Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Newport hospital project enters third and final phase

This week, the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital construction project is entering its third and final phase.

Newport murder suspect in custody

Newport Police responded Wednesday to reports of a male who had been shot at 811 SE 5th Street in Newport.

‘Weedman’ Biggar pleads guilty to stalking Newport business owner

The Weedman's hopes for a jury trial have gone up in smoke after pleading guilty last week to a stalking charge in Newport.

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.

Cyclist slightly injured, ferret unscathed in bike-car collision in Newport

A bicycle crashed into a car pulling onto Highway 101 in Newport around noon today, ejecting a ferret from a pet carrier and sending the domesticated weasel under the car.

Mary B II skipper under influence of drugs, alcohol when boat capsized, report says

The captain of the Mary B II had alcohol, methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system when the fishing vessel capsized in January at Yaquina Bay Bar, killing all three aboard, according to evidence presented Monday in Newport at the start of a U.S. Coast Guard investigation.

Elderly man hoisted to safety by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport

An 83-year-old male was hoisted to safety Monday near Newport after the U.S. Coast Guard received a request for assistance from a search and rescue crew.

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.

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.

Residents urged to chip in with proper disposal of electronics waste

Lincoln County residents can avoid illegal disposal of computer and related electronics equipment when Newport High School’s Robotics Club and Thompson's Sanitary Service host...
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