Press Releases

Coos Bay: Sewage Overflows/Micro Organisms Die Prompts Notification To DEQ

The City of Coos Bay had to report two incidents in their wastewater treatment and collection system to the Department of Environmental Quality today.  A sewage overflow was reported from a manhole off Lakeshore Drive in the Empire District following a grease blockage in the pipe system.  About 600 gallons of sewage was spilled into [...]


Friday September 15 2017

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District Officials Issue Statement On Alleged Sexual Crimes

Coos Bay School officials have issued a statement regarding the alleged improper relationship between the district’s high school Choir and Theatre Arts Teacher and a minor.  According to a press release, the alleged relationship was reported by a current student. School officials, in accordance with state law, immediately notified police. 24-year-old William A. Paget has been on [...]


Wednesday September 13 2017

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Coos Bay School Teacher Charged With Unlawful Relationship With Student

A Marshfield High School teacher has been taken into police custody on charges of having an unlawful relationship with a student.  24-year-old William A. Paget was taken into custody this morning following an investigation that began last week. School Superintendent Bryan Trendell says he has not been in the classroom this year. The incident allegedly [...]


Wednesday September 13 2017

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Airport Takes Steps To Resume Airport Service To Portland

Coos County Airport District takes the next step to resume Portland Air Services. On August 8th, PenAir backed out of a contract with the South Coast Regional Airport. Airport administration and board members are meeting with community partners and aviation consultants to put together a plan to provide commercial air service to Portland. Pilot shortage [...]


Thursday August 10 2017

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One Arrest Made After Assault On Broadway

Jacob Daniel Evans   Authorities have arrested a suspect in the aggravated assault case that left another man severely injured.  27-year-old Jacob Daniel Evans, also known as Davey Yocum, was taken into custody late this morning.  Police began their investigation after 30-year-old Mark Eugene Hendrix was found walking down a sidewalk covered in blood Thursday afternoon.  Hendrix [...]


Friday July 21 2017

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Fatal Accident on East Bay Road

On July 8, 2017 at about 5:20 p.m., Troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command of the Oregon State Police responded to assist the Coos County Sheriff’s Office on a single vehicle crash near milepost 7.5 on East Bay Road near Timber Park Lane. (East of Coos Bay) The preliminary investigation revealed a white 1996 Ford [...]


Sunday July 9 2017

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Vacant Commercial Dock Property Sells To Developer

The Coos Bay Waterfront Property known as “Central Dock,” that has sat vacant for years, has been sold to a developer with a committed interest in the bay area. The 7 plus acre property was purchased on April 28th to a developer who wishes to remain anonymous.  Though the new owner is keeping development plans [...]


Thursday May 11 2017

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Regulators Seek To Close Fall Chinook Fisheries Off South Coast

Commercial and recreational salmon seasons will see a complete closure on the southern Oregon coast if the Pacific Fisheries Management Council recommendation is approved. That after biologists predicted low fish return forecasts. The PFMC recommended closing the ocean commercial salmon season south of Florence to Crescent City California. The recreational salmon seasons will also be [...]


Thursday April 13 2017

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Coquille Man Convicted of Raping female Family Member

A Coquille man faces a minimum 25 years in prison on 3 separate charges of taping, sexually abusing and sodomizing an 11-year-old female family member. 44-year old Frank Wayne Noakes of Coquille was found guilty of first degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and sexual penetration. District Attorney Paul Frasier said because the victim was under [...]


Wednesday April 5 2017

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Suspect In Coos Bay Car Chase Still At Large

  Vehicle stolen on March 13th ends after pursuit in Coos Bay. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle at a residence in the Charleston area. The 1994 Chevrolet pickup had been stolen sometime in the night. Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle matching the description traveling north bound on [...]


Friday March 17 2017

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