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Salem-News.com (Nov-04-2014 22:19)

California Voters Defelonized Nonviolent Drug Possession and Other Low-Level Crimes

Prop 47 passes in California

(SACRAMENTO) - cost of incarcerating nonviolent crimes Proposition 47, the ballot measure to defelonize minor drug possession and other low-level nonviolent crimes passed easily tonight, with the San Francisco Chronicle calling the race within an hour of the polls closing, despite dismal voter turnout in the state.

The initiative will treat certain crimes as simple misdemeanors, reducing the future prison population and authorizing resentencing for those currently incarcerated for these offenses if they prove they are no longer a threat to public safety

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Salem-News.com (Aug-12-2014 22:20)

California Woman Leads Oregon Police on High Speed Chase

The attempt to elude ended when OSP troopers stopped her vehicle using a tactical vehicle intervention technique.

(CENTRAL POINT, Ore. ) - Oregon High Speed Chase Oregon State Police troopers arrested a 22-year old California woman Tuesday afternoon following her attempt to elude police northbound on Interstate 5 between Central Point and Sunny Valley.

At approximately 12:31 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint of a recklessly driven passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 in the Medford area.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-11-2014 16:37)

One of America`s Funniest Men, Robin Williams, Dead at 63

Williams received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

(TIBURON, Calif. ) - Robin Williams Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide, Marin County Sheriff's Office said. He was 63.

The sheriff's coroner's division said it suspects the death was a suicide due to asphyxia, but the cause of death is still under investigation.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-16-2014 07:49)

Tillamook Cheese Vans Found Safe; 2 Sacramento Men Arrested

Both suspects were taken into custody in the City of Rocklin, Calif., without incident.

(MANTECA, Calif. ) - Tillamook Cheese VW Vans After an extensive investigation, Tuesday at 12:45 p.m., members of the San Joaquin County’s Delta Regional Auto Theft Task Force arrested two people involved in the theft of several Tillamook Cheese vehicles, which included three custom VW Micro-Buses, valued at $300,000.

The theft occurred over the weekend, while the Tillamook Cheese transport truck and trailer containing the restored VW buses were parked at a hotel parking lot in Manteca.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-14-2014 08:22)

Tillamook Cheese Tour VW Mini Buses Stolen in California

It shouldn’t be too hard to spot the vehicles, as all of them are custom-painted orange with the “Tillamook” logo emblazoned on the sides.

(MANTECA, Calif. ) - Tillamook Cheese Tour Police say that the whole Tillamook Cheese Tour truck caravan was stolen from the parking lot of a Manteca hotel Saturday morning.

The trailer was parked at the Hampton Inn along Bass Pro Drive in Manteca, Manteca Police say. At some point between 12:30 and 6:30 a.m., police say, thieves took off with the whole caravan of vehicles – which not only includes a pickup truck and a trailer, but three classic Volkswagen Mini Buses.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-13-2014 14:35)

National Conspiracy Involved in Prescription Painkiller/Heroin Epidemic by FDA

And again I ask -- how many pharma pockets was the FDA picking while they put blinders on their eyes and allowed this national conspiracy to ravage the U.S. and Canada?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - OxyContin and Money My recent articles have referred to lawsuits filed by Santa Clara and Orange Counties, California and Chicago, Illinois against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and several other pharmaceutical companies.

A highlight of the lawsuits references "Defendants" Marketing of Opioids for Long-Term Use to Treat Chronic Non-Cancer Pain was False, Misleading, Imbalanced, and Unsupported by Science."

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Salem-News.com (Jul-03-2014 15:50)

High Speed Chase on I-84 Ends With Two Felons in Custody

Despite the right front tire being deflated, the vehicle continued eastbound at speeds near 100 mph.

(HOOD RIVER, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police High Speed Chase Oregon State Police, with the assistance of several law enforcement partners in Hood River and Wasco counties, arrested two wanted persons following Thursday morning's high speed attempt to elude along Interstate 84.

The two occupants were identified as driver 30-year-old Patricia Marie Motley, from Gresham, and passenger 28-year-old Aaron Joseph Smith, from Rosamond, California.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 21:05)

Oregon Grandmother in Jail After Toddler Drinks Meth Laced Tea

The child is back home with family and expected to make a full recovery.

(GARNER VALLEY, Calif. ) - Cynthia Watson An Oregon grandmother who authorities said made a cup of methamphetamine-laced tea while visiting family in California is facing a felony child endangerment charge after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank the concoction and was hospitalized.

51-year-old Cynthia Watson, of the Portland area, was charged on Monday with felony child endangerment and possession of methamphetamine, and was due in court on Wednesday, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Alberto Martinez said.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 16:55)

California and Illinois Sue Pharma for Opioid Epidemic

Why are the other 48 states so reluctant to follow their lead?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - oxycontin abuse For the past 12 years I have been exposing Purdue Pharma for criminally marketing their highly addictive opioid, OxyContin to the medical profession and patients through their physician spokespersons and funded pain foundations.

I have long written for Salem-News.com on the individuals responsible for the epidemic of opioids/heroin in the U.S. and Canada.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2014 09:56)

California Man Arrested in Oregon After Police Find Cocaine

Police arrested 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.

(MEDFORD, Ore. ) - An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Medford led to the arrest of a West Sacramento, California man after he was found in possession of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop, with the assistance of a Medford Police Department drug detection canine, led to the discovery of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine concealed inside the pickup.

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