Press Releases

FERC Denies Application for Rehearing of Jordan Cove Energy Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied the re-hearing request made by Veresen, the parent company of Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. Veresen filed the request in April after FERC denied the applications related to construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas export terminal and natural gas pipeline. In its [...]


Friday December 9 2016

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No Injuries In Coos Bay House Fire

Coos Bay Fire officials were called this morning to a fire in the Eastide.  When they arrived the house located at 510 13th Avenue was fully engulfed, but crews were able to get the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. They remained on scene for about 2 and a half hours to extinguish hot [...]


Monday October 10 2016

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Witnesses Credited With Saving Two Boaters On Rogue River

Two boaters are safe today after the boat they were on capsized in heavy surf at the mouth of the Rogue River near Gold Beach. The Curry County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of recreational boats attempting to cross the mouth of the Rogue River Bar at around 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. A Marine [...]


Monday October 10 2016

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Lucas Mark Perkins Extradited From Washington To Coos County

Lucas Mark Perkins was extradited from Washington to Coos County yesterday. Perkins arrived last night at the Coos County Jail and was arraigned this morning in the Coos County Circuit Court before Judge Stone. Perkins allegedly murdered his uncle, Richard Perkins near his home on Ross Inlet Drive in August this year. The Public Defender’s [...]


Wednesday October 5 2016

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Fisherman Finds Human Remains Near Reedsport

While fishing on October 1st, at about 6:20 PM, a subjects boat broke down on the Umpqua River in the area of the former International Paper Mill in Gardiner, Oregon . The fisherman was able to get his boat to shore. While gathering wood for a fire, the fisherman found what he believed to be [...]


Monday October 3 2016

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Police Release Names Of Mariners Recovered From Boating Accident

The names of the three mariners who lost their lives in a boating accident last Saturday have been released. On September 24th Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the South Jetty near the mouth of the Coquille river on the siting of a deceased subject in the Coquille River. An investigation determined that  a small [...]


Tuesday September 27 2016

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Police Seek Suspect In Ashworth’s Market Armed Robbery

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of Ashworth’s Market in North Bend. Around 4:00 AM this morning a store employee reported a lone male small in stature, dressed in dark clothing and covering his face, entered the market and allegedly brandished a firearm, and demanded the clerk surrender cash. According to [...]


Thursday September 8 2016

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Coos Bay Homicide “Person Of Interest” Arrested In Washington

Police have taken Lucas Mark Perkins into custody in Seattle. Perkins was wanted for questioning in the death of 64-year-old Richard Perkins who was found dead Sunday morning near his home on Ross Inlet Road.  An autopsy confirmed the elder Perkins had died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head.  Lucas Perkins [...]


Wednesday August 17 2016

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Coos County DA Releases Cause Of Death In Homicide

Officials say an autopsy on the body of Richard Perkins has been completed. The autopsy of 64-year-old Richard Perkins, whose body was found near his home southeast of Coos Bay, determined he was bludgeoned to death with a blunt object. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier says Perkins died as a result of severe blunt [...]


Tuesday August 16 2016

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Authorities Identify Victim Of Homicide

The man found dead on rural property outside of Coos Bay has been identified as 64-year-old Richard Perkins.  His body was found lying in the front yard of a residence located at 63368 Ross Inlet Road southeast of Coos Bay around 10 am yesterday morning.  The Sheriff’s is still looking for a “person of interest” [...]


Monday August 15 2016

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