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Salem-News.com (Aug-21-2017 17:09)

Oregon Eclipse Update: Stay a Little Longer ... Avoid Congestion

Check your entire route to make sure traffic is flowing before you head out @TripCheck.com.

(SALEM, Ore.) - eclipse What an amazing sight! #OREclipse was a huge success! Our thanks to Mother Nature for a most incredible Total Solar Eclipse in Oregon -- and for giving us clear skies over much of the viewing area.

Working with our local, state and federal partners, as well as the media and the general public, got the word out about arriving early. People had little trouble getting to their eclipse viewing spots -- and overall had an excellent experience

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Salem-News.com (Aug-20-2017 14:38)

Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelters House More Than Two Dozen People Saturday Night

Individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter are encouraged to come for help and information.

(SALEM, Ore.) - forest fire The American Red Cross housed more than two dozen people at three shelters throughout Oregon last night.

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate from their homes due to the Milli, Chetco Bar and Nena Springs Wildfires burning near Sisters, Brookings, and Warm Springs, Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2017 12:25)

Oregon`s Nena Springs Fire Update

While Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is still at a Level 3 evacuation, the immediate threat to it is gone.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - Nena Springs wildfire At approximately 3:20pm Thursday, an ember from the Nena Springs Fire blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk. Driven by high winds, the fire began running in grass and brush. Two helicopters, handcrews and at least 10 engines responded in addition to 150 firefighters that were already assigned to the fire.

Winds pushed the fire over Indian Head Canyon and through Charlie Canyon, then continued move a mile east past the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2017 01:53)

Eclipse Info for Oregon`s Path of Totality Salem-Area Viewing

Important reminders and announcements for Monday's total solar eclipse

(SALEM, Ore.) - eclipse path of totality The first total solar eclipse since 1979 is an anxiously-awaited event. The shadow of the Moon, the umbra, does not touch any other landmass or island before it touches Oregon on Monday morning.

The eclipse hits the Oregon Coast between Newport & Lincoln City at 10:15 a.m. (PDT), and will continue moving across the path of totality throughout the day.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2017 16:52)

Wildfire Backs Up I-5 in Southern Oregon for 10 Miles

Drivers should call 5-1-1 or TripCheck.com for up to the minute updates.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Tanker drop at I-5, MP53 SW Oregon: I-5 MP 53, between Rogue River and Grants Pass: Due to wildfire, expect extreme delays both NB/SB. NB traffic is backed up nearly 10 miles.

Use alternate routes and expect delays. Medford-Grants commuters should consider alternate routes or delaying travel. Watch for emergency crews.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2017 15:19)

McMinnville Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Causing Death of Motorcyclist

Duck will not be eligible for earned "good time" to reduce the sentence.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Brenden James Duck Brenden James Duck was sentenced today to serve 12 years in prison by Polk County Circuit Judge Monte Campbell for causing the death of James Osredkar on April 14, 2017.

19-year old Brenden Duck of McMinnville,pled guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief in the first degree, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine

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Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2017 14:40)

Campfires Prohibited in Oregon State Parks and on Beaches

August is the peak of Oregon's wildfire season, so preventing additional burden on firefighting efforts is high priority.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 16 until further notice.

These restrictions extend to all Oregon beaches. Charcoal briquettes, tiki-style torches and candles are also prohibited. Only fuel sources that can be turned off instantly, such as propane stoves, will be allowed.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-15-2017 12:30)

Man Sought as Search for Missing Woodburn Woman Continues

Police are seeking assistance from the public to find 26-year old Cynthia Martinez, a mother of four, missing three weeks.

(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Jaime Alvarez-Olivera Over three weeks have passed since 26-year old Cynthia Martinez was reported missing and she has not been seen or heard from since. She had attended a birthday party in the Woodburn area Saturday evening, July 15th, and then went to the Tequila Nights Bar & Grill in Keizer.

Cynthia was last seen leaving Tequila Nights Bar & Grill with two Hispanic males approximately two hours later at about 2:35 a.m. in a blue 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan. The minivan has since been located by investigators.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2017 23:32)

Brother and Sister Hikers Rescued off of Three-Fingered Jack area

Conditions became foggy and visibility was near zero.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - Three Fingered Jack Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reported his deputies were attempting a rescue of two hikers from the Three Fingered Jack area just before noon today.

On Sunday August 13, 2017, at 4:57 p.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from two climbers saying they lost their way in the fog and was stuck on a rock face, unable to get out on their own.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2017 22:47)

Search-and-Rescue Teams Recover Two after Fatal Fall along Pacific Crest Trail

Family notifications have been made, and the two victims can now be identified.

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - Pacific Crest Trail Last Saturday evening about 5:45, passing hikers called 911 to report that they had seen the bodies of two women who appeared to have fallen approximately 150 feet off a cliff, about 6 miles northwest of Timberline Lodge, along the Pacific Crest Trail.

At 11:10 p.m., AMR RAT reached the location where the two victims had fallen and confirmed that both women were deceased at the scene.

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