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Salem-News.com (Dec-11-2017 17:20)

School Bus Crashes with All Aboard

The kids are all alright.

(SALEM, Ore.) - school bus crash Today at about 3:30 PM, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 11400 block of Sunnyview Rd NE regarding a traffic crash. This crash involved a school bus full of kids, all of which are ok, and a smaller ford pickup.

The investigation has determined icy road conditions to be the cause. The driver of the pickup lost control and crossed the center line and hit the bus head-on.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2017 17:15)

Trying to Find a Great Car Insurance Policy? Consider These 4 Tips For Success

A few minutes will get you the best coverage on the market without having to pay too much for it.

(SALEM, Ore.) - car insurance Driving a car is something you probably do on a daily basis. Having a comprehensive insurance policy is something you need to view as a priority.

The right car insurance policy will allow you to stay protected while behind the wheel. Neglecting to focus on the Oregon insurance research you need to do to find the right policy will lead to a variety of problems.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2017 18:43)

94 Percent of Oregonians Now Have Health Insurance

Federal actions could reduce coverage, officials warn

(SALEM, Ore.) - OHP logo Nearly 94 percent of Oregonians have health insurance, according to a report released today by the Oregon Health Authority.

The survey, conducted between March and August of 2017, found that nearly 3.7 million Oregonians have health coverage. That’s an increase of 10 percentage points since 2014 when the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate went into effect.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2017 18:12)

McMinnville Infant Death Investigated as Homicide

Officials say the baby sustained abusive head trauma that led to her death.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - homicide investigation McMinnville Fire and Police Departments personnel were dispatched November 21, 2017 to an apartment attached to the residence at 1125 NE Irvine Street on a report of a 7-week old baby girl that wasn't breathing.

3 days later, despite the prompt attention and excellent care from all medical personnel involved, the infant succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-29-2017 00:30)

Granny Adopts Unlikely Pen Pals

At least 50 people are serving Life sentences for cannabis-related "crimes" in the United States, today.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Deedee Kirkwood “Just like when I tell people now about these unfortunate souls being forced to endure daily nightmares for cannabis related offenses with no violence, no victim, and no family of any victim, they don't believe me.”

She presumes it is increasingly difficult to believe as more and more states legalize cannabis.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-27-2017 18:15)

Man Charged with Murder for Shooting in Yamhill

It all happened in the small town of Yamhill, Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - RICHARD ROBERT MERSHON The suspect, Richard R Mershon, was reported to have gotten into an argument with a man that led to a physical fight. The physical fight quickly turned into a shooting, by a man that had been drinking.

Male victim number one told Police he had witnessed the suspect push a pregnant female, and she may have fallen down. The woman was apparently an employee of Zippy's Pizza, had been trying to help give the suspect a ride home because he was intoxicated.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-22-2017 09:44)

Polk County Grand Jury Unanimously Finds Officer Involved Shooting Justified

"...use of deadly force was lawful and justified"

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Baltazar Escalona-Baez On Tuesday, a Polk County Grand Jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Haynes and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lorence were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed 17-year old Baltazar Escalona-Baez, of Silverton, on the morning of October 28, 2017.

...Escalona-Baez, still within arm's reach of Haynes, turned around and advanced directly towards Haynes, pointing the knife towards him. Haynes then shot Escalona-Baez twice.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2017 14:48)

WANTED: Unlawful Killer(s) of Black Tail Deer

Maybe the deer ran after being shot, but either way, someone needs to come forward.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com On Friday, November 3rd, 2017, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist located a black tail buck that was shot and left on Gravel Creek road.

The deer appeared to have been shot the night prior and was left with no meat taken. Oregon State Police is investigating the unlawful killing and waste of the black tail deer.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-15-2017 12:10)

Ten Car Accident on I-5 Near Woodburn

Witnesses are asked to call the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Woodburn car accident A ten-car accident near Woodburn Tuesday night was a domino effect after a large object fell into the freeway.

At about 9:30 p.m., the Northern Command Center (NCC) was notified of a large metal object that had fallen off of a pick-up truck.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-14-2017 23:20)

Police Arrest Man for Murder of Kenny Kalugin

Oregon State Police SWAT was activated to assist in the arrest.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal shooting Shortly after 7:00 am, Friday, Salem Police officers responded to an alley west of the 1800 block of Liberty St NE on a report of an unconscious subject in a vehicle. Officers and medics located an adult male victim in a vehicle and confirmed that he was deceased.

The victim was identified as 37-year old Kenny Kalugin of Gervais. Autopsy results indicated that Kalugin died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

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