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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 23:30)

Oregon Boy, 3, Crashes Parents Jeep, Goes Home to Watch Cartoons

This all took place on Tuesday in the small, quiet community of Myrtle Creek, located just south of Roseburg.

(MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. ) - Oregon Jeep Accident A 3-year-old Oregon boy decided to take his parents Jeep out on a test drive, only to crash it into a neighbor's home, and then flee the scene to head back home to watch cartoons.

An officer at about 9:00 a.m., first spotted the young boy sitting in the Jeep unattended and after watching the boy for about five minutes they went up to talk with the boy who said his parents were not home and he was being watched by a relative who at the time was sleeping.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 20:30)

Video: Oregon Planned Parenthood Giving Out Dangerous Sex Advice to Minors

The undercover video by Live Action is the third installment is it's "SexEd" investigative series for youth.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Teen Births A pro-life group says they have exposed an Oregon Planned Parenthood staffer in Clackamas, who told what she thought was a 15-year-old female that is normal for youth to be "spanked, hit, or whipped during sexual intercourse.

In the video, the staffer from the Clackamas office tells the under cover investigator that "it's very common to experiment with different things," including "being tied up" and "whipped" and "the baby thing, where they will put on diapers."

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 15:42)

Wasps, Squirrels Damaging Oregon White Oak Trees

"The damage to these trees seems to be common around the Willamette Valley," says ODF Forest Pathologist Alan Kanaskie.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - oregon white oak trees Recently, stewardship foresters with the Oregon Department of Forestry have been receiving phone calls from landowners, homeowners and other members of the public concerned about the appearance of numerous dead branches and leaves on Oregon white oak trees.

Investigation by agency foresters resulted in the discovery that the damage is being caused by both insects and mammals.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 11:22)

WHOOPS! Towing Operator on the Run After Failing to Show Up for Court

Anyone with information on the location of Michael Alan Selmer, should contact their local law enforcement non-emergency number, or the Oregon State Police.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Michael Alan Selmer A 35-year-old Polk County man under investigation for running an illegal towing operation and failing to register as a sex offender in Oregon, failed to show up for his first court appearance in Salem.

The Judge issued an immediate no bail arrest warrant for Michael Alan Selmer. Selmer is the subject of an ongoing investigation after Oregon State Police received information he acquired two tow trucks and began advertising towing services in Salem and Independence areas with the name "Whoops! Towing".

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 08:23)

Marine Board Warns of Hazards on Oregon Waterways

Trees, root wads and other natural debris are a common part of Oregon's rivers and streams.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Jefferson North Santiam As a result of less snow pack and lower rainfall amounts this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer.

Stumps, rocks, logs and other obstructions could be just below the surface, resulting in hull or prop damage in areas that are normally navigable. These obstructions also impact the water dynamics and the currents in rivers, which can increase the difficulty to navigate safely, especially for paddlecraft.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 07:50)

Calling All Oregon DIY Beverage Makers

Excepting the soft drink category, all participants must be age 21 and over to enter.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - home brewed beer The 149th Oregon State Fair is officially accepting entries for its Homebrew Beer and Amateur Wine competitions, raising a pint and a wine glass in honor of Oregon's best DIY beverage makers.

The Oregon State Fair runs August 22 through September 1 in Salem. Discounted admission tickets are on sale now.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2014 19:11)

Portland Teen Dead After Shooting in SE Portland

No motive has been determined in the shooting.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - police car lights night Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into Tuesday night's shooting that left one man dead in Southeast Portland.

The victim has been preliminarily identified as a 19-year-old male. Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard several gunshots prior to the discovery of the victim.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2014 13:45)

Albany Apartment Fire Leaves One Person Dead

Albany Fire Department and Albany Police Department are working together investigating the cause of the fire.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Albany Oregon Fire Wednesday at 6:41 a.m. a fire was reported from the Pacific Ave. overpass where someone saw smoke coming from an apartment complex located at 417 SE 6th Ave.

Arriving fire department personnel saw flames and smoke coming from the top story of the apartment building. There were 10 apartments, two were vacant.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-23-2014 06:00)

Western Oregon Autism Study Enrollment Open for Kids Ages 6-11

Families enrolled in the study receive all services for free, including training, treatment and assessments.

(MONMOUTH, Ore. ) - Autism in Oregon The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University and Louisa Silva, M.D., M.P.H. are announcing a first time opportunity for parents with children between the ages of 6 and 11 with autism to enroll in a research study to receive free training and treatment.

Enrollment is open now through Sept. 5 for residents of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties.

WOU’s early research with 46 children evaluating a five-month period of massage showed promising improvements in the severity of autism.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-22-2014 14:58)

Oregon Voters to Get Say on Recreational Marijuana

Oregon's proposal will come before voters just two years after they rejected a similar measure.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Recreational Marijuana in Oregon An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its website on Tuesday.

Only two U.S. states, Washington and Colorado, currently allow recreational marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law.

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