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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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Mom Wanted in Connection of Toddlers Death NOT Arrested in Salem will have updates as they come in.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - BREAKING NEWS Salem Police and the Marion County Sheriff's Office have both confirmed to 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.

Read Full Article (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.

Read Full Article (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.

Read Full Article (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.

Read Full Article (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.

Read Full Article (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.

Read Full Article (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.


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

Read Full Article (Mar-25-2014 15:14)

Hindus Call for Prayers for Washington Mudslide Victims

Rajan Zed, expressing deep sympathies, noted: Hearts and thoughts of Hindu community of USA go to the victims’ families and loved ones, injured, rescuers and relief workers.

(RENO) - mudslide in Washington Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has called for prayers for the Oso (Washington, USA) landslide victims.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, appealed to the Hindu community to hold special prayer sessions in Hindu temples all over USA.

Read Full Article (Mar-21-2014 19:09)

Navy Extends Public Comment Period for NW Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Navy is accepting comments throughout the extended public comment period, which now runs until April 15, 2014.

(SILVERDALE, Wash.) - First Navy training in Pacific NW The U.S. Navy is extending the public comment period for the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) until April 15, 2014, to allow the public more time to submit comments.

The Navy prepared the Draft EIS/OEIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with military readiness training and testing activities conducted primarily within existing range complexes, operating areas and testing ranges in the NWTT Study Area.

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