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Salem-News.com (August 03,2020 11:48)
Stop on Red Campaign to End Needless Traffic Deaths in OregonSalem-News.com
Running a red light is extremely dangerous
(SALEM, Ore.) -How many times have you run a red light... or seen someone do it? If you’re still alive, you’re lucky. Read Full Article
Red light running is a significant cause of serious injury crashes in Oregon. Because it often results in T-bone crashes, red light running can cause debilitating brain injury and death. It is essential that every driver in Oregon heed the warning to Stop on Red.
Salem-News.com (July 28,2020 13:57)
Why the Tesla Model Y is the Safest SUV Ever Salem-News.com
Elon Musk expects the SUV to eventually overtake the Model 3 to become the best-selling Tesla ever.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Although Oregon is still short of its target to have 50,000 electric vehicles operating on state roads by the end of 2020, the new Model Y sales in the state could push the number closer to the target, or even exceed it, thanks to the growing demand for the many cool features that the car has to offer. Read Full Article
Apart from its huge capacity and long mileage, one of the things driving the demand for the Tesla Model Y is its safety ratings.
Salem-News.com (July 06,2020 01:11)
Dallas Man Killed in Motorcycle CrashSalem-News.com
A 4th of July ride in Eastern Oregon turned deadly for one Oregon man.
(WASCO COUNTY, Ore.) -A Harley-Davidson rider was killed in a crash Saturday, July 4th, near milepost 38 on Hwy 197 in Wasco County.Read Full Article
The riders were slowing to turn left onto Juniper Flat Rd., however, he was apparently unable to stop and crashed, avoiding the other motorcycles.
Salem-News.com (June 04,2020 15:03)
Gas Prices Rise in Oregon as Drivers Return to the RoadSalem-News.com
The national average dropped to a low of $1.76 in April.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -The last time the Oregon average was below $2.45 this time of year was in early June 2005 when it was $2.35.Read Full Article
Rising demand for gas, shrinking gasoline stocks and increasing crude oil prices are putting upward pressure on pump prices.
Salem-News.com (April 24,2020 01:53)
Salem Man Arrested After Crashing Vehicle While Trying To Elude OfficersSalem-News.com
He reached speeds in excess of 90 mile-per-hour going north out of the city.
(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) -As the officers attempted to contact the male, identified as Brandon Franklin Pruett, he sped away. The Officers witnessed Pruett commit several traffic violations and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Read Full Article
According to Police, Pruett turned north from SE 32nd St onto Hwy 101 and accelerated as he fled north-bound in an attempt to elude the officers.
Salem-News.com (March 08,2020 20:05)
Woman Arrested on Manslaughter Charges after Deadly CrashSalem-News.com
Krista Ashley is being held on $500,000 bond.
(DAYTON, Ore.) -On March 5, 2020, 33-year old Krista Ashley was taken into custody and is now being held in the Yamhill County Jail, awaiting her court hearing. Read Full Article
Ashley faces three counts of Manslaughter (first degree), Assault (second degree), Assault (third degree), Reckless driving and Driving under the influence.
Salem-News.com (March 04,2020 15:16)
Salem Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Crash on McGilchrist SESalem-News.com
Late Tuesday at 11:30 pm a man walking his bicycle was hit and killed by a vehicle, which did not stop.
(SALEM, Ore.) -It appears the male had been walking his bike along the shoulder of McGilchrist, near 22nd St SE, prior to being struck by a vehicle, which left the scene without stopping. Read Full Article
Investigators had McGilchrist shut down for several hours while they investigated the fatal crash.
Salem-News.com (January 13,2020 03:08)
Oregon Expects Snow Above 500`Salem-News.com Weather
Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -The cold winds of winter are blowing our way. The National Weather Service reports that heavy snow is expected to blanket much of the Northwest, beginning later today. A series of storm systems will bring heavy mountain snow, locally heavy rain, strong winds, and hazardous travel conditions. Read Full Article
The Winter Weather Advisory for the Portland/Vancouver Metro area remains in effect until noon today (Monday).
Salem-News.com (December 27,2019 21:07)
Healthy New Year`s Resolutions for 2020Salem-News.com
Important resources to kick off the new year!
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -The Oregon Health Authority is encouraging people to consider making health one of their top priorities in 2020. To this end, OHA is launching a social media campaign to share resources to help people improve their health. Read Full Article
The following are six New Year’s health resolutions OHA will be sharing resources about...
Salem-News.com (November 29,2019 14:16)
Holiday Weekend DUII Saturation PatrolSalem-News.com
Should you be driving? THINK before you get behind the wheel.
(SALEM, Ore.) -This weekend, law enforcement is participating in a Thanksgiving holiday high visibility enforcement saturation patrol.Read Full Article
If you choose to drive impaired, specially trained officers will be on the road looking for you!