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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2018 20:36)

Huge Surf on Oregon Central Coast Proves Fatal

The High Surf Advisory is in effect until 3:00 p.m. Friday.

(LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore.) - high surf Oregon Today at about 11:20 a.m. the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay.

Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-15-2018 18:12)

Multiple Gunshots Leave Man Dead in Newberg Friday Night

At this time there have not been any arrests in the case.

(NEWBERG, Ore.) - Jack Alan Burnell On Friday, January 12, 2018 at approximately 11:41 p.m., officers from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Main and E Second Street.

When the officers arrived they located a male that was deceased. It appears the male died from multiple gunshot wounds. The next of kin notifications have been made.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-11-2018 22:42)

Jacksonville Man Wins $1,000,004 with Powerball ticket

Pearne's prize was the second large Powerball prize won in southern Oregon this month.

(SALEM, Ore.) - winner When Reggie Pearne won $4 by matching the Powerball number he thought he was pretty lucky. A few days later, he matched five numbers and won $1,000,000.

Pearne's winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 but he missed the Powerball number of 24 for the Wednesday, Jan. 3 drawing. The jackpot on Jan. 3 was $460 million. Pearne purchased his ticket from the J'Ville Tavern in Jacksonville.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2018 13:20)

Many Pot Shops Across Oregon Fail to Stop Sales to Minors

Undercover OLCC "minor decoys" reveal room for improvement in several businesses.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - pot pipes During the winter holiday season the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted additional minor decoy operations across Oregon, and found that some licensed marijuana retailers sold marijuana products to minors.

On December 21, 2017, in the Keizer-Salem area, marijuana inspectors visited 23 licensed marijuana retailers, and five (5) failed a check for prohibiting sales to a minor volunteer. Compliance rate: 78%

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2018 03:00)

Oregon Man Imprisoned in El Salvador en Route to Colombia

Clay Pierce is a disabled patient jailed in hellish conditions for months.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Clay Pierce Oregonian Clay Pierce is imprisoned in the Mariona prison in El Salvador for possession of personal use medical cannabis, just $43 worth of Oregon-licensed homegrown medicine. Pierce is an Oregon medical marijuana cardholder.

This story is an important notice to all Oregonians: when traveling from one legal cannabis location to another, you must be aware of the laws in all connecting flight locations.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-04-2018 21:31)

12 Elk Killed in Crash on Oregon Hwy 26

Unbeknownst to drivers, highways often serve as animal trails in the dark of night.

(BANKS, Ore.) - dead elk At 4:30 this morning, the Oregon State Police and Washington County Sheriff's office responded to a crash on Highway 26 near milepost 54 in Washington County.

There were 13 known elk hit by at least one, possibly more, vehicles. Approximately half of the elk were killed on scene and the others were put down for humanitarian reasons.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-04-2018 20:45)

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement verbatim

Below is the already infamous press release received today, Jan 4, 2018:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - marijuana The Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents.

Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, Congress has generally prohibited the cultivation, distribution, and possession of marijuana.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-02-2018 23:38)

Coast Guard and Depoe Bay Firefighters Rescue Man from Cove

Mother Nature helped out with a low tide, so USCG was able to land on a reef.

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Tuesday afternoon just before 4 o'clock, Depoe Bay Firefighters were called to a location south of Depoe Bay in an area known as Big Whale cove.

The call was for a 19-year old male suffering from an unknown medical issue.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-01-2018 15:09)

New Laws to Know for Oregonians

Oregon Senator Kim Thatcher (Dist 13) reports on new laws going into effect.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon capital With the new year upon us, you've probably heard about several of the higher profile or controversial laws, soon to go into effect, that passed during the last legislative session.

I would like to highlight some of the good, bipartisan bills that passed that may not have had much media attention.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-01-2018 13:45)

Oregon Coast: Highest Tides of the Year Are Upon Us

Ready? The last round of "King Tides" is January 2-4

(NEHALEM, Ore.) - Yaquina Jetty The term ‘king tide’ describes a high tide event when the sun, moon, and earth are in alignment, causing greater than usual gravitational pull on the tides.

When king tides occur during intense rain or storm events, the water level rise can cause flooding, erosion, and other impacts to infrastructure and property.

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