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Salem-News.com (Aug-12-2017 00:40)

Biggs Junction Man Assaults Truck Driver Then is Arrested for BHO Lab

Manufacturing BHO at home is always illegal in Oregon.

(THE DALLES, Ore.) - Trevor Patrick Beers OSP executed a search warrant at a home Wednesday about 6:00 p.m. just outside of Biggs Junction off the Biggs-Rufus Highway, as a result of an assault between the resident and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver near the Pilot truck stop earlier that morning.

The resident was observed by witnesses and was identified as 39-year old, Trevor Patrick Beers.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-04-2017 15:58)

Propane Tank Ignites Inside Shop While Blacksmithing

Fire officials believe that a leaking valve may be to blame.

(LEBANON, Ore.) - propane fire Lebanon firefighters quickly contained a fire from a venting propane tank inside the detached shop of a home on Arlene Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

A resident had been using a propane torch connected to the tank for some blacksmithing work and when the torch came within the area of the tank it erupted in fire.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-04-2017 15:48)

PGE Customers Set Another Record for Summer Electricity Use

PGE customers use 3,976 MW on Aug. 3, beating the previous day's record.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - summer weather PGE customers have set a new summer record for energy demand. The new mark is 3,976 megawatts (MW) net system load, set on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. At the time it was 105 degrees at Portland International Airport.

The all-time winter peak of 4,073 MW net system load was set on Dec. 21, 1998. The low temperature at PDX that day was 16 degrees F.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 17:20)

OREGON: Avoid Breathing Problems as Air Quality Deteriorates

Take heat and air quality into consideration when planning weekend outdoor activities

(SALEM, Ore.) - Air Quality Index Marion County public health officials urge county residents to take precautions as temperatures and air quality reach unhealthy levels.

Poor air quality from wildfire smoke can lead to stinging eyes and scratchy throat in anyone, and it makes sense for all residents in smoky communities to avoid smoke exposure, where possible

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 17:00)

Recovery Efforts Underway for Missing Swimmer near Sauvie`s Island

Death by drowning claims another Portlander

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Walton Beach Oregon Walker and a group of friends had been on a boat that was anchored approximately 30 feet off the shore, according to investigators. The group had jumped into the water and began to swim toward the shore when Walker began to struggle.

The investigation is ongoing and alcohol use is being considered as a possible factor.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 16:01)

Triple Fatality on Hwy 20 in Lincoln County

The tragedy closed the highway for six hours.

(LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore.) - triple fatal crash Oregon State Police responded to a report of a 3-vehicle head on collision on HWY 20 around MP 31 in Lincoln County Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2017) afternoon about 5:00.

For unknown reasons, an eastbound 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup crossed the center line and crashed head on into the Chevy. The Honda was unable to stop and crashed into the other 2 vehicles and the Dodge caught fire and quickly became fully engulfed.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 15:35)

OHSU Leads Team to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Through Gene Correction

Study in Nature demonstrates method for repairing genes in human embryos that prevents inherited diseases

(PORTLAND, Ore./PRNewswire/) - OHSU-CRISPR Scientists have demonstrated an effective way of using a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos and stop it from passing to future generations.

The new technique uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to target a mutation in nuclear DNA that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 15:00)

Whitewater Fire Closes All Trail Access into Mt Jefferson Park

202 fire personnel are fighting the fire currently 4,579 acres in size.

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) - whitewater fire Today’s operations will utilize aviation resources, such as helicopters and retardant planes, to slow fire spread and contain lines. Crews and heavy equipment continue to prepare containment lines on the Southern and Western flanks of the fire.

The trails and road will remain closed to protect public and fire fighter safety until further notice.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 14:16)

CITIVA Medical Awarded Medical Marijuana License in New York as State Program Expands to 10

New York expands its medical marijuana program and awards 5 more licenses, hoping to create a more successful program.

(N.Y., N.Y./EINPresswire.com) - CITIVA cannabis medicine CITIVA Medical has been awarded a license to cultivate, process & dispense medical marijuana and medical marijuana products in the state of New York, as part of the recent expansion of the NY program.

Next, CITIVA Medical plans to open dispensaries in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Wappingers Falls and Elmira.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2017 14:25)

Tobacco Use Declining But Laws Increasing

Treating adults over 18 like children, Oregon will be the third state in the Nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tobacco laws over 21 Smoking cigarettes is bad for you. The Oregon Legislature voted on behalf of Oregon citizens recently to "protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives" by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.

That's right. A full-fledged adult in the state of Oregon over the age of 18 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes (or any tobacco products) as of January 1, 2018.

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