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Danny Aiello, the character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in "The Godfather, Part II" and his Oscar-nominated performance in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right Thing" is dead at age 86. Here's a look back at his life in photos.

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Jacques Chirac, a French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and who defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Thursday at 86. Here's a look back at his life in photos.

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Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died. Here's a look back at his career in photos.

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Jen VanHoutan gives her daughter Laine a kiss June 20, 2017. Laine died March 21, 2018, of a rare, inherited genetic disorder of the nervous system. (Alyssa Pointer/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

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Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

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BANDON – Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center has been recognized for the second year in a row for its high quality care to critical cardiac patients in the community by acting quickly to stabilize and transfer a patient having a serious heart attack.

Early Saturday afternoon, the Oregon House passed legislation that would prohibit the displaying of hate symbols in schools and educational programs. This would include nooses, neo-Nazi symbols, the Confederate battle flag and other symbols with a history of causing substantial disruption to…

At 6 p.m., Thursday, May 13, the Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom. Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library and North Bend Public Library. It was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion through…

As case counts continue to decline in the county, Coos Health & Wellness officials aren’t yet worried about the impact the broad stoppage of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will have on the county’s vaccination effort.

Coos and Curry County residents can dispose of various household chemicals at a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site (1/4 mile south of Milepost 253) on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon.

The COVID pandemic, recession and devastating wildfires have worsened Oregon’s existing housing crisis over the past year, leaving thousands of Oregonians and their families with few places to turn. House Bill 2006, which passed the Oregon House Monday, will help local communities provide em…

A graveside service for Elnora Lillian Leaton, 93, of Coos Bay, who passed away April 5,2021 in Coos Bay will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 17,2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road, under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131

Laura E. Hilton, 86, of Myrtle Point died March 30, 2021 in Coquille. Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area. 541-269-2851.

Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold its monthly meeting at noon Saturday, April 17, at Bandon High School. The group will meet under the big gazebo next to the ball field. Dress warm and bring chairs. 

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, the Coquille Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring…

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is excited to announce the return of the Oregon Women Veterans’ Conference, which will be held virtually for the first time on Saturday, May 22.

Sea otters, beavers and western pond turtles got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation funded $40,000 to support Oregon Zoo conservation efforts through the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund and the Elakha Alliance.

Beginning next week, Bay Area Hospital will start to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics during the weekdays in addition to clinics that have been offered over the last several months. Tuesday, April 13, through Friday, April 16, Bay Area Hospital will be offering 100 vaccine shot appointments wi…

CORVALLIS, Ore. – At a time when lumber prices are skyrocketing, an Oregon State University researcher has developed a new way to predict the future price of logs that uses readily accessible economic information.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Rev. Val Rich, 73, of North Bend, will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark Street in North Bend. For more details go to Arrangements are under the care of …

Richard W. Adamec, 73, of North Bend died April 5, 2021 in North Bend. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.