Press Releases

***Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance in Lakeside Stabbing***

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s assistance on information regarding an incident in Lakeside yesterday evening. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 10th street in Lakeside on reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival it was learned Sean R. Noah had been stabbed and sustained serious physical injuries near Lakeside City Hall. he was stable on [...]


Thursday March 19 2020

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The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay responds to Rumors about the Port Entry

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay responds to rumors regarding ships denied access to our port. Ships have not been required to leave the port due to crew members being tested for Coronavirus nor have ships been denied access to the port. Vessel Traffic will continue until otherwise ordered by Federal, State or Local [...]


Thursday March 19 2020

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Three Rivers Casino in Coos Bay and Florence Will Close at 5 PM Today

The Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon Tribal Council have directed the casino management to begin plans to temporary suspend operations at both Casino Resorts. Both Three Rivers Casinos are proud community members and are doing their part to help contain the virus and to ensure everyone’s safety. Gaming, Hotel [...]


Wednesday March 18 2020

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Coos Bay Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

A Coos Bay Man was sentenced to Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamines and Unlawful Possession of Sawed-Off Shotguns. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives learned that 36-year-old Theron Gilbert Gerber of Coos Bay was selling firearms and methamphetamines in March of 2019. On April 4th, 2019, an undercover ATF agent [...]


Tuesday February 4 2020

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Coos County DA to Dismiss Case Against McGuffin in Freeman Case

The man convicted of manslaughter in the death of 15-year-old Leah Freeman in 2011 will not face a new trial. Earlier this month a judge had ordered that Nicholas McGuffin would receive a new trial on the original conviction. Leah Freeman was a teenager when her body was discovered dumped a few miles from her [...]


Tuesday December 17 2019

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Coos County Sheriff’s Office Seek Public’s Assistance

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect accused of robbery that took place in Lakeside. On Saturday, Coos County Deputies received information that an alleged robbery took place at the McKay’s Market around 3 PM. The victim, a store clerk, was reportedly threatened with a knife when he [...]


Monday December 16 2019

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Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Issues Stance on Two Ballot Measures

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce released its endorsement and opposition of two ballots on the November Ballot. The business association has endorsed Measure 102  that they say will help local communities build affordable housing. In a press release, the current statewide amendment bans the ability of local governments to work with businesses and nonprofits [...]


Thursday October 11 2018

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Myrtle Point Man Arrested-Library Evacuated

A Myrtle Point man is in custody following a 2 1/2 hour standoff with police. According to District Attorney Paul Frasier, 35-year-old Joseph Michael Hanks faces multiple charges. A Myrtle Point Police Officer requested backup after shots were allegedly fired near him from a home located at 521 Willow. People in the nearby Myrtle Point [...]


Wednesday August 22 2018

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Man Killed by Police Had Methamphetamine in System

The Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier says toxicology reports indicated that the Coos Bay man killed by police gunfire had methamphetamines in his system.  Earlier this week, the DA said officers were justified in the actions that led to the death of 47-year-old Eric Kevin Sweet on June 23rd.  Sweet had reportedly contacted Coos [...]


Thursday July 5 2018

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Coos County D.A. Calls Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Justified

After reviewing the investigation and evidence in the officer-involved shooting June 23rd in Coos Bay, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said the officers were justified in the use of deadly physical force.  47-year-old Eric Kevin Sweet was shot to death near his home in south Coos Bay after reportedly confronting officers with a loaded .30-30 [...]


Tuesday July 3 2018

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