Grant Pass Man Arrested for Assault

COQUILLE, Ore. – A Grants Pass man is facing assault and harassment charges in Coos County. According to investigators, on October 16, Coquille Police officers arrested 44 year-old Mark Andrew Howard, after he allegedly refused verbal directions and pulled away from an officer during a domestic disturbance call. Howard had punched a female in the … Continue reading »

Body Found in Coos Bay [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: 2:45 P.M.] Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the death of a 52-year old Mark Fortune of Florence. Florence’s body was found in Coos Bay following an apparent accident while he worked on a lower maintenance bridge underneath Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge. According to investigators, the circumstances surrounding his death and how … Continue reading »

Coos Bay Man Missing

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office needs help looking for a Coos Bay man who was reported missing on Sunday. Investigators say 59-year-old John Ambrosini, Sr., left his home in Coos Bay on Friday, Sept. 26 to go for a motorcycle ride to the Roseburg area and was to return home later that … Continue reading »

New Details in Coos Bay Shooting

COOS BAY, Ore. — New details have emerged in regards to the shooting that left a Michigan man dead at an Oregon beach. Officials in Coos Bay say that David Jesse Hortman was killed earlier this week when Zachary Levi Brimhall fired more than 15 rounds from 100 yards away at Hortman’s car. Police say … Continue reading »

Rape Charges Added to Current Inmate

COOS BAY, Ore.–  A California prison inmate is facing charges for a rape case in Coos County in 2007. 43 year old Peter Shianna is accused of attacking a woman behind a Fred Meyer on Christmas Eve that year. The chief district attorney said the case went cold until a forensic lab contacted Coos Bay … Continue reading »

Coos Bay Veterans Memorial Attacked

COOS BAY, Ore. – Over the weekend an improvised explosive device was found next to the Coos Bay Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The memorial is located right next to a popular play area for children. Officials are relieved nobody was injured. This isn’t the only attack the memorial has withstood. Just a few months ago, an … Continue reading »

Fire Season To Begin for Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. — Fire season in the Coos Bay area will officially begin July 1st. The Coos Forest Protective Association announced Friday that fire season will officially begin at midnight on Monday. The start of fire season begins restrictions on both public and industrial forest use on all private, county, state and bureau of … Continue reading »

Coos Bay Ends Agreement to Export Coal

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Port of Coos Bay is ending its efforts to work with a California company to export coal. Port reps say they extended the deadline several times waiting for the company, Metro Ports, to give them a solid plan for exporting coal out of their terminal. The two other players in … Continue reading »

5.3 Earthquake West of Coos Bay

OREGON — An earthquake rattled off the Southern Oregon Coast around 7:15 Tuesday night. It’s unlikely anyone felt the magnitude 5.3 quake; it happened 170 miles to the West of Coos Bay at a depth of 6.4 miles. Because of it’s magnitude, the Tsunami Warning Center says there’s no danger of tsunami’s from the earthquake.