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Coos County Sheriff’s Office Warns About Phone Scam

Over the last several weeks, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office has taken several fraud reports involving an IRS telephone scam.  The victims are receiving calls from subjects claiming to represent the IRS and claiming the victim is the subject of an IRS tax warrant.  The subjects are requesting payment in the form of gift cards.  [...]


Monday April 11 2016

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Body Recovered From Patty A J

On April 10th, Coos County Deputies responded to the site of the boat accident that had occurred on Coos Bay on March 23rd. Deputies recovered a body from the fishing vessel “Patty AJ”, presumed to be identified as the missing boat Captain, Jerry Lee Barkley. The body was recovered by Michael Smith, a friend [...]


Monday April 11 2016

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Man Dies After Jumping From McCullough Bridge

A man has died after jumping off the McCullough Bridge. Police from North Bend and the Coos County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the North Bend Fire Department, responded to a 911 report of a man jumping off the North Bend bridge yesterday. The North Bend Fire Department used a boat to recover the man’s body. [...]


Thursday April 7 2016

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Spaghetti Feed To Benefit Myrtle Point High School

The Myrtle Point High School Softball and Baseball teams are hosting a spaghetti feed on Saturday, April 9th. The doors open at 5:30pm for this fundraiser. The night starts off with socializing and the viewing / bidding on items in the silent auction. Dinner starts being served at 6pm. This event is being held at [...]


Wednesday April 6 2016

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Red Cross Holding Blood Drives In April

The American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood this April. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring. To make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. The next blood drive will be in Bandon, April 5th from 1 to 6pm at Holy Trinity [...]


Tuesday April 5 2016

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Earthquake Recorded West Of Coos Bay

The United States Geological Survey reports that an earthquake was recorded off the coast of Oregon. The event occurred at approximately 5:50pm yesterday, April 3rd. The USGS recorded the magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 217 miles west northwest from Coos Bay at a depth of 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles deep. The USGS reports that no [...]


Monday April 4 2016

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Coos Bay Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order

A Coos County Sheriff responded to Lowell Lane in Coos Bay to a report of a disturbance on March 30th. The Deputy made contact with 34-year-old Darren L. Williams of Coos Bay. An investigation revealed that Williams had come to the residence and became engaged in an argument with the 54-year-old female resident, who had [...]


Friday April 1 2016

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Missing Body Of Captain From Patty A J Located

The Coast Guard has confirmed the discovery of the body of Skipper Jerry Barkley from the Patty A J. The Commander of the USCG Station in Coos Bay, Kary Moss reports the body was found onboard the vessel late yesterday afternoon. The salvage team from Northwest Marine Services has been lifting the 62-foot trawler from [...]


Thursday March 31 2016

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Preparing For Coquille Gay 90’s Celebration

The Coquille Gay 90s 2016 celebration theme is Rascals and River Belles. It’s Saturday June 4th. This years theme was chosen to highlight the Sawdust Theatre’s 50th season and play off this year’s production, “The Great Riverton Ruse or Beware of the Golden Gambler”.   Gay 90s Button Design Contest: The Coquille Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a [...]


Wednesday March 30 2016

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Missing Bandon Woman Found Safe And Uninjured

The Coos County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a lost person at Lighthouse Lookout and Norton Gulch Trail in Coos Bay on March 23rd. Multiple agencies including the Coast Guard worked in the search effort that lasted five hours. A Coast Guard helicopter crew located the victim, 30-year-old Jennifer Marie Annastasiou of [...]


Monday March 28 2016

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