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Helfrich Family Awards grants $23K to Coos Bay schools

Helfrich Family Awards grants $23K to Coos Bay schools »Play Video
"People, if they know me, the first thing they know is I'm from Coos Bay, Oregon."

39 teachers and staff members will use the grants to support art, academic, and athletic programs, such as new wrestling gear and blocking sleds for the football team.

Remembering Justin Gardner: 'He was always a sweetie'

Remembering Justin Gardner: 'He was always a sweetie' »Play Video

Family and friends mourn the loss Justin Gardner after the teen died of a gunshot wound Sunday. Now, his loved ones search for answers and wonder if his childhood friend was involved in his death.

Police: Wanted man on stolen motorcycle ditches bike, swims for it

Police: Wanted man on stolen motorcycle ditches bike, swims for it
Inset mugshot: David Patrick Lewallen, 35, from Jefferson, Ore., was booked into the Linn County Jail on charges of Elude by Vehicle, Elude by Foot, Reckless Driving, Unauthorized Use Of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief and multiple traffic violations. Photos: Law enforcement officers (left) yell at a suspect to stop as he swims away (right) Tuesday morning.

A wanted man on a stolen motorcycle led police on a high-speed chase through Linn and Lane counties before ditching the bike and trying to swim away in the Calapooia River, Oregon State Police said.

Alaskan land surveyor shares pictures of crumbling coast

Alaskan land surveyor shares pictures of crumbling coast »Play Video
Thawing permafrost in the Arctic Circle is causing house-size chunks of land to fall into the sea.

Licensed land surveyor Daryl Moistner shares pictures of his work along the Alaskan coastline. 

Friend of suspect: 'He's really not this bad guy that everyone is trying to make him out to be'

Friend of suspect: 'He's really not this bad guy that everyone is trying to make him out to be' »Play Video
Zachary Beauchamp (left) and details from a charging document filed in court on Monday.

Zachary Beauchamp faced arraignment on felony first degree manslaughter on Monday in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Justin Gardner early Sunday morning.