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Updated: Sunken crab boat had strayed out of channel

The Pacific Ocean and a rising swell destroyed a Newport crab boat and claimed three lives late Tuesday night. The Fishing Vessel Mary B II was overcome by 16-foot breakers around 10 p.m. as the older plank boat tried to enter the bar to escape a building storm.

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“Weed Man” arrested on warrant

On Monday, Jan. 14, at about 11:30 a.m., Lincoln City Police officers arrested 53-year-old Edward P. Biggar of Toledo, on an outstanding warrant issued out of the Lincoln County Circuit Court.

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Crabbers to sail into storm

Fishermen face high seas and uncertain prices as they set out Friday, Jan. 4, for the opening day of Dungeness crab season.

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Convicted child molester awaiting trial on more charges

NEWPORT — A man accused of multiple counts of child sexual abuse is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on $550,000 bail pending a trial that could see him put away for life.

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Senior dies in South County car accident

An elderly Lincoln City woman has died and two others were injured in a Thursday night crash near Seal Rock.

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Wreck Clean Up

A crew from Cedar Creek Quarries does cleanup Monday on the wrecked wheelhouse of the Mary B II, a Newport crab boat which was swamped with waves on a breaking bar last Tuesday night.

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Pad belonging to deceased fisherman is found on beach with photos and videos

A couple of beachgoers have contacted the Newport Fishermen's Wives because they found a Samsung pad on the beach by the jetty. It turned out to belong to Stephen Biernacki, the captain of the Mary B II, which sank off the Newport bar last Tuesday.

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Robotics club headed for state championships

With young minds at full throttle, the Toledo Exploriens are hard at work preparing for the FIRST LEGO League state championships.

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New safety zone at courthouse

Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers announced Wednesday to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners that the concept he presented to them at a previous commissioners’ meeting – called the “Blue Line Safety Zone” - is now available for public use.

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Former News-Times publisher dies

Clark Gallagher, who served as publisher of the News-Times from 1998 until early 2004, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2019 following an accident at his home in Bend. He was 71.

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