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Update: One Still Missing After Boat Capsizes

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay,  in Charleston, Oregon, searches for a missing fisherman next to the  62-foot fishing trawler Patty A J, after the vessel capsized while inbound between the Coos Bay Bar jetties, March 23, 2016. The other three people who were on board, including an observer with [...]


Wednesday March 23 2016

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Bunker Hill Family Escapes From Burning Home

A Bunker Hill family is safe after their home caught fire early this morning. Firefighters were called to Paradise Lane in Coos Bay. Homeowner Dillon Hogan discovered the fire and tried to put it out. Finally, Hogan and his wife escaped through a bedroom window. Fire officials say the Hogans compartmentalized the fire by closing [...]


Tuesday March 22 2016

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Jordan Cove Responds To FERC Denial

Officials from Jordon Cove are exploring their options following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s denial of the application for a liquefied natural gas terminal near Coos Bay.  FERC issued its decision in a 25 page document on Friday based on its denial of the Pacific Connector Pipeline that would have fed the terminal.  Jordon Cove [...]


Monday March 14 2016

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FERC Denies Permits For Jordan Cove and LNG Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied the application by Jordon Cove Energy Company to build a pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminal near Coos Bay. FERC issued its decision in a 25 page document today. Jordon Cove filed an application to build the export terminal in 2013. The Pacific Connector Pipeline filed an application [...]


Friday March 11 2016

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Autopsy Reveals Death at Bastendorff Beach Jetty Is Homicide

Authorities have determined 50-year-old Byron Clark Sherritt died of gunshot wounds to the head.  The body of Sherritt was found inside a vehicle in a parking lot at Bastendorff Beach south of Charleston yesterday.  Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier says he is ruling the death a homicide after an investigation by police, an examination [...]


Monday February 29 2016

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Stolen Property House Lakeshore Drive

Multiple Arrests Made Following Search Warrant for Stolen Property

Eight of 15 people have been arrested after police served a search warrant at a North Bend home.  The arrests were made after the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team and North Bend Police served the warrant at 9:00 AM yesterday. Authorities say they recovered more than $2000 dollars of alleged stolen [...]


Wednesday February 3 2016

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Landslide Warning

Landslide and Debris Statement from Oregon Geology

COOS COUNTY, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Coquille River at Coquille and the South Fork Coquille River at Myrtle Point.   The Flood Watch is in effect February 13 through February 17 for the Coquille River and February 15 through 16 for the South Fork Coquille River.   Landslides and debris [...]


Tuesday February 11 2014

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F-15 night flying training on May 14-17

PORTLAND, Ore. -The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting routine F-15 night flying training on May 14-17.   The missions allow the wing to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for the use of night vision goggles (NVG’s) and other night [...]


Tuesday May 7 2013

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Airport Disaster Scenario Volunteers Needed

Request for Volunteers Emergency Preparedness: Mass Casualty Exercise On September 26th, Emergency Response Agencies will be participating in a Full Scale Mass Casualty Exercise at the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. The scenario is an airbus 319 charter with 52 passengers has crashed during takeoff due to a mechanical failure. Volunteer Role: Volunteers are needed to play [...]


Thursday September 6 2012

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Shooting South of Coos Bay: One Dead, One Critical and Another Injured

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, September 2, 2012, at approximately 6:00 PM, the Coos County 911 Center began receiving numerous 911 calls indicating that two bodies were lying on or next to Highway 101 just north of its intersection with Seven Devils Road. At least one call described some sort of altercation at that location and reported [...]


Monday September 3 2012

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