SWOCC Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

A college student tested positive for COVID-19 at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The student tested positive yesterday and has not been to campus since the 23rd. Coos Health and Wellness is working with the college to ensure staff and students are aware as well as taking necessary precautions like self-monitoring daily. College Officials ask that [...]

Lakeside Boathouse Explosion Injures Two

A Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy is credited with helping to save the lives of two people after a personal watercraft exploded inside a boathouse on Tenmile Lakes. The accident was reported shortly after 3:00 pm Saturday on Devore Arm located on South Tenmile Lake. The deputy was conducting a routine boat patrol in the area [...]

Man Sentence to Death for Coos County Murders Dies in Custody

One of two men sentenced to death for killing two German Hikers in a Coos County Forest over 30 years ago died Monday in the Oregon State Penitentiary. 59-year-old Jeffery Ray Williams died in the infirmary while on end of life care. According to a Department of Corrections Press Release, Williams was in custody since [...]

Coos Bay Couple Loses Home to Fire

Accounts have been set up to assist a Coos Bay family displaced from their home after it burned to the ground Friday. Coos Bay Fire was dispatched to a house fire off of Rice Road on Friday around 11:20 PM. Crews arrived on scene to find the home fully engulfed. The owners, Jim and Mary [...]

North Bend Man Injured During Hit and Run Accident

A North Bend man is in stable condition after an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist near the EZ Mart on Newmark Avenue last night. The accident. Witnesses allegedly reported that a gold Cadillac was traveling westbound on Newmark and struck the male bicyclist. The operator then fled the scene. The 58-year-old man [...]