Siuslaw River Bridge at Sunset

Few Details on Southview Shooting; ODOT Paving; Heroes Recognized

Few Details on Southview Shooting

Little more is known this morning about the shooting that left one person dead and one person in critical condition. Police responded to a residence in the 90800 block of Southview Lane yesterday morning around 8 am and located an elderly couple both with gunshot wounds, according to Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.  The 71 year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man, 75,  was transported to Peace Harbor hospital for medical treatment before being moved to Riverbend.  Carver says there is no indication of a continued threat to the community in connection with this case.  Names have still not been released.

ODOT Paving

The Oregon Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that the paving at the intersection of Highway 101 and 126 will begin today.  Flaggers will be out to direct traffic and delays are expected.  Yesterday a two car wreck at the entrance of Florence’s City Hall caused further delays as crews attempted to pave side street connections.  SVFR was on scene for more than an hour as Florence Police redirected traffic.

Heroes Recognized

Members of the Central Lincoln PUD Florence office and Siuslaw Valley fire and Rescue were recognized for their life saving efforts yesterday from a wreck that happened on New Year’s Eve.  Captain Liz Iabichello and members of the responding team along with PUD workers helped save four lives that were endangered by “hot” power lines after a Ford Excursion carrying a mother and her three children drove off the edge of north fork road clipping a power pole.  SVFR personnel kept the mother and child calm while awaiting linemen from Central Lincoln PUD. A letter from then 13 year old Eve Stidham along with a letter to Central Lincoln PUD from Cpt. Iabichello documented the event.  Central Lincoln personnel handed out Challenge Coins to the crew and dispatchers as well as Cpt. Iabichello.