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Cargo Ship runs Aground, Feb. 27

An empty 739-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, bound for Kalama, WA, ran aground in the Columbia River near Astoria Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 25. The crew of the “Mokpo Star” reportedly attempted to adjust the ...
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Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, Feb. 26

Newport was host to more than 24,000 patrons for this year’s 37th annual Seafood and Wine Festival in South Beach. Festival-goers were met with non-traditional sunny weather and low winds during the majority of...
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West Coast Quakes, Feb. 26

Three earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean seafloor Tuesday, Feb. 25. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 3:03 p.m., 93-miles west to northwest of Coos Bay. A 2.5-magnitude...
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Fuel Station Fire on Central Coast, Feb. 25

Newport Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fuel station pump on fire this evening at 6:35 PM. The fire was reported to be at a fuel station on the corner of NE 3rd and Harney. Initial reports stated t...
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Elizabeth Street Inn Robbery follow-up, Feb. 25

Newport Police Officers were dispatched to the Elizabeth Street Inn on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Further investigation revealed a single suspect had entered the business armed with a ...
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Chetco River Drowning, Feb. 25

One fisherman drowned and six others were lucky Saturday, Feb. 22, on the Chetco River east of Brookings. Brookings resident 67-year old Paul Graham drowned when his flat bottom drift boat capsized in the area ...
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Illegal Coastal Garage Lab Leads to Arrest, Feb. 24

An investigation by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) led to the arrest Thursday of a Newport-area man on charges related to discovery of an unlawful drug lab inside a garage.  On February 20, 2014,...
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Cape Mendocino Quake, Feb. 24

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake shook an area near Cape Mendocino in Northern California Sunday, Feb. 23, where two fault lines enter the Pacific Ocean from California and then head north to run parallel with the Or...