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City of Coos Bay Offers Reward to Stop Intentional Fire Suspect

Coos Bay Police Department and Coos Stop Crime have offered a one-thousand-dollar reward for information regard intentional fires being set in the Empire Area of Coos Bay. The fires have taken place over the last couple of months and are being set in vacant homes, vehicles, trash receptacles and vegetation. In an effort to end [...]


Tuesday August 25 2020

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Coos Bay Investigating Suspicious Fires

The Coos Bay Police Department is looking for information about recent fires in the Empire district of Coos Bay. Fire crews were called to a suspicious fire at a vacant home around 8 o’clock this morning. The department received a call of heavy black smoke coming from the inside of a home located at 264 [...]


Friday August 21 2020

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Brothers drown in Kayak Accident on North Tenmile Lake

***UPDATED: Brothers drown in Kayak Accident on Tenmile Lake in Lakeside*** A double drowning was reported after two males were reported in the water at north Tenmile Lake at Lakeside. 51-year-old Mark A. Gray was reportedly kayaking about 50 feet from shore when he rolled his kayak and was unable to reboard it. His brother, 67-year-old [...]


Tuesday August 18 2020

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***Cooperation Wanes With Health Officials as Virus Spreads***

Public Health officials say as the cases of Coronavirus continue to increase, cooperation with contact tracers is on the decline. Epidemiologist Brian Leon says the recurring themes regarding personal rights to a lack of considering the virus as serious as it is has led to less and less cooperation. Most recently COVID-19 was discovered in [...]


Monday August 17 2020

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***Latest COVID Case Refuses Cooperation***

Coos Health and Wellness says the number of confirmed cases slowly rose over the past week adding only two cases. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 71. Presumptive Cases are at 22 bringing the total numbers to 93 since data began to be calculated. Though the numbers appear to be slowly ticking upwards, public [...]


Monday August 17 2020

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City of Coos Bay to Engage Independent Investigation Regarding Protest

According to a Press Release from the Coos Bay Police Department, a protest took place on Saturday, August 8th in the downtown area of Coos Bay and Boardwalk. To supervise the protest, the Coos Bay Police Department assigned 15 officers, three of whom were management. The police officers also provided traffic control at various intersections [...]


Thursday August 13 2020

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Fire Near Scottsburg Burns 16 Acres

The Coos Forest Protective Association responded to a fire caused by mechanical failure from a trailer yesterday afternoon. The fire burned in steep terrain along Highway 38 and was suppressed after burning 16 acres. Firefighters from Scottsburg, Elkton, Reedsport, and Gardner Rural Fire Departments as well as CFPA responded to assist with fire suppression. Crews [...]


Wednesday August 12 2020

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State To Look at Prison System Overhaul Over Closing SCCI

Shutter Creek Correctional Institution has been removed from the prison closure chopping block that was part of an effort to re-balance the budget. According to Department of Corrections Communication Manager Betty Bernt, the legislature has chosen to allow the agency to assess the prison system and report findings and recommendations for re-shaping Oregon’s prison footprint. [...]


Wednesday August 12 2020

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California Man Dies in ATV Accident

Multi-agencies responded to a reported accident in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area yesterday afternoon. Upon arrival responders learned 51-year-old Dustin DelCarlo of Fort Jones California was riding a Yamaha dirt bike on top of Razorback Hill when he allegedly launched off the slip face of the dunes and landed approximately 60 feet on the [...]


Wednesday August 12 2020

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Three USGA Golfers Test Positive But Won’t Count in Coos COVID Numbers

Coos County has added an additional case of COVID-19 over the weekend bringing the total number of confirmed and presumptive cases to 91. In releasing the numbers, Coos Health and Wellness officials say most activity came with the start of the USGA’s 120th U.S. Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes which kicked off Monday. CHW Epidemiologist, Brian [...]


Tuesday August 11 2020

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