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DCSO: Man From Coos Bay Reported Missing

  The Douglas County Sheriff’s office is asking for help from the the public in locating a reported missing person. 59-year-old John Ambrosini SR, left his home in Coos Bay on Friday, September 26th, to go for a motorcycle ride to the Roseburg area. He was to return home later that evening. He last spoke to [...]


Tuesday September 30 2014

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Tips To Protect Oregonians From ID Theft

According to a survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network, there are 10 things Oregonians do to put them at increased risk for identity theft. The survey shows common mistakes people make that put them at risk for having their identity stolen or their financial accounts compromised. After hours of video interviews with a convicted [...]


Monday September 29 2014

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United Way “Give Where You Live” Campaign

The United Way of Southwestern Oregon is holding its annual “Give Where You Live” fundraising campaign from now through the end of December, 2014. The United Way is raising money in Coos and Curry Counties to support services provided by local non-profit programs and has a goal of $200,000. This year’s campaign chair is Jeff [...]


Friday September 26 2014

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Hamman In Custody After Resisting Arrest

A North Bend man is in custody after attempting to elude police. On September 24th, Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a theft at a restaurant in Charleston. During their investigation, deputies obtained a video of a man stealing a computer and a cell phone. Deputies were not initially able to [...]


Thursday September 25 2014

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Coos Bay Man Gets Sentenced To Prison

Michael Eugence Hockema has been sentenced to twenty-six months in prison; the sentence stemming from two incident dates. In June 2013, Coos County Dunes Deputies and a United States Forest Service Officer made contact with Hockema in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. An investigation commenced after deputies saw the defendant in possession of a [...]


Thursday September 25 2014

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Timberlands Opened to Public

Effective at 7am, Tuesday, September 23rd, all Menasha Forest Products Corporation and Pacific West Timber timberlands in Coos, Douglas, and Curry Counties will re-open to the public for walk-in hunting. As a reminder, all Menasha and Pacific West lands are closed year round to motorcycles, 4-wheelers and ATV’s of any kind. Such unauthorized access will be [...]


Tuesday September 23 2014

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And The Winner Is….Karissa Thomas

After surviving six elimination rounds, four of 15 competitors strived for the title of Bay Area Teen Idol on Saturday, September 20th in Coos Bay. It is Coos and Western Douglas Counties premiere vocal competition for teens from 13 to 18 years of age. The winner was 16-year-old Karissa Thomas of North Bend, a Junior [...]


Monday September 22 2014

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Recent Rainfall Lowers Fire Levels

Weather changes have brought cooler conditions to the Coos Forest Protective Association. The reduced fire danger levels are allowing fire mangers to lower fire levels within the district. Lands protected by CFPA within regulated use areas CS-1, CS-2, CS-4, CS-5, SK-1 and SK-2 will lower to a Level II. Changes are effective [...]


Friday September 19 2014

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Kitzhaber Proclaims Sept. 19th POW-MIA Recognition Day

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed September 19th, to be POW-MIA Recognition Day. The proclamation honors the service and sacrifice of American military personnel who have either been captured, held as prisoners of war, or who remain missing in action. Oregon’s observance will coincide with the National POW-MIA Recognition Day that is celebrated annually on [...]


Friday September 19 2014

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ODOT: Scotsburg Bridge Closed Due To Crash.

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that a crash has occurred on Highway 38, approximately 16 miles east of the intersection with Highway 101,(east of Reedsport.) At 9am on September 18th, ODOT reports that the Scottsburg Bridge is blocked by a commercial truck crash. More information will released as it become available. Traffic updates at [...]


Thursday September 18 2014

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