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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 19:03)

Search for Missing Oregon Mom Will Continue Through the Weekend

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department continues to receive multiple tips and potential leads and they will continue to triage and follow-up on each one, investigators said.

(NEWBERG, Ore. ) - Salem-News.com The search for a missing Oregon mother who vanished after getting gas from a Newberg gas station last week, will continue through the weekend Salem-News.com has learned, even though two law enforcement agencies say they have exhausted all leads, and will stop for now.

Despite some media reports in Oregon saying the search is coming to an official "end", police, family, and friends of 38-year-old Jennifer Huston don't see it that way, and will continue their search for her on the ground handing out fliers of the missing woman at various events taking place throughout the Willamette Valley. Several police agencies will also continue their searchers by land, water, and air during regular patrols.

Searchers can go to the Find Jennifer Huston page on Facebook, and find an interactive map where those who have searched areas for the missing mom, can post the locations where they have searched also so others can focus on other locations in Oregon and Washington State.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 15:05)

Oregon Health Insurance Rates Going Down

For a similar small employer plan, the average 2015 premium is an estimated $308 per month, compared with $327 in 2014.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Health Care Costs The Department of Consumer and Business Services' Insurance Division has approved rates for 2015 individual and small employer health insurance plans, and on average, they are lower than 2014 rates.

Although the rate changes vary by insurer, the average monthly premium for an individual standard plan for a 40-year-old in Portland in 2015 is estimated at $250, compared to $262 in 2014.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 14:40)

High Speed Motorcycle Race Kills Gresham Man

Police are still searching for the second motorcyclist who reportedly left the scene after the crash.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Oregon Motorcycle Crash A Gresham man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in what police believe may have been a high speed race with another motorcyclist Thursday afternoon.

The reports coming into deputies was that the motorcycle had been travelling at speeds near 100 mph before it crashed.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 14:20)

Oregon Sex Offender Arrested for Sex Abuse; Police Looking for Other Victims

Oregon State Police believe there could be more victims.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Melvin Bud Richard Stout Jr. Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 55-year old Eugene man who is a registered sex offender on allegations that he provided marijuana and alcohol to a 15-year old female and sexually abused the victim.

On Thursday, an OSP detective received information from the victim that Melvin "Bud" Richard Stout Jr., provided marijuana and alcohol for her consumption on more than one occasion, including at a party in June of this year in the Crow, Ore. area.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 11:11)

ODOT Crews Work Quickly to Fix Sinkhole on Highway 219

By next week, ODOT says the highway will go into the regular maintenance schedule for repair.

(ST. PAUL, Ore. ) - Oregon Sinkhole Oregon Department of Transportation crews braved the overnight thunderstorm that passed overhead as they filled a sinkhole on Oregon Highway 219 east of St. Paul.

ODOT maintenance staff upon arrival found the hole which was about two feet deep, and spent the night filling and patching it with what is called a cold patch for the weekend.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2014 09:04)

Lightning Causes Fires, Power Outages in Salem Overnight

VIDEO by Salem-News.com's Jerry Freeman

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Oregon Lightning Salem, the mid-Willamette Valley, and the Oregon Coast range got a great lighting show, and the sound of booming thunder echoed throughout the valley overnight.

Reports into Salem-News.com and on social media had reports of lighting and thunder from Salem, Albany, Corvallis, parts of Eugene, McMinnville, Dallas, and the Oregon Coast Range.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-31-2014 19:20)

Oregon State Fair Discounted Tickets on Sale Saturday

Save now on carnival rides at Portland Perks and participating Walgreens stores.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon State Fair Salem Oregon A family day at the Oregon State Fair is a better value than ever in 2014.

Adult admission is reduced to $8, down from $11 last year, and includes limited first come admission to daily headlining concerts in the L.B. Day Amphitheater.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-31-2014 07:21)

3 Escape Overnight House Fire in Keizer

Investigators say the fire was caused by an unattended candle.

(KEIZER, Ore. ) - Keizer Fire A family of three was able to escape a house fire in Keizer late Wednesday night.

Keizer firefighters were called to a home 3500 block of Cherry Avenue. Two engine companies, a ladder company a medic unit and a command officer, ten firefighters in all, arrived in less than five minutes.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-31-2014 07:00)

Air, Ground, Internet Search for Missing Oregon Mother Continues into Day 7

Police will be conducting further aerial searches that will cover the west and central section of Yamhill County on Thursday and Friday.

(NEWBERG, Ore. ) - Jennifer Huston Missing Oregon Mother Thursday marks one week since an Oregon mom vanished after leaving her Dundee home to run errands, and was last seen getting gas at a Newberg gas station.

Family and friends of 38-year-old Jennifer Huston will continue their air and ground search again today, while Salem-News.com has learned that on the Find Jennifer Huston page on Facebook, searchers have started an interactive map where those who have searched areas for the missing mom, can post the locations they have searched so others can focus on other areas.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-30-2014 20:40)

Improperly Disposed of Cigarette to blame for Fire at Portland Sizzlers

Damage estimates are set at $40,000. No injuries were reported.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Portland Fire and Rescue At 7:02 p.m. Tuesday evening, Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a Commercial fire at 3737 SE 82nd Ave, Sizzlers Restaurant.

When firefighters arrived they found a fire on an exterior wall that had extended into the building. The restaurant was occupied at the time but everyone was able to evacuate safely.

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