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Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2014 15:31)

Washington Man Takes Own Life after Standoff with Oregon Police

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(SISTERS, Ore. ) - Police Lights Night Oregon State Police, with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff Saturday during a stop along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-11-2014 20:23)

Injured Hiker Rescued From Mount Saint Helens

The isolated location of where the individual sustained his injury made it difficult for emergency responders to rescue him.

(MOUNT SAINT HELENS, Wash.) - Mount Saint Helens A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a 40-year-old Kelso, Washington, resident who suffered a leg injury while hiking 4,100 feet up Mount St. Helens, Monday.

The man was successfully hoisted and transported to Long View Hospital where he was met by local emergency medical services for further transport to advanced medical care.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2014 22:45)

Mother Wanted for Death of Toddler, Injured Teen in Ore. Motel Room Arrested

This was the first homicide in Cannon Beach in almost 50 years.

(CANNON BEACH, Ore. ) - Jessica Smith Police in Cannon Beach, Oregon say they have arrested the mother who was wanted in connection with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter and the attempted murder of her teenage daughter.

40-year-old Jessica Smith was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after her vehicle was found in a heavily forested area near Cannon Beach, police chief Jason Schermerhorn said.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2014 21:09)

Mom Wanted in Connection of Toddlers Death NOT Arrested in Salem

Salem-News.com will have updates as they come in.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - BREAKING NEWS Salem Police and the Marion County Sheriff's Office have both confirmed to Salem-News.com Sunday night that 40-year-old Jessica Smith of Goldendale, Washington, who is wanted in connection with the death of a toddler and her teen sister found critically wounded in a Cannon Beach hotel, was NOT arrested in Salem or Marion County as many people on social media have been reporting.

Salem Police Lt. Steve Birr says their office has been getting lots of calls about the situation, and that Salem Police arrested Smith are not true. Marion County Sheriff's spokesman Sergeant Chris Baldridge also confirmed that currently there is nobody being held at the Marion County Jail.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2014 22:17)

Missing Ore. Woman May Have Been Spotted on Washington State Ferry

Police are quickly working on recovering the ferry and Anacortes and Friday Harbor terminal's surveillance video to see if they can spot Huston or her vehicle.

(FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash.) - Jennifer Huston Police in Washington State are actively searching for a missing Oregon mother who was spotted by a couple boarding a ferry in Anacortes headed for Friday Harbor Thursday morning.

The San Jan County Sheriff's Office says the couple was able to tell deputies everything currently known about 38-year-old Jennifer Huston and her vehicle. Police said the couple spotted a woman matching Huston's description on the 9:00 a.m. ferry, and even had all the current details about her vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-27-2014 07:22)

Oregon, Washington Farmers Donate 85,000 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Farmers in Oregon and Washington donate an average of 13.5 million pounds of food every year.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Oregon Farmers Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive - nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.

Cash donations were emphasized in order to take full advantage of the purchasing power of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Funds raised from Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger will help get more nutrient-rich dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yogurt into emergency food boxes.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-16-2014 06:12)

Rescue Crews Work Quickly to Save Man Trapped Under Waterfall

It is believed that the victim was stuck in the water for approximately one hour.

(WASHOUGAL, Wash. ) - Dougan Falls Tuesday evening at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, from a caller reporting a man stuck in the water at Dougan Falls.

The caller reported the man’s head was above water but his legs were trapped.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 08:30)

Police in Salem Catch Vancouver, Washington Fugitive

Hanson and a female allegedly assaulted a 64-year-old man in Esther Short Park on June 23 after the female asked the man for money.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Jason A. Hanson Police in Salem have arrested a man who is wanted in connection with the assault of a 64-year-old Vancouver, Washington man.

Vancouver police say 23-year-old Jason A. Hanson was arrested in Salem on an unrelated matter, and police are working to get Hanson back to Vancouver as soon as possible to face charges in the assault investigation.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2014 21:12)

Search For Well Known Writer has Deadly Ending

Karen Sykes planned on writing about the hike for Visit Rainier, a tourism website to which she contributed.

(SEATTLE, Wash. ) - Karen Sykes The three-day search for a well-known outdoors writer who went missing while hiking on Mount Rainier took a grim turn Saturday, when a body was discovered in rough terrain off the trail where she was last seen.

The body has not been officially identified to be that of 70-year-old Karen Sykes, an author who penned the “Hike of the Week” column for the former Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2014 16:20)

Six Climbers Missing on Mount Rainier Feared to be Dead

Of the six people, two are guides, from Alpine Ascents International.

(SEATTLE, Wash. ) - mountain climbers Rescue crews are searching for six people who are missing after climbing Liberty Ridge -- 12, 800 feet up -- Mount Rainier in Washington state.

UPDATE:

Park rangers now say they believe the climbers fell some 3,000 feet and could not have survived.

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