Former Coos County Deputy Arrested

IRRIGON, Ore. — A former Coos County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife, were arrested with 16 others for running a suspected cockfighting ring in rural Eastern Oregon. John Walker and his wife, Irina, a Romanian princess, and several of their neighbors, were arrested by federal agents Thursday and accused of hosting cockfighting derbies and illegal … Continue reading »

North Bend Man Accused of Killing Wife

UPDATE: The Coos County District Attorney says Anna Hagner died as a result of a single gunshot wound. NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coos County man is behind bars accused of murder. The District Attorney says the body of 57-year-old Anna Lee Hagner was found in a home. She died as a result of homicidal … Continue reading »

Myrtle Point Man Indicted In Homicide

COOS COUNTY, Ore. —  The Coos County Grand Jury has handed down an indictment charging Edward Nelson in a triple homicide from over the weekend. The indictment charges Nelson with six counts of aggravated murder and three counts of arson. Nelson allegedly killed his wife, Kathleen, and the couple next door, Renae and Lola Cottam, then … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Triple Homicide

MYRTLE POINT/COQUILLE, Ore. — A Coos County man accused of killing three people over the weekend went before a judge on Monday. Many of those who knew some of the victims personally wouldn’t speak with us on camera, but said this was a terrible tragedy and their hearts went out to the families. All was … Continue reading »

Man Charged in Coos Bay Stabbing

COOS BAY, Ore — A man was arrested Sunday after allegedly stabbing another man at a party. Police say Michael Ganong, 25, of North Bend, stabbed Jeromy Haren after getting in a dispute. Haren suffered stab wounds to the back, leg and neck. Ganong says he was acting in self-defense; he is being held at the Coos County Jail … Continue reading »

New Phone Numbers for Coos County

COOS COUNTY, Ore. — The Coos County Animal Shelter is reminding the public of their recent phone number change. The new number for the animal shelter is 541-751-2480. The phone number change is due to the recent change to the phone system for the Coos County Governmental offices.

State Evaluates County Finances

By Lauren Mickler EUGENE, Ore. — Lane, Coos and Douglas counties are three of the eight most financially-stressed counties in the state, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. This 70-page report is the product of the state’s first ever county-by-county financial condition review. The evaluation looked at all 36 counties based on 10 … Continue reading »