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Page one | (Dec-04-2008 18:12)

Gun Sales Surge in Oregon as the Industry Takes a Dive

An Oregon gun shop owner says the election of Barack Obama has dramatically affected gun sales.

(COOS BAY, Ore.) - Pistol from George's Hole in the Wall Gun Shop Gun sales in Oregon have slowed dramatically because most of the desirable firearms are sold. Prices on the AR-15 assault weapon and the AK-47 have tripled, according to Coos Bay, Oregon gun shop owner George Davis. He says the shelves are bare at his store, George's Hole in the Wall Gunshop in Coos Bay.

Read Full Article (Jun-01-2008 20:36)

Barge Now Positioned for New Carissa Wreck Removal

"Karlissa A" barge being moved from temporary mooring in Empire to wreck site.

(COOS BAY, Ore.) - The New Carissa closer to the time it went up on the beach Titan Maritime has started the process to position one of two barges by the New Carissa wreck off the North Spit near Coos Bay.

Read Full Article (Apr-13-2008 12:38)

Coast Guard Searches for Boat in Distress Off Oregon Coast

The searches provided no signs of there having been any vessel in distress in the area.

(SEATTLE) - Coast Guard helicopter Coast Guard rescue crews are responding to a report of a recreational vessel in distress in the vicinity of Winchester Bay, 20 miles north of Coos Bay, Oregon.

The Coast Guard Group at North Bend received the report at 2:00 AM from someone stating that they were aboard the recreational vessel Rubber Ducky and had run out of food and water. Later another call came in stating that the vessel was taking on water.

Read Full Article (Apr-04-2008 15:52)

Coast Guard Joins Fire Agency in Recovering Burned Vessel

The cause of the vessel fire is unknown at this time.

(COOS BAY, Ore.) - The Coast Guard motor lifeboat Intrepid takes the recreational vessel Sea Weed into side tow after the boat burned in Charleston Harbor, Oregon, on April 3rd, 2008. The U.S. Coast Guard out of Coos Bay, Oregon and the Charleston Fire Department responded to a fire on the recreational vessel Sea Weed near Coos Bay, after receiving a distress call at 6:30 AM.

A spokesman from the Coast Guard says the motor lifeboat Intrepid crew, from Station Coos Bay, contained the vessel fire by spraying it with foam. The Coast Guard says a 47-foot motor lifeboat was also deployed from Station Coos Bay to assist with the situation.

Read Full Article (Mar-27-2008 22:29)

Barges for Removing New Carissa Wreck Due to Arrive in Coos Bay

DSL has a contract with Titan to remove the wreckage by October 1st 2008.

(COOS BAY, Ore.) - The New Carissa beached near Coos Bay, Oregon Two barges owned by Florida-based Titan Salvage are due to arrive in Coos Bay around mid-afternoon on March 29th to begin removal of the wrecked freighter New Carissa which ran aground Feb. 4th, 1999.

The "Karlissa A" and "Karlissa B" barges – each 170 by 80 by 13 feet – will be moored at the Central Dock in Coos Bay upon their arrival.

Read Full Article (Jan-09-2007 09:50)

Removal of New Carissa Wreck from Oregon Coast Scheduled For 2008

The New Carissa ran aground on Feb. 4th, 1999, near Coos Bay.

(SALEM) - The New Carissa wreck The Oregon Department of State Lands announced Tuesday that removal of the wreckage of the New Carissa cargo ship likely will take place in spring and summer of 2008.

In May 2006, the State Land Board approved a settlement with Green Atlas for the state to receive approximately $22.1 million to pay for removing the wreckage and to cover legal expenses.

DSL staff has begun working with state and federal agencies and Titan Marine to work out the details of the numerous permits required to complete the wreck's removal.

Read Full Article (May-28-2006 14:20)

Crew Member Medevaced From 280-Foot Vessel Near Coos Bay

A Coast Guard flight surgeon from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., was informed of the man's condition and recommended a medevac.

(COOS BAY) - U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 A crewman from a 280-foot vessel was airlifted by the Coast Guard Sunday morning 34 miles off the coast of Coos Bay.

Coast Guard officials said at 9:30 AM, the 13th Coast Guard District`s command center in Seattle received a call from the health provider aboard the fish processing vessel American Dynasty requesting medical assistance for a 47-year old crewmember suffering from a possible heart attack.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, was launched to medevac the man.

The helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer to the vessel.

Read Full Article (May-10-2006 00:59)

Three Die on Motorboat in Coos Bay

(COOS BAY AP) - Three people aboard a 16-foot motor boat died Tuesday when it capsized in Coos Bay after getting hit by two waves.

The victims, two men and a woman, have NOT been immediately identified.

Coast Guard officials called off a search for more victims. Authorities were able to verify through calls to relatives that only three people were aboard.

Read Full Article (Jan-10-2006 15:06)

WANTED! Predatory Registered Sex Offender At Large

(SALEM) - Tod Harvey is a white male, 5'10, 210 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and a moustache. He wears glasses and has a scar on his right forearm.Photo: OSP Oregon State Police and Coos County Community Corrections are asking for the public's help in locating a non-compliant, wanted predatory registered sex offender. The man has known ties to the North Bend/Coos Bay, Portland, and Columbia County areas.

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