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UPDATED: Pursuit from Toledo ends across Siletz River

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.

Lincoln City Evacuation Plan open for public comment

A draft Lincoln City evacuation plan that looks at everything from space debris to tsunamis is now available for residents to comment and make recommendations on.

Actor David Knell shines at Bijou Theatre

Lake Oswego film and TV-actor David Knell will debut a new Oregon filmed Nicolas Cage movie at the historic Bijou Theater in Lincoln City, where the familiar character actor will introduce the film, ‘PIG,’ in person and talk afterwards with moviegoers about the screening.

Sheriff: Protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft continues to be a growing problem costing us billions of dollars every year in personal losses, investigations, and increased financial institution fees.

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.

Local legislative wins and losses

I tend not to write "big bills" of statewide consequence. Instead I focus on proposals with a necessary consequence to our district and our special part of Oregon.

Tiger car wash cleans up $900+ for cheer camp

Taft High School Cheerleading operated a fundraiser car wash out of Les Schwab Tire Center Sunday afternoon, making over $900 in donations in just three hours.

Vehicle strikes multiple pedestrians in crosswalk

A black Volkswagen struck a family crossing Highway 101 shortly after noon Sunday, sending multiple people to the hospital.

Samaritan hospitals managing housing, staff shortages

Despite a nationwide nursing staff shortage and a scarcity of local rental properties, the Samaritan Health Services hospitals in Lincoln County are finding ways to cope.

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