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Oregon News from the AP

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,296 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Samudra — the Oregon Zoo’s youngest elephant — turns 3 years old today. Zookeepers say the ton-and-a-half Asian elephant maintains his impressive growth rate by nursing and eating lots of hay and produce. On […]

NW Sports from the AP

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,246 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Franklin Gutierrez lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners scored the go-ahead run without getting a hit to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2. The Indians […]

Another traffic death on the coast

A 19-year old Reedsport man was killed, and his father injured, in a crash on Highway 101 near Hauser in the early morning hours of Friday morning.  Police say Tyler Randall Hoffman died after the pickup truck he was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a north-bound semi truck […]

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 […]