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Still Wavy after All These Years
Flower Geezer turns 80.

Wavy Gravy - Counterculture Saint

(SALEM, Ore.) - Wavy Gravy Wavy has been there since the beginning of the Counterculture. He famously was Master of Ceremonies at Woodstock. He was a fixture at Peace Gatherings.

Wavy and his AIM buddy John Trudell joined in on a number of environmental causes. They again shared a cell with their pal and John's roommate Jackson Browne and 1900 others at the huge 1981 protest against the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

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Salem Issues Limited Area Boil Water Notice

Water pressure was interrupted to approximately 65 homes.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem boil water If you live between Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills on Barnes Avenue SE Between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE, this affects you.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., May 25, 2016, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Barnes Avenue SE. To mitigate damage caused by water flowing from the broken fire hydrant, maintenance crews had to shut down the water main.

Read Full Article (May-26-2016 13:08)

OSP Urging Transportation Safety For Memorial Day Weekend Travelers

Plan ahead and enjoy your holiday road trips

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon The Oregon State Police is asking persons traveling for the Memorial Day weekend to be prepared for their trip. Memorial Day weekend has historically been a dangerous holiday weekend for travelers as numbers of serious injury and fatal crashes increase during this time.

According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, "AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That's the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005."

Read Full Article (May-24-2016 17:38)

Depoe Bay Firefighters Extricate Man Trapped in Crashed Car

The victim's vehicle could not be seen from the road.

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Tuesday morning about 7:30, Depoe Bay Firefighters, Oregon State Police, and Pacific West Ambulance were notified of a man calling from his vehicle that had been involved in a crash.

The vehicle was down an embankment where nobody from the road could have seen him. The caller described that he was able to see a sign that said "South Fogarty Creek". This information lead responders directly to his location.

Read Full Article (May-24-2016 16:53)

Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem

The tied arch bridge design is expected to be a beautiful addition to the Salem skyscape.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Minto Brown Bridge arches Early Monday morning, while most of the city was sleeping, one of two signature arches for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge arrived in Downtown Salem.

The white arches, which are made from 1-inch thick steel and are 30-inches in diameter, will soon decorate Salem's Downtown Riverfront skyline.

Read Full Article (May-24-2016 16:29)

Hillsboro Man Dies in Crash with Log Truck

Fatal Crash on Highway 26 North of Banks

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal log truck There was a two vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 49 (north of Banks) early Monday morning, about 6:44, resulting in one fatality.

The Chevrolet collided head-on with an eastbound 1993 Peterbilt commercial motor truck towing a trailer loaded with logs.

Read Full Article (May-18-2016 21:45)

Highway 97 Crash Takes Four Lives South of Madras

Two others were transported with non-life threatening injuries.

(MADRAS, Ore.) - fatal crash While waiting to make a left turn, an unknown vehicle that had also been traveling northbound on Highway 97 almost rear-ended the Pontiac but passed it on the right shoulder.

Another northbound vehicle, a 2015 Ford van, could not avoid the Pontiac and rear-ended it at highway speeds. This impact forced the Pontiac into the southbound lane of travel where it collided with a southbound 2008 Honda Accord.

Read Full Article (May-16-2016 11:25)

Independence Woman Killed In Crash West of Monmouth

Four passengers in the second vehicle were not badly injured.

(MONMOUTH, Ore.) - fatal crash hwy194 Police say the preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Dodge Neon was traveling eastbound on Highway 194 (also known as Monmouth Highway) when it crossed the centerline striking a 2006 Dodge pickup head-on.

Witnesses reported observing the Neon driving at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

Read Full Article (May-13-2016 14:39)

Alcohol, Excessive Speed Contributed to Fatal Crash

Police were on the scene almost immediately.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal crash Just after midnight Friday morning two Salem Police officers were typing reports in the 4500 block of Liberty Rd S when they heard squealing tires followed by a crash.

They went to investigate and discovered that a silver colored 2002 GMC Yukon that had been eastbound on Skyline Rd S failed to negotiate the turn at Liberty Rd and crashed into a power pole killing 22-year old Corey Engleman.

Read Full Article (May-13-2016 00:13)

10 Pounds of Heroin, 14 Pounds of Meth Seized in Huge Drug Bust

Salem Police Conclude Major Drug Investigation

(SALEM, Ore.) - drugs and more A nearly two month long drug investigation had a turning point Tuesday evening with the arrest of seven individuals and the service of seven search warrants.

The Salem Police Department seized over ten pounds of heroin, over 14 pounds of methamphetamine, and in excess of two pounds of cocaine. In addition, over $466,000 and six vehicles were seized.

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