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Motor home destroyed by fire; murder suspect gives varying accounts; Man arrested for attempted bank robberies in Florence and Eugene; Home and Garden Show to be a tasty one; and the Best Books of 2016
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Motor home destroyed by fire; murder suspect gives varying accounts; Man arrested for attempted bank robberies in Florence and Eugene; Home and Garden Show to be a tasty one; and the Best Books of 2016

March 3, 2017 12:15 am News

Fire destroys motor home A Florence area man and his pet were left homeless early Wednesday after fire destroyed the motor home they were living in. Firefighters were dispatched to 4990 North Loftus Road, about one mile south of town, at 4:45 am.  Siuslaw Valley Fire Chief Jim Langborg said they controlled the blaze quickly… […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

March 2, 2017 8:55 pm Associated Press, Sports

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Alford scored 29 points and No. 3 UCLA routed Washington 98-66 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win despite losing starter TJ Leaf to injury. Lonzo Ball added 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bruins (27-3, 14-3 Pac-12), who improved to 15-1 at home. They […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

March 2, 2017 8:53 pm Associated Press, News

  DRUNK DRIVER SENTENCE Drunk driver who killed passenger gets 6 years in prison (Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for killing his passenger in a drunken driving crash southwest of Portland last summer. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 25-year-old Kevin […]

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Tiny House at Home Show; Gas prices surge; final personnel shift at WLAD; Woman accused of murder told police two stories
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Tiny House at Home Show; Gas prices surge; final personnel shift at WLAD; Woman accused of murder told police two stories

March 2, 2017 12:42 am News

Tiny house can be smart The Florence Home and Garden show will start its third decade this weekend with a new display out front… a tiny home.  This home is a “SMART” one according to Nathan Watson of Tiny SMART Homes of Albany. Nathan Watson – “SMART is meant more for the ecological stance of […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

March 1, 2017 8:46 pm Associated Press, Sports

  AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Marcus Morris scored a career-high 37 points, including Detroit’s first seven in overtime, and the Pistons rallied from a 13-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-113 on Tuesday night. Ish Smith had 12 points, seven assists and seven steals for the Pistons. The backup point guard […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

March 1, 2017 8:45 pm Associated Press, News

  EUGENE REST STOPS Eugene council makes permanent 2 programs for homeless (Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council has unanimously voted to make permanent two programs that provide those without homes legal and safe places to sleep. The Register-Guard reports city councilors on Monday agreed to remove the […]

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Record rainfall in February; Fraudville brings real cash; Water improvement on Rhody; Crash injures one.
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Record rainfall in February; Fraudville brings real cash; Water improvement on Rhody; Crash injures one.

February 28, 2017 10:50 pm News

Wet enough for you? Florence receives an average of just under nine-inches of rain each year during the month of February.  That’s according to statistics compiled by the City of Florence and going back to 1957. Those charts also show the previous record rainfall in February came in 1999 when 18.99 inches were recorded at […]

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

February 28, 2017 8:45 pm Associated Press, Sports

  UNDATED (AP) — Kansas is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Jayhawks (26-3) moved up two places to the top spot, receiving 58 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Gonzaga (29-1) fell to fourth after losing its first game of the season, an upset by […]

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Latest Oregon news, sports, business and entertainment

February 28, 2017 8:44 pm Associated Press, News

  Man, dog found dead; Portland police call deaths suspicious PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police are investigating after finding a man and a dog dead inside a Portland residence. Portland police said in a news release that officers responded to a report of a dead man and dog inside a home in Northeast Portland Monday […]

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Fire Election Choices; Bridge Work; Douglas County Park expanding
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Fire Election Choices; Bridge Work; Douglas County Park expanding

February 27, 2017 11:03 pm News

Fire board election brings choices to the ballot Voters in May will have choices when marking their ballots for the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Board of Directors. Two open seats on the ballot have drawn, at least so far, two candidates for each. At position one, Siuslaw News Editor and volunteer firefighter Ned Hickson […]

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