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Oregon prep pitcher throws no-hitter just days after his brother's death
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:23:31 -0700

It takes incredible mental focus from a pitcher to throw a no-hitter, but Dustin Carter took it a step further.

Southern Oregon man dies after apparent jump from bridge into Coquille River
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:21:13 -0700

Derrick J. Yarnell, 20, of Coquille, told friends on Sunday evening that he was going to jump from the Johnson Mountain Bridge into the water and leapt 65 feet from the structure when they discouraged him not to. His body was found on Monday

Oregon man, 20, dies in 65-foot jump from bridge
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:20:39 -0700

A southern Oregon sheriff's spokesman says a 20-year-old man died after he jumped 65 feet from the Johnson Mountain Bridge into the Coquille River near Powers, Ore.

Coquille chess team plays at state
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:37:25 -0700

COQUILLE — Coquille’s elementary and middle school chess teams competed against the best teams in the state in the 47th annual Chess for Success state championships March 14 at the Oregon Conv…

Chess players bring home loads of trophies
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:53:24 -0700

More than 350 chess players flooded the Seaside Convention Center on April 11 to play in the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation state tournament. Coquille sent 18 players who qualified by play…

Film festival calls for entries
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:00:03 -0700

BANDON — The 2014 Oregon Coast Film Festival has announced a call for entries for the “Best of Festival Evening” this fall.

Oregon trading Bandon land for waterfront property
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:10:26 -0700

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a land trade that would allow development of a golf course and give the state 111 acres of oceanfront property near Bandon.

Coos Art Museum receives $10,000 grant
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:37:21 -0700

COOS BAY — The Coos Art Museum was one of 17 Oregon arts groups to receive Capacity Building Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

Lack of evidence led to suspected killer's release
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:11:46 -0700

EUGENE, Ore.—The man suspected of a crime spree last week that left a Northern California sheriff's deputy dead had been jailed in Oregon two

Suspect in Mendo deputy's killing released from Oregon jail; lack of evidence, manpower resulted in no charges
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:07:02 -0700

EUGENE, Ore. -- The man suspected of a crime spree last week that left a Northern California sheriff's deputy dead had been jailed in Oregon two weeks earlier but was released for lack of evidence and manpower in the local district attorney's