State News

Sheriff’s Searching For Man Who Failed To Report To Jail

He is the first man in Oregon to be convicted of five counts of posting Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image online and police are searching for him for not showing up to begin serving his sentence. Sheriff’s in Washington County are asking for help from the public in locating 31-year-old Benjamin J. Barber. [...]


Tuesday December 6 2016

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Coast Open For Recreational Crabbing From Floras Creek To California Border

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced December 2nd the opening of the ocean and bay recreational crab fishery along the southern Oregon coast from Floras Creek (just north of Port Orford) to the California border. The ocean and bay recreational crab fishery also remains open from Tillamook [...]


Monday December 5 2016

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National Weather Service: Increased Wave Run Up

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for increased wave run-up, in effect from late Friday night, December 2nd through Saturday afternoon, December 3rd. Northwest swells around 15 feet will produce 20 foot breakers. Large breakers are expected most of the day Saturday, with the highest potential for dangerous wave run-up on [...]


Friday December 2 2016

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Turi To Retire As Coos County Clerk

Terri Turi has announced her retirement following 18 years of working as Coos County Clerk. Her final day in office will be February 17th. Turi will be leaving the position mid-term, with just under 2 years remaining. In her 28 years of public service, Turi served as Administrative Assistant and City Recorder in the City [...]


Thursday December 1 2016

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Free Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

Enroll or re-enroll in health insurance for 2017 with help from Coast Community Health Center in Bandon and Port Orford. Outreach workers are trained to provide free, confidential information about health insurance coverage for adults and children. They regularly help individuals and families apply or re-apply for coverage and check their eligibility and application [...]


Thursday December 1 2016

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Coquille Police And Fire Departments Shop With The Heroes

On Sunday, December 18th, members of the Coquille Police and Fire Departments will be participating in the annual Christmas Shop with the Heroes program. They are grateful for the contributions received in the past from local citizens, businesses and organizations and they are looking forward to contributions again this year.   Coquille Police and Fire personnel will [...]


Wednesday November 30 2016

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Veterans Town Hall To Be Held In North Bend

The Roseburg VA Medical Center has scheduled a Veterans Town Hall in North Bend on Wednesday, November 30th from 5 to 7pm. It will be held at the American Legion Post 34, 1421 Airport Way, North Bend. The Roseburg VAMC invites all veterans, their family members and stakeholders. This will be an open dialogue listening [...]


Monday November 28 2016

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AAA Of Oregon: Most Thanksgiving Travelers Since 2007

Triple A of Oregon reports that 48.7 million Americans are traveling 50 miles or more from home during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of one million travelers over 2015 and the highest volume for the holiday since 2007. About 592,000 Oregonians will head over the rivers and through the woods. Here are some quick [...]


Friday November 25 2016

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High Wind Warning Issued For 1am Thursday November 24th

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning, in effect from 1am on Thursday, November 24th through 1am Friday, November 25th. Winds from the south are forecasted at 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The NWS reports that winds will increase Wednesday night peaking Thursday afternoon and night then [...]


Wednesday November 23 2016

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Lost Mushroom Pickers Found Alive And Safe

The Coos County Sheriff’s office received 911 calls from what sounded like missing hikers on Saturday afternoon, November 19th. Sheriff’s dispatch tracked the missing persons’ location in the County forest near Lost Dog Road and learned that two adult females and a nine-year-old boy had become lost in the woods while mushroom picking. Deputies were [...]


Monday November 21 2016

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