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Man Accused of Allegedly Pointing Gun at Protesters Released From Jail

A Coos Bay man arrested for allegedly threatening protesters with a handgun on Saturday has been released on his own recognizance from the Coos County Jail. District Attorney Paul Frasier says 36-year-old Brandon Moore was released under current state law but has been issued a citation to appear in court July 8th. Moore was arrested [...]


Monday June 8 2020

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Arrest Made Following Protest in Downtown Coos Bay

A Coos Bay man was arrested following a protest that took place on Highway 101. The protest against social injustice for the most part remained peaceful. At one point a group of young people was allegedly approached at an intersection by a man in a black truck. He reportedly brandished a handgun after yelling at [...]


Monday June 8 2020

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Mostly Peaceful Protest Takes Place Downtown Coos Bay

More than 200 protesters lined the streets of Highway 101 downtown Coos Bay Saturday afternoon most of them calling for an end to racial injustice. The event was organized following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis. Some of today’s protesters wore shirts with Floyd’s outcry [...]


Monday June 8 2020

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Bay Area Hospital Positive COVID-19 Case Tests Negative

Bay Area Hospitial informed the community it is the hospital facility with the latest case of COVID-19. That patient has since tested negative twice after the initial positive test. Coos Health and Wellness did not identify the location that had screened and identified Coronavirus in a patient on Thursday. Hospital officials say the patient was exhibiting [...]


Monday June 8 2020

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Bureau of Land Management Reopens Multiple Day Use Areas

Bureau of Land Management has reopened access to multiple day use sites. Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, the North Spit Boat Ramp and Storm Ranch and New River Area all reopened today. Though the areas have been reopened, BLM would like to remind visitors that sanitation services may be limited, and restrooms may take additional [...]


Thursday June 4 2020

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Team Raising Funds for National Bowling Tournament

The North Bend High School Bowling team is working to raise funds after receiving an invitation to the National High School Tournament. The tournament is July 28th in Ohio. The team must raise $10-thousand dollars to attend. To raise money, the team is selling tickets to win an 8-day Mexico Vacation and $1000 dollars of [...]


Thursday June 4 2020

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Coos County Approved for Phase 2 Reopening

Coos County has been approved for Phase 2 Reopening. County Commissioners received the letter stating Phase 2 could be implemented on Saturday. Yesterday Governor Kate Brown announced what would be allowed under the next phase. It included allowing businesses such as bowling alleys and arcades to reopen with guidelines in place to reduce the spread [...]


Thursday June 4 2020

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New Community Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Coos County

Coos Health and Wellness has identified another case of COVID 19 and is in the process of conducting contract tracing. Officials did not identify age or gender, however Epidemiologist, Brian Leon says the person is between the ages of 30 and 50. The individual may have contracted the virus while at a hospital which was [...]


Thursday June 4 2020

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Sheriff’s Office Prepares for Possible Protest Activity

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office says it is working with local and state Law Enforcement Agencies to implement plans that would protect local communities. That after learning potential peaceful protest could be used as a cover for unlawful activities. Officials say they’ve been inundated with calls from concerned citizens, businesses and outside organizations regarding the [...]


Tuesday June 2 2020

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Sheriff Releases Name of Teen who Fell From Rocks

Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni said tonight the search will continue tomorrow for a North Bend Teen who fell from a rocky cliff area south of Charleston Sunday. The search for 17-year-old Ian Spaulding of North Bend began at 8 o’clock last night at Norton Gulch in the Sunset Bay Management Unit south of Charleston. [...]


Monday June 1 2020

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