Newport: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian at 101 and NE 11th

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Jul 202015
 

12:38pm
Newport Fire Chief Rob Murphy came across a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on 101 at NE 11th.

12:40pm
Chief Murphy says the vehicle, a newer model Ford F-150, silver in color, fled the scene, turned east on NE 12th toward Sam Case School.

12:44pm
Newport Fire-Rescue is on scene evaluating the woman who was reportedly hit by the pickup.

 Posted by at 12:41 PM

Newport: Surf Rescue off 10595 NW Beverly Drive

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Jul 202015
 

12:33pm
Newport Fire-Rescue are enroute to a report of a surf rescue needed off 10595 Beverly Drive, just north of Moolack Shores Motel.

12:27pm
Reports from the scene say that a male has gone into the surf to try to rescue a suicidal female who is trying to drown herself.

12:41pm
The female has been pulled from the water. She is highly intoxicated.

12:44pm
Newport beach rig is about to access the beach and head for the woman who is now also on the beach.

 Posted by at 12:35 PM

Seal Rock: Motorcycle crash x 2 at 101 and North Coast Road

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Jul 202015
 

10:31am
Report of a motorcycle crash involving two motorcycles at Hwy 101 and North Coast Road. One injury. Both motorcycles are off the highway. Not blocking traffic.

10:33am
Fire Rescue asking about the availability of REACH medical helicopter.

 Posted by at 10:33 AM

Newport “Extortion for Sex” case evolving…

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Jul 202015
 
Mahlon Blose Sex crimes and forced servitude at South Beach residence, Newport

Mahlon Blose
Sex crimes and forced servitude at South Beach residence on SE 35th, Newport,
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As reported earlier, Newport Police Officers began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse reported by adult employees of Mahlon “Mel” Blose, age 67 of South Beach. The investigation revealed that Blose, who is bedridden, would hire caregivers through Craigslist, offering them room and board, a phone, and food as compensation. It was further reported Blose would inappropriately touch, and cause the caregivers to inappropriately touch him, in a sexual manner, threatening they would be fired and kicked off the property if they did not do as instructed.

On July 12th, Newport Police Officers executed a search warrant at Blose’s residence in South Beach. Officers seized multiple computers, computer equipment, photos, cameras, published child pornography, evidence of trading in child pornography, and multiple pornographic photographs and negatives.

At the time, due to his medical condition, Blose was cited and released on the charges of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the 1st Degree, Subjecting Another to Involuntary Servitude in the 2nd Degree, Trafficking in Persons, Conspiracy, and Harassment. His bail was set at $515,000.00.

On Friday, July 17th, a felony indictment warrant was issued for Blose’s arrest. He was taken into custody, and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:

* Trafficking in Persons, three counts
* Criminal Conspiracy, two counts
* Involuntary Servitude 2nd Degree, three counts
* Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, three counts
* Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree, three counts
* Encouraging Child Sex Abuse 2nd Degree (by trafficking in child porn)

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or who may have worked as a caregiver for Blose, is asked to contact Officer Brad Purdom at 541-265-4849. The Newport Police Tip line may be contacted at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.

 Posted by at 10:24 AM

Watch out for paint removal operation at Fall and Bay Blvd in Newport!!

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Jul 202015
 

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The Newport Public Works Department is working to remove a paint spill at the intersection of Fall St. and Bay Blvd. Please avoid this area until noon and be cautious of crew and vehicles.

Somebody turned the corner at that intersection over the weekend and made quite a mess. No word on whether they caught up with the culprit, or if he/she knew it even happened.

 Posted by at 9:55 AM

Weather or Not: Keep on Pushin’

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Jul 202015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Monday, July 20th – Lincoln County

Summary: Drizzle and light rain began about 3:30am this morning and left a measureable amount of precipitation in a few of our local rain gauges; Newport and Depoe Bay recorded the most at 0.03”. Farther south, the ground was barely damp. The thick and moist marine layer pushed-in in earnest about 9:00pm last night following a mostly cloudy day featuring a few short sunbreaks and southwest winds gusting into the 20s. High temps were down significantly from Saturday, just making the low 60s. The overcast was complete all night and lows were around 55F. At daybreak, it was calm and foggy with a light drizzle in some areas.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/59F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 62F/56F/0.03”
Newport: 63F/55F/0.03”
Waldport: 65F/55F/<0.01” Yachats: 64F/55F/<0.01” Drought Update: This tiny bit of moisture is hardly any relief for what has been a terribly dry year. The National Weather Service has issued its latest drought summary, and it ain’t pretty. Click Drought Information Statement for details.

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Forecast: The marine push is fairly strong this morning, so fog and drizzle may hang on for a while. By noonish, there should be brighter skies with sunshine in the afternoon, but lighter winds and the thermometer topping out at WON PARTLY CLOUDY65F or so. Expect low clouds and fog again tonight, low about 55F. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, the northwest sea breeze returns gusting 25 mph and temps rebound slightly to 65F. Outlook is for the marine air to keep on pushin’ against the Central Coast this week with a chance of showers Wednesday, partly clear Thursday and Friday, a slight chance of showers Saturday and then more clearing by Sunday. Average temperatures are expected throughout the long term.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 80-90F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, west winds gusting 20 mph, temps around 90F. For the Cascades, there’s dry pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 60F; sunny, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.

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Marine: Winds are S 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 9 seconds. The breeze veers to the NW today, 10-15 WON MARINE WXknots, gusting 20 out past 10 miles, with swells 4-5 feet at 9 seconds. Tonight, N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 in the evening, swells 5 feet. It’s back to a nor’wester 15-20 knots tomorrow and seas 4-5 feet. Outlook is for mainly NW winds 5-15 knots Wednesday through Friday and swells around 4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Foggy, low clouds, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
07/20 Mon 09:41 AM 0.32 L
07/20 Mon 04:24 PM 7.37 H
07/20 Mon 10:11 PM 2.57 L
07/21 Tue 03:54 AM 6.77 H

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In Short: Fog, drizzle, mostly cloudy, moderate winds, then overcast with showers possible.

 Posted by at 7:59 AM

Goldfinger warned the Coast Guard – Now he’s warning his employer – OSU

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Jul 192015
 

NOAA/HMSC all in the Tsunami Zone

NOAA/HMSC & others all in the Tsunami Zone

Professor Chris Goldfinger "Don't build marine science building next to HMSC - Tsunami Zone!"

Professor Chris Goldfinger
“Don’t build marine science building next to HMSC – Tsunami Zone!”

During Coast Guard hearings reviewing an application to build the proposed Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas export terminal at Coos Bay, OSU marine geologist Chris Goldfinger told the hearing, “Don’t build it here. The Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and following Tsunami will happen in our lifetime.” The Coast Guard dismissed his statement.

And so far, Goldfinger isn’t getting much traction with his employer either, Oregon State University, which has plans to construct a five-story marine science classroom building right next to HMSC, right in the Tsunami Zone.

Paul Revere on a horse comes to mind, but nobody’s giving Goldfinger much mind, apparently, any more than they gave the former state director of the Department of Geology and Minerals Industry, who said the building would be one of the first casualties of a major tsunami.

What’s an expert to do??

Here’s more on the story in the Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 4:10 PM

Weather or Not: That was It

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Jul 192015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, July 19th – Lincoln County

Summary: One hot day and we’re back to the beach. The warmest temperature recorded locally yesterday was 82F at the Newport airport, considerably shy of the record 89F in 1988. Over in the Valley, Eugene’s 100F tied its record of 100F set in 1956. From Newport south, Central Coast highs didn’t top 70F. Sunshine was abundant but the cooling afternoon sea breeze quickly pushed thermometers down (the highest temps here were recorded before noon). By sunset, the mercury had fallen by 15-20F. The wind switched to the south during the night and skies became overcast. At dawn, it was cool, cloudy and foggy with southerly winds around 10 mph.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 81F/57F/33mph
Depoe Bay: 74F/54F/21mph
Newport: 82F/54F/26mph
Waldport: 67F/54F/27mph
Yachats: 69F/52F/31mph

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Forecast: So, that was it yesterday for our Summer hot spell. Today, we’re under the influence of a cool and moist WON SUNBREAKSonshore marine flow so we can expect fog early, then mostly cloudy skies, sunbreaks, southwest winds and a high temperature of only 60-65F. Patchy fog redevelops tonight with a low of 50-55F. Look for some drizzle and fog tomorrow morning, mostly cloudy skies and highs around 60F. Outlook is for the overcast to hang around for several days with a chance of showers and average temps between 50F and 65F Tuesday through Saturday.

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WARNING NWS SWSTravel: A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 9:00pm this evening for the inland areas of Northwest Oregon from the Coast Range to the Cascade foothills including the western and central Columbia River Gorge. High temperatures in the valleys and lowlands will reach the lower to middle 90s today; in the coastal mountains and foothills highs will be in the mid-80s to low-90s. In addition, humidity will be about 10% higher today than on Saturday. The hot weather is expected to last only through today. Cooler marine air has filled in along the coast this morning and is expected to spread inland tomorrow lowering temperatures into the 80s.

In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 80-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 90-95F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west winds, temps around 95F. For the Cascades, there’s dry pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-60F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 15,000. Outlook for weekend travelers is bare pavement, hot and dry through tonight.

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Marine: Conditions are considerably different this morning; winds have backed to the S 10-15 knots and seas are WON MARINE WX7-8 feet at 9 seconds. Today, the breeze veers to SW 10-15 knots and swells subside to 5-6 feet by this afternoon. A light W wind of 5 knots or so is predicted for tonight and tomorrow with swells around 5 feet, fog and patchy drizzle. Outlook is for NW winds 5-15 knots and swells 4-5 feet Tuesday through Thursday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

Notice to Mariners… The dredge Yaquina is scheduled to be working in Yaquina Bay and River through Tuesday, July 28th; the crew monitors VHF Channels 13 and 16.

On the Beach… Fog, low clouds, surf 5-6 feet (low).
* Inland residents coming to the Central Coast to cool off should remember that the ocean is extremely cold and that swimming in it can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
* Tides
07/19 Sun 09:07 AM -0.18 L
07/19 Sun 03:48 PM 7.37 H
07/19 Sun 09:24 PM 2.60 L
07/20 Mon 03:10 AM 7.36 H

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In Short: Mostly cloudy, foggy, light winds, then overcast and a chance of showers.

 Posted by at 7:37 AM