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Father Receives 10 Years Prison Sentence in Son’s Death

47-year-old Michael Dean Bowman has been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison for causing the death of his infant son. Circuit Court Judge Martin Stone handed down the sentence today on three convictions including First Degree Manslaughter, Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. They stemmed from the death of his biological son Dillan Dean Bowman-Gray who received [...]


Friday August 2 2019

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New Digital Signs in Coos Bay

New digital welcome signs have been installed at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center.  The signs along Highway 101 will advertise information to motorists passing by. The City of Coos Bay is paying a little over half of the cost of the signs and installation which is estimated at around $52-thousand dollars.  The Visitor and Convention Bureau [...]


Thursday August 1 2019

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Coos County Man Found Guilty in Son’s Death

A Coos County Jury has delivered a guilty verdict in the case against 47-year-old Michael Dean Bowman who faced charges that resulted in the death of his infant son. Bowman was convicted of first-degree Manslaughter, Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. Dillan Dean Bowman-Gray was 22 months when he died in 2017. His injuries included extensive severe [...]


Thursday July 25 2019

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***TOXIN ADVISORY TENMILE LAKES***

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory today for Tenmile Lakes in Coos County at South Lake due to the presence of a cyanobacterial (harmful algae) bloom and cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) above recreational guideline values for human exposure. People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power [...]


Friday July 19 2019

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Coos Bay Paving Project Next Week

The City of Coos Bay will start its pavement maintenance program on city streets next week.  The work will involve a combination of asphalt grinding, pothole patching and blade patching and will take place over the next two months. Earlier this year the council approved a $10 Transportation Utility Fee to help generate funding along [...]


Wednesday July 17 2019

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Coos Bay Arrest – Dakota Mollet

A Coos Bay woman was taken into custody following a lengthy investigation by local police that began July 9th. 19-year-old Dakota Mollett was lodged in the Coos County Jail on charges of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor and recklessly endangering another person. Police were contact by three juveniles who reported a juvenile [...]


Wednesday July 17 2019

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Coos Bay Temporary Lodging Ordinance

The Coos Bay City Council has passed a Temporary Lodging Ordinance that will facilitate organizations wishing to provide temporary locations for overnight stays. The ordinance will allow a non-commercial facility to temporarily house homeless individuals for up to 30 consecutive days and up to 90 days in a calendar year. The ordinance requires permitting approval [...]


Wednesday July 17 2019

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Tribute to the Troops Gold Star Ride

The 8th annual Tribute to the Troops Oregon Ride will honor Gold Star families in the local area this week.  The first event will honor the family of Lance Corporal Bryan Bertrand at 9:15 on Friday Morning. The riders will arrive at Bryan’s Home for a small ceremony that is open to the public. The day [...]


Wednesday July 17 2019

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Bandon Man Sustains Fatal Injuries in Motorcycle Accident

Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle accident near milepost 279 on Highway 101 yesterday around 10:30 PM. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Yamaha Motorcycle was traveling south when it left the roadway and crashed. 52-year-old Robert Killough of Bandon Oregon sustained fatal injuries. The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Coos [...]


Tuesday July 16 2019

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Full Road Closure in Coos Bay for Storm Drain Repairs

The City of Coos Bay will be performing a repair of the storm sewer line located along Lakeshore Drive between Fenwick Street and Sanford Street.  For safety reasons, this work will require a full road closure tomorrow.  Traffic will be detoured around the work zone between the hours 7am until 6pm. During the project, there [...]


Tuesday July 9 2019

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