Tuesday April 13, 2021

Justin Werner & Jim Fossum

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Lincoln City Pacific Power employees terminated over alleged financial improprieties

As many as five Lincoln City Pacific Power employees have been dismissed from their duties over alleged improprieties designed for financial benefit, sources said.

DA won’t pursue sex abuse allegations against Lincoln City Police officer

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue allegations of felony sodomy, rape and sex abuse against a Lincoln City Police officer following an investigation by Oregon State Police.

LCSD under investigation for handling of alleged sexual misconduct incident

The Oregon Department of Education is investigating the Lincoln County School District over the handling of an incident involving alleged sexual misconduct last year at Oceanlake Elementary School.

Couple perishes despite Coast Guard rescue efforts near Depoe Bay

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew recovered the deceased body of a Lake Oswego man and his unresponsive female companion from the waters outside Rocky Creek State Park near Depoe Bay late Sunday afternoon.

Man abandons beached, swamped truck; flees scene on foot

A man abandoned a beached truck borrowed from his boss and fled the scene to elude police late Saturday night near the 15th Street access after he crashed into some rocks, got high-centered and swamped the vehicle.

Man trapped under tractor blade in critical condition near Siletz

A man found pinned under a tractor blade at a logging operation site near Siletz was transported by helicopter to a Salem hospital in critical condition Thursday morning.

Local teens play key role in pastor’s arrest on sex charges

They say if you see something, say something, so two local teenage boys did something this week that led to Thursday's arrest of a Lincoln City youth pastor on suspicion of felony sex abuse of a minor.

NLFR target of sexual harassment lawsuit, wrongful termination claim

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 is the target of a sexual harassment lawsuit citing four incidents of alleged indiscretion against an employee who the tort claims was eventually fired as a form of “retaliation” in violation of employee policy.

One seriously injured in beach crash of Newport mayor’s plane

A small airplane owned by and registered to Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer crashed on the beach near the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse this evening, slightly injuring the pilot and two passengers.

Alleged drive-by shooting victim arrested for falsifying claims, lying to police

The alleged victim of a drive-by shooting in Lincoln City was arrested Wednesday and charged with making false claims and lying to police.