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COVID Number Likely Underreported; New Numbers; State of Emergency for Weather; Shelters to Open; Weather Checklist

COVID Number Likely Underreported The rate of COVID-19 infections is indeterminate that according to Lane County Public Health Liaison Jason Davis.  Davis says that the numbers that are being recorded for the 97439  zip code  are likely incomplete due in part to the increase of home testing kits. Davis says […]

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Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Crash; Vaccination Clinics for Florence; More COVID for Florence Area; New Chamber Display; Banner Corporation to Buy Back Stock

Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Crash The Oregon State police have released their investigation into the crash of September 20th that claimed the life of Western Lane Ambulance EMT Emily Susman.  OSP arrested the driver of the logging truck yesterday.  64 year old Shane Tyler McVay was taken into custody […]

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Bozievich Announces Retirement Plans; Rain and Slides; High Risk of Omicron for Oregon; COVID-19 Numbers

Bozievich Announces Retirement Plans West Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich has announced that his current term will be his last term.  Bozievich says he is proud of what Lane County has accomplished while he served.  Including helping improve the county’s finances and credit rating. “Through some very diligent prioritizing of […]

Slide Closes 126 Between Mapleton and Florence; Omicron in Lane County; Three Rivers Casino Bets on Vikings; Elks Lodge Christmas

Slide Closes 126 Between Mapleton and Florence Torrential rains over the past several days have caused yet another landslide, this one closes highway 126 at milepost 9.4 between Florence and Mapleton, hundreds of yard of debris have collapsed from the hillside onto the roadway.  It started falling around 4 pm […]

Police Investigate Robberies; COVID-19; Roadway Issues: Hwy 126; City Approves Tax Exemption; Cold Weather Shelters Open

Police Investigate Robberies The Florence Police department are looking to secure a warrant for the arrest of two individuals they believe to be involved in an armed robbery on Thursday December 9th.  at approximately 11:43 pm that evening police responded to the report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 […]