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Douglas County DUI Enforcement Underway

A holiday DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Douglas County. The campaign is running from now, through January 2nd, 2014. As part of the campaign, the Sheriff’s Office is increasing traffic patrols directly focusing on DUI related investigations. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers to celebrate [...]


Monday December 23 2013

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Umpqua Lighthouse Open For Holidays

To help celebrate the season, from now through Sunday, January 5th, the museum is open and the guides are leading lighthouse tours. The Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum is at 1020 Lighthouse Road in Winchester Bay. Admission to the museum is free. Guided lighthouse tours are $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors & Students; Children ages [...]


Monday December 23 2013

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ODFW Releases 2014 Winter Steelhead Guide

With the first winter steelhead of the season arriving at some coastal rivers, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its 2014 Winter Steelhead Guide. The guide offers novice steelhead anglers an overview of where and when to fish during the winter steelhead season. For more experienced anglers, the guide also includes updates on [...]


Friday December 20 2013

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Court Of Appeals Upholds McGuffin Conviction

The Oregon Court of Appeals has announced its decision in the case of the State of Oregon vs. James McGuffin. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of McGuffin without issuing a formal opinion. McGuffin was convicted of First Degree Manslaughter in 2011, for the death of Leah Freeman. McGuffin is currently serving the remainder [...]


Wednesday December 18 2013

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Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Point In Five Years

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in November from 7.6 percent, in October.The Oregon Employment Department reports that November marked Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, when the rate was 7.2 percent. Rapid declines in Oregon’s unemployment rate over the past three months have put Oregon’s rate closer to the national rate, which [...]


Wednesday December 18 2013

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OSP: Beware Of Phone Scammers

The Oregon State Police receives infrequent complaints regarding telephone calls from individuals claiming to be OSP troopers or representatives seeking money in association with dropping criminal charges, clearing arrest warrants, or threats of arrest if demands are not met. Recently, male callers with foreign accents have been calling citizens in Oregon identifying themselves as members [...]


Tuesday December 17 2013

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“Neeko” Helps Police With Arrest

After being on the job for less than a month, a police K-9 assisted in the arrest of a Bandon man. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office was called by the Bandon Police Department to assist in finding a wanted subject who had run from a traffic stop. Following a search, dog tracker ‘Neeko’ located [...]


Tuesday December 17 2013

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Oregon Crab Negotiations Were Successful

Dungeness crab fishermen along the Oregon coast will begin setting their pots in the ocean at 8am on December 13th, after an agreement was reached in the annual state-supervised crab price negotiations. The 2013/14 crab season will officially start at 12:01am on Monday, December 16th. The season was delayed 15 days after pre-season testing revealed [...]


Thursday December 12 2013

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South Coast Development Council Selects Interim Director

The South Coast Development Council, or SCDC, has announced it has selected John Hitt as interim executive director. On the job since December 1st, the interim director will focus on promotion and support of businesses that provide quality jobs through responsible development on Oregon’s South Coast. Hitt’s first task is collaboration with local business owners and [...]


Wednesday December 11 2013

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Man Injured After Fleeing Traffic Crash On Foot

Oregon State Police and Curry County Sheriff’s Office are continuing the investigation into an early Thursday morning incident following a single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 101 near Harbor in Curry County. A Brookings-area man was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained after the crash. On December 5th, a vehicle driven by 53-year-old James [...]


Thursday December 5 2013

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