Lincoln County Today, the talk show: Talks with Michael Bowers, whose Savory Cafe hosts the show!

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Mar 302010
 


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On this debut shooting of LincolnCountyToday.com (the talk show) we want to thank Savory Cafe & Pizzeria owners Michael and Nancy Bowers for allowing us to use their restaurant as the launching pad!

Sheriff Dotson adds new hand in the jail

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Mar 302010
 

Sheriff Dotson welcomes Deputy Torrey Bell

Sheriff Dennis Dotson is introducing the latest addition to the Lincoln County Jail, someone who is actually paid and happy to be there. He is recently sworn and hired Corrections Deputy Torrey Bell. Sheriff Dotson says Deputy Bell has been assigned to the day shift under the careful guidance of a Field Training Officer. Sheriff Dotson says Deputy Bell will also be attending the Corrections Academy shortly. Sheriff Dotson adds that “Torrey has great character and integrity. He understands the importance of customer service and is committed to serving the citizens and visitors to Lincoln County.”

Newport man arrested for public indecency

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Mar 292010
 

Newport Police say they received a report of a man sitting on an ocean bluff in the one thousand block of Spring Street dressed only in a ball cap and boots engaging in illegally inappropriate behavior with himself. Witnesses managed to take pictures of “the event” and turned them over to police.

Although Victor Antonia Siguenza was no longer on the bluff, police were still able to track him down, identifying him with the pictures. Siguenza was arrested and taken to the county jail on charges of public indecency. Bail, $15,000.

Robbery attempt at Newport 76 gas station, 9th and 101

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Mar 292010
 

Newport Police say a short thin gunman walked up to the cash window at the 76 gas station at NW 9th and 101 Sunday evening, showed his gun and demanded money. The employee managed to not give the would-be robber any money, whereupon he ran off. The employee said his assailant may have gotten into a Jeep a short ways away and drove off.

Police say the employee then made his evening money deposit at a local bank and went home where he called police. He told them the gunman was 5-7, thin build, around 150 pounds and that he wore all black with a black hoodie pulled up over his head and a blue bandana across his face. The employee said he could not determine the man’s race.

Anyone with any information as to who the gunman is, or who may have seen him Sunday night in the 9 o’clock hour in the area of NW 9th and 101 should call the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348.

Tall Ship "Hawaiian Chieftain" in Newport through Tuesday

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Mar 272010
 


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A great activity for the family this weekend down on Bay Boulevard. A turn of the 18th Century tall ship is moored there to entertain and inform visitors of the era from which these ships came and the waters and shores they explored.

State prison inmates donate big bucks (for them) to Haitian earthquake relief

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Mar 272010
 

About 225 Oregon State Penitentiary inmates together donated $1,065 to Mercy Corps of Portland for its earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti.

That’s quite a gift, considering inmates make about a dollar a day for work they do inside Salem’s maximum security prison. Continue reading »

Thousands of Oregon college student grants may have just gone "poof!"

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Mar 272010
 

Thousands of Oregon college students will not get state-backed scholarships because grants awarded this year exceed the budget by millions of dollars. Oregon Student Assistance Commissioners admit they over-committed their scholarship funds by nearly $20 million. The commission explained that they probably over estimated the number of students who would drop out of college through the Winter and Spring. And because of that, thousands of entering and continuing students will be out of luck and money. Continue reading »