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Senators Championed Provisions to Provide Funding For Small Ports

Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the Water Resources Development Act was passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee and includes key job creation and funding opportunities for Oregon communities. In particular, the Senators highlighted a three-year extension in the small ports set-aside in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund [...]


Friday May 13 2016

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Heroin Town Hall

Second Heroin / Opiate Town Hall Meeting

[ May 18, 2016; 7:00 PM; ] Coos County Community Corrections and the North Bend Police Department are hosting a second Heroin/Opiate Town Hall meeting at the Mill Casino's Salmon Room on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm. They will present the work that has been accomplished since November, 2015 with the regular meetings of the Heroin/Opiate Work Group and with all disciplines [...]


Monday May 9 2016

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Transportation Safety Awareness Month In Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, Triple A of Oregon and the Oregon Trucking Associations kicked off Transportation Safety Awareness Month reminding drivers that everyone on the road has a responsibility to pay attention. “We are challenging Oregon drivers to ditch the distractions and focus on driving,” said ODOT Director Matt Garrett.   Knife [...]


Monday May 9 2016

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Oregon’s Pink Shrimp Fleet Suspends Operations

Oregon’s pink shrimp fleet has agreed to suspend harvesting operations, due to an overabundance of sub-legal sized shrimp. After six years of record catches, the fleet was expecting the worst after this winter’s El Nino was elevated to ‘super’ status, as the warm water associated with an El Nino is usually detrimental to shrimp recruitment. [...]


Friday May 6 2016

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20th Annual Memorial Bicycle Tour In Coquille

[ May 14, 2016; 8:00 AM; ] The Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program of Southwest Oregon invites everyone to grab their bike and join in the fight against childhood cancer. Coos County kids make over 1,600 visits to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in one year alone. Join Southwest Oregon KDCCP and Kiwanis on Saturday, May 14th for the 20th Annual Memorial Bicycle Tour [...]


Friday May 6 2016

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Prices At Pump Least Expensive For Early May Since 2009

Pump prices have climbed to a five-month high, but gas prices are the cheapest for early May since 2009. The national average is at its highest price since November of last year. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded increases eight cents to $2.22 a gallon. The Oregon average goes up 11 cents [...]


Thursday May 5 2016

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Shawn Kristopher Yamate "Sick Boy"

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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Marshall Booking Photo

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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