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Salem-News.com (Jun-16-2014 14:00)

Oregon Coast Plane Crash Victims Identified

Authorities are asking the local public and visitors not to touch any debris that may wash-up onshore.

(FLORENCE, Ore. ) - Authorities are still searching for a 15-year-old boy one day after he and his grandfather were in a Grumman American AA5, that crashed into the water about two miles north of Florence along the Oregon Coast.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2009 18:10)

Springfield Man Arrested Following Serious Injury Traffic Crash east of Florence

One driver received minor injuries and was subsequently arrested for DUII, Reckless Driving, 2 counts of Assault in the Second Degree, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - Crash in Florence, Oregon 12-5-09 Oregon State Police arrested a Springfield man on multiple charges Saturday morning following a two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126W east of Florence that seriously injured a Florence couple.

OSP Sergeant Andy Kenyon says OSP troopers from Florence and Springfield offices responded this morning at approximately 2:30 a.m. to a reported two-vehicle injury traffic crash on Highway 126W near milepost 6.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2009 11:15)

Two Die in Crash on Highway 101 South of Florence

Police aren't sure what caused an 18-year year old driver to lose control and cross into the oncoming lanes.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - Fatal crash near Florence, Oregon 8-1-09 Police say two Florence-area residents died Friday afternoon on Highway 101 south of Florence when their small pickup lost control and was struck broadside. Two others received non-life threatening injuries in the crash that is still under investigation by Oregon State Police.

Two men in one vehicle were killed in the crash, police are not sure if they were wearing seat belts.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-10-2009 07:21)

Whale Buried at Heceta Head State Scenic Viewpoint (PHOTOS)

The true cause of this whale's death may remain a mystery.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - Whale being buried near Florence, Oregon A fin whale carcass that washed ashore at Heceta Head State Scenic Viewpoint Sunday was successfully buried at the same beach Monday.

The 55' long, ~30-ton carcass that rested above the high tide line at the park was buried in an 11' deep hole.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-08-2009 16:23)

Dead Whale Leads to Closure of Oregon Beaches (VIDEO)

A chance to retell some explosive history regarding whales on the beach in Florence, Oregon.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - KATU whale on beach blowing up Heceta Head State Scenic Viewpoint and the Devil's Elbow beach north of Florence have been closed until further notice due to the presence of a dead whale.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department staff, working with biologists and law enforcement officials, are on site.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2009 21:28)

Officials Fear Whale Near Florence Tried to Reach the Beach

OSP, NOAA and US Coast Guard Monitor Whale near Ocean Shore north of Florence (Photos)‏ The whale apparently was able to move away from shore as the tide moved in.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - Beached whale A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted a whale today that they believed had beached itself about one mile north of Driftwood Shores near Sutton Creek in the Florence area.

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Salem-News.com (May-18-2008 12:01)

Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash North of Florence

Highway 101 was partially blocked for approximately 3 hours.

(FLORENCE, Ore.) - Fatal crash near Florence, Oregon 5-18-08 A woman died from injuries that she suffered when the motorcycle she was riding on was struck from behind on Highway 101 near Florence. The motorcycle operator was seriously injured.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2006 12:40)

Alleged Intoxicated Driver Charged With Swiping Baby Seal From Oregon Beach

Senior Oregon State Police Trooper Scott Salisbury transported the seal pup that evening to the aquarium and released it to a staff member.

(FLORENCE) - OSP troopers and Florence police found more than an intoxicated driver September 17th, when a seal pup was discovered in a vehicle stopped in Florence. The driver was arrested for DUII and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife.

On Sunday, September 17th at about 4:00 PM, OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Scott Salisbury located the driver that was in possession of a seal pup.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2006 17:11)

Heceta Head Lighthouse is Magic on The Oregon Coast

Heceta Head is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.

(FLORENCE) - Various Heceta Head It is pronounced “Ha – SEE – Ta” by most, “HECK – ah – Ta” by others, but everyone agrees Heceta Head is one of the most beautiful and magical lighthouses in the world.

The area is named for Captain Don Bruno de Hezeta (Heceta) of the Spanish Royal Navy, an explorer whose expedition passed along the Oregon coast around 1775.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2006 21:49)

Driver`s Arrest Related to Fatal July Traffic Crash South of Florence

The Florence man will face a second-degree Manslaughter charge.

(FLORENCE) - Oregon State Police troopers arrested a Florence-area man Thursday for Manslaughter and DUII charges related to a July 9th two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 101 three miles south of Florence. The other driver had been in critical condition until she passed away one week later.

53-year old Rodney L. Deris of Florence, was arrested without incident at his home. He was taken to Lane County Circuit Court for Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Police say that on July 9th at approximately 12:40 PM, a 2005 Dodge pickup driven by Deris was southbound on Highway 101 when it drove off into a ditch on the right shoulder then came back onto the highway and crossed the centerline.

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