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Man Sentence to Death for Coos County Murders Dies in Custody

One of two men sentenced to death for killing two German Hikers in a Coos County Forest over 30 years ago died Monday in the Oregon State Penitentiary. 59-year-old Jeffery Ray Williams died in the infirmary while on end of life care. According to a Department of Corrections Press Release, Williams was in custody since [...]


Tuesday September 22 2020

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Coos Bay Couple Loses Home to Fire

Accounts have been set up to assist a Coos Bay family displaced from their home after it burned to the ground Friday. Coos Bay Fire was dispatched to a house fire off of Rice Road on Friday around 11:20 PM. Crews arrived on scene to find the home fully engulfed. The owners, Jim and Mary [...]


Monday September 21 2020

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North Bend Man Injured During Hit and Run Accident

A North Bend man is in stable condition after an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist near the EZ Mart on Newmark Avenue last night. The accident. Witnesses allegedly reported that a gold Cadillac was traveling westbound on Newmark and struck the male bicyclist. The operator then fled the scene. The 58-year-old man [...]


Monday September 21 2020

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Independent Investigation Exonerates Coos Bay Police Officers

An independent investigator contracted by the Lane Council of Governments says allegations against Coos Bay Police were unfounded. The report was given last night at the City Council Meeting. The city contracted with LCOG to look into allegations that an officer with the department intentionally shoved a pregnant woman during a scuffle that followed a [...]


Wednesday September 16 2020

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Community Giving to Wildfire Victims Overwhelming

Local organizers of a grassroots effort to collect material donations for victims of the Almeda and Holiday Farm Fires are calling it an overwhelming success. Two van loads of household and emergency supplies were taken to both locations. Community donations filled those. Two First Student Bus Company busses will be ready to deliver their loads [...]


Monday September 14 2020

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***Rotary Sets Up to Take Tax Deductible Donations for Fire Victims***

In response to the catastrophic loss of homes, businesses, and livelihoods for many Oregonians, Rotary has established a Fire Relief Fund to help victims of wildfires rebuild their lives. The tax-deductible donations will provide grants to partner organizations and individuals in need. Coos Bay-North Bend President Tim Novotny says Rotary’s reputation as an effective and [...]


Monday September 14 2020

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7 Devils Accepting Donations for Fire Evacuees

Donations of material items are being accepted at 7-Devils Brewery to help our fellow Oregonians who lost their homes and possessions in the devastating wildfires burning across the state. Just designate if you want your donation of the following items to go North or South. • Ziploc Bags • Large Animal Feed • Tents • Canopies • Disposable Gloves • Men’s [...]


Friday September 11 2020

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Interviews Held for NB City Administrator Candidates

The City of North Bend is continuing to search for a new city administrator. Several community members attended the virtual meet and greet with the three candidates selected from a nationwide search. All three have earned credentials through the International City Managers Association and all three hold Masters Degrees in Public Administration. They are David [...]


Thursday September 10 2020

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Woman Charged After Ramming North Bend Police Car

Officers from the North Bend Police Department were investigating suspicious activity on Maple Street around midnight on September 8th. The officer investigating the report was sitting in his vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Maple Street when 38-year-old Maria Buckley allegedly rammed the Police Vehicle. She was transported to the Coos County Jail by [...]


Thursday September 10 2020

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No Containment of 300 Acre North Bank Lane Fire

Fire crews continue to work the North Bank Lane Fire near Bandon. The blaze that started in brush around 11:30 yesterday has now burned over 300 acres. Homes near the fire were reportedly evacuated as a precaution according to the Coos Forest Protective Association. Fire crews are working on securing fire lines and extinguishing hot [...]


Wednesday September 9 2020

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