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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2015 11:40)

Fatal Longboard Accident Claims WSHS Senior

Counselors are on hand to help grieving students and staff.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal crash The police investigation determined that 18-year old Joshua Robertson was riding down Eagle Crest Road NW, traveling southbound. He lost control on a corner and fell backwards, striking his head. Joshua was not wearing a helmet or other protective equipment.

The West Salem HS Senior was transported to the Salem Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased around 2:10 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2015 12:14)

Police Involved Shooting Puts Mission Lakes WalMart on Lockdown (UPDATE)

A man is barricaded in a motor home, shooting at police.

(SALEM, Ore.) - walmart lockdown Salem Police have the roads blocked leading to Turner Road where WalMart is under a complete lockdown at this time. Employees are inside, and no one is leaving.

Reports indicate that there is an active shooting incident under way near the entrance of Cascades Gateway Park, in WalMart's parking lot. A SWAT team has been activated and may have arrived by this time.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2015 18:51)

Lumber Truck Crash Creates Traffic Problems

Excessive speed appears to be a factor.

(SALEM, Ore.) - lumber truck crash A semi-truck carrying a load of lumber southbound on the Salem Parkway tipped over at Commercial St NE spilling its load.

Just after 3:00 PM, 46-year old Douglas Barnes, from Amity, was operating the 1985 Peterbilt pulling two flat bed trailers loaded with lumber. The truck rolled over as he was southbound on the Salem Parkway negotiating the curve onto Commercial St NE.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-13-2015 07:00)

Remembering Jason Hause, A Life Well Lived

JASON EARL HAUSE March 15, 1977 – March 1, 2015

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Jason Earl Hause passed away on March 1st 2015 in Portland, Oregon, due to complications developed from serious injuries of a tragic motorcycle crash on Feb 27th in which he was cut off in traffic on the interstate by a careless driver. Jason was 37.

Anyone who ever met Jason will never forget him. He had a larger than life personality and a loud and infectious sense of humor, ever the prankster.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2015 18:00)

Motorcyclist Thrown From Marion Street Bridge Following Collision

All lanes of the Marion Street Bridge are now open for normal traffic.

(SALEM, Ore.) - marion street bridge The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is on the scene of a motorcycle/vehicle crash on the Marion Street bridge that caused the motorcycle driver to be thrown into the Willamette River below.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 pm on Monday when a motorcycle and vehicle impacted each other while eastbound on the Marion Street Bridge.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-25-2015 23:55)

City of Salem Considers New Streetlight Fee

The Salem City Council is expected to hold a public hearing on the streetlight fee in February.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Oregon skyline Keeping Salem's more than 10,550 streetlights operating has squeezed funding for road repairs.

What's the crux of the problem? Streetlights and road repairs in Salem both depend on a shrinking pool of gasoline tax revenues. Money for basic road pavement maintenance has largely evaporated.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2014 21:40)

Liability Issues for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Lyft and Uber are steering very clear of Portland

(SALEM, Ore.) - road share Peer-to-peer, or ridesharing, is nothing new; just check any grocery store in the low-income parts of town and you’ll find “bootleg” taxis offering people rides home at a fraction of the cost of a traditional taxi.

In Salem, we have companies like The Cherriots, Ridester and other organizations that help people pair up for carpooling needs.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2014 14:13)

Street Re-Opened: Mission Street Accident (PHOTOS)

Mission Street has been reopened.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Mission Street accident Mission Street SE between 17th & 22nd Streets is closed due to a vehicle crash. The vehicle landed in Shelton Ditch and first responders have closed traffic due to the situation.

Watch for detour signs and avoid the area until further notice.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-28-2014 19:59)

SALEM: Multi-Vehicle Traffic Crash at 25th St SE & Madrona

Crash is near the Salem Airport; traffic detoured down McGilchrist

(SALEM, Ore.) - detour sign Salem Police & Fire are at the scene of a serious injury, multi-vehicle traffic crash at 25th St SE & Madrona Ave SE.

Southbound 25th St. SE traffic has been detoured at McGilchrist St SE.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-29-2014 14:20)

Join Spirit Expeditions at the Maze of the Undead

In its tenth year of operation, Spirit Expeditions is America’s Premiere Haunted History Tour company.

(SALEM, Ore.) - maze of undead Do you like to be scared? Get your spook on this year at the Maze of the Undead, located at Fordyce Farms, 7023 Sunnyview Road NE in Salem. The 15,000 square foot maze is a perfect way for any family to enjoy the Halloween spirit in a fun and seriously scary way!

Denise Harris of Spirit Expeditions, says this is the Haunted History tour company’s biggest event of the year, “We’re a family owned company, we enjoy watching people have so much fun with their kids in a safe and spooky environment.”

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