Archive for December, 2011

Local News – Florence Police Chief Retires; Flood Watch; Power Outage Cause; Wyden Town Halls

December 31, 2011 12:43 am News

Florence Police Chief opts for retirement… He said it has been a “great experience”, but now is the time to retire and “create the opportunity for a transition of leadership within the department”. After serving 5 ½ years as the top cop in Florence, Maury Sanders will be stepping down effective Tuesday.  Sanders and outgoing […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 30, 2011 10:02 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,305 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – The parents of a 23-year-old man killed on an Ashland bike path are adding a second reward fund to help find the killer. David Grubbs was attacked so brutally he was nearly decapitated on Nov. 19. Police say the […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 30, 2011 8:49 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,295 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A new snowpack measurement at Oregon’s Mount Hood found just 41 inches of snow. That’s about 54 percent of average for this time of year. Across the state, the newspaper says Oregon’s snowpack is about 43 percent of average. […]

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NW Sports from the AP

December 30, 2011 8:47 pm Associated Press, News, Oregon State Sports, Sports, University of Oregon Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,538 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III didn’t dazzle but Baylor still pulled out a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory in the highest-scoring bowl game in history, beating Washington 67-56 in a record-smashing shootout last night. The […]

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Local News – River Level; Minimum Wage; Christmas Trees; Pedestrian Safety

December 30, 2011 12:28 am News, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports

After a long dry spell the pendulum swings… The Siuslaw River crested just below flood stage above Mapleton late last night and is headed downward, but more rain today could slow that decline or cause a brief rise in the river level.  According to the National Weather Service, though, it’s not expected reach the 18-foot […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 29, 2011 10:54 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,344 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Lane County prosecutors had been seeking to install an alcohol interlock device on the car of a Veneta man before he crashed the vehicle on Christmas night, killing himself and seriously injuring three others. The Register-Guard reports that Jonathan […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 29, 2011 9:53 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,338 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon school districts have to decide by March 1 whether to accept students from other districts under a new open enrollment law approved by the Legislature this year. The change raises a number of complicated questions for school districts. […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 29, 2011 8:48 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,315 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Convicted of killing a highly decorated Marine Corps flying ace, Jesse Fanus was the youngest person on Oregon’s Death Row when he was sentenced to death in 1999 at age 19. Now a Marion County judge has overturned that […]

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NW Sports from the AP

December 29, 2011 8:46 pm Associated Press, News

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,362 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Kevin Pangos hit 5 of 7 3-point shots and scored 19 points last night as Gonzaga opened West Coast Conference play with a 90-51 win over Portland. Sam Dower added 15 points and Robert Sacre […]

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Local News – Stormy weather; New Laws; Gas Prices

December 29, 2011 1:13 am Gas Prices, News, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports, University of Oregon Sports

Plenty more rain… About an inch-and-a-half of rain fell in the Florence area over the past 24-hours and weather forecasters say there’s more on the way.  A series of storms moving in rapid succession will continue to sweep in from the south west between now and late tomorrow night bringing breezy conditions and heavy rains. […]

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