Police Investigate Fatal Hwy 126 Crash

MAPLETON, Ore. — A Florence man was killed in a crash east of Mapleton early Saturday morning. Oregon State Police say an SUV was westbound on Highway 126 near milepost 22 when it traveled across the eastbound lane and into a tree. It happened just after 3 a.m. The driver, 68-year-old Raymond Mosley, was pronounced … Continue reading »

Wife Remembers Pilot After Deadly Crash

FLORENCE, Ore. — As a family loses a husband, dad and grandfather, his friends and family reflect on the legacy he leaves behind. 69 year-old Richard Munger died in a plane crash off the coast of Florence Sunday. Crews are still searching for his 15 year-old grandson Benjamin Dressler. Munger’s wife Jill Hardin describes him … Continue reading »

One Missing After Fatal Plane Crash

UPDATE (12:15 p.m., June 16): Lane County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilot as 69-year-old Richard Munger of Florence. His grandson, 15-year-old Benjamin Dressler from Washington, is still missing. FLORENCE, Ore. — One person is dead and another still missing after a plane crashed off the coast near Florence Sunday morning. Search efforts for that second person still … Continue reading »

Testing the Waters

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s been more than three years since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After all that time, there are still concerns leaked radiation is washing up on Oregon’s beaches. In March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit a hundred miles off the coast of Japan. It was Japan’s largest quake … Continue reading »

Sheriff Turner Loses Out on Chief Job

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner did not get the Florence Police Chief job. Sheriff Turner says he doesn’t know whether a candidate has been selected or who is still in the running for the job. “I was very hopeful, but it didn’t work out…I plan to continue to be the best … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Man Killed in Florence

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene man killed by a log on a Florence beach Sunday was remembered by his friends and frequent customers, Tuesday. Ming Hsieh and his wife own the Yi Shen Market and Restaurant in west Eugene. Friends and acquaintances say the news of his death is heartbreaking. They remembered his generosity and … Continue reading »

Officials Warn of Ocean Dangers

FLORENCE, Ore. — A warning tonight about the dangers of visiting the beach after a Eugene man died this weekend trying to save a family member in Florence. Police say a log rolled over him, soon after a wave came crashing onshore. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue says it takes just a few inches of … Continue reading »

Man Dies After Being Crushed by Log

FLORENCE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating the death of a 59-year-old Eugene man who was crushed by a log Sunday. Troopers say around 6 p.m., on the beach near the Driftwood Shores Resort, the man was standing on a log when the tide came in. The tide rolled the log causing him to … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Coastal Beaches

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s not just those who live on the coast who are taking part in cleaning up local beaches. Some people traveling through Florence Saturday picked up a bag and gloves to clean up trash along the coast. Some volunteers make it a point to clean up the coast. “Well we like to … Continue reading »

Siuslaw Elem. on Lockdown This Morning

FLORENCE, Ore. — Siuslaw Elementary School was back to normal after being placed on lockdown Tuesday morning. Florence Police say an officer attempted to pull over a female driver, and her male passenger, near the school for driving while suspended. That’s when the passenger bolted. As precaution, the elementary school was placed on lockdown for … Continue reading »

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