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Local Reports of cougar sightings in Florence (New) Reports of cougar sightings in Florence
FLORENCE, Ore. – City of Florence Police issued an alert Friday about possible cougar sightings along Kingwood Street north of 27th Street.

They said they have received several reports of cougar sightings in that area over the past few months.

Family of hostage killed in drone strike critical of US government

Family of hostage killed in drone strike critical of US government »Play Video

In a statement, Warren Winstein's family said his captors bear "ultimate responsibility" but note support from the U.S. government was "inconsistent and disappointing."

Weinstein, a 73-year-old development worker from  Maryland, died in a U.S. drone strike while being held hostage.

Kindergarteners visit construction site of their new school

Kindergarteners visit construction site of their new school »Play Video
Kindergarten students from Howard Elementary School visited their new school, still under construction. The new building is paid for by a bond passed by voters in May 2013.

Kindergarten students from Howard Elementary School visited their new school, still under construction. The new building is paid for by a bond passed by voters in May 2013.

Turner officially retires as sheriff

Turner officially retires as sheriff »Play Video
Tom Turner has retired as sheriff of Lane County to become chief of police in Florence.

Tom Turner started with the Lane County Sheriff's Office in 1982, stationed as a deputy in Florence.

Plane searchers say emergency signal was a false positive

Plane searchers say emergency signal was a false positive »Play Video

Searchers from the Oregon Civil Air Patrol said the very weak signal from an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) discovered Thursday afternoon was a false positive. The ELT was reported in the search area between Creswell and Vancouver where a plane went missing on Tuesday.

Anonymous Apps: 'There appear to be no consequences'

Anonymous Apps: 'There appear to be no consequences' »Play Video

Every year there’s a trending new phone app. Now, it seems the greatest attraction among users is anonymity.

“Part of the popularity of anonymous apps is that there appear to be no consequences, no strings, I can say whatever I want,” said University of Oregon public relations instructor Kelli Matthews.

For more on the story, visit the photo gallery.

NewsSource 16's Seena Sleem investigated the popular apps and the damage they cause. She'll have the full story #LiveOn KMTR Thursday night at 5:30, 6:30 and 11.