Florence Oregon News

Jail walkaway sought

Florence police are seeking the whereabouts of 25-year old Brad Michael Taylor.  He had been serving a ten-day sentence at the Florence City Jail for violating his probation and was granted a temporary release last Tuesday for a medical appointment but did not return.  He’s described as being white, six […]

Officials hope tourism will spark economy

The Florence City Council will get together at six tonight to talk about ways to help spur economic recovery.  Mayor Phil Brubaker gained approval from the council to set aside $50-thousand to fund economic recovery efforts.  Brubaker wants to survey new residents about what attracted them to the area and […]

Crosswalk enforcement effort planned

Florence police will be conducting three crosswalk enforcement operations over the coming weeks.  The first is scheduled to happen Wednesday between nine AM and noon on Highway 101 at 17th street.  Sergeant Harry Johnson says video surveillance will be set up at the crosswalk while an officer in plain clothes […]

Ems deplete bullpen in loss

The Emeralds bullpen was so depleted they had to use their starting first-baseman, Zach Kometani, to throw in the eighth inning yesterday afternoon in an 8-2 loss to the Aqua Sox in Everett.  Eugene used five pitchers in the loss, on top of the six pitchers they used at home […]

Running back bolts…

Running Back Lache Seastrunk has been granted an unconditional release to transfer from the University of Oregon.  Head Coach Chip Kelly confirmed the move Saturday afternoon.  The Temple, Texas native and highly decorated prep standout, redshirted as a true freshman last season and was battling for a reserve role in […]

Ems come from behind

An eighth inning RBI single off the bat of Justin Miller lifted the Eugene Emeralds to a 5-4 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes last night.  The Ems trailed going into the seventh and tied it up when Kyle Gaedele scored on a wild pitch.  The two teams meet tonight and […]