Press Releases

Curry County Sheriff’s Office Responds To A Facebook Post That Could Be A Scam

A Facebook post regarding the Oroville Dam impacting a local river has prompted a response by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office today. Authorities say the Oroville dam is 297 miles South of Cave Junction. The Sheriff’s Office is cautioning people of the possible scam. The dam faces the South West and could impact rivers running [...]


Wednesday February 22 2017

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FERC Approves LNG Project For Permitting Process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the Jordan Cove Energy Export Project to move through the federal permitting process.   Last week, Boost Southwest Oregon posted a release from Jordan Cove that its pre-filing application was approved.  Part of the project includes siting a liquefied natural gas export facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit and [...]


Wednesday February 15 2017

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Coos County Authorities Seize $100,000 Dollars of Methamphetamine During Traffic Stop

Authorities seized methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $100-thousand dollars following a routine traffic stop. South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team detectives served two search warrants on the home of 59-year old Cory Yockey and 47-year-old Deborah Rogers of Coos Bay. The two were taken into custody following a December 29th traffic stop near the [...]


Monday January 9 2017

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FERC Denies Application for Rehearing of Jordan Cove Energy Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied the re-hearing request made by Veresen, the parent company of Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. Veresen filed the request in April after FERC denied the applications related to construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas export terminal and natural gas pipeline. In its [...]


Friday December 9 2016

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No Injuries In Coos Bay House Fire

Coos Bay Fire officials were called this morning to a fire in the Eastide.  When they arrived the house located at 510 13th Avenue was fully engulfed, but crews were able to get the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. They remained on scene for about 2 and a half hours to extinguish hot [...]


Monday October 10 2016

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Witnesses Credited With Saving Two Boaters On Rogue River

Two boaters are safe today after the boat they were on capsized in heavy surf at the mouth of the Rogue River near Gold Beach. The Curry County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of recreational boats attempting to cross the mouth of the Rogue River Bar at around 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. A Marine [...]


Monday October 10 2016

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Lucas Mark Perkins Extradited From Washington To Coos County

Lucas Mark Perkins was extradited from Washington to Coos County yesterday. Perkins arrived last night at the Coos County Jail and was arraigned this morning in the Coos County Circuit Court before Judge Stone. Perkins allegedly murdered his uncle, Richard Perkins near his home on Ross Inlet Drive in August this year. The Public Defender’s [...]


Wednesday October 5 2016

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Fisherman Finds Human Remains Near Reedsport

While fishing on October 1st, at about 6:20 PM, a subjects boat broke down on the Umpqua River in the area of the former International Paper Mill in Gardiner, Oregon . The fisherman was able to get his boat to shore. While gathering wood for a fire, the fisherman found what he believed to be [...]


Monday October 3 2016

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Police Release Names Of Mariners Recovered From Boating Accident

The names of the three mariners who lost their lives in a boating accident last Saturday have been released. On September 24th Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the South Jetty near the mouth of the Coquille river on the siting of a deceased subject in the Coquille River. An investigation determined that  a small [...]


Tuesday September 27 2016

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Police Seek Suspect In Ashworth’s Market Armed Robbery

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of Ashworth’s Market in North Bend. Around 4:00 AM this morning a store employee reported a lone male small in stature, dressed in dark clothing and covering his face, entered the market and allegedly brandished a firearm, and demanded the clerk surrender cash. According to [...]


Thursday September 8 2016

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