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Florence police arrest suspected bank robber

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
An alert city employee spotted a vehicle Tuesday night that matched publicized reports about a robbery suspect and called police. Florence police responded to a home on 14th street and, after a brief investigation, arrested 59-year-old Michelle Fisher.
Lt. John Pitcher and a number of other officers arrested the Florence woman and charged her with second-degree robbery. Fisher

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,

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