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Salem-News.com (Apr-09-2019 16:00:00)

Heads Up, Portland! Some TV Stations Changing Over-the-Air Frequencies

Over 72 million Americans rely on over-the-air TV

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - TV antenna KATU (ABC) and KNMT (Trinity Broadcast Network) will change frequencies this Friday 4/12/19 as part of the FCC spectrum repack, which requires nearly 1,000 TV stations across the country to change frequencies over the next two years to make room for wireless broadband services.

This means that any viewer who watches these stations through an antenna will need to rescan their TV in order to continue watching local programming.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2019 12:48:00)

Suspected Lake County Child Abusers Arrested in Indiana

The couple is suspected of forcing children to ingest marijuana, and other abusive events.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - child abuse Two young boys living in New Pine Creek, Oregon, near the California border disclosed extensive physical abuse and being forced to ingest marijuana.

Warrants were issued but Fortune and Baust fled Lake County and the state of Oregon prior to being apprehended on the listed charges.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2019 22:41:00)

UPDATE: Two-Year Old Girl Lifeflighted After Gunshot Wound to the Head

Gun tragedy shocks South Salem

(SALEM, Ore.) - shooting Tonight about 7 o'clock, Salem Police officers responded to the 300 Block of Bradley DR SE on the report of an injured child. When officers arrived they found a two-year old girl with a gunshot wound to the head.

The girl was transported by Lifeflight to a Portland area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Detectives are on-scene conducting an investigation.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2019 17:46:00)

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family were exposed in 2007. Why was it ignored?

Why has it taken 12 years for attention to be given to Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers when I begged for it in 2007?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Sackler Pharma RICO Consider how many lives could have been saved if those responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic had been charged under RICO. Why should they have been charged and what exactly is RICO? Here is a simplified definition for those not familiar.

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or
RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2019 16:20:00)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Growers Must Report Inventory or Face Penalties

1,600 medical growers are warned to comply- or else!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon medical marijuana The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is warning hundreds of cannabis growers they need to come into compliance with inventory reporting requirements or face stiff penalties.

“Reporting to OMMOS is crucial in that it requires growers to report cannabis products going into or out of their site, or remaining onsite, which helps to prevent diversion to the black market,” said Megan Lockwood, OMMP manager.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-02-2019 23:09:00)

UPDATE: St. Paul Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drivers and passenger in this fatal collision.

(ST PAUL, Ore.) - Fatal Crash Investigators believe 26-year old Jorge Valdez-Espinoza, of Newberg was driving his Chevy truck west on McKay Road at a high rate of speed when he collided with an eastbound box van, killing Valdez-Espinoza instantly.

The crash also killed the driver of the box van, 33-year old Joseph Ensign-Lewis, of Portland, as well as the passenger in the Chevy truck, 21-year old Leonel Sanchez-Jaimes, of Salem.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-02-2019 22:17:00)

Hwy 18 at Dayton Closed for Hours Due to Crash into Bridge

The bridge crosses the Yamhill River, and is a main thoroughfare for travelers.

(DAYTON, Ore.) - truck crash A wood chip truck on its way from Willamina to Vancouver with a full load of chips crashed Monday morning near Dayton, closing Hwy 18 in both directions from 9 o'clock until after 4 p.m.

Travelers going south were detoured around the closure using Kreder Road which connects to 99W just north of Lafayette. Those traveling north were detoured through Lafayette, causing enormous back up for thousands of vehicles.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-01-2019 00:21:00)

India: Human Rights Defender Samiul Biswas in Judicial Custody

Samiul Biswas has been instrumental in documenting human rights violations along the India-Bangladesh border.

(YORK, UK) - Samiul Biswas According to the information received from Front Line Defenders, on 19 March 2019, the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court remanded human rights defender Samiul Biswas in custody at Krishnanagar District Jail.

Biswas had been arrested the previous day by the Border Security Force (BSF) of the Mahakhola Border Outpost near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal on charges of theft relating to his “possession” of Bangladeshi currency and a Bangladeshi SIM card, the evidence for which is believed to have been falsified.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-29-2019 21:49:00)

The Prodigy Returns to US Charts Following Keith Flint`s Death

One week after Keith Flint’s passing, the band once again topped the charts.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Keith Flint Fans have been memorializing his death in different ways. One of those significant ways according to Billboard, is three Prodigy songs – ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’ and another song– have all debuted on the Hot Dance/Electronic Song Sales chart this week, with ‘Firestarter’ placing highest at number 13.

Even though Keith was the lead singer of the band there were other vocalists recorded on later records. He did sing some songs on the 2018 release “No Tourists”.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2019 12:51:00)

The Legacy of Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner of FDA: Watchdog or Lapdog?

"the root cause of this epidemic is the FDA's illegal approval of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain."-Ed Thompson

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Scott Gottlieb After a stint of less than two years as Commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb, MD has announced his resignation to "spend more time with his family."

On February 24, CBS 60 Minutes aired a segment on the opioid epidemic featuring a high-ranking executive from the pharmaceutical industry, Ed Thompson. Thompson has many years experience in the industry and, in fact, produces opioids for pharma and bravely accused the FDA of opening the floodgates on the opioid epidemic.

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