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Communications tower destroyed near Oregon coast

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say an emergency communication tower near the Oregon coast has been destroyed, causing over $60,000 in damage.
 
The World reports the Coos County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for the identification and conviction of the people responsible.
 
The sheriff's office says the damage was discovered Monday morning when a deputy responded to a call of criminal mischief on Coos Mountain.
 
The sheriff's office says it was determined that the guy wires holding up the Coos Mountain Repeater site were cut.
 
It says the tower is used for emergency communication for loggers, fire personnel and ham radio operators and is an integral piece of infrastructure in the region, especially now as fire season begins.


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