Investigation Reveals False Claims by Bandon Man Shot by Police

The Coos County District Attorney released the results of an autopsy performed on 65-year-old Robert Charles Foster who was fatally shot by police on Saturday. Paul Frasier said Foster was shot six times after he allegedly fired a round from a shotgun toward police. In the release, Frasier stated that the representations that Foster had made [...]

Health Advisory Issued for Sunset Bay State Park

A health advisory was issued today for higher than normal levels of fecal bacteria in the waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach by the Oregon Health Authority. The Health Authority advises people to avoid direct contact with the waters in the area until the advisory is lifted. They also advise against wading in nearby [...]

Fire at Tioga Building

The Coos Bay Fire Department was dispatched Saturday afternoon to the Tioga Hotel in downtown Coos Bay for smoke coming from a residential apartment on the seventh floor. Firefighters  located two victims outside of the involved apartment who were transported to Bay Area Hospital.  One victim was listed in critical condition and flown to Legacy [...]

Bandon Man Fatally Wounded in Police Shooting

A Bandon man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly pointed a shotgun and fired a round toward police Saturday afternoon. 65-year-old Robert Charles Foster had reportedly called the Coos County Sheriff’s Office and reported he had explosives in his truck that was parked in a field near the Faith Baptist Church on [...]

Health Advisory for Sunset Bay State Park Lifted

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Sunset Bay State Park Beach located in Coos County. The health authority issued the advisory October 25, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters. Results from later samples taken by the Oregon Department of [...]