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Community mourns loss of Lincoln City student

Modified: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Katelyn "Katie" Marie Manteufel was eagerly planning to participate in an upcoming church mission trip to Peru.
She won't make that trip, however, following the unexpected death of the Lincoln City teen earlier this week.
The 16-year-old girl died Tuesday after suddenly collapsing during a routine warm-up jog in physical education class shortly before 11 a.m. Manteufel,
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Washington man still missing

Modified: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
YACHATS -- Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) members suspended search efforts Thursday afternoon after looking for a missing 27-year-old autistic man for more than 24 hours.
Bryan Edward McKinney, of Wenatchee, Wash., was reported missing by his mother about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. McKinney was last seen at Tillicum Beach Campground north of Yachats, where he had been
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Seeking answers in Lincoln City

Modified: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The results of a wide-ranging survey of selected residents could be used as a road map for city policy in years to come.
The answers, according to city officials, will be used to lure grant money and inform decision-makers on everything from roads and sewers to taxes and tourism.
"Here's a chance to hear from a
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With organizers stepping down, fairís future unknown

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- The future of the Lincoln County Fair is now uncertain as the Town and Country Fair and Rodeo Association has stepped down after six years of overseeing the event on their personal time.
President Debra Jones informed the Lincoln County Fair Board of the association's decision during a meeting on Tuesday. The following day, County Commissioner Bill
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Atmospheric river to bring heavy rain

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- An atmospheric river could drop up to 10 inches of rain in the area this weekend, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
The storm system is developing over the Pacific Ocean, and is likely to bring heavy rain to Newport beginning Saturday morning.
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DAís office dropping minor marijuana cases

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- With Lincoln County voters behind the legalization of recreational marijuana, the District Attorney's Office has announced it will dismiss pending charges that will be decriminalized on July 1, 2015.
Lincoln County residents supported Measure 91 with 12,349 "yes" votes to 7,583 "no" votes.
Charges to be dismissed include those that will fall under legalization in July --
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Waldport man gets 75 months prison for sexual abuse of girl

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Waldport man was sentenced to 75 months in state prison Wednesday for sexually abusing a teenage girl after inviting her to his home to watch a movie
Bill Lee Wade Warren, 36, was sanctioned after pleading guilty to one count of sexual abuse in the first degree at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge
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Lincoln City VRD issue headed to ballot

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Opponents of the city's new get-tough laws for vacation rental dwellings (VRDs) will put the volatile issue on the ballot next March for voters to decide.
Last week, a former mayoral candidate filed papers at city hall to initiate a voter referendum.
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New sapling planted at Literacy Park

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Newport is going on its third year as a Tree City USA community.
To commemorate the city's commitment to trees, Dec. 17 was declared Arbor Day by the city of Newport.
National Arbor Day is historically recognized on the last day in April, but, according to the Arbor Day Foundation, many states celebrate on a different date according
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Boynton: Governorís proposed budget takes the wrong approach

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- It may sound good, the majority of Governor John Kitzhaber's proposed budget going toward education, but the structure just wouldn't be very beneficial to schools statewide, Lincoln County's school chief said.
"The governor's budget has done an excellent job of starting conversation and starting advocacy," noted Lincoln County School District Superintendent Steve Boynton.
It has brought superintendents
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Contractor walks off Lincoln City sewer job

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A troublesome sewer terminal that some people blame for the water quality problems of Devils Lake remains unfixed after a contractor walked off the job.
City officials claim the vendor, Dave Roberts Contracting of Bay City, Ore., "stopped work and refused to deal with changes" in upgrades to the faulty Maryland Pump Station, located in a swank
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Toledo approves Business Highway 20 project

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
TOLEDO -- The Toledo City Council voted to move forward with a Business Highway 20 project Wednesday evening after a short delay.
The council first considered approval of an amendment to an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) local agency agreement for the project on Dec. 3, when concerns arose.
The project total had risen from $140,000 to $238,000, the city's
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Motorist cited for careless driving

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
SILETZ -- A Siletz woman was cited by the Oregon State Police for careless driving following a wreck earlier this week.
Miranda Garrett, 19, of Siletz, was driving a 2004 Subaru Impreza north on Highway 229 when she crashed into the back of a stopped Chevrolet Tahoe, according to OSP officials. The wreck occurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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Angels Ball raises the rent

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The 16th annual Angels Ball and Fantasy of Trees offered an eye-opening display of fantastically decorated Christmas trees, drawing about 4,500 admirers during the four-day event at Chinook Winds Casino Resort.
Another 300 partygoers attended the gala conclusion on Saturday, Dec. 6, a formal ball -- with an Elvis impersonator, this year -- and an auction that
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Oregon gets pot czar

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission tabbed Tom Burns to guide the agency's implementation of Measure 91.
Burns, who holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Cal State Stanislaus, served as director of pharmacy programs for the Oregon Health Authority since 2008.
In that capacity, he was responsible for carrying out the state's medical marijuana dispensary program.
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Search continues for missing Washington man

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
YACHATS -- A Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team continued their search for a 27-year-old autistic man in an area north of Yachats on Thursday.
Bryan Edward McKinney, of Wenatchee, Wash., was reported missing by family members about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
SAR set up a command post at Tillicum Beach State Park north of Yachats on Thursday
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Authorities identify fallen Lincoln City student

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Katelyn "Katie" Marie Manteufel was identified Thursday as the 16-year-old Lincoln City girl, who died earlier this week after collapsing while warming up for a physical education class.
Manteufel, a freshman at Lincoln City Seventh-day Adventist School, suddenly collapsed during a jog shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, school officials said. She was declared dead after being treated
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Washington man missing near Yachats

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
YACHATS -- A search for a 27-year-old autistic man in an area north of Yachats was suspended Wednesday evening because of weather conditions, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.
Bryan Edward McKinney, of Wenatchee, Wash., was reported missing by family members about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Lincoln County Search and Rescue and sheriff's deputies, searched for the man, who was last
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Undetected heart condition played role in studentís death

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Medical examiners identified an undetected heart condition that was related to the cause of death of a 16-year-old Lincoln City girl who died Tuesday.
"The undetected heart condition caused hardening of the arteries slowly over time, and this was just the last straw. That is what medical professionals saw from the autopsy," said Gale Crosby, educational superintendent
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Renovations underway at Newport library

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Things are looking good over at the Newport Public Library. And, they're about to look even better.
Renovations are underway at the well-used and well-loved library to create more space for patrons, as well as for books, films and periodicals in the library's collections.
As part of a strategic plan developed for the library in March, one initiative
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Depoe Bay to decide on fate of historic anchor

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- An ancient anchor dating back to the colorful era of sail has been donated to the city of Depoe Bay, where a titanic struggle is brewing over its fate.
The 800-pound relic, scooped more than 20 years ago from the Bering Sea along with a near twin, now sits in a shed at the city's wastewater treatment
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Winter fishing trophy

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
ODFW fish checker Sheila Johanssen hoists a 15-pound ling cod hooked off Government Point near Depoe Bay during a recent sunny break in the weather. Winter charter trips like the one that produced this gape-jawed trophy occur whenever the ocean goes flat, according to Capt. Ty Turner of the "Tacklebuster," which ventured onto the glassine sea to get limits for
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Hands-on training for firefighters

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
Newport firefighters, along with personnel from neighboring fire departments, wrapped up a "burn school" on Saturday. A vacant structure at 203 NW 10th St. in Newport was used on numerous occasions to give firefighters some hands-on training in various scenarios. At the conclusion of these exercises, the building was burned to the ground at around noon on Saturday.
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Student collapses at school, dies

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A ninth grade student who collapsed Tuesday at Lincoln City Seventh-day Adventist School was declared dead after being treated by emergency workers at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.
The name of the student was still being withheld as of press time Tuesday as the victim's parents notified extended members of the family, according to a school spokesman.
Gale
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Gas prices fall 13 cents in last week

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A confluence of sluggish demand, ample supply and plummeting crude oil prices pushed the price of gasoline in Oregon to its lowest level in years.
The average price of regular unleaded gas in the Beaver State sank to $2.803 per gallon Dec. 15 from $2.930 per gallon Dec. 7, according to a weekly fuel gauge report released Monday
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CDC says flu season could be severe

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It's that time of year for the sniffles, when you may debate whether to go to school or work.
Well, health officials suggest you stay home and not infect anyone else. It's flu season, and this one could potentially be severe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"The flu bug is morphing slightly, it
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School superintendent wants better options for all kids

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It's a big change that has some on edge, but the recommendation to blend Isaac Newton Magnet School (INMS) with Newport Prep Academy (NPA) is one that Lincoln County School District officials believe is best.
"I don't wake up in the morning and go, ĎHow can I make someone's life miserable?'" Superintendent Steve Boynton said at a reconfiguration
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Bill decreases interest rate on buyback loan

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The West Coast groundfish trawl fleet received good news last Friday when Congress passed legislation that caps the interest rate at 3 percent or less on the 2003 buyback loan from the government.
The REFI Pacific Act (Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries) essentially refinances and extends from 30 to 45 years the life of the 2003 federal loan
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Cash, liquor stolen in Savory Cafe burglary

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Thieves walked away with cash and liquor following an early morning break-in at Savory Cafe & Pizzeria on Tuesday.
An unknown number of thieves threw a rock through the Nye Beach restaurant's glass front door, shattering the door panels, and allowing them access to the inside building.
The person or persons involved stole more than $1,700 in cash,
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Guilty pleas withdrawn in dog shooting case

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Lincoln City man was allowed to withdraw guilty pleas Tuesday for shooting and killing his dog after a mistake was discovered in his sentencing paperwork.
Daryl Walter Hugulet, 68, pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated animal abuse in the first degree, and recklessly endangering another person at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
But
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Gomberg visits Newport child care center

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Early learning and child care programs are important aspects of education for the 230,000-plus children in the state under the age of five.
The Oregon Department of Education's Early Learning Division recently reached out to state representatives to visit early learning and child care centers in their respective districts to learn more about options for each in the
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Girl collapses at school, dies

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A ninth-grade student who collapsed Tuesday at Lincoln City Seventh-day Adventist School was declared dead after being treated by emergency workers at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.
A member of the school's board of directors announced the death in a call to the News-Times at about 1:30 p.m., even as police continued a death investigation at the school.
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Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
Scientists monitoring incoming tsunami debris were taken aback last spring when some 30 fishing vessels from Japan washed ashore along the Pacific Northwest coast, many of them covered in living organisms indigenous to Asia.
Incidence of wayward skiffs and other tsunami debris subsequently declined sharply over the summer because of seasonal shifts in the winds. Now, those winds and currents
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Savory Cafe victim of early morning robbery

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- After throwing a rock through the glass front door of Savory Cafe & Pizzeria, an unidentified number of thieves broke in and stole cash and liquor from the Nye Beach restaurant.
Owner Mike Bowers said Newport police officers noticed the broken window while driving by and notified him of the break-in before 3 a.m. Tuesday.
"I guess they
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Storm watching on the coast

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be seen in the distance as waves swelled during a storm on Dec. 11.
Rain is in the forecast for Newport early this week with a 60 percent chance Tuesday, 70 percent chance Wednesday, and 80 percent chance Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
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Carole Barkhurst resigns Depoe Bay chamber post

Modified: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- The longtime office manager of the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce has resigned, effective Jan. 16, 2015.
Carole Barkhurst, office manager for 16 years, notified board members and volunteers of her decision Wednesday, three days after the unexpected death of her husband at the couple's home in Miroco, south of town.
"This was a decision David and
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Pharmacy error results in death of former Newport resident

Modified: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Mark Macpherson and his family are still upset over the loss of his mother, 65-year-old Loretta Macpherson, but they want some good to come out of her passing: They want to see awareness raised over medical error deaths.
Loretta Macpherson, of Sisters, died at St. Charles Hospital in Bend on Dec. 3 after receiving the wrong medication.
She
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Alleged Lincoln City drug traffickers arrested

Modified: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A pair of alleged Lincoln City drug dealers were arraigned Wednesday on multiple felonies stemming from a lengthy investigation into narcotics trafficking in the area.
Derek Hammons, 32, and Amanda Santini, 26, are each charged with unlawful manufacture of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful possession
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Touring the White Wolf Sanctuary

Modified: Sunday, Dec 14th, 2014
TIDEWATER -- The rain held off for most of the day on Dec. 3, with only a slight drizzle in the afternoon, making for an exceptional time to visit with wolves.
While the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife estimated the state's wild wolf population at around 64 at the end of 2013, a group of 10 very special wolves
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Yachats woman arraigned on theft charges

Modified: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A 51-year-old Yachats woman was arraigned on a string of felony charges stemming from alleged check forgery at a local bank.
Linda Baehr was charged with one count of aggravated theft in the first degree, three counts of theft in the first degree and four counts of negotiating a bad check.
Between August and September of this year,
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Firefighters get hands-on training

Modified: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
Firefighters from several agencies get some hands-on training during a practice burn at a structure next to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport on Saturday morning.
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Property rights group mounts legal challenge in Lincoln City

Modified: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An influential property rights group that has won land use battles from the ballot box to the U.S. Supreme Court has joined the fight over vacation rentals in Lincoln City.
Oregonians in Action (OIA), which once earned a $1.5 million settlement from the city of Tigard for the victims of an errant municipal land use decision, this
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Powerful winds cause outages across county

Modified: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Power crews repaired multiple outages caused by high winds throughout Lincoln County on Thursday.
A powerful storm swept across the central Oregon coast with power outages impacting more than 430 people.
Central Lincoln People's Utility District (PUD) reported outages north of Depoe Bay, in Lincoln Beach and in the Agate Beach area.
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Newport Air Facility gets a reprieve

Modified: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Newport Air Facility appears to have escaped the Coast Guard's axe for at least another year, thanks to the efforts of the community and the six Democratic members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation.
The air station at the Newport Municipal Airport was scheduled to be closed permanently next Monday, but on Wednesday Congress passed the short-term Coast
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Coast Guard rescuers always at the ready

Modified: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- It was business as usual Thursday for the motor lifeboat crews of U.S. Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, even as the first major winter storm of the season bore down with winds predicted to reach 90 mph.
"We're not preparing for a storm," said Chief Carlos Hessler, the station's duty officer. "We're always ready for a storm."
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Flags warn of high wind

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The flags flying at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay in Newport on Thursday were warning of hurricane winds -- winds of 64 knots (74 mph) or higher. But actual wind speeds fell short of that, with a peak gust recorded at the Hatfield Marine Science Center weather station as of press time Thursday standing at 66.7 mph, which was
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OSP responds to two head-on collisions in two days

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
EDDYVILLE -- A crash on Highway 20 on Tuesday left two drivers injured, the second such accident in less than a week.
Around 3 p.m., a westbound vehicle near milepost 25 hit an eastbound vehicle head-on.
Friends took the westbound driver to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, while the eastbound driver was transported to Corvallis, according to the
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Tidewater family loses home in blaze

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
TIDEWATER -- The cause of a blaze that destroyed a house on Five Rivers Road in Tidewater last week could not be determined.
A fire broke out at the home of Lewis and Jeanette Linzy in the 5,000 block of Five Rivers Road just after 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.
The family wasn't at the residence, located in the southernmost
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Rural counties lost out on timber payments

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Cash-strapped timber counties in Oregon ended up getting left out of a federal spending bill this week that would have provided another year of funding for the rural areas.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) placed the blame squarely on House Republican leaders for rejecting the federal lifeline in the end-of-year legislation.
"Rural Oregonians deserve better than to have politics put on
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Fierce winds rock Newport

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
A fallen tree limb blocks part of the parking lot at the Newport Plaza shopping center on Highway 101 in Newport. Fallen branches and other debris fell down on roadways and sidewalks throughout the city on Thursday. A max gust of 66.7 mph was recorded at 2 p.m. by the Hatfield Marine Science Center weather station in South Beach.
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Home sales top $19 million in November

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A stout housing market racked up sales of more than $19 million last month, as properties continued to change hands at a breakneck pace in the central Oregon coast this year.
Sales of residential-site built properties soared to $18.02 million in November from $9.29 million in November 2013. At the same time, sales of condominiums and townhomes rose
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Murder suspectís Internet searches revealed

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A state prosecutor alleged Tuesday that Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect Jillian McCabe searched the Internet for suspicious topics prior to the death of her son in November.
Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam listed off Web searches made by the 34-year-old Seal Rock woman, including terms like "state hospital," "guilty but insane," and "not guilty by reason
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Yearlong federal lifeline extended to Newport Air Facility

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Federal lawmakers said Wednesday the U.S. Coast Guard Newport Air Facility is going to remain open for another year.
Members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation were able to include language in a short-term Coast Guard reauthorization bill that prevented the Newport Air Facility from being closed.
The House and Senate each passed the bill Wednesday.
"This bill
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USCG Newport Air Facility to remain open through 2015

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Federal lawmakers said Wednesday the U.S. Coast Guard Newport Air Facility is going to remain open through 2015.
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Yachats woman arraigned on theft charges

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Yachats woman was arraigned Wednesday on theft-related charges stemming from the alleged deposit of forged checks to a local bank.
Linda Baehr, 51, is facing multiple felonies in connection with the incident, including three counts of theft in the first degree.
She was advised of the charges at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before
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'Lots of rain' in forecast

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A powerful storm front is forecast to pound the central Oregon coast today (Wednesday) with 2 inches of rain, surf in excess of 25 feet, and wind gusts up to 70 mph.
"Looks like some strong wind, lots of rain," said Treena Jensen, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Portland.
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Sunday marked the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the day of the attacks, "a date which will live in infamy."
Don Overly was a 21-year-old sailor aboard the naval destroyer USS Case at the time of the attacks. Also a young sailor in the Navy,
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Northern lights

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
Christmas lights have gone up everywhere, but few can rival the season's display at the Dorchester House in Lincoln City. The Dorchester is a 57-room, independent-living senior facility whose classic features have been enshrined in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Judge expected to rule on Coast Guard lawsuit by Friday

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- In a brief filed this week in federal court, the U.S. Coast Guard claims it would "likely suffer substantial harm" should a preliminary injunction be allowed to stop the imminent closure of the Newport Air Facility.
The response opposes an emergency request by the Newport Fishermen's Wives, a nonprofit group that filed an action for declaratory and injunctive
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Local Democrats focusing on outreach

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Already doing well in blue Lincoln County, local Democrats will be spending the next couple of years finding even better ways to reach out to the public and share their message.
The Lincoln County Democratic Central Committee elected its new chairman and other officers during a reorganization meeting on Dec. 3. George Polisner, of Gleneden Beach,
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A roller coaster Monday for outgoing Lincoln City manager

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Monday was a roller coaster of praise and disapproval for outgoing City Manager David Hawker.
Hawker, who officially retires Dec. 31 but will stay on temporarily to smooth the arrival of a new city manager, was hailed at a private reception, then heckled in public by a frequent critic before a final heaping of more honorifics were
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Statewide GMO recount nearing end

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Oregon's statewide GMO (genetically modified organism) measure recount is winding down to an end, and the result is looking to be the same as the first go around: "No" to requiring manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.
The sponsors of Measure 92 filed an emergency lawsuit against Secretary of State Kate Brown and Multnomah County
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Discovery issue plagues homicide case

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- An Otis man suspected of criminally negligent homicide in the overdose death of a woman could soon be released from Lincoln County Jail.
The custody status of Daniel Chambers, 42, surfaced during a hearing Monday morning before Judge Thomas Branford in Lincoln County Circuit Court.

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Decorated vessels exude gratitude

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A fleet of vessels decorated with festive light displays glittered in the night on Saturday during the 21st annual Lighted Boat Parade.
Boats lined up in Yaquina Bay for the event and then circled the area to the joy of visitors along Newport's historic Bayfront.
"This is my favorite night of the year. My second is the Fourth
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Isaac Newton Magnet School options to be presented

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
Lincoln County School District Superintendent Steve Boynton will present options for Isaac Newton Magnet School at a community meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Newport Intermediate School, 825 NE 7th St.
All interested persons are invited to attend, including parents of current INMS students and parents interested in sending their children to INMS.
This discussion is part
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Suspicious Internet searches revealed at McCabe hearing

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect Jillian McCabe made suspicious Internet searches prior to the alleged murder of her 6-year-old son last month.
Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam claimed Tuesday the topics included the criminal process, and "specifically how to restore competency." Branam made her remarks at a hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Thomas Branford.
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Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect due in court

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Yaquina Bay Bridge murder suspect Jillian McCabe is set to appear in Lincoln County Circuit Court for a hearing on Tuesday morning.
Requests for a number of motions, which are currently under seal, were submitted last week by the Oregon Department of Justice.
McCabe, who has been ordered to undergo mental health evaluations at Oregon State Hospital in
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High wind forecast for central Oregon coast

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning Monday evening for the central Oregon coast.
South winds are forecast in the range of 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph for beaches and headlands. South winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are predicted for coastal communities.
The warning is in effect until
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Coast Guard: Newport Air Facility closure is in publicís best interest

Modified: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- In a brief filed in federal court, the U.S. Coast Guard claims it would "likely suffer substantial harm" should a preliminary injunction be allowed to stop the imminent closure of the Newport Air Facility.
The response opposes a request by the Newport Fishermen's Wives, a nonprofit group that filed an action for declaratory and injunctive relief on Nov.
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Coast Guard helo crew conducts exercise

Modified: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter and crew conducted routine training Sunday amid a looming Dec. 15 deadline to shutter the Newport Air Facility.
The iconic red helo flew over the Nye Beach area just before 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
"What they do is every once in awhile the crew will do an area familiarization flight. They
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Education big winner in Kitzhaber's 2015-17 budget

Modified: Sunday, Dec 7th, 2014
An $18.6 billion budget proposal from Gov. John Kitzhaber calls for a sizable chunk of money to go toward education in the 2015-17 spending cycle.
"Education accounts for 50 percent of the budget's General Fund with $9.4 billion going to schools, community colleges, and universities," the governor's office said in a Dec. 1 note that accompanied the general fund-lottery budget
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