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  1. Elementary kids thwart attempted child abduction in SE SalemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KATU-TV Portland

    Marion County deputies are seeking help finding a man who attempted to abduct three children walking home today in Salem. Amazingly, one of the older children slapped the suspect's wrist and all three children were able to safely escape, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

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  2. Drought emergency declared in 8 more counties: 'One of the worst droughts' in state historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. Governor Brown declared drought emergencies for eight more Oregon counties as the state faces a very dry summer.

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  3. Lawmaker proposes one-time suspension of the 'kicker'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. An Oregon legislator has introduced a bill that would take away the "kicker" from taxpayers at least once.

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  4. Salem officers cleared in shooting death after standoff at WalmartRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | KATU-TV Portland

    A Marion County grand jury cleared the Salem police officers who used deadly force during a standoff with a man outside a Walmart store last month. Toxicology results show 49-year-old Mark Hawkins had methamphetamine, opiates and marijuana in his system when he barricaded himself in converted bus and fired at police , starting a seven-hour standoff that ended with him getting shot nine times.

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  5. Salem police: Man assaults babysitter, kidnaps daughter, estranged wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. A man who police say assaulted a babysitter and snatched his 5-year-old daughter from a home was taken into custody Wednesday morning.

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  6. Salem HS teacher faces criminal mistreatment for classroom experimentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | KATU-TV Portland

    A high school science teacher in Salem, Oregon, has been charged with criminal mistreatment after police say he used a Tesla coil to burn images into the skin of some students. Salem Police Lt.

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  7. 'He was a giver in life, and a good soul'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. On Tuesday afternoon it had only been 24 hours since they had lost their son, 18-year-old Joshua Robertson, but his parents spoke to KATU news because they wanted people to know how he lived.

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  8. Sheriff: Teen dead after Salem longboard accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | KATU-TV Portland

    A Polk County, Oregon, sheriff's spokesman says an 18-year-old boy has died after falling backward and hitting his head as he fell from his longboard. A longboard is a longer version of a skateboard.

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  9. Threatening messages put 2 Salem-Keizer high schools on alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    KEIZER, Ore. Two high schools in the Salem-Keizer District are starting the school week with heightened security after staff found threatening messages on campus over the weekend.

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  10. Salem firefighter accused in domestic violence disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    WEST SALEM, Ore. A Salem firefighter was arrested early Wednesday morning after a domestic violence dispute, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

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  11. 'Journey' drummer donates $10K to local school damaged by arsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    The drummer for Journey received a rockstar welcome at South Albany High School Wednesday, as he presented the school with a $10,000 check. South Albany's cafeteria, band room, choir room and storage room for the dance and cheerleading teams were ravaged by an arson two weeks ago.

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  12. Oregon Legislature debates minimum wage hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    The Oregon Legislature on Monday opened debate about several proposals to boost the minimum wage as high as $15 an hour. The idea is hugely popular with voters and interest groups on the left, but it's far from clear whether it has sufficient support in the Legislature.

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  13. Education Overseers: Spending sheds light on ed board's prioritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    The Oregon State Capitol dome reflects in the glass of the front entrance to the Oregon Education Investment Board in Salem, Oregon, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The board has spent at least $154,320.63 in rent since July 2013 while leasing the Somerville Building from First Presbyterian Church.

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  14. Senate approves Fritz-Fairchild Act on cable barriers for interstatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. Oregon is one step closer to requiring cable barriers on all of Oregon's interstate highways, a move that would help prevent deadly cross-over crashes.

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  15. Man firing gun near home arrested in Salem after standoff with deputiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    It all started earlier this morning when Robert Owens, 34, of Salem was acting erratically shooting a gun outside his home. Deputies responded to reports of a suicidal man firing a gun near his home on NE Silverton Rd. After SWAT members arrived on scene Owens fled in his vehicle and had to be pursued by SWAT members.

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  16. Man gets life in prison for killing Turner woman, holding girl hostageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. A man accused of killing a woman and then holding her daughter hostage was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

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  17. Low Oregon snowpack means many rivers will be lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    Federal hydrologists say the latest numbers reinforce the forecasts: Rivers and streams throughout Oregon will have flows far below normal this summer due to the meager mountain snowpack. The Natural Resources Conservation Service released its April surface water outlook on Tuesday.

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  18. Salem detectives search for missing womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore.- 66-year-old Virgie Mae Henry does not have a permanent address, but she was last seen leaving her place of residence on January 8, 2015. It is unusual for her to go this long without any contact with friends or relatives.

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  19. Bill would boost interstate highway speeds to 75 mphRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    SALEM, Ore. Your drive on I-5 could get a little faster. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill to raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 75 miles per hour.

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  20. 'Keep your heads up, man' - Journey drummer donates $10k to burned schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    Deen Castronovo remembers growing up in the Salem area, decades before he joined the band Journey as its drummer. Band classes, he said, were the only things that kept him coming to school.

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