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OREGON AMBER ALERT

ACTIVE AMBER ALERT for May 20, 2015

*** AMBER ALERT CANCELLED*** Children, suspect and vehicle located in Cowlitz County, WA. More information will be released as it becomes available.   ***ACTIVE AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police is issuing an Amber Alert as requested by the Nampa Police Department, Idaho. The Nampa, Idaho Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating two [...]


Wednesday May 20 2015

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May Election Results 2015

May 19, 2015 ELECTION RESULTS

Check the latest results for the May 19, 2015 election. Of the 33,143 Registered Voters in Coos County, only 8,027 cast ballots, less than 25%. Special elections for School Boards, School Districts, Rural Fire Boards, Hospital, Airport District, Port, Water and Sanitary Districts.   Final Unofficial Totals May 15, 2015 Election    


Tuesday May 19 2015

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Steven P. Williamson

Myrtle Point man arrested on rape charges

Steven P. Williamson   A Myrtle Point man has been arrested and charged with allegedly raping a 21 year-old female. On Sunday the Coos County Sheriff’s Office began a sexual assault investigation of the the incident that occurred in a home located at 14658 Hwy 42, Myrtle Point. As a result of the investigation, Deputies arrested 40 [...]


Tuesday May 19 2015

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Coos County Seat Belt Blitz

Safety Belt and DUII Blitz through May 31

Now through Sunday, May 31st, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office will be joining other law enforcement agencies throughout the county and around the state in a safety belt and child restraint blitz. This will also coincide with the Memorial Day DUII patrols that run May 21st through May 25th. Both the Safety Belt Blitz [...]


Tuesday May 19 2015

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19 year-old Kaitlyne Wirth

AMBER Alert Cancelled Suspect Still Missing

19 year-old Kaitlyne Wirth   An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening in an attempt to locate a female child and a female suspect. The vehicle and child were located near Cottage Grove on HWY 99. The AMBER Alert was canceled shortly after.   On May 14, 2015 [...]


Thursday May 14 2015

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Oregon Gas Prices

AAA of Oregon reports gas climbs to three dollars per gal.

  Drivers are still enjoying the lowest gasoline prices in the past five years. Triple A of Oregon reports that drivers are paying the highest prices of the year for gas, but are still enjoying prices that are the lowest since 2010. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded increases three cents to [...]


Thursday May 14 2015

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Memorial Ceremony For Datan May 15th

Deputy Gil Datan   Friday, May 15th is National Police Officer Memorial Day. The Coos County Sheriff’s office will be having a short memorial dedication ceremony for Deputy Gil Datan, who died in the line of duty on April 20th. His name has been placed on the memorial. The ceremony will begin at 10am May 15th at [...]


Thursday May 14 2015

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Oregon Shellfish Harvesting

Recreational Harvest of Shellfish Closed on Oregon Coast

Oregon Food Safety, Salem – Recreational harvest of all shellfish (razor clams, mussels, other clams and scallops) is closed from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head (south of Seaside) due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes all beaches and all bays.   Recreational harvest of razor clams is closed for the entire Oregon coastline from [...]


Thursday May 14 2015

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K-DOCK 92.9

Free Geology Lecture: “Rocks Don’t Lie”

[ May 16, 2015; 7:00 PM; ] As part of the Geology Lecture Series, Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes geologist and MacArthur Fellow Dr. David Montgomery on Saturday, May 16th at 7p.m. He will present a lecture based on his book, "The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood". Dr. Montgomery received a Bachelor of Science from Stanford and a [...]


Wednesday May 13 2015

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K-DOCK 92.9

Safety Tips On Backyard Debris Burning

The Oregon Department of Forestry reminds all Oregonians that May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and the time to reduce the excess vegetation around homes that could pose a wildfire threat. Keep Oregon Green, the ODF, and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal urge everyone to consider chipping or recycling yard debris. If burning is [...]


Wednesday May 13 2015

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