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Police: Man who killed deputy suspect in 2nd case
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:21:13 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — On Tuesday night, George Bundy Wasson, a retired educator, was recounting legends of his Coquille Tribe in a storytelling session at the University of Oregon.

Eugene carjack suspect now tied to two killings
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:56:59 -0700

EUGENE. (AP) - On Tuesday night, George Bundy Wasson, a retired educator, was recounting legends of his Coquille Tribe in a storytelling session at the University of Oregon. By early Wednesday morning, however, Wasson, 79, was found shot to death in his burning home in Eugene, Ore., police said. Now investigators are trying to determine if Wasson was the first victim of Ricardo Antonio Chaney ...

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…

Lack of evidence led to suspected killer's release
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:21:35 -0700

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — 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 office.

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.

Police: Man who killed deputy linked to 2nd case
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:54:22 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a deputy in California after a carjacking in Oregon and an attack at a tourist attraction has been linked to the case of a man who was killed before his body was found by officials responding to a fire, authorities said Thursday.

Police: Likely link to Calif. rampage, Ore. death
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:56:41 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine if a suspect's path of bloodshed started with the slaying of an elderly Oregon man. They know it ended with his death in a police shootout on the Northern California coast, shortly after he killed a sheriff's deputy.