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Salem-News.com (June 04,2020 15:03)

Gas Prices Rise in Oregon as Drivers Return to the Road

The national average dropped to a low of $1.76 in April.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Oregon gas pricesThe last time the Oregon average was below $2.45 this time of year was in early June 2005 when it was $2.35.

Rising demand for gas, shrinking gasoline stocks and increasing crude oil prices are putting upward pressure on pump prices.

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Salem-News.com (April 24,2020 01:53)

Salem Man Arrested After Crashing Vehicle While Trying To Elude Officers

He reached speeds in excess of 90 mile-per-hour going north out of the city.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) -Lincoln City crashAs 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.

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.

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Salem-News.com (March 08,2020 20:05)

Woman Arrested on Manslaughter Charges after Deadly Crash

Krista Ashley is being held on $500,000 bond.

(DAYTON, Ore.) -Krista AshleyOn 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.

Ashley faces three counts of Manslaughter (first degree), Assault (second degree), Assault (third degree), Reckless driving and Driving under the influence.

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Salem-News.com (March 04,2020 15:16)

Salem Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Crash on McGilchrist SE

Late Tuesday at 11:30 pm a man walking his bicycle was hit and killed by a vehicle, which did not stop.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Fatal hit and runIt 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.

Investigators had McGilchrist shut down for several hours while they investigated the fatal crash.

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Salem-News.com (January 13,2020 03:08)

Oregon Expects Snow Above 500`

Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Oregon winter forecastThe 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.

The Winter Weather Advisory for the Portland/Vancouver Metro area remains in effect until noon today (Monday).

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Salem-News.com (December 27,2019 21:07)

Healthy New Year`s Resolutions for 2020

Important resources to kick off the new year!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -New Year`s ResolutionsThe 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.

The following are six New Year’s health resolutions OHA will be sharing resources about...

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Salem-News.com (November 29,2019 14:16)

Holiday Weekend DUII Saturation Patrol

Should you be driving? THINK before you get behind the wheel.

(SALEM, Ore.) -drinking and drivingThis weekend, law enforcement is participating in a Thanksgiving holiday high visibility enforcement saturation patrol.

If you choose to drive impaired, specially trained officers will be on the road looking for you!

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Salem-News.com (November 25,2019 19:55)

SW Oregon Expects Historic Storm

Expect delays, poor driving conditions in SW Oregon

(MEDFORD, Ore.) -Oregon weatherDrivers should expect damaging winds, especially on the south coast and blizzard conditions with low snow levels in the mountain passes. “If people can leave today, now is the time,” said ODOT District Manager Jerry Marmon. “Travel Tuesday into Wednesday is forecast to be the worst, with conditions improving for Thanksgiving Day.”

South coast wind gusts of more than 75 mph are predicted. Six to 12 inches of snow are expected to fall on the I-5 corridor in Oregon and higher amounts in the Cascade passes.

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Salem-News.com (November 07,2019 17:57)

U.S. 20 Closing Early Saturday Morning for Truck Recovery

Schedule change: Road closed at milepost 15 between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

(EDDYVILLE, Ore.) -Oregon Hwy 20 closureU.S. 20 Newport-Corvallis Highway will be closed eight miles west of Eddyville, near milepost 15, Saturday morning (Nov. 9) from 1 a.m. until about 5 a.m.

The closure time was changed to accommodate traffic from the Friday night Oregon State football game.

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Salem-News.com (July 23,2019 00:51)

Motorcyclist Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash

A car turned left in front of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, killing the biker.

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) -motorcyclist killedSadly, this type of accident has been seen before, too many times. Sunday afternoon at about 4:48 Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 224 near milepost 15. It was a fatal.

Officials say the preliminary investigation revealed a Buick Lesabre, operated by 88-year old Violet Sullivan of Estacada, was traveling westbound on Hwy 224 and turned left in front of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle operated by 65-year old Russell Nelson of Portland.

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