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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 27, 2014 7:51 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 10/27/2014 03:59 AM AP-OR–1st NewsMinute/257 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Utility crews worked yesterday to restore electricity to thousands of residents after a windstorm downed trees and knocked out power lines in the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, Portland General Electric says about 16,000 residents did not […]

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Police seek suspect in afternoon bank robbery
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Police seek suspect in afternoon bank robbery

October 25, 2014 5:27 am News, Uncategorized

(updated at 5:30 PM, Friday October 24th) Florence police are looking for the whereabouts of a “short, heavy set” person, approximately 40 to 50 years old, wearing a light gray zippered hoody sweatshirt.  The sweatshirt may have white writing on it.  “We believe it’s a woman”, said Florence Police Lt. John Pitcher who added that […]

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Coos Bay Bridge to Remain Closed
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Coos Bay Bridge to Remain Closed

October 25, 2014 3:11 am News

24 October 2014 McCulloch Bridge to remain closed… Highway 101 over the historic McCulloch Bridge in Coos County will remain blocked at least through Saturday. The Oregon Department of Transportation and contractor crews are working to stabilize the project enclosure attached to the bridge that shifted approximately 60-feet out of place Wednesday afternoon. It’s not […]

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101 to Remain Closed in Coos County – Crash Claims Life of Florence Man
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101 to Remain Closed in Coos County – Crash Claims Life of Florence Man

October 25, 2014 12:49 am News

24 October 2014 Coos County Bridge Accident Claims Life of Florence Man A Florence man died and the McCulloch Bridge will remain closed at least through later today following what may or may not be two related incidents Wednesday. The body of 52-year old Mark Fortune, a mechanic for the bridge contractor working on a […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 24, 2014 8:01 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 10/24/2014 03:59 AM AP-OR–1st NewsMinute/233 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – A rare tornado has ripped roofs off several buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries. A meteorologist says a National Weather Service […]

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Florence Man Dies – 101 Closed at Coos Bay Through Late Friday
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Florence Man Dies – 101 Closed at Coos Bay Through Late Friday

October 24, 2014 1:58 am News

23 October, 2014 Construction Crash Closes Highway, 1 Dies. A Florence man was killed and Highway 101 at the McCulloch Bridge in North Bend will remain closed through late Friday following a construction accident Wednesday night. The body of 52-year old Mark Fortune was recovered from the waters of Coos Bay by the Coast Guard […]

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Darkening your skies and taxing your high
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Darkening your skies and taxing your high

October 23, 2014 10:57 pm News

23 October 2014 Darkening your skies and taxing your high The Florence City Council said yes Monday night to a couple of different questions. The first was whether or not to tax recreational sales of marijuana in the city. If voters approve ballot measure 91 and retail sales of pot, the city is reserving the […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 23, 2014 9:48 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 10/23/2014 09:23 AM AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/277 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A strong fall storm has drenched Portland in record rain and triggered a sewer overflow into the Willamette River. The National Weather Service reports that rainfall at Portland International Airport hit 1.8 inches by last […]

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NW Sports from the AP

October 23, 2014 7:51 pm Associated Press, Sports

Date: 10/23/2014 04:59 AM AP-NW–SportsMinute/270 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) – Rookie Julius Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

October 23, 2014 7:49 pm Associated Press, News

Date: 10/23/2014 03:59 AM AP-OR–1st NewsMinute/257 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say […]

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