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Investigation Reveals False Claims by Bandon Man Shot by Police

The Coos County District Attorney released the results of an autopsy performed on 65-year-old Robert Charles Foster who was fatally shot by police on Saturday. Paul Frasier said Foster was shot six times after he allegedly fired a round from a shotgun toward police. In the release, Frasier stated that the representations that Foster had made [...]


Friday November 9 2018

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Health Advisory Issued for Sunset Bay State Park

A health advisory was issued today for higher than normal levels of fecal bacteria in the waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach by the Oregon Health Authority. The Health Authority advises people to avoid direct contact with the waters in the area until the advisory is lifted. They also advise against wading in nearby [...]


Wednesday November 7 2018

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Fire at Tioga Building

The Coos Bay Fire Department was dispatched Saturday afternoon to the Tioga Hotel in downtown Coos Bay for smoke coming from a residential apartment on the seventh floor. Firefighters  located two victims outside of the involved apartment who were transported to Bay Area Hospital.  One victim was listed in critical condition and flown to Legacy [...]


Monday November 5 2018

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Bandon Man Fatally Wounded in Police Shooting

A Bandon man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly pointed a shotgun and fired a round toward police Saturday afternoon. 65-year-old Robert Charles Foster had reportedly called the Coos County Sheriff’s Office and reported he had explosives in his truck that was parked in a field near the Faith Baptist Church on [...]


Sunday November 4 2018

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Health Advisory for Sunset Bay State Park Lifted

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Sunset Bay State Park Beach located in Coos County. The health authority issued the advisory October 25, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters. Results from later samples taken by the Oregon Department of [...]


Friday October 26 2018

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Fatal Boating Accident Near Winchester Bay

The Douglas County Marine Patrol Division is investigating a fatal boating accident that happened near Winchester Bay yesterday. According to the press release a 16-and-a-half-foot aluminum Tracker Marine Vessel with four people on board were crabbing in the bay. On the way to port the engine quit and wouldn’t restart. The vessel drifted with the [...]


Friday October 26 2018

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Health Advisory Issued for Sunset Bay State Park

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach. Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this [...]


Thursday October 25 2018

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Single Lane of Highway 38 Now Open

The Oregon Department of Transportation has opened a single lane of HIghway 38 after a fatal tanker truck accident closed the highway near Scottsburg last night.  Spokesman Gary Leaming says Oregon State Police officials have completed their investigation into the accident. First Strike Environmental is offloading the remaining 10,500 gallons of fuel and diesel that [...]


Tuesday October 23 2018

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Robbery at the Bunker Hill 7-Eleven Ends with One Taken Into Custody

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around midnight about a robbery in progress at the Bunker Hill 7-Eleven. The report was that a young male with a bag on his head and carrying a pistol had robbed the store. During the robbery, money was taken. Citizens reported seeing persons running from the [...]


Tuesday October 23 2018

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Oregon’s Paving for Pizza Winner is Coos Bay

The City of Coos Bay is the only city in the State of Oregon that will receive $5000 from Domino’s Pizza after the company received a significant number of votes from Coos Bay citizens. The announcement comes after Domino’s Pizza “Paving for Pizza” program asked customers in every state to nominate their town or city [...]


Monday October 22 2018

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