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Police search for robbery suspect

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Florence police responded this afternoon to an emergency call from the Safeway branch of Oregon Pacific Bank on Highway 101. Bank staff reported that a person took an undisclosed amount of money and left the premises.
According to bank CEO Ron Green, no employees or customers were injured in any way.
"Everyone is fine," Green said. "We have a

Florence man dies in Coos Bay bridge accident

Posted: Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014
Oregon State Police (OSP) continue to investigate the death of a 52-year-old Florence man whose body was found in Coos Bay after an apparent accident that happened while he was working on a lower maintenance bridge under Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge.
According to Lt. Steve Mitchell, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:35 p.m., a report was received of a

Sen. Merkley in Florence Thursday, Oct. 23

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
On Thursday, October 23, State Sen. Jeff Merkley launches the "Jobs & Opportunity Tour," during which he'll stop in 50 towns throughout the state to encourage Oregonians to get out the vote.
The seven-day, 50-town tour will conclude with an Election-eve rally in Portland on Nov. 3.
Merkley's schedule for Thursday, Oct. 23, includes stops in down the entire coast,

Latest phone scammers say they're from the sheriff's office

Modified: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Over the last week the Lane County Sheriff's Office has taken several reports of community members receiving calls from a male identifying himself as the "Lane County Sheriff's Office Warrants Division." The caller then says that the person has missed jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest, directing the person to purchase a "green dot

Get registered! Get out the vote!

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 election is tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 14.
There are three ways to register to vote:
Register online at www.oregonvotes.org with a valid Oregon driver's license, DMV issued identification card, or learner's permit. Registration must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.
Submit a voter registration form to

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