Florence Oregon News

Winchester Bay man arrested on sex charges

A 61-year old Winchester Bay man was arrested in Ukiah, California earlier this week after allegedly meeting an underage female at a motel.  A spokesman for the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says Tommy Peter Tonkin allegedly sexually abused a young girl in Ukiah over a seven year period before moving […]

Local group wins national honor…

Ten years of collaboration have paid off for a diverse group of timber companies, conservation groups and government agencies.  The Siuslaw Stewardship Group has focused on building a healthy forest in ways that benefit the overall community says Siuslaw Soil and Conservation District Chair Johnny Sundstrom. Johnny Sundstrom — “The […]

Two die in Coos County crash

Two North Bend teens are dead after a single vehicle crash on a beach access road in Coos County.  Police say 18-year old David Forbess and 16-year old Marissa Esch both died at the scene after the older Jeep Wagoneer driven by Forbes left the road and struck a log.  […]

NW Sports from the AP

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,365 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Brandon Morrow allowed three hits and one run over six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays connected for three home runs in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners last night. […]

Oregon News from the AP

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Salem police say a tractor-trailer rig driver who pulled into the parking lot of a small mall to ask directions was struck and killed when his truck began rolling forward. Lt. Jim Anglemier said the truck […]

Crab season 2nd highest dollar value

For the fifth year in the last decade Oregon’s Dungeness Crab harvest exceeded 20-million pounds.  In all, says Nick Furman with the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, 21.2-million pounds valued at around $49-million dollars was hauled in by the 325 boats that ply coastal waters.  That makes the season, which ended […]

EV to get local charge

More options are on the road for electric vehicles.  The Oregon Department of Transportation announce a series of 22 ‘fast-charging’ stations will be built in the next year.  They’ll stretch from Florence to Astoria on the coast, and from Hood River to Sisters inland.  Each station will be able to […]