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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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Friday August 31 2012

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Part of Tsunami Dock Goes To Oregon Historical Society

Portland, OR – Two pieces of the massive 201 ton dock that was washed away from a city on Japan’s northeast coast by the devastating March 2011 tsunami and that landed on Oregon’s Agate Beach this past June have now arrived at the Oregon Historical Society. According to Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, the [...]


Thursday August 30 2012

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Oregon Attorney General

Phone Scam Alert

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S SCAM ALERT  A Consumer Protection Alert from the Oregon Attorney General    MEDICAL CARD SCAM ON THE RISE  Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum reminds Oregon consumers never to share their personal or financial information with anyone by email or over the phone. The Oregon Department of Justice has seen a recent influx in reports from senior citizens who received [...]


Thursday August 23 2012

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Michael Ames Coos Bay PD Press Release

On 5-28-12 at 9:25 am Officers of the Coos Bay Police Department attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Michael Ames after locating his vehicle at the Edgewater Motel. The previous day, Officers had received a report of Michael Ames stalking his estranged girlfriend. During that investigation, Officers learned that there [...]


Tuesday May 29 2012

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The Tall Ships Return to Coos Bay

Coos Bay, Ore. – The brig Lady Washington and her companion ship, the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, will visit Coos Bay for 13 days in May, starting Thursday, May 2. Working in partnership with the Coos Bay Boat Building Center, the two ships will offer public sailing programs, educational programs for K-12 students, and public [...]


Thursday April 5 2012

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SWOCC Geology Lecture Series

The geology lecture series continues with Dr. Peter Ruggiero (Oregon State University) on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. presenting “The Role of Sea Level Rise and Increased Storminess in Pacific Northwest Coastal Change and Flood Hazards”. Dr. Ruggiero earned a BS from Lehigh University and MS and PhD degrees from [...]


Tuesday March 27 2012

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Highway 42 Rock Slide 2012

Highway 42 to Close at Slide For Repairs

CAMAS VALLEY — The excavation and hauling of an estimated 10,000 cubic yards of earth from the County Line slide requires closing a one-mile section of Oregon 42, located roughly ten miles west of Camas Valley, from 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 to 1 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20. ODOT maintenance officials held an emergency meeting earlier [...]


Friday February 10 2012

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Missing Person Wyman Weathersby

CCSO NARRATIVE: At about 2:00 AM on the 02-08-2012 Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies came across a 1997 Acura 2 door sedan parked in the day use area at the BLM / Weyerhaeuser Overlook, off Transpacific Parkway, in the North Spit area, north of North Bend. The deputy checked the vehicle and found that there [...]


Thursday February 9 2012

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