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Lakeside Man Charged With Domestic Assault

  Deputies with the Coos County Sheriff’s office along with workers from the Oregon Department of Human Services, responded to 2973 South Tenmile Lake–which can only be accessed by boat–to conduct a welfare check on the afternoon of November 17th. Information had been received that a 30-year-old female had reportedly been assaulted at the residence the [...]


Monday November 20 2017

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Tree Inspectors Busy For Holiday Season

Oregon Christmas trees are on their way to Asia, Hawaii and Mexico. In the next several weeks, Oregon—-the nation’s leading producer of Christmas trees-—will ship them to most U.S. states and many countries around the world. “It gets hectic over the next month and there can always be weather issues, but the job is great [...]


Monday November 20 2017

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No Injuries In Coos Bay House Fire

No one was injured in a house fire on the night of November 16th. The Coos Bay Fire Department responded to the reported fire at 63197 Eastport Road in the Libby district just after 10pm. First responders found heavy smoke coming from the second floor and roof area. Crews found an active fire on [...]


Friday November 17 2017

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New Dates For Veterans Town Halls

[ November 30, 2017; 5:00 PM; ] Attention all veterans, their family members and stakeholders. The Roseburg VA Healthcare System (RVAHCS) has scheduled Veterans Town Halls in Brookings and North Bend. The previous dates have changed for these events.   In Brookings on November 29th at 840 Railroad Street, at 5pm   In North Bend on November 30th at 2191 Marion Avenue, also at 5pm.   The [...]


Friday November 17 2017

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Myrtle Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Received Wastewater With High Amounts Of Suspended Solids

The City of Myrtle Point Wastewater Treatment Plant has received wastewater containing high amounts of dissolved and/or suspended solids. Because of this, the ultraviolet disinfection system is not able to achieve proper inactivation of E-coli bacteria in the effluent water. Officials ask that the public avoid the South Fork Coquille River at river mile 34 [...]


Friday November 17 2017

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed

The traditional December 1st opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least December 16th along the entire Oregon coast. Testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield. The commercial Dungeness crab season can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers and avoid waste. Crab quality testing in [...]


Friday November 17 2017

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Roseburg Man Cited For Drunk Driving

A Roseburg man was cited, jailed, and released for allegedly driving under the influence. 36-year-old Justin Nelson of Roseburg was arrested around 11 pm on Tuesday. Bay Cities Ambulance dispatchers relayed to Coos County Sheriff’s Office that an ambulance was nearly run off the road by a truck and trailer operated by Nelson. Deputies stopped [...]


Thursday November 16 2017

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Two Vehicle Accident near Coaledo

Emergency Crews are on scene at a two vehicle accident near the weigh stations in Coaledo. One lane is available for travelers going both directions.  


Thursday November 16 2017

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62-Year-old Inmate Dies In Coos County Jail

An inmate in the Coos Couty jail has been found unresponsive in his cell. According to Coos County District Attorney Paul Frazier, paramedics responded to assist 62-year-old Jimmie Rodgers Putnam at 8pm on November 15th, but they determined that he had died.   Frazier responded to the jail, joined by the medical examiner. Frazier asked the Oregon [...]


Thursday November 16 2017

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Minor Landslide On Highway 101

A minor landslide occurred on Highway 101, two miles north of Gardiner on Wednesday night, November 15th. Jared Castle from the Oregon Department of Transportation confirmed the minor rockfall/landslide was observed at 8pm on the highway. It was cleared before 8am on November 16th. There were no injuries reported and no traffic was affected.  


Thursday November 16 2017

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