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Lincoln City man shoots self in groin at checkout

Lincoln City Police responded to McKay's Market Sunday for a reported gunshot wound, discovering a man had accidentally shot himself in the groin.

Echo Mountain Complex: 293 homes destroyed, Zero fatalities

Officials with the Echo Mountain Complex have completed preliminary structural damage assessments in the fire area and 293 residential structures have been determined to be a total loss.

Echo Mountain Complex Fire 40 percent contained

A lack of expected rain hasn’t stopped firefighters from getting more control over the Echo Mountain Wildfire as 40 percent of the fire is contained and mopping up efforts are underway. 

New ‘dignified’ donation distribution center at Lincoln City Outlets

Lincoln County Public Health officials and members of the Lincoln City church community will be opening a centralized donation distribution center in Lincoln City, 2 p.m. Tuesday to get needed supplies in the hands of people affected by the wildfires.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 33 percent contained

A milestone was reached for firefighters on the Echo Mountain Complex yesterday as 100 percent of the control line has been completed on both fires.

Garbage fire at North Lincoln Sanitary Service

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside a garbage truck behind the main office of North Lincoln Sanitary Service Monday evening.

Donation distribution center being established in Lincoln City

A donation distribution center is being set up Monday afternoon in Lincoln City by Lincoln County personnel with the location to be announced.

Special Lincoln City Council meeting unavailable online

Monday's special 10 a.m. Lincoln City Council meeting was not accessible to the public on the City's website due to technical problems on the streaming provider's end.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 25 percent contained

Firefighters are working to finish the last of the fire line on the Echo Mountain Fire and once this last piece of line is completed, both fires will be 100 percent lined. Firefighters have been battling difficult terrain and dense fuels to complete the line. The fire remains at 2,435 acres in size, and is currently 25 percent contained.
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NLFR Chief Dahlman makes statement about evacuees returning to their homes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JumNz0RipuQNorth Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Dahlman gives an update on residents returning to homes but said it might be another 4-5 days...

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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.

A specialized drug response team and a canine played a key role last week in the arrest of two Newport men following the discovery of a large amount of drugs, money and a weapon.

Following months of compiling evidence regarding the buying and selling of illegal narcotics, the Lincoln County’s Street Crimes Response Team (SCRT) arrested Jason McNeely on Thursday, June 6.

A police report said the SCRT spotted McNeely driving and coordinated with the Newport Police K9 Team and conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. Officers detained McNeely after finding a 9-millimeter pistol in his possession.

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his canine partner, Nero, searched the vehicle and discovered methamphetamine, drug packaging materials, ammunition and a large amount of currency.

The SCRT took information from McNeely’s arrest and identified Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez of Newport as a person of interest, obtained a warrant and searched Gonzalez’s residence at about 11 p.m. on Saturday, June, 8.

During the search, officers found two pounds of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material and currency. Two minor children were also at home.

McNeely was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for delivery, possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and a restricted weapon. His bail was set at $500,000.

Gonzalez was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for delivery, possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine. His bail was set at $750,000. An investigation also continues into child neglect.

The SCRT is a newly developed team designed to augment the Patrol Division. It specializes in the handling of community impact crimes such as narcotics investigations.

The SCRT is made up of members of the Newport Police and the Lincoln City Police departments and often obtains assistance from the Toledo Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriffs Office.

The Newport Police Department encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity. The Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or [email protected]

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Lincoln City man shoots self in groin at checkout

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