Press Releases

Father Receives 10 Years Prison Sentence in Son’s Death

47-year-old Michael Dean Bowman has been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison for causing the death of his infant son. Circuit Court Judge Martin Stone handed down the sentence today on three convictions including First Degree Manslaughter, Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. They stemmed from the death of his biological son Dillan Dean Bowman-Gray who received [...]


Friday August 2 2019

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Coos County Man Found Guilty in Son’s Death

A Coos County Jury has delivered a guilty verdict in the case against 47-year-old Michael Dean Bowman who faced charges that resulted in the death of his infant son. Bowman was convicted of first-degree Manslaughter, Assault and Criminal Mistreatment. Dillan Dean Bowman-Gray was 22 months when he died in 2017. His injuries included extensive severe [...]


Thursday July 25 2019

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Coquille Man Sentenced to Mandatory 25 years for Murder

36-year-old Manuel Delgado Junior was sentenced this morning by Judge Martin Stone in Coos County Circuit Court for killing one man and assaulting another. Delgado was convicted of the death of 45-year-old Gregory Durham in June 2018. Durham had bled to death on his bathroom floor from two table knife wounds to his lower head [...]


Friday July 5 2019

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Police Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Driver of Hit and Run Accident.

Coos Bay Police Department responded to Walmart yesterday at noon for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. While responding they learned the vehicle was a late 1990’s to early 2000’s Toyota 4Runner with out of state license plates. The Toyota was allegedly backing out of a parking spot and hit a 68-year-old female. 39-year-old Michael [...]


Friday March 22 2019

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Emergency Boil Notice for Coquille

An Emergency Boil Notice has been issued by the City of Coquille following routine water sampling that showed increased levels of turbidity. Sampling showed increased levels of particulates and sediment in the water that could contain disease-causing organisms. Those can include bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause nausea, intestinal problems and headaches. Coquille residents [...]


Friday March 15 2019

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Suspects named in Curry County Burglaries

Curry County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the suspects in connection with several attempted and completed burglaries that occurred in Southern Curry County. The suspects have been identified as 39-year-old Julia Denice Wheatley. California Highway Patrol identified Wheatley’s partner after a high-speed chase and crash as 48-year-old Danny Wayne Light. According to the [...]


Wednesday February 27 2019

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Coos County State of Emergency Request Sent to Governor

The Coos County Board of Commissioners met earlier today and have requested the Governor declare a State of Emergency in Coos County due to heavy rainfall that has caused severe impacts including flooding, landslides and debris flows throughout the county. The Coos County Emergency Management Office has determined there is a need for extraordinary assistance. [...]


Tuesday February 26 2019

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Coos Bay

Due to significant amounts of rainfall the Coos Bay Sanitary Sewer System experienced multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows. The increased rainfall impacted the system because of inflow and infiltration which occurs when groundwater and surface water enters the sewer system through deficiencies in the pipes. The Sanitary Sewer Overflows is still under investigation. For questions of [...]


Tuesday February 26 2019

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Slide Closes Highway 101 North of Brookings

Highway 101 will remain closed today near Brookings due to the Hooskanadan Slide. Plans are in the works with Oregon Department of Transportation and contractors to repair the slide area. The Hooskanadan Slide shifted yesterday and is a trouble area on Highway 101. ODOT District Manager Darrin Neavoll is hopeful to get a single lane [...]


Tuesday February 26 2019

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SCINT Arrests Two on Drug Charges

South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team executed a search warrant on February 21st at the home of 57-year-old William Lindsay Sweet of Coos Bay. Methamphetamine, Heroin, firearms and other items were located inside the home during the execution of the warrant. Sweet and 27-year-old Joy Bethany Sims of Coos Bay were taken into custody. Sweet was [...]


Monday February 25 2019

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