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COQUILLE — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife in 2018 in North Bend was sentenced to a total of 26 years behind bars for that and other crimes Friday afternoon, Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier announced.

ELKTON — A passenger in a vehicle died Saturday after suffering injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 38 about two miles west of Elkton and the driver faces charges including manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

COQUILLE — A 31-year-old Coos Bay man was arrested Saturday after an alleged assault and manhunt which took officers from Coos Bay to Coquille, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

EUGENE — A Myrtle Point corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 7, to repeatedly discharging milk and other pollutants into the public water treatment facility which caused waste water with elevated e-coli bacteria to enter the South Fork of the Coquille River resulting in a public health…

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COOS COUNTY — Recently, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the recovery of a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Utah. The child has been returned to his custodial family, according to a press release from the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

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A Celebration of the life of Hardy Christensen will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Faith Baptist Church of Bandon with military honors to follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Bandon. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon.

Nancy Lou Crouse, 79, of Coos Bay, passed away January 8, 2022 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has increased the income limits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program to 200% of the federal poverty level, or $2,147 a month for an individual or $3,660 for a family of three.

Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce it has received $32,182 to expand its veterans center on the Coos Bay campus and increase support for students at its Brookings campus. The funding is part of an Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs grant package totaling $600,00…

The Coos History Museum will relaunch their First Tuesday Talk program in February with a space-tastic presentation titled, “Apollo 14: Coos Bay Connection” presented by Becky Soules. This program will be held on February 1 and has a new start time of 6 p.m. with the museum doors open from 5…

As the Omicron variant surges through Coos County, case counts have already topped even the highest counts at any other time in the pandemic.

And the winner for new location of the Coos Bay Public Library is the “Ridge” location at John Topits Park near the Old Armory. At least that’s the recommendation by the city council appointed library steering committee as of Thursday morning.

This educational program assists forage producers in making decisions on managing pastures and hayground. Topics include using maps to determine physical soil properties, to estimate current and potential production, and to form management units. This information is then used to take soil sa…

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Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark recently announced the introduction of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, legislation that would greatly boost the availability of mental health resources in America’s public schools.

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Guided 2022 First Day Hikes are set for several state parks on Jan. 1, 2022 and the normal $5 day-use parking fee is waived for the 25 parks that normally require a parking permit. 

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) is saddened to announce the passing of an injured sea otter that was transported to the Aquarium for assessment and care last week.

The Coast Guard is conducting a Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study (PAC-PARS) at Yaquina Bay, Coos Bay and Astoria in Oregon and other Pacific Coast seaports.

A five-judge Special Judicial Panel recently upheld the congressional redistricting plan passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly during its September special session. The panel released a unanimous opinion this morning dismissing a petition challenging the plan, finding that the Legislativ…

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Employers with 100 or more workers across Oregon and around the nation who were previously facing a federal mandate to either enforce mandatory vaccination in the workplace or have their employees undergo regular COVID-19 testing, now are not immediately facing the mandate.