Still not too late to donate to Newport’s Relay for Life

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Aug 022010
 


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More than forty Relay for Life teams spent Friday night and into Saturday walking and running the track at Newport High, raising money to further the fight against cancer. Although many of the donations have already been tallied up, it’s still not too donate, and help make a difference in efforts to rid the planet of Cancer.

Latest report card on Oregon schools: 7 out of 10 achieve “adequate yearly progress under No Child Left Behind

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Aug 022010
 


Newport Intermediate/Isaac Newton Magnet School

The State Department of Education announced today that seven out of ten Oregon schools have met the test of “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That’s roughly 860 out of the Oregon’s 1195 schools. That represents nearly a two percent growth in compliance over the 2008-09 school year. Among elementary schools, 88.6% made AYP, among middle schools there were 44.8% in compliance, and among high schools, 49.7% met AYP standards. Continue reading »

Sheriff Dotson on how Amber Alerts are officially activated

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Aug 022010
 

AMBER ALERT
Provided by Sheriff Dennis Dotson

On January 13, 1996, nine-year old Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas. Since 1997, AMBER Alert programs have played a role in the recovery of nearly 500 children. Last year there were three (3) AMBER Alert activations in Oregon, all of which ended in the safe recovery of a child.

Nationwide, there are 29 regional, 38 local and statewide plans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In November 2002, the State of Oregon announced its implementation of a statewide AMBER Alert Plan. Oregon’s AMBER Alert Plan – America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response – is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies and local broadcasters to send an emergency alert to the public when a child has been abducted and it is believed the child’s life is in danger. Continue reading »

They all turn up, one way or another…

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Aug 022010
 

Clifton Dale Selby, 28
In custody thanks to a dead bulb

Question: How do you find a man wanted for drug and weapons violations and for violating his parole?

Answer: Look for a broken tail light or a dead license plate bulb.

Most cops will tell you that sooner or later a criminal suspect will get into a car that has something wrong with the headlights, tail lights, license plate bulb or the driver fails to use his/her turn signals, not to mention speeding or other moving violations.

In this case, Clifton Selby, 28, of Tidewater was driving along Highway 34 at mile post 7 when a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a car with what was described only as having a “lighting problem.” Once the 1994 Honda was pulled over the deputy said the driver looked extremely nervous. Continue reading »

Another video gift to the parents of Mombetsu’s Sister City delegation to Newport.

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Aug 012010
 


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Again, this video is not intended for regular readers/viewers of News Lincoln County. It’s aimed at the Japanese parents of the middle school girls who arrived in Newport Saturday as Newport’s Sister City delegation, from Mombetsu, Japan. This time, the video chronicles the fun, laughter and good food at Newport’s Big Creek as the girls and Newport residents tried to teach each other how to do each other’s native dances among other customs.

National “Night Out” comes to Toledo August 3rd!!

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Jul 312010
 

Provided by Toledo Police:

On August 3rd, 2010, from 7 – 9 pm, Toledo Police Department will be hosting National Night Out BBQ in the library parking lot. National Night out is a National Event that brings neighbors, community, and law enforcement together to heighten awareness of crime and drug activity, generate support and participate in anti-crime campaigns, strengthen neighborhood and police partnerships, and send a message to criminals that our community is organized and is fighting back!

If you cannot make it to the Toledo Public Library for the BBQ, you can still participate in National Night Out by having block parties, flashlight walks, BBQ’s, or visit your local law enforcement agency.

This year the Toledo Police Department is celebrating National Night Out by providing free hot dogs, a special guest appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog between 7:30-8 pm, and we will be providing free Child ID Kits.

So help us celebrate National Night Out by coming by the Toledo Public Library and meeting your neighborhood police officers, grabbing a hot dog, get a free Child ID kit, and shake a paw with McGruff!

A video gift from Newport, Oregon to Mombetsu, Japan!

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Jul 312010
 


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This raw, unedited video is intended for viewing primarily by parents in Mombetsu, Japan whose middle school children are visiting Newport, Oregon, under our Sister City program. The young Japanese girls arrived today in Newport, with their chaperones, and were introduced to their “host families” who will take care of them while they are here. They have a very full agenda over the next four days.

Toledo firefighters roll on a report of a fire in a downtown business building.

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Jul 312010
 

A slow pipe leak sparked a fire in the basement of a business building in the 200 block of South Main Street in Toledo Saturday afternoon.

The call came in on a smell of smoke…operators of the Sassafras Sue’s Restaurant telling 9-1-1 that they could smell something like electrical wires burning. Fire units raced to the scene and found that the owner had grabbed a fire extinguisher and got into the bottom floor storage area, saw the flames and doused them pronto. Toledo firefighters pulled up and made sure the fire was out and then set about clearing the area of smoke.

An investigation revealed that the source of the fire was the hot water heater. Fire fighters say there is a leaky pipe above the hot water heat that was dropping water on top of it. The water found its way down the side and shorted electrical wires going into the heater. Sparks flew onto an old sock lying near the heater and it caught fire.

Moral of the story is make sure that any hot water heater has plenty of clear space around it and is free of anything that might cause it to malfunction. In this case, a leaky pipe.