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Salem-News.com (Sep-21-2020 15:53)

Lincoln City Man Accidentally Shoots Himself at the Grocery Store

Ellingford did not have a concealed handgun license

(SALEM, Ore.) - guns The investigation revealed that Ellingford was inside the store and as he was waiting in line, he un-holstered a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his waist band so that he could show it off to a friend.

As Ellingford was placing the firearm back in the front of his pants, he accidentally pulled the trigger. He was flown via Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital

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Salem-News.com (Sep-19-2020 01:32)

Echo Mtn Fire Evacuation Levels Improved for Some Areas

Some residents are allowed to return home.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - Otis fire This is an emergency notice from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office regarding the Echo Mountain Fire Complex evacuation levels with new downgrades and removals.

Please review the updated evacuation map on the Echo Mtn Fire Website at www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2020 21:23)

FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on Reformulation of OxyContin Challenged

Dispelling the falsehoods regarding the decade plus reformulation of OxyContin was a man named Edwin R. Thompson, President of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research Services, Inc.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Edwin R. Thompson On September 10 and 11, the FDA Advisory Committee held a meeting regarding Purdue Pharma, maker of the blockbuster opioid OxyContin to determine if the revamped killer drug reformulated a decade ago cut down on abuse via snorting and injecting.

Purdue Pharma, now a disgraced multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company has filed bankruptcy, but not before the deaths and addictions of hundreds of thousands of people to addiction and death.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2020 16:20)

Closure of NB Interstate Bridge Over the Columbia Starts at Midnight

The bridge's southbound span will carry all northbound and southbound traffic during the nine-day closure

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Portland Interstate Bridge Be prepared for nine days of shifting lanes, travel delays and slow traffic on both the north and south sides of the bridge carrying I-5 over the Columbia River.

The nine-day closure of the northbound span of the I-5 Interstate Bridge is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The closure will bring with it the likelihood of nine days of major congestion throughout the Portland and Vancouver area.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2020 13:23)

Colorado Man Charged With Hate Crime After Unprovoked Stabbing of Black Man

He stabbed the man because he “was Black, and I don’t like Black people."

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Nolan Levi Strauss U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that a Colorado man has been charged with a hate crime after stabbing a Black man from Ontario, Oregon while the man was sitting in a fast food restaurant.

A federal grand jury in Eugene has returned a one-count indictment charging Nolan Levi Strauss, 26, a Colorado resident, with a hate crime involving an attempt to kill.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-17-2020 16:00)

Flash Flood Watch for Oregon`s Cascade Foothills

Be ALERT: the risk for landslides and flooding is higher in burn areas.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - flash flood landslide watch The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portions of the Cascade foothills, including portions of the following counties: Hood River, Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, and Klamath for Thursday, September 17, 5 pm, through September 18, early morning.

Heavy rain can trigger landslides, rock fall, and debris flows in steep terrain.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 22:00)

Marion County Fire Evacuation Levels and Road Closure Barricades

Evacuation Level Updated for Lyons and Mehama

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - Oregon fires Evacuation levels were updated at 1:00 p.m. today for portions of the Mehama and Lyons communities, being downgraded to a Level 2 “Be Set” evacuation status. Those evacuation levels remain in effect.

Existing closures on Highway 22 will remain in effect due to continuing extreme hazards from falling trees.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 17:27)

Firefighters Achieve 15% Containment of Beachie Creek Fire

The Beachie Creek Fire and the Riverside Fire remain about one mile apart.

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - Larry Nicky Firefighters will resume work Tuesday to secure the perimeter of the Beachie Creek Fire. Crews and heavy equipment continue to connect and strengthen existing control line together on the west and northwest portions of the fire.

Good progress was made in this area over the last couple days. Firefighters continue to work with landowners on the southeastern perimeter of the fire to build and secure control lines in that area. Firefighters will also continue mopping up and systematically assessing damage to structures inside the fire.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 15:22)

Oregon Health Authority Reports 519th COVID Death

Oregon reports 184 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-19 COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 519. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 184 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 29,662.

The new cases are in the following counties:
Clackamas (11), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (2)...

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2020 15:02)

Fire Cause Determined for Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Fire

Residents need to remain vigilant and should call 911 to report any spot fires.

(TUALATIN, Ore.) - Chehalem mountain fire An improperly extinguished campfire on private property near the 20000 block of Neugebauer Lane has been determined to be the cause of the Chehalem Mountain - Bald Peak Fire.

Approximately 875 acres were impacted by the fire, though fire protection, suppression and patrols have been conducted throughout 1,555 acres.

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