Florence Oregon News

(5-10) Mapleton Lockdown; EBT Skimming; Telephone Scams Aimed At Businesses; Infant Book Program; Suicide Prevention Seminar Success

Mapleton Lockdown Students at Mapleton Schools say they saw a figure at the campus’ edge yesterday afternoon and it looked like they were dressed all in black and holding a rifle. That sent the school into lockdown as law enforcement searched the area.  Witnesses say they saw the person along […]

Rhododendron Festival; Budget Season; SOS Golf Tourney; Farmer’s Market; Local Artists Featured at Visitor’s Center

Rhododendron Festival As the month of May progresses the city is preparing for an onslaught of visitors for the 116th annual Rhododendron Festival that features a carnival, car show, 5k and 10k runs, street vendor fair, car cruise, art and a parade.  City Hall has a full slate of meetings […]

Boats on the Port of Siuslaw

Armed Robbery Suspects Identified (update); Election Ballots; Suicide Prevention Seminar; Mapleton Boil Water Notice Intact

Armed Robbery Suspects Identified (Update: In Custody) The Florence Police have reported that they believe the suspects in an armed robbery at the American Market Monday evening are no longer in the Florence area.  Through information distributed by Chief John Pitcher, Florence Police working with Douglas County Sheriff’s department were […]

Boats on the Siuslaw

Armed Robbery and Attempted Burglary; Gun Legislation Pushback; Building Safety; Gas Prices

Armed Robbery and Attempted Burglary The Florence Police department has reported that another armed robbery and an attempted armed burglary were committed.  On Monday evening around 10:30 pm two men, one armed with a shotgun that looked similar to an AK-47 style weapon attempted to enter the Cleawox market after […]