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Lincoln County discusses waiver of fees retroactively for wildfire victims

Lincoln County government met Monday to discuss possibly waiving construction fees for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and may do so retroactively to Sept. 8.
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Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.
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Dealing with the loss: An Otis woman’s story

Otis resident Carole Gold lost her home to the Echo Mountain Wildfire. Her and many others were at Newport Recreation Center Friday to get desperately needed services from the American Red Cross and other agencies

Multi-agency task force fighting Echo Mountain Fire

According to Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) officials, the Echo Mountain fire is complex, and crews from ODF, Toledo, Newport, Depoe Bay and Lincoln City are combating the nearly hundred acre blaze. Firefighters are doing their job as it is safe to do so. The fire is not contained at this time.

Attempted theft foiled by security guard at Otis Pizzeria

An attempted theft of an Otis Pizzeria delivery vehicle tire was thwarted by the restaurant's security guard early Saturday morning and the ordeal was captured on video by the restaurant owner.

ATV chase leads to Otis man’s arrest

Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy Derick Smith sat in his cruiser on Forest Service Road 1726 near Otis, around 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, when he heard what sounded like an ATV nearby.

Otis woman finds grenade while going through boxes in garage

A World War II hand grenade was found by an Otis woman Friday in the garage of her late father's house, still in its original container.

Otis armed robbery fugitive in custody after high-speed chase

Wanted fugitive Jacob Leeland Lunstedt was taken into custody today after a tip to Salem Police led to his capture by local law enforcement after a high-speed chase on Forest Service Road 1726.

Carjacking in Otis: Three arrested, one ‘armed and dangerous’ still at large

A Lincoln County Sheriff's Office investigation has led to the arrest of three individuals surrounding a carjacking in Otis Monday night and a fourth suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

Deceased body has gunshot wound; weapon, bullet casing located nearby

The deceased body believed to be that of missing person Cameron Shelden has a .45-caliber bullet wound, and a matching-caliber semi-automatic handgun and shell casing were located where the body was found.

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