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Police Searching For Man On Attempted Murder And Assault Charges

A Coos Bay man is being sought by police on Attempted Murder and Assault charges. Yesterday afternoon, North Bend Police were notified of an accident that occurred in the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant in North Bend. First responders found 27-year-old Edward Robert Brown laying on the asphalt. He was taken to Bay Area [...]


Monday May 2 2016

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Man Drives Into Wrong Lane; Nearly Hits Officers

Coos County Deputies and officers from the Myrtle Point Police Department and State Troopers were on the scene of a rollover accident on Highway 42, east of Myrtle Point on April 28th. As police were investigating the accident, a vehicle drove into the wrong lane, past a safety zone and towards the officers. They were [...]


Monday May 2 2016

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Christopher Joseph Gonzales Sentenced To 70 Months

This morning, Christopher Joseph Gonzales was sentenced by Judge Martin Stone. After agreeing to testify in the case of the State vs. Shawn Yamate, Gonzales had previously pled guilty to Second Degree Assault for his participation in the attack on Forest Martin on June 26th, 2015. The charge of Murder against Mr. Gonzales was dismissed. [...]


Friday April 29 2016

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Special Programs At South Slough Reserve

[ May 7, 2016; 10:00 AM; ] Estuary Explores Families in the Field:   Join the South Slough for a special program at the Charleston Marine Life Center on Saturday, May 7th from 10am to 12pm. Explore the amazing lives of marine mammals in this area. When the center opens at 11am they encourage families to stay and explore all of the [...]


Friday April 29 2016

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is April 30th

After collecting and destroying over 5 million pounds (that’s almost 3 tons) of unused prescription drugs in the past 5 years, the Drug Enforcement Administration is again taking back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications. The DEA invites the public to bring potentially dangerous, unwanted medicines to one of the collection sites around the state, [...]


Friday April 29 2016

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Coos County Master Gardeners Tomato-Rama Plant Sale

[ May 14, 2016; 10:00 AM; ] Members of the Coos County Master Gardeners Association will hold their plant sale at Pony Village Mall on Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, May 15th from 11am to 4pm. The sale will feature a wide assortment of locally grown tomato plants, including many heirloom varieties. Thousands of vegetable, herb, fruit and [...]


Thursday April 28 2016

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$16 Million Southwestern Building Closer To Goal

Bay Area Hospital, guided by its Board of Directors and local physicians affiliated with Southwest Oregon Independent Practice Association, (or DOCS), have joined together and announced their support and investment in the construction of a Health and Science Technology Building at the college. The action follows a challenge by Bay Area Hospital to the medical [...]


Wednesday April 27 2016

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ODFW Hosts Town Hall Meetings On 2017 Budget

[ May 4, 2016; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 7:00 PM; ] The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a series of town hall meetings this month to gather public input on the proposed 2017-2019 budget. The budget will be presented for review and comments at the meetings listed below. All meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30pm. No major changes to the budget [...]


Wednesday April 27 2016

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Forestry Professionals Meeting In North Bend

Many of Oregon’s forestry professionals will gather in Coos Bay April 27th through the 29th for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Oregon Society of American Foresters. OSAF members include over 900 field foresters, administrators, researchers and educators, who manage over 29 million acres of public and private forests throughout the state.   The theme of the [...]


Wednesday April 27 2016

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Early morning apartment fire in North Bend

At 12:37 am this morning, the North Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire behind the Ashworth’s Market at 1585 Sherman Avenue in North Bend, Oregon. The first engine arrived one minute later at 12:38 and reported heavy smoke from a third story apartment located above the market. A “general alarm” was [...]


Tuesday April 26 2016

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