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Police Pursuit Drug Suspects Before Head-on Crash on I-5

OSP Seeks Public's Assistance Following Crash On Interstate 5

(JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.) - Jackson County crashOn Saturday, October 22, 2016 Oregon State Police (OSP) received information about a 2011 silver Mercedes sedan that was involved with possible drug trafficking and had an endangered female as a passenger.

... The trooper began to pursue the vehicle which drove the wrong direction onto the Interstate 5 northbound off-ramp at milepost 55.

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FBI Report: Combating the Growing Money Laundering Threat

Specialized FBI Unit Focuses on Disrupting Professional Money Launderers

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Salem-News.comEvery year, more than $300 billion in concealed transactions is moved around the United States, according to a U.S. Department of the Treasury report on money laundering and terrorist financing threats.

Transnational criminal organizations, foreign intelligence services, and terrorist groups—as well as Internet fraudsters and other criminals—move billions of dollars each year through the international banking system and across borders to conceal the origin of the funds.

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Will a Rohingya Armed Struggle Be Legitimate?

A constant fear has been imposed upon all who share an uncertain future.

(NEW YORK CITY) - RohingyaThink about the legitimacy of the armed struggle of the Rohingya people.

Our villages, houses, mosques, 95% of the Madarsas were burned down, the entire Rohingya Muslim population was made homeless, turned into helpless animal-like creatures in crowded concentration camps with tents.

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Body Found Floating in Pringle Creek Monday

The man's identity is known but has not been announced.

(SALEM, Ore.) - pringle creekA walker on the pedestrian path saw the body of a man in the waters of Pringle Creek and called 911 about 8:45 a.m., according to Salem Police.

The Salem Fire Department water rescue team recovered the body from the swift moving waters of the creek. According to Salem police Lt. Steve Birr, a pillar had stopped the body from progressing downstream.

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Oregon Hunter's Association Increases Reward For Trophy Bull Poached

If you have information, call the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-817-4473.

(DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore.) - bull elk poachedThe Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a bull elk in Douglas County.

On the morning of September 17, 2016, OSP was notified of a dead bull elk in the area of 4000 block of Rueben Road, Glendale, Oregon.

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Is Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of FDA Guilty of Medical Malpractice?

How many lives could have been saved if she had heeded AG Blumenthal's petition?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - heroin deathsJanet Woodcock, MD, is the director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The center makes sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States.

In view of the prescription opioid epidemic evolving into a Tsunami of deaths and addictions, did Dr. Woodcock contribute to the volcanic eruption of the epidemic by violating rules of the FDA?

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0 - Comments (October 22, 2016 16:40)

BE AWARE: Sheriff's Deputies Investigate Serious Injury Crash on Cordon Road

Traffic was detoured due to this accident.

(SALEM, Ore.) - crash investigationThe Marion County Sheriff's Office has activated the CRASH Team to investigate a serious injury accident at Cordon Rd NE and Swegle Rd NE, involving a 4-year old child which was a passenger in one of the two vehicles.

Cordon Rd is blocked from Sunnyview Rd NE to Center St NE, please use alternate routes until reopened.

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Gold Edges Higher Following Softer than Expected U.S. Core CPI

Support on gold prices is seen near the October lows at 1,240.

(SALEM, Ore.) - goldGold trading has been subdued as prices attempt to find a foot hold, as weaker than expected core U.S. inflation figures, helped buoy prices.

While inflation picked up in the UK with a better than expected headline figure, sentiment in the U.S. is allowing the dollar to ease and therefore helping gold prices gain ground.

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0 - Comments (October 22, 2016 16:30)

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-5 Northbound at MP52

DETOUR at Exit 48

(ROGUE RIVER, Ore.) - detourODOT has sent out an alert for SW Oregon. I-5 Northbound @ MP 52: Both NB lanes are closed 4 miles north of Rogue River due to head on crash.

Helicopter is enroute. Expect delays and congestion. Detour being set up at exit 48. Watch for and yield to emergency crews.

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0 - Comments (October 20, 2016 15:35)

Butane Honey Oil Possible Cause of Astoria Explosion Injuring Three

Making Butane Honey Oil can be very dangerous, even for professionals.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Salem-News.comThree people were working in the basement at the time of the explosion and, though injured, were able to escape. 40-year old, William “Chris” West of Astoria, one of the business owners, and 34-year old Jacob Alan Magley, also of Astoria were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital with burn injuries and were later taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Both are reported to be in stable condition. A second business owner, 43-year old Jason Oei of Astoria, was at the scene when the blast occurred and was reportedly uninjured.

Fire investigators said today, "At this point there is much follow up that still needs to be conducted. The possible cause of the fire was the manufacture of butane honey oil."

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Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Returns to Ashland in November

The after-party is headlined by hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapien and an appearance by icon Tommy Chong.

(ASHLAND, Ore.) - Tommy ChongThe timing couldn’t be much better for the Oregon cannabis industry to gather in Ashland for the OMBC.

New statewide packaging, labeling and testing regulations began on October 1st. Many medical marijuana growers are now required to report monthly to the Oregon Health Authority. Also, the November 8th elections will determine whether various cities and counties across Oregon will enact bans on marijuana businesses.

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FDA Hearings on OxyContin for Children an Ego-Fest for Self Interest

Studies are being conducted on children using OxyContin and there is no outrage!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - crying babyThe day was filled with physicians giving their "expert" opinions on neonatals and newborns being given opioids for pain -- after all they feel the pain of "needle sticks".

If the question is Was this considered a "public" hearing by a pharmaceutical company who will profit in the billions of dollars if neonatals and newborns receive opioids?, the answer is YES.

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0 - Comments (October 17, 2016 21:01)

Tribute to Oregon Professor Jeffrey Barlow

Oregon has lost a noted Scholar, distinguished historian, and long-time Pacific University professor.

(YAMHILL, Ore.) - Jeffrey G. Barlow, Ph.DDr. Barlow taught Asian History in Oregon at institutions of higher learning; University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark College, and retired as Professor Emeritus from Pacific University. He was a co-founding member of the Northwest China Council and editor of the Journal of the Association for History and Computing.

A lifelong friend of China, he was active in the U.S. China Peoples’ Friendship Association before normalization of U.S.-China relations in 1978. He was a Fulbright student and a Fulbright Scholar.

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Detroit Mud Run is Oregon's Version of Filthy Fun

Run through the lake bottom! There's no "run" like this one...

(DETROIT, Ore.) - Detroit mud run 2016Today, people of all ages from all over the state and beyond, will be coming to Detroit, Oregon even though the lake is low. They are here to recreate, but there will be no boating, fishing or swimming today. These people are here to run through the lake bottom.

The annual Mud Run is close to six miles, through creeks and mud, over rocks and logs, while deer and other wildlife look on.

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Teen Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge for Clown-Related Social Media Post

Of the multiple occurrences of reported clown sightings and "threats" involving clowns, none of the cases have amounted to actual threats.

(GRESHAM, Ore.) - no clownsA juvenile male in the Centennial School District is facing a first degree Disorderly Conduct charge because of a social media post he made last night, claiming "killer clowns" were coming to two of Centennial's schools today to hurt students.

The student, identified during an extensive police investigation, posted the threat online after seeing similar things being talked about on media sites.

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Vancouver Woman Identified as Victim of Homicide

Person of interest was last seen driving a white, 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup, bearing Oregon plate 184 HLR.

(LAFAYETTE, Ore.) - Victor Melcher VillalbaPolice have positively identified the female body found near Lafayette, on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The victim is 37-year old Lilia Cosco-Ortiz, of Vancouver, WA.

She was positively identified late yesterday, Monday, October 3, however this information was withheld by authorities until family members were advised. Ms. Cosco-Ortiz was last seen leaving her Vancouver home, late Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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Female Body Found in Field Outside Lafayette

Autopsy reveals she died of Homicidal violence.

(LAFAYETTE, Ore.) - Lafayette, OregonOn Sunday, about 1:14 pm, the body of a female was found in a blueberry field by a few citizens who were driving through the area. Once they realized what it was they contacted authorities.

Monday, October 3rd, an autopsy was conducted on the unidentified female by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. The medical examiner has determined the cause of death was by homicidal violence.

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David Elliott Pleads Guilty to Murder by Abuse of 3-Year-old Aniya Zamora

Elliott was sentenced to the presumptive sentence of life imprisonment.

(SALEM, Ore.) - David G. ElliottDavid Gene Elliott pleaded guilty and was sentenced for the assault and murder of 3 year-old Aniya Zamora, and assault of 5 year-old Xadrian Zamora September 30, 2016, before the Honorable Dale Penn.

Elliott pleaded guilty to Murder by Abuse and two counts of Assault in the Third Degree.

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OLCC Rules Out Many Cannabis Strain Names with Attractiveness to Children Standard

Rules for narrowing the acceptable strain names and testing and labeling marijuana items keep business owners jumping.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr Who cannabis strainFew, if any, businesses have had to jump through the amount of hoops thrown at those engaged in Oregon's cannabis industry.

About a week ago, the OLCC passed a temporary rule that "clarifies" the restrictions on wording commonly associated with products marketed by or to children. Good idea, protect the children.

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Oregon Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police Support a New Approach to Drug Possession Crimes

They collectively recommend that user-amount drug possession convictions be treated as Misdemeanors.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Heroin deathsOregon Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police recognize that every community and most of our citizens are touched in one way or another by the damaging impacts of drug addiction. We understand that it ruins lives, breaks hearts, burdens families and robs our communities of individuals with potential.

Too often, individuals with addiction issues find their way to the doorstep of the criminal justice system when they are arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance With Elk Poaching Case

Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

(HOOD RIVER, Ore.) - The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify whomever responsible for the unlawful killing of a trophy bull elk in Hood River County.

On September 15th 2016, OSP was notified of a 6x7 bull elk that was found dead on private property on the west side on Hood River Valley off of Rhiordan Hill Rd.

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Dedication of the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial

Recognizing the significant impact of the service and sacrifice of our fallen Troopers to the State of Oregon

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial that commemorates and honors fallen Troopers will be officially dedicated in Salem this Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Oregon State Police recognizes 33 Troopers who died in the line of duty while serving and protecting the residents of Oregon.

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Newberg Man Killed In Highway 99W Crash

Reaction time when driving can be in split seconds.

(NEWBERG, Ore.) - Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Acura MDX was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when it encountered stopped traffic, which was a result of another crash.

The Acura driver braked rapidly and came to a stop. A 2002 Harley Davidson was following the Acura and rear ended it which ejected the the motorcyclist.

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