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Lane County car crash leaves 91-year-old woman dead

LANE COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A car crash on Highway 36 just three miles from Junction City left a woman dead and a man injured Thursday evening, according to Oregon State Police. Just after 5 p.m., OSP responded to a crash between two cars at the intersection of Highway 36...
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Scavenger Hunt Begins Today; 4Th of July; Wildfire Risk Map Launched; Guard Pulls Back From Volunteer Duty

The City of Florence has instituted a community wide scavenger hunt that incorporates a host of medium throughout the next two weeks. Beginning today and ending on July 17th you can download an app to your smart phone or tablet and participate in the 2022 Florence Community Scavenger Hunt. There are missions to complete that involve taking photos, recording videos, questions and riddles to answer. The game is designed to be fun but also informative and educational. In addition there will be new missions announced on different dates beginning tomorrow. In order to participate you will have to download the goosechase app and register for an account, then search for the 2022 Florence Community Scavenger Hunt. Completing missions will earn you points and the top five players with the most points will receive a Florence Swag Bag filled with prizes. Game closes at midnight on July 17th.
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One fatality in two-vehicle crash on Highway 36 and Dorsey Lane

JUNCTION CITY, Ore -- One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Junction City on Highway 36 and Dorsey Lane, officials said. Crews responded to the crash at about 5 p.m. on June 30. Law enforcement was brought in to handle the investigation, and the Oregon Department of Transportation was requested to provide traffic assistance.

Police logs, July 1

According to an entry on the NBPD log for June 29, 9:06 a.m., Chappell & Ferry, “subject yelling for 3 hours.”. According to an entry on the NBPD log for June 29, 10:50 a.m., 1750 Sherman Ave., Reese Electric, “burglary/stolen vehicle.”. Criminal Trespass. According to an entry on...

Fourth of July fireworks shows happening in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Are you looking to find somewhere to watch fireworks this Fourth of July?. A few cities including Portland, Vancouver, and Cannon Beach have banned the use of fireworks. RELATED | Where can fireworks be sold, used in Western Oregon & SW Washington?. If you are looking...

Well, la de da!

There’s no doubt about it, July 4 evokes memories of all things Americana. It’s a celebration of the history, government and traditions of the country. It is a time when families and communities acknowledge the unique fabric and freedoms of our nation by gathering together among fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts and public ceremonies.

911 outage reported in Junction City

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - A phone company is experiencing an outage in the Junction City area, according to the Central Lane 911 Communications Center. If you live in that area and are not able to reach 911 on your phone and have an emergency, and can’t dial out on your cell phone, please respond to the Junction City Fire Station at 1755 Juniper Street or Junction City Police Department at 672 Greenwood Street for help.
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City of Florence Appoints New Police Chief

July 1, 2022 — The City of Florence is excited to announce the appointment of John Pitcher as the city’s new chief of police, effective July 1. This comes after Pitcher was appointed the interim chief of police on May 6. “During his career, John has been fully...

Athletic Championships; Ems Baseball

The City of Eugene and outlying areas, like Florence, are gearing up for the World Athletic Championships beginning two weeks from today. Athletes from all over the world will meet for the two week event. expectations are that cities nearyby the championships will benefit with tourism dollars during the competition. The event was planned to coincide with the completion of the new facility at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Pitcher Named Chief of Police

The City of Florence has announced the appointment of John Pitcher to the permanent position of Chief of Police. The appointment is effective beginning today. Chief Pitcher was appointed interim chief upon the passing of Chief tom turner on May 6th. City Manager Erin Reynolds said in the official statement that Chief Pitcher has the full support of the department, city staff, and city council as well as the many partnering agencies with which they deal. While the announcement was made today, Chief Pitcher will be formally recognized at the July 18th City Council Meeting.
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The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same

June 30, 2022 — Change. Despite its nature, it is a constant in our lives at the Siuslaw News. We make a plan — for a special section, or the story list for our front-page coverage — and something happens and we adjust. We map out reporters’ schedules, and inevitably there is breaking news. We have learned to go with the flow. We pivot. We adapt.