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Salem-News.com (Jul-03-2014 09:01)

Police Identify Victim in Ore. Highway 38 Crash into Umpqua River

Last year in Oregon, four people died in 4 separate traffic crashes during the 102-hour Fourth of July holiday period.

(REEDSPORT, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's fatal crash after a sport utility vehicle went into the Umpqua River as it traveled along Highway 38 about six miles east of Reedsport in Douglas County.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on July 2 at approximately 3:49 p.m., a 1991 Ford Explorer driven by 54-year-old Kenneth Ray Richards, from Coos Bay, was traveling westbound on Highway 38 near milepost 6. For an unknown reason, it traveled off the highway into the Umpqua River where it became submerged.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2012 16:00)

One Dead, Two Injured, One Arrested Following Sunday Night Shooting near Bandon

Anyone who has information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police.

(COOS BAY, OR) - Man in handcuffs Sunday at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Coos County 911 Center began receiving numerous calls indicating two bodies were lying on or next to Highway 101 just north of the Seven Devils Road intersection near Bandon.

At least one call described some sort of altercation at that location and reported hearing gun shots.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-15-2010 21:54)

Coast Guard Medically Evacuates Man Who Fell From Cliff

The man was hoisted and transported to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.

(ASTORIA, Ore) - Salem-News.com The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 20-year-old man who fell from a cliff south of Bastendorf Beach near Coos Bay , Ore., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Group North Bend, Ore., received an agency assist request, at approximately 5:10 p.m., from the Charleston, Ore., Fire Department to hoist a man who had fallen approximately 30 feet from a cliff.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-16-2010 20:29)

Coos Bay Man Arrested Following Drug-Involved Injury Traffic Crash

(Coos Bay, Oregon) - Wrecked Toyota Tacoma A Coos Bay man is facing multiple charges following a drugged driving-related crash Monday afternoon on the Highway 241 Isthmus Slough Bridge. Two people were injured in the crash.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Josh Young, today at approximately 2:32 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by Michael Richard Ames, age 39, from Coos Bay, was reportedly being driven recklessly southbound across the Isthmus Slough Bridge when it traveled onto the southbound sidewalk.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2010 13:46)

Coast Guard evacuates crewman from fish processing vessel, Coos Bay

(COOS BAY, Ore.) - HH-65 Dolphin Helicoptor The Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewman from a fish processing vessel that was 40 miles southwest of Coos Bay, Ore. at approximately 12:10 a.m., Friday.

The Coast Guard was notified 11 p.m., Thursday that Mamadou Konato, a 46-year-old male, had injured his hand in machinery while working on the 276-foot fish processor Pacific Glacier.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2009 22:07)

Fatal Traffic Crash in Coos County Attributed to Icy Conditions

A California man died in the crash on Highway 42 east of Remote, in Coos County.

(COOS BAY) - Fatal crash in Coos County, Oregon 12-24-09 Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation of a single-vehicle fatal traffic crash Thursday morning on Highway 42, about five miles east of Remote, in Coos County.

Sergeant John Keeler with OSP, says icy conditions were a contributing factor in the crash that resulted in the death of 48-year old Kenneth Michael Rasmussen of Bakersfield, California man.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-23-2009 21:57)

Woman Dies in Crash on Highway 38, West of Drain (PHOTOS)

Police say the car was eastbound when it drove off onto the right shoulder, traveling about 150 feet before partially striking a power pole and going into the water.

(DRAIN, Ore.) - Salem-News.com A crash resulted in the death of a Coos Bay woman, whose submerged car was located and recovered Monday from Elk Creek, along the south side of Highway 38, west of Drain.

Senior Trooper Kevin Bennett with Oregon State Police, says the fatal crash scene was reported today at 11:38 a.m. by an area resident tending livestock, who saw the upside down car in the creek.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2009 18:05)

Coos Bay Man Arrested for Slashing Throat of Oregon Auctioneer

Deputies located the suspect in a trailer park just over one mile from the auction.

(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Salem-News.com A Coos Bay man is under arrest today for taking out a boxcutter and attacking an Oregon Auctioneer at the Woodburn Auction on Highway 99, South of Woodburn.

About 80 people were in attendance at 11:50 a.m. when 22-year old Jeremiah Thomasson reportedly attacked Chuck Boyce over a two dollar bid. Boyce is an Oregon native and a longtime auctioneer. Friends describe him as an intelligent and considerate individual and express outrage over the attack.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-23-2009 08:55)

Busy Weekend for Coast Guard in Pacific NW

One incident involved an overturned vessel near Coos Bay; the other rescue saw two surfers rescued near Grays Harbor.

(SEATTLE, Wash.) - Images of Coast Guard rescues by Tim King It was a busy weekend for Coast Guard rescue crews over the weekend in both Oregon and Washington. The story serves as a good reminder of how treacherous NW waters can become, and how frequently the Coast Guard is able to complete lifesaving rescues.

The Coast Guard reports rescuing a 73-year old man near Coos Bay, Oregoln, Sunday. A Coast Guard watchstander at the Coos Bay lookout tower spotted a vessel overturned and a man in the water around 2:15 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-29-2008 22:27)

Woman Evacuated From Flooded Area in Coquille, Oregon by Coast Guard

The woman was taken to a waiting ambulance at the North Bend Airport and transported to Bay Area Hospital in North Bend.

(SEATTLE) - Coast Guard helicopter The Coast Guard reports having medically evacuated a woman from her home in a flooded area 12 miles east of Coquille, Oregon, Monday.

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