new video evidence discrediting his story.

Memorial benches frozen

DEPOE BAY — The city council has turned away a grieving relative and declared the town’s memorial bench program “on hold” because of a global shortage of plastics to build the celebratory seats.

Semi-truck, minivan crash in Taft

A semi-trailer and minivan collided shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Taft, sending one person to the hospital by ambulance and another via Life Flight.

Palma named County Assistant Emergency Manager

Lincoln County Health and Human Services and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have selected Jessica Palma as their new County Assistant Emergency Manager.

Warm days mean farmers markets and summer programs for kids

I wanted to take some time this week to celebrate our remarkable Farmers and Artisan Markets that grace nearly every community across the district.

Drive-on beach access closures draw support, criticism

The extended closure of two drive-on beach access points in Lincoln City has sparked a conversation among residents and tourists, some for and some against driving on the beach.

Summertime and session wrap up

The 2021 Long Session of the Legislature was the most expensive in Oregon history, approaching $30 Billion in basic spending. And that was all done behind a closed door of the Capital.

Mullet music influencer opens shop selling ‘sick’ shades

Lincoln City local Ryan O’Laughlin is opening his own store Saturday based on recent successes in the music industry, including a video about the mullet.

OCCC announces student honors

When history of the pandemic of 2020-2021 is written, chapters will be devoted to the students who found themselves in the middle of it.

Stolen vehicle chase ends in crash

NEWPORT-- A chase originating near Agate Beach on July 8, ended in Newport after the suspect hit a vehicle, sending the other driver to the hospital.
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Cool decision saved lives but Mayor’s crash-landing earns reprimand, recall

NEWPORT — Pilots who keep their cool to save the lives of passengers in the most desperate aviation circumstances are sometimes hailed as heroes before getting hung out to dry like Mayor Dean Sawyer!

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MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

Evacuations in effect for Lincoln City

A level 3 evacuation is in effect for all of Lincoln City from 40th street north. Level 3 means go now.

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Lincoln City wildfires update

Lincoln City government issued an update Thursday on wildfires north of the city, saying all evacuation orders are still in effect and residents are not allowed in the area.

An evacuated Lincoln City sits dark and intact

Lincoln City Police were active Wednesday night and were patrolling with spotlights in a town evacuated and once again without power.

Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident were charged Wednesday after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants in Lincoln City.

Lincoln City ‘lockdown protesters’ on Highway 101

A group of people lined Highway 101 in Lincoln City Wednesday to display signs with different messages in protest of Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order and other actions which shut down Oregon amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carjacking in Otis: Three arrested, one ‘armed and dangerous’ still at large

A Lincoln County Sheriff's Office investigation has led to the arrest of three individuals surrounding a carjacking in Otis Monday night and a fourth suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

Lincoln City closes lodging with unanimous vote

Lincoln City will join other cities in Lincoln County who have been working to draft a joint declaration ordering lodging to close.
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Taken Aug. 3 at Siletz Bay (Photo by Tony Valente)

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