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Port joins Coast Guard air facility federal lawsuit

Modified: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Newport Fishermen's Wives group is expected to file a federal injunction Nov. 25 in an effort to stop or delay the U.S. Coast Guard from decommissioning the Newport Air Facility in mid-December.
Details of the Newport Fishermen's Wives lawsuit won't be released until it is filed at the U.S. District Court in Eugene, but the Port of
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McCabe’s defense team files motion for fitness

Modified: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The defense team representing Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect Jillian McCabe filed a motion for the defendant's fitness to proceed on Nov. 13.
McCabe's defense attorneys Christopher Clayhold and Deborah Burdzik want to take a closer look at McCabe's fitness to proceed in court. The motion was filed under seal, meaning it is not accessible to the public
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Geology trumps engineering at Depoe Bay seawall

Modified: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A slow-moving landslide is threatening a seawall that anchors the world's smallest navigable harbor.
"I'm just sort of waiting for a big sinkhole to form in the parking lot and spew the fish-cleaning station into the harbor," said Harbormaster Phil Shane as he inspected a 35-foot-long crack in the harbor seawall.
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Council to discuss lawsuit over closing of USCG air facility

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Newport City Council has scheduled talks regarding the city's possible participation in a federal lawsuit challenging the legality of the U.S. Coast Guard's planned decommissioning of its air rescue facility in Newport.
The city council announced Wednesday a special meeting has been scheduled for Friday at noon, where council members will hold a discussion regarding participation in
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Federal lawsuit filed against school district

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
The Lincoln County School District is facing a $5 million federal lawsuit, alleging that school officials failed to protect a developmentally disabled boy from being sexually assaulted by another student.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Eugene on Tuesday, and alleges the abuse occurred while the plaintiff was a freshman at Taft High in 2012-13. According
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Two men take a powder for book drive

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- With book sales dragging at the tail end of a literary fundraiser last Saturday, organizers of the event determined it was time to take a powder.
"I challenged the biggest guy in the room to dress up like a woman if I would, too, and it worked," chuckled Toby Winn from a makeshift beauty salon in his
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Fire destroys Otis home

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A Friday afternoon house fire in Otis left two residents homeless, according to Capt. Jim Kusz of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue.
Firefighters responded to 74 North Durette Drive, just off North Bank Road, at 4:50 p.m. on Nov. 14. Although they turned out within moments of the call, the house was already engulfed in flames
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Batchelder found not guilty of sex abuse

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Nicholas David Batchelder, 34, left Judge Thomas Branford's Lincoln County courtroom all smiles Tuesday afternoon after a 12-person jury found him not guilty on all charges of sex abuse and sodomy.
Jurors deliberated on 15 felony charges stemming from two cases, including a total of 10 counts of sexual abuse in the first and third degrees, and three
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Jury selection begins in Hiatt retrial

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Jury selection started Tuesday in the criminally negligent homicide case of Scott Van Hiatt amid a backdrop of failed last-minute moves to change defense attorneys.
Scores of potential jurors lined the hallways of Lincoln County Circuit Court in the morning with each waiting for the selection process to proceed. Some of the people gazed at smartphones, while others
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Short five officers, police tread water

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The Lincoln City Police Department is currently down five police officers within its patrol division, a situation that affects ongoing training and personnel.
Chief Keith Kilian said he has one officer in the Field Training Evaluation Program, a 16-week probationary period where the trainee rides with a coach to gain on-the-job experience.
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Solo hiker died in fall

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NESKOWIN -- The body of a hiker found Thursday, Nov. 6, at the base of a steep cliff on Cascade Head has been identified as a Lake Oswego man, Gregory Oldham, 64.
Search and rescue teams from Lincoln and Tillamook counties scoured the northern flanks of Cascade Head before locating Oldham, whose body was not recovered until the next day
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Agency moves forward with South Beach land acquisition

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Editor's note: This is first of two articles about future plans for urban renewal in South Beach. The second article will appear in Friday's edition of the News-Times

NEWPORT -- The Newport Urban Renewal Agency is one step closer to acquiring a 2.3-acre parcel of land along 35th Street in South Beach.
In a 5-1 vote, Resolution No. 3695,
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Seal Rock man found not guilty of sexual abuse charges

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A 12-person jury found a Seal Rock man not guilty on 15 felony charges stemming from two cases of alleged sex abuse on Tuesday afternoon.
Nicholas David Batchelder, 34, had been held on a $2.5 million bond in the Lincoln County Jail since his arrest in March on the charges, including 10 counts of sexual abuse in the
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Potential jurors report for duty in Hiatt case

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Jury selection started Tuesday morning in the retrial of Scott Van Hiatt, who stands accused of criminally negligent homicide.
A total of 78 potential jurors checked in prior to 9 a.m. at Lincoln County Circuit Court. The jury selection process could take more than a day to complete.
The criminally negligent homicide charge stems from the May 14,
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Hiatt retrial set for Lincoln County Circuit Court

Modified: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the retrial of Scott Van Hiatt, who stands accused of criminally negligent homicide.
The charge stems from the May 14, 2013 death of Richard Swanson on Highway 101 in Lincoln City.
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Kelp presentation celebrates Seatauqua revival

Modified: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
TOLEDO -- Painter Becky Miller's "love affair with kelp" began as she learned more about the nature and history of her art subject.
Kelp is powerful as an artistic subject, she said.
"It speaks to the life-giving power of the ocean," she added. "There's a lot of cool stuff out there."


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Lincoln City names finalists for city manager’s post

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A woman and three men were named as the final four candidates vying to replace David Hawker as city manager of Lincoln City.
The candidates are Ronald Chandler, Jim Pascale, Benjamin Reeves, and Catherine Sinnard, according to a list released by Lincoln City Human Resources Director Heather L. Arce-Torres.
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Citizen science on the coast

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition members and citizen scientists gathered in Newport to celebrate science.
Oregon Shores works with the public through education, advocacy and with citizen scientists to preserve and protect the 360-plus miles of the Oregon coast.
Oregon Shores held its annual meeting, with an emphasis on citizen science, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) on
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Heavy interest in retail marijuana

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
The freshly christened recreational marijuana industry has sparked serious interest from people throughout Oregon, who are apparently asking a lot of questions about the prospects of getting involved in the legal weed business.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which is charged with implementing Measure 91 guidelines, said this week it has been peppered with emails and calls from the public
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South Beach man gets 9 years prison for sex crimes

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A South Beach man, whose mental fitness had been questioned since his arrest last year on child sex abuse charges, was sentenced to nine years in state prison for his crimes.
Mark Mryczko, 42, was sanctioned in Lincoln County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to eight counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree. He entered
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Busy Newport intersection gets stop signs

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Stop signs were recently added to the busy intersection of 7th and Harney streets in Newport.
The intersection, adjacent to Newport Intermediate School and the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, can see hundreds of vehicles drive through it at peak hours of the morning and afternoon.
Peak hours are between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4
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LCSD moving forward with full-day kindergarten

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Superintendent Steve Boynton's goal is to get a plan concerning full-day kindergarten and Lincoln County School District's possible reconfigurations to the school board by January.
During a community meeting with about 80 in attendance at Newport High School Wednesday evening, he said LCSD believes full-day kindergarten is a priority as it provides many educational benefits, but that the
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Lead investigator testifies in sex abuse case

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The defense attorney in the case of a Seal Rock man accused of sexually abusing two boys over a 10-year period grilled the lead detective on inconsistencies in the victims' stories Wednesday.
Retired Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Trish Miller took the stand in Judge Thomas Branford's courtroom earlier this week.
Before defense attorney Mitchell Martin began his
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Home, condo sales closing in on $200 million

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A robust start to the fall season has the regional residential real estate market knocking on the door of $200 million in deals for the year.
Sales of residential-site built properties leaped to $24.30 million in October from $16.21 million in October 2013. At the same time, sales of condominiums and townhouses rose to $1.48 million from $1.20
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Plans vague for Lincoln City-owned development

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- From James Drayton's viewpoint overlooking the Villages at Cascade Head, the 363-acre project is truly a model development.
Fairways ring the oceanside edges of the project, with a tram to whisk people to the stunning views of "The Knoll," a small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Clustered between swaths of trees sit hundreds of eco-friendly homes that
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Big box battle looms in Lincoln City

Modified: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- City councilors will revisit an old battlefield later this month when they study a proposal to allow "big box" stores that were banned by a 2003 ordinance.
On Monday, they got a glimpse of the strong passions surrounding the topic when businessman David Emami, owner of the troubled Lighthouse Square retail center, revealed his proposal for doing
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Fire damages Toledo home

Modified: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
TOLEDO -- A Toledo homeowner will be stuck in a motel for a few days after an early morning fire damaged his home Wednesday.
Toledo Fire Chief Will Ewing said they responded to the blaze in the 1700 block of NE Wagon Road around 5:40 a.m., finding flames showing through the roof.
"We made an initial attack and were able
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Greco elected to bar association’s board of governors

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
Newport trial attorney Guy Greco has been elected to represent Oregon's north and central coast and Washington County on the Oregon State Bar's Board of Governors.
The board of governors consists of 14 lawyers elected from seven regions, and four members of the public. The board also represents attorneys who work for governmental entities and the judiciary.
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OSP fish and wildlife trooper receives award

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
Oregon State Police Trooper Heather Van Meter was honored recently during the annual Post Season Law Enforcement Conference held in Bend by the Oregon State Marine Board.
Van Meter, a seven-year veteran of the Oregon State Police, has served in the agency's fish and wildlife division since the date of her hire.
Van Meter was honored for her contributions
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Lincoln City Police Department receives grant

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
The Lincoln City Police Department was recently awarded a grant to assist in traffic safety enforcement operations in Lincoln City.
Oregon Impact awarded the $3,300 DUII Enforcement Grant in October. The grant funds will be used to put extra officers on patrol during times or events when higher numbers of impaired drivers are likely to be on the road.
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Retired veteran moved by letters found on beach

Modified: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The chances of discovering a message in a bottle are as minute as winning the lottery, but fewer still are the odds of finding and befriending its author.
But good luck befell a retired U.S. Army veteran on Nov. 11, 2013, as he walked a lonely beach near Lincoln City's 15th Street beach access in the Ocean
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Newport area to avoid wintry precipitation

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Newport and the rest of the central Oregon coast can expect bleak skies and rain for the rest of the week, but will be escaping the early wintry mix expected to hit the northwest Wednesday.
"We do have a nice winter storm coming through the area," said Will Ahue, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.
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South Beach man gets 9 years state prison in child sexual abuse case

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A South Beach man was sentenced to nine years in state prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple counts of encouraging child sexual abuse.
Mark Mryczko, 42, was sanctioned at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
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Hundreds attend vigil for London McCabe

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A few folks found a way to smile through the sadness as they blew bubbles and wore silly hats in South Beach on Saturday evening.
Hundreds gathered beneath the Yaquina Bay Bridge to celebrate the life of 6-year-old London McCabe.
The body of the Seal Rock boy was found late on the night of Nov. 3 in
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Attorneys to look at murder suspect’s fitness to proceed

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Competency issues arose for Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect Jillian McCabe at a hearing on Monday.
The state of her mental health has been a question pondered by many people following the alleged murder of her 6-year-old son, London McCabe, when she called 9-1-1 from the Yaquina Bay Bridge shortly after 6 p.m. on Nov. 3, saying she
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County events honor local vets

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- It may be a soldier who recently returned home from a tour in the Middle East. Another service member might have manned a ship overseas during World War II or fought in the trenches in the Vietnam War.
Veterans from throughout Lincoln County are all ages and have served in many wars over the course of time.
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Man accused of sexually abusing boys

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Witnesses painted a dark portrait of a Seal Rock man in the opening week of his trial for the alleged sexual abuse of two boys during the course of a 10-year period.
A woman broke down in tears during testimony Friday while describing the conversation she had with one of the victims in the case of Nicholas David
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Missing Newport boy hid under neighbor’s bed, fell asleep

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Newport boy was safe and sound at home Sunday after he was reported missing at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
Following an interview with the Newport Police Department, Anthony McCorkle said he had crawled through a neighbor's window, under a bunk bed and fell asleep on Saturday near his residence along NE 36th Street in Newport.
Newport police
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Offer rejected for bankrupt Lincoln City development

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The Lincoln City Council rejected an offer Monday to sell the Villages at Cascade Head, declining a multimillion-dollar bid for the bankrupt, 383-acre development purchased last year by the city.
In a marathon, five-and-a-half hour session, councilors also approved one of three proposed ordinances that would further regulate vacation rentals by establishing new zones for their operation.
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Write-ins fuel Gassner election

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Lincoln County Clerk Dana Jenkins issued a tally of write-in votes Monday, confirming that a slate of last-minute candidates fell short in Depoe Bay in the Nov. 4 general election.
Instead, a Siletz man with 13 votes became the only person to win a local write-in race in 2014. Jenkins said Ryan Gassner, an Eddyville resident, was elected
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Learn about effects of climate change on humans

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
The Lincoln County Public Health Advisory Committee will conduct a summit on the effects of climate change on human health. "Preparing for Climate Change in Lincoln County" will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 205 of the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive. The public is encouraged to attend this free event.
The summit initiates a
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Recruits swell firefighting academy

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- North Lincoln Fire & Rescue has defied the downward trend in volunteerism with a class of 15 new students for its fire academy, the maximum allowed.
"We're concerned with recruit numbers because volunteer recruitment in Oregon has decreased," said Capt. Jim Kusz, the district's spokesman. "But for us, it's a typical class. We pull impressive numbers every
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Body found on Cascade Head

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NESKOWIN -- Search and rescue teams from Lincoln and Tillamook counties scoured the northern flanks of Cascade Head Friday before locating and recovering the body of a hunter who had been missing for several days.
A relative who was at the emergency base camp on South Beach Road said the victim was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who "took a fall doing
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Reception to honor retiring Port of Alsea manager

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
The Port of Alsea Board of Commissioners is hosting a reception in honor of the 20 years of service given by retiring port manager Maggie Rivers.
The event takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Waldport Community Center, located at 265 Hemlock St.
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People asked to not feed pelicans

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
The brown pelican, with its famous large throat pouch and gregarious personality, is one of the most distinctive birds on the Oregon coast.
Under normal circumstances, brown pelicans sustain themselves by scooping up small fish in their large bills while swimming in the ocean.
Pelicans are also known to accept an easier but more dangerous fare, junk food given to
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School district community meeting Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
The Lincoln County School District has scheduled a second community meeting in Newport to discuss full-day kindergarten and re-alignment options. That meeting takes place today (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Newport High School.
Questions and answers from community meetings in Lincoln City and Newport will be posted online at www.lincoln.k12.or.us
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Lincoln County ready for Ebola if it strikes

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It's unlikely to come to Lincoln County, but health officials are ready for Ebola if it does.
Lincoln County's Health and Human Services' Public Health Division, along with the rest of the state including the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), has been "proactively communicating with doctors, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers and first responders, hospitals, schools and other
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Veterans celebrate across Lincoln County

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Events honoring veterans are taking place throughout Lincoln County on Veterans Day.
The Waldport Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post #3156 will conduct the annual Veterans Day service starting at 11 a.m. The service will be held at the Veterans Park at the intersection of Highway 34 and Broadway in Waldport.
Author and decorated Marine Vietnam War
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Coastal Discovery Center to open in spring 2016

Modified: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
SOUTH BEACH -- The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has finalized its schematics and raised 80 percent of a $10 million capital campaign for Newport's Coastal Discovery Center, scheduled to open in spring 2016.
The finalized design includes a lodge, 156 student beds along with staff housing, classrooms, and property restoration featuring dunes, trees and native plants for
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McCabe arraignment postponed, capacity to proceed in question

Modified: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Arraignment on a grand jury indictment for Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect Jillian McCabe was postponed Monday at the request of her defense team.
Defense attorneys Christopher Clayhold and Deborah Burdzik asked to have McCabe's morning arraignment postponed, and plan to file a motion Tuesday for a capacity hearing.
McCabe was initially arraigned on Nov. 4. The second
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Lincoln City vacation rental vote set

Modified: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The city council is expected to vote next week on three ordinances that propose to regulate vacation rental dwellings (VRDs).
City Attorney Richard Appicello reported last week that he is preparing the second reading of Ordinances 2014-21, 22 and 23 for the Monday, Nov. 10, council meeting.
The laws would establish a new Vacation Rental (VR)
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Missing Newport boy back home, spent night under neighbor's bunk bed

Modified: Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Newport boy was safe and sound at home Sunday after he was reported missing at about 4 p.m. Saturday.
Following an interview with the Newport Police Department, Anthony McCorkle said he had crawled through a neighbor's window, under a bunk bed and fell asleep on Saturday near his residence in the 200 Block of NE 36th
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Lincoln City police target stolen merchandise

Modified: Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Second-hand dealers packed a fire hall Wednesday evening where police revealed a new plan to crack down on the trafficking of stolen property.
The program, called RAPID (Rapid Automated Property Information Database), would help the Lincoln City Police Department track down stolen property that may be sold to second-hand dealers, explained Lt. Jerry Palmer.
"From 2013 to
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Most races weren’t close, except for Siletz mayoral contest

Modified: Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- There are always a few oddities in any election, and Lincoln County's 2014 midterm mail-in event was no exception.
There's nothing unusual about the numbers: 73.69 percent of the county's registered voters cast a ballot (19,979 of them) with only about 1 percent of all ballots still to be counted.
With many loose ballots still being rounded
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Missing Newport boy found safe

Modified: Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A missing Newport boy was found safe and returned to his family, the Newport Police Department said Sunday.
Anthony McCorkle went missing about 4 p.m. Saturday from his residence in the 200 block of NE 36th Street in Newport. The police department planned to release more information as it becomes available.
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Authorities searching for missing Newport boy

Modified: Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Law enforcement agencies are searching for a 10-year-old Newport boy, who was reported missing Saturday afternoon.
Anthony McCorkle went missing about 4 p.m. from his residence in the 200 block of NE 36th Street in Newport.
He was described as wearing shorts with shark printing, an unknown color T-shirt, and blue shoes. He stands 4 feet, 6
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A vigil for London

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Crowds were already gathering before 6 p.m. Saturday outside Rogue Ales Brewer's on the Bay in South Beach for a candlelight vigil in honor of 6-year-old London McCabe.
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Newport man finds boy’s body

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A typical Monday evening took an unexpected turn for Chris McClure when he discovered something floating in the water near the docks at the Embarcadero Resort.
McClure was spending the evening at home with his wife, Sue, at their condo at the Embarcadero when he heard the news a woman had possibly thrown a boy off the Yaquina
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Showing love for London

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- London McCabe was said to be a laughable and happy kid who loved wearing and collecting fun hats, and playing on his iPad.
London was a kindergartner at Crestview Heights School in Waldport. He lived with his mom, Jillian Meredith McCabe, and his dad, Matt McCabe, in Seal Rock.
The recent loss of 6-year-old London has impacted the
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London McCabe memorial items moved to safer spot

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- An Oregon Department of Transportation crew, many with solemn faces and heavy hearts, worked to move items left on the Yaquina Bay Bridge in memoriam of 6-year-old London McCabe to a safer location.
People have stopped by the bridge to leave items like balloons, flowers, stuffed teddy bears, and signs with heartfelt messages in remembrance of the boy.
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Vets honored at annual assembly

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
SILETZ -- The Siletz Valley Schools held their annual assembly Friday to honor veterans.
All veterans, including those who served in World War II and Vietnam, where honored by students and staff at the school.
The celebration featured the West Coast Boys -- students who are tribal drummers from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians -- along with members of
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Engler joins Newport City Council on a high note

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Wendy Engler believes her election this week to the Newport City Council underlines her positive approach to serving the community.
With more than 99 percent of the votes counted in Tuesday's Lincoln County election, Engler's total of 2,349 votes was the most received by the five candidates running for three seats. A total of 8,934 votes were cast
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Body of missing hunter found at Cascade Head

Modified: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
NESKOWIN -- Search and rescue teams from Lincoln and Tillamook counties scoured the northern flanks of Cascade Head on Friday before locating and recovering the body of a hunter who had been missing for two days.
A relative who was at the emergency base camp on South Beach Road said the victim was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who "took a fall."
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‘Un-candidate’ fails to unseat Depoe Bay mayor

Posted: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A vigorous write-in challenge to Mayor A.J. Mattila and three other city council candidates fell short in Tuesday's general election.
Even so, the county's top elections official said the write-in vote was the biggest of its kind in Lincoln County in the past two decades.
"There were quite a few write-ins in Depoe Bay," said Dana Jenkins,
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County planning commission needs new members

Posted: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
Lincoln County is seeking new members to serve on the Lincoln County Planning Commission.
The planning commission plays a key role in the administration of land use planning within the unincorporated areas of Lincoln County. The primary duties of the commission are to conduct public hearings and help make decisions on local land use issues. The commission also
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Smoky, smoky time

Posted: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
The road to safe passage for Measure 91 ran straight through Multnomah County on Election Day with more than 203,000 people supporting the proposal.
That translated to roughly 25 percent of the total number of "yes" votes the measure received, according to unofficial results Thursday from the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. All told, 802,267 voters backed Measure 91 compared
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Victims testify in sex abuse case

Posted: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Victims of a decade's worth of alleged sex abuse testified against their accused abuser in Lincoln County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Nicholas David Batchelder, 34, of Seal Rock, faces 16 felonies stemming from two cases, including nine counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and four counts of sodomy in the first degree. He's being
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Ojalla Boat Slide to temporarily close

Posted: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
The Ojalla Boat Slide is scheduled for construction and will be closed starting Nov. 10 and completed by Dec. 15, Mondays to Fridays.
The site will be open for use on the weekends, and the Jack Morgan Boat Ramp and Siletz Old Mill Site will remain open for use.
The project will include the removal of trees
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