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Salem-News.com (July 27,2014 10:30)

Streets Around Oregon State Capitol to be Transformed into Basketball Courts

Salem area drivers should expect delays and road closures in and around the Oregon State Capitol building starting Tuesday, and through late Sunday night.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem HooplaThousands of basketball players and fans will descend upon Oregon's Capitol City this Thursday through Sunday for the 16th annual Oregon National Guard Hoopla.

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Salem-News.com (July 26,2014 06:51)

Dallas, Ore. Man Killed in Crash Near Wilsonville

Oregon State Police would still like to talk with any witnesses who saw this crash occur.

(WILSONVILLE, Ore. ) -Wilsonville Car CrashOregon State Police troopers are on scene investigating Friday's single vehicle fatal traffic crash off the northbound shoulder of Interstate 5 about three miles south of Wilsonville.

Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings says at approximately 11:55 a.m., a 1993 Buick Regal four-door driven by 48-year-old Emuel Smothers, from Dallas, Oregon, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281 in the far right lane.

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Salem-News.com (July 25,2014 14:33)

Colton Fire Chief Injured in Accident on Ore. Highway 211

Chief Beaudoin, 49, drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) -Fire Chief of Colton CrashOregon State Police is continuing their investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction.

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Salem-News.com (July 25,2014 05:50)

Salem Commute Slowed After Car Slams Into Power Pole

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible for the next 4 to 5 hours while PGE crews replace the power pole.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -BREAKING NEWS Salem Police want you to BE AWARE! of a lane closure of one lane, eastbound, on Liberty Street NE, over the next several hours.

Police say around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning they responded to a single vehicle accident at Liberty Street NE and Grove Street NE.

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Salem-News.com (July 19,2014 15:54)

UPDATE: Beaverton Woman Killed While Crossing Ore. Highway 211

One of the women safely made it across but the second woman was struck by a westbound 1982 Volvo four-door station wagon.

(WOODBURN, Ore. ) -Oregon State PoliceOregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's fatal pedestrian involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 211 about five miles east of Woodburn.

According to Sergeant Jason Lindland at approximately 4:35 a.m., two adult females were walking eastbound on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 211 near Rock Creek Bridge between S. Barlow Road and S. Needy Road.

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Salem-News.com (July 18,2014 22:02)

Sergeant with Polk County Sheriff`s Office Killed in Crash

Police are searching for the following vehicle: a white Dodge or Chevy 3/4 ton or 1 ton pick up truck, standard or possibly with an extended cab.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Polk County SheriffA 15-year veteran of the Polk County Sheriff's Office has died following a car crash in West Salem.

Salem Police say 48-year old Randy W. Whittaker of Dallas was a Sergeant with the sheriff's office.

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Salem-News.com (July 18,2014 05:53)

Several Marion County Roads to Get Slurry Seal Application

Streets will be CLOSED! to traffic several hours during the slurry application and curing process.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Marion County Road Work The Marion County Public Works Department wants you to BE AWARE! of upcoming slurry seal work taking place throughout the county.

Marion County’s contractor, Blackline Inc., will slurry seal various Marion County roads beginning on Monday through July 24. The streets selected to receive slurry seal are located in or near Hubbard/Aurora, East Salem, Aumsville, and Chinook Estates.

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Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 18:15)

19-Year-Old Teen Killed in Accident Near Amity

The crash was not witnessed, but a local resident heard it and called 911.

(AMITY, Ore. ) -Amity Fatal CrashA 19-year-old girl was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash that occurred along Highway 153 (SE Amity Road) east of Amity near SE Burch Hill Road in Yamhill County.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry four-door driven by Ariel Dawn Dumler was traveling eastbound on Highway 153 when, for an unconfirmed reason, the driver lost control on a slight left curve.

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Salem-News.com (July 16,2014 13:55)

Fire Crews Battle Heat, Dry Conditions Battling Salem Grass Fire

Video by Salem-News.com's Jerry Freeman.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -West Salem Grass FireAs Salem-News.com was first to report, a four alarm grass fire burned quickly through dry brush and trees just west of Salem Wednesday, off Highway 22 between Doaks Ferry Road NW and College Drive NW.

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Salem-News.com (July 16,2014 12:39)

Salem, Oregon Grass Fire at 4-Alarms - UPDATE #2

Drivers using Salem-Dallas Highway in the next few hours should expect delays westbound as fire crews battle the blaze.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem Fire Salem, and other area firefighters are battling a large, high risk grass fire just off the Salem-Dallas Highway at College Drive.

The fire has gone to a 4th alarm, and fire crews from Keizer, Marion and Polk Counties are on the scene and have been battling the fire for about the past two hours in hot, dry conditions.

A couple of homes in the area have been evacuated in the area off Doaks Ferry Road.

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