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Erosion Closes South Jetty Access Road in Florence

Erosion creating dangerous road condition has forced the US Forest Service to close a port of the South Jetty Road near Florence.  The closure begins at milepost 4.5 from Highway 101, just beyond parking area #5. Vehicles will not be able to access South Jetty parking areas #6 and 7 or the crab dock until [...]


Monday February 4 2019

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School Delays and Closures

Coos Bay School District on two hour delay. Buses will run two hours late. North Bend School district will run 2 Hours Late. All schools on a two-hour delay. Buses will also run on a two-hour delay. Coquille and Myrtle Point School District on 2 Hour Delay. Reedsport School District 2 Hour Delay. Mapleton School District Closed. All after school [...]


Monday February 4 2019

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***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM MONDAY ABOVE 500 FEET***

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM MONDAY ABOVE 500 FEET*** * Snow above 500 feet expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches. * South Central Oregon Coast and Curry County Coast. * From 1 AM to 1 PM PST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Snow levels drop dramatically late [...]


Sunday February 3 2019

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Daniel Stephen Johnson

Coos Bay Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Sexually Abusing Children at Cambodian Orphanage

EUGENE, Ore.—On January 18, 2019, Daniel Stephen Johnson, 40, of Coos Bay, was sentenced to life in federal prison for repeatedly sexually abusing children who lived at an orphanage operated by the defendant in Cambodia. In a jury trial ending on May 16, 2018, Johnson was convicted on six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct [...]


Wednesday January 30 2019

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***BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT***

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for sneaker waves…which is in effect from late Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. * Hazards…Sneaker waves. * Timing…Late Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. The highest risk is expected Thursday evening through Friday morning. * Locations Include…The southwestern Oregon coast from Florence south to Point Saint George, [...]


Wednesday January 30 2019

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Paint Plume in Mingus Park Pond

The City of Coos Bay staff learned early yesterday evening through social media that a white plume appeared in the pond at Mingus Park. When staff investigated, it appeared that the plume had settled to the bottom of the pond in about a 10-foot square area. The city wastewater contractor, and city staff used the [...]


Thursday January 24 2019

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Homicide in Hauser

Earlier this morning the Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported stabbing on White Lane in Hauser. Investigation of the incident revealed that they found 39-year-old Eric Steven Woodworth of North Bend laying on the front porch dead from a single stab wound to the chest. During the course of the investigation it was [...]


Wednesday January 23 2019

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Merkley Town Hall Meeting in Bandon

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley makes a stop on the South Coast Tuesday. Merkley’s Town Hall Meeting with citizens takes place at The Barn in Bandon at 9 o’clock in the morning. At a meeting in Coquille last year Merkley discussed his opposition to the LNG Project, transportation Funding Bills for ports and jetties, recycling and [...]


Tuesday January 22 2019

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Coos County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Break-Ins South of Bandon

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office in Coquille is reporting that a string of thefts have occurred from both vehicles and homes south of Bandon. The CCSO is urging residents to remove valuables from vehicles and make sure doors are locked to deter further thefts. They also suggest that you make sure your property is secure, [...]


Monday January 21 2019

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Hospital Given All Clear after Security Event

Reports of a complete lockdown of Bay Area Hospital circulated on social media this morning following a possible security event on the hospital campus. Hospital officials confirmed it was on lockdown while authorities investigated unconfirmed reports that a suspect had a rifle in the parking lot. Police gave an all clear, and hospital operations have [...]


Monday January 21 2019

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