A family from Clackamas County, on a vacation jaunt to the coast, wound up back home in a Portland hospital instead. Oregon State Police say the driver of this Nissan Pathfinder pulled off Highway 6, 20 miles east of Tilamook Sunday afternoon. When the driver pulled back out onto the road, he did so right into the path of an oncoming Chrysler with four people aboard. The impact spun the Nissan around violently, seriously injuring all three inside. All three were transported to a trauma center in Portland. No one in the Chrysler was injured. The OSP says everyone was wearing their seat belt.
Newport Police say they have confirmed that Jessica Carpenter 33, of Newport, and her children have arrived at their intended destination. They say they no longer believe that the children are in any imminent danger. However, Carpenter is in violation of a court order, and that her children must be returned to Newport. Beyond that police say they have nothing further to release.
Carpenter was accused of physically abusing one of her children which prompted legal action which placed the children with a relative. Police say Carpenter learned where the children were, snatched them up and fled to a location out of state.
Lincoln City Police Sergeant Jeffrey Winn says Oregon Law Enforcement will be conducting another seat belt “Click It or Ticket” campaign starting August 30th. Officers will be observing driving behaviors of the public and when traffic citations are issued for violations like speeding or aggressive driving behavior, officers will take special note of whether the drivers are using their seat belt. Sergeant Winn says speeding and aggressive driving are the most common causes of traffic accidents and that seat belts save lives in even the most serious of crashes.
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What a Colorado teen may have thought was a quick climb up a cliff at the north end of Agate Beach, turned out to be a scary confrontation with possible serious injury, or even death. Fortunately for the youth and his family, he suffered neither, thanks to Lt. Ron Beck and his Newport Fire-Rescue team.
It’s getting crowded in Newport City Recorder Peggy Hawker’s filing cabinets. Ten Newport residents have filed for a seat on the dias of the Newport City Council.
In the past few days, legal assistant Melanie Sarazin, Antique Mall owner Peggy Sabanskas, and former Newport Police sergeant Dean Sawyer have placed their candidacy paperwork in Ms. Hawker’s in-basket boosting the number of candidates for three city council seats and the mayor’s chair to ten.
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A police pursuit began late Thursday night when a Newport Police officer spotted a speeding SUV coming down the south end of the Yaquina Bridge. The next few minutes proved tough driving and high adrenalin moments at the end of the South Jetty.
Friday morning: Suspect identified as James Dean White, 43. He was charged with Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Driving on a Revoked license (DUII), DUII, and a warrant for failure to appear in court on DUII. White’s drivers license is revoked in Oregon and in his native Colorado. Bail, $125,000.
White will be arraigned in Circuit Court this afternoon.
Portland is buzzing about what appears to be a secret that nobody can keep to themselves. And that is, computer chip maker Intel is about to more than double its manufacturing facilities at Hillsboro and may soon be hiring thousands of new workers. Here’s the story in the Oregonian: