Tuesday April 13, 2021

Jim Fossum

Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


Grieving mother recounts beloved daughter’s life following Newport High student’s death

“I still have no concept of time or what day it is or how I'm going to cope from one moment to the next, but talking about her helps,” said the mother of Newport High junior Chasity Sargent, who died last week from cardiac arrest after her teenage daughter's heart stopped suddenly at home.

Bench-clearing altercation forces forfeiture of Dungies game

A bench-clearing physical altercation that erupted following a play at the plate Sunday forced the forfeiture of the championship game by the 503 Baseball Club to the tournament host Mid-Coast Dungies in Newport.

FBI intensifies manhunt for alleged shooter of Lincoln City police officer

The FBI is intensifying efforts to arrest fugitives believed to be involved in the assault or murder of law enforcement officers during Police Week, including David Anthony Durham, who allegedly shot and critically injured Lincoln City Police officer Steven Dodds in January 2011.

Newport High student taken off life support, dies Thursday at Portland hospital

A junior at Newport High School died Thursday after being taken off life support after being airlifted to a Portland hospital one day after her heart stopped while at home.

Beloved local youth coach Summers dies from cancer at age 30

Lifelong Lincoln City resident Daniel Summers, a beloved and respected youth coach who many say loved all children as his own and united a community in a common cause, lost his battle with cancer Friday at age 30.

Ehrenfelt twins share soothing journey to ease patients’ pain

Bradley and Zachery Ehrenfelt were born two minutes apart in Lincoln City on June 14, 1993.

Digging up the past: Heinous 1984 Lincoln City crimes shock the nation

Thirty-four years ago this month -- with Halloween looming -- local mortician Dale Patrick Omsberg became the subject of the most expansive criminal investigation in Lincoln County history.

Oceanlake Elementary School parent pushes for LCSD policy reform

“I won’t stop until it does,” said Tiffany Hill, whose Oceanlake Elementary School kindergartener’s unsupervised bathroom trip has led to an Oregon Department of Education (ODE) investigation into an incident involving alleged sexual misconduct last spring.

911 caller relives his response to deceased surfer’s struggles

The witness who called 911 to alert first responders to a distressed surfer near Devils Punchbowl says he regrets not calling sooner to prevent the death of the young Corvallis doctor.

Plans made to bus Lincoln City homeless to Newport for temporary shelter

Arrangements have been made to transport the Lincoln City homeless to Newport in cold-weather situations and temporarily house them at Grace Wins Haven at the County Fairgrounds.