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Assault In North Bend: Police Looking For Witnesses

On Thursday afternoon at about 4pm, the North Bend Police Department received a 911 call indicating that an adult male was walking on a sidewalk on Broadway Avenue and that this person was reportedly covered in blood. North Bend Police located the adult male at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway, covered in blood. [...]


Friday July 21 2017

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Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman Who Suffered Heart Attack

  The Coast Guard airlifted an ill fisherman off the commercial fishing vessel Kandi Dawn. Watch standers at the Coast Guard station in North Bend received a call for help from the captain of the fishing vessel at 1:30am on July 18th requesting support from the Columbia River air crew. The vessl was 75 miles off-shore [...]


Thursday July 20 2017

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Deceased Person Identified

A deceased person has been identified. The Coos County Sheriff’s office reports that the body from Bullards Beach State Park, found on July 4th, has now been identified using fingerprint technology as 52-year-old Donald Laurence Deruchiez. The Sheriff’s office did not want to release the name at first, so they could locate the next of [...]


Wednesday July 19 2017

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Over 8,000 Jobs Added In June

In June, Oregon’s employment grew by 8,500 jobs, following a gain of 2,600 in May. The Oregon Employment Department reports that the June increase was the largest gain since February 2016 when 9,600 jobs were added. Gains were widespread among the major industries, with 11 of the 14 adding jobs. Leisure and hospitality added the [...]


Wednesday July 19 2017

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New Coast Guard City Announced

The Coast Guard will be designating Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony scheduled to be held August 16th. Florence will be accepted as the 24th official Coast Guard City and the third one in Oregon joining Astoria and Newport. The designation of the city of Florence coincides with the 100 year [...]


Tuesday July 18 2017

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Third Option On Driver’s Licences At DMV

Oregon residents now have the option to mark their gender as “not specified” on their application for a driver license or identification card. Under a new administrative rule approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission, card holders who do not wish to identify as either male or female will have a third option when they obtain, [...]


Tuesday July 18 2017

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Florence Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

A Florence man has been killed in a motorcycle crash. Oregon State Police responded to the fatal crash on Highway 20 approximately 30 miles east of Burns on July 14th at approximately 11:50am. Their investigation revealed that 61-year-old Dan Barnum was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling west on Highway 20 at about 70mph. For [...]


Monday July 17 2017

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Road Closure In Reedsport Due To Chip Sealing

A contractor retained by the city of Reedsport will be chip sealing 22nd street from Highway 101 south, past Arthur Drive. From Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st, chip sealing operations will involve road cleaning, the application of adhesive type oil and of gravel and vacuum brooming. When completed, this will increase the [...]


Monday July 17 2017

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Update On Identifying Deceased Male

The Coos County Sheriff’s office has an update on the unidentified deceased person from July 4th who was found on one of the horse trails at Bullards Beach State Park. He has been identified using fingerprint technology. At this time, they are not releasing the name of the person as they are still investigating [...]


Friday July 14 2017

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Telephone Scam

The Coos County Sheriff’s office is advising the public that they are getting reports of a telephone scam going around the area. According to Captain Kelley Andrews, an unknown person calls people, uses a deputy’s name, references local judges and tells them they have warrants for their arrest. Captain Andrews says these are just scams. [...]


Friday July 14 2017

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