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Lincoln County emergency services search for missing man

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
Family and Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who disappeared around 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Bryan Edward McKinney, 27, of Wenatchee, Wash., was staying with his father in a motorhome at the Tillicum Beach Campground north of Yachats. McKinney's mother reported his disappearance.
Deputies responded to the campground and contacted McKinney's father. Lincoln County Search

Parks department issues safety warnings

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
A winter storm promising strong winds and high waves along the coast this afternoon has prompted the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to issue a safety alert for coast visitors.
"The mix of high winds and heavy rains will bring storm watchers and beachcombers to the coast," said OPRD Safety Specialist Robert Smith. "We want to remind them

Sheriff Turner cancels tonight's community meeting

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Sheriff Tom Turner and Lane County Sheriff's Office staff have canceled the community meeting they had planned for this evening, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Station.
Because of broadcast weather conditions, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, Sgt. Carrie Carver, said that they have decided not to invite residents out into questionable weather.

Rough weather persists through today

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Heavy wind warnings remain in place today, Dec. 11, through 7 p.m. Storms are expected along the coast of Oregon and have already hit Northern California and Washington state.
Temperatures will see a high around 56. Winds, from the south and southwest, 50 to 55 mph, with gusts as high as 85 mph. New rainfall amounts could range between a

Expect traffic delays next week at Siuslaw River Bridge

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
A bridge maintenance project starts next week, on Monday, Dec. 15, and continues through Thursday, Dec. 18. Work will cause some daytime lane restrictions on Highway 101 near the Siuslaw River Bridge in Florence.
Travel across the bridge will be restricted to a single lane and controlled by flaggers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
ODOT crews will be making

More bad weather on its way

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
National, regional and local officials are forecasting rough weather for the coast of Oregon and part of Washington tonight and into tomorrow.
NOAA has issued alerts to emergency agencies to be prepared for heavy rains and winds, especially after 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. The Florence area may see winds ranging from 60 to 75 mph; the area around Sea

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