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Multi-vehicle Accident Closes Highway 101 North of North Bend

Local Law Enforcement are investigating two major accidents on Highway 101 north of North Bend.  Oregon Department of Transportation officials say the Highway was completely closed for a fatal multiple vehicle accident that happened shortly before 2:00 pm. One lane has reopened.  A second accident was also reported south of the original accident on the [...]


Tuesday November 27 2018

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North Bend Seats New Councilor and Holds Public Hearings

The City of North Bend will issue the Oath of Office to elected councilors Larry Garboden and Bill Richardson who are currently seated on the council, and newly-elected Councilor Jessica Engelke at tonight’s North Bend City Council Meeting. The three were the top vote-getters in the election earlier this month.  Following the Oath of Office, the [...]


Tuesday November 27 2018

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Coos Bay Council Discusses a Transportation UserFee Tonight

Coos Bay City Councilors will discuss adding a Transportation User Fee to fund fixing streets that are falling into disrepair when they meet tonight in a work session.  The council has toyed with the idea of adding a fee ranging from $3 dollars to up to $10 dollars to generate funds earmarked for streets.  The city has [...]


Tuesday November 27 2018

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***HIGH WIND WARNING***

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning. In effect from 7 AM to 4 PM Thursday. * Winds: South 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph are possible at capes, headlands, and other exposed areas. * Timing: Winds will increase through Thursday morning, reaching [...]


Wednesday November 21 2018

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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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