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 [...]

Fatal Boating Accident Near Winchester Bay

The Douglas County Marine Patrol Division is investigating a fatal boating accident that happened near Winchester Bay yesterday. According to the press release a 16-and-a-half-foot aluminum Tracker Marine Vessel with four people on board were crabbing in the bay. On the way to port the engine quit and wouldn’t restart. The vessel drifted with the [...]

Health Advisory Issued for Sunset Bay State Park

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach. Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this [...]

Single Lane of Highway 38 Now Open

The Oregon Department of Transportation has opened a single lane of HIghway 38 after a fatal tanker truck accident closed the highway near Scottsburg last night.  Spokesman Gary Leaming says Oregon State Police officials have completed their investigation into the accident. First Strike Environmental is offloading the remaining 10,500 gallons of fuel and diesel that [...]

Robbery at the Bunker Hill 7-Eleven Ends with One Taken Into Custody

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around midnight about a robbery in progress at the Bunker Hill 7-Eleven. The report was that a young male with a bag on his head and carrying a pistol had robbed the store. During the robbery, money was taken. Citizens reported seeing persons running from the [...]