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Yamate Sentenced To Minimum Of 27 Years In Prison

Shawn Yamate has been sentenced to a minimum of 27 years of incarceration. Judge Richard Barron sentenced Yamate on May 2nd. A jury found Yamate guilty of the murder of Forest Martin that occurred in June, 2015, then dragging the body to the mud flats near the waste water treatment plant in Empire. Yamate was [...]


Tuesday May 3 2016

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Man’s Body Found By Boater’s In River

The Curry County Sheriff’s office received a call from a resident of Gold Beach on April 29th, reporting that while boating on the Rogue River, they found the body of an adult male that was partially submerged. At that time there had been no reports of missing persons fitting the description given by the caller. [...]


Tuesday May 3 2016

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Coos County Man Wanted After Fleeing Court

Kevin Lee Marshall In March, 2015, members of the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team conducted an investigation into the delivery of methamphetamine by Bruce Everett Taylor, Kevin Lee Marshall and others in the Barview Area of Coos County. As a result of the investigation, search warrants were obtained for Taylor’s and Marshall’s respective residences. On March [...]


Tuesday May 3 2016

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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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$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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41,000 Job Vacancies Reflect Stronger Economy

Businesses in Oregon reported 41,300 vacancies in the winter of 2016. That marks the first time job vacancies have exceeded 40,000, and reflects the rapid pace of job growth in the state. The Oregon Employment Department reports that health care and social assistance topped all industries with 9,400 vacancies in the winter. Leisure and hospitality [...]


Thursday April 21 2016

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