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William H Payton

Coos Bay Police searching for Hit and Run Suspect

  On May 25, 2015 at approximately 9:27 p.m. the Coos Bay Police Department was notified that a 17 year old Coos Bay man had been brought to Bay Area Hospital for treatment of injuries he received when he was struck by a vehicle on Woodland Drive in Coos Bay.   The victim reported the suspect vehicle drove [...]


Thursday June 4 2015

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Sunset Beach Water Quality

Health advisory issued June 3 for water contact at Sunset Bay State Park Beach

  The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach, located in Coos County.   Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water [...]


Wednesday June 3 2015

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Coquille Gay Nineties Celebration this weekend!

[ June 6, 2015; ] 2015 Coquille Gay 90's Celebration & Parade One of the oldest celebrations still going on in Coquille All day Saturday June 6, 2015! Schedule of Events Friday June, 5 & Saturday June, 6   Sturdivant Park - HWY 42 S   Fri. evening (4 pm) & Sat. (all day)- Babe Ruth Fundraiser Coed Softball Tournament   Sat. - 9am - Rotary River Walk10 [...]


Monday June 1 2015

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Oregon Coast Earthquakes

Seven shallow earthquakes happen in less than a day off the Oregon Coast

A series of seven shallow earthquakes struck off the Oregon coast. The first happened on Sunday night at about 11:52 p.m. registering a magnitude 5.8 some 300 miles west of North Bend. Then a 4.3 at 12:01 a.m., 5.5 at 3:46 a.m., 4.4 at 7:46 a.m. on Monday. Then the latest struck at about 1:11 [...]


Monday June 1 2015

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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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