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State managers' positions to be redefined

State managers' positions to be redefinedManagers in state government might start seeing their jobs change, or at the very least, see their titles change over the next several months as the state creates new definitions for every type of manager across about 4,000 jobs.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Woman injured in fatal I-5 crash dies in hospital

Woman injured in fatal I-5 crash dies in hospitalThe woman critically injured in a fatal crash on Interstate 5 last month has died in a Salem hospital, state police said.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Salem

Deputies look for vehicle in Marion Co. hit-and-run

Deputies look for vehicle in Marion Co. hit-and-runA man was injured in a hit-and-run crash in the Salem area on Friday night, deputies said.
  • Salem
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Salem

Caretaker gambled elderly woman's savings, gets 3.5 years

Caretaker gambled elderly woman's savings, gets 3.5 yearsA caretaker who stole $250,000 from an elderly woman and gambled away most of it has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
  • Salem
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Crime

Police: Salem pastor had sexual contact with teen

Police: Salem pastor had sexual contact with teenPolice have arrested a pastor from Oregon they say sent graphic text messages and had sexual contact with a girl in Utah.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Salem

Salem choir teacher accused of hit-and-run

Salem choir teacher accused of hit-and-runPolice say 52-year-old Kimberly McConnell failed to help the boy, provide information and wait for an officer.
  • Salem
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Salem

Oregon college sued for $4.8M over rape allegation

Oregon college sued for $4.8M over rape allegationA woman is seeking at least $4.8 million from an Ore. college, alleging it failed to protect her.
  • Salem
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

City Hall 'stunned' over death of Amanda Fritz's husband

City Hall 'stunned' over death of Amanda Fritz's husbandThe massive crash along Interstate 5 at Salem hit Portland City Hall hard Wednesday, when news surfaced that Commissioner Amanda Fritz's husband was killed in the collision.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Police: One dead, one critically hurt in crash on I-5 in Salem

Police: One dead, one critically hurt in crash on I-5 in SalemOne man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a crash involving five vehicles on I-5 Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Oregon man missing, suffers diabetic comas

Oregon man missing, suffers diabetic comasA 58-year-old man with a history of diabetic comas is and Salem police have asked for help finding him.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Salem

DA: Officer justified in shooting woman who had fake gun

DA: Officer justified in shooting woman who had fake gunThe Linn County district attorney has cleared a Springfield police officer who shot a 44-year-old woman after she pointed a realistic-looking pellet gun at officers following a car chase last month.
  • Salem
  • 1 month ago
Education

Students thriving at Wilsonville autism school

Students thriving at Wilsonville autism schoolA local mom frustrated by the lack of a good school situation for her son with autism decided to open up her own school.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Salem

Missing man's body found in Marion County

Missing man's body found in Marion CountyThe Marion County sheriff's office says a body found by a hunter off a wooded game trail 25 miles east of Salem, Oregon, is that of a 55-year-old Mill City man missing for a year.
  • Salem
  • 1 month ago
Crime

State police employee accused of exposing self resigns

State police employee accused of exposing self resignsA former Oregon State Police employee resigned earlier this month after he allegedly exposed himself to another employee and investigators discovered sexually explicit images on his cellphone, police said.
  • Crime
  • 1 month ago
Crime

Man convicted of Keizer murder after 10-year investigation

Man convicted of Keizer murder after 10-year investigationA jury has convicted a man accused in a killing that happened a decade ago outside a Keizer apartment, a case that included the city police department's longest-ever homicide investigation and a previous hung jury.
  • Crime
  • 1 month ago
Salem

Salem considers sidewalk smoking ban

Salem considers sidewalk smoking banThe City of Salem is looking at banning smoking on some public sidewalks.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Deputies search for missing Aloha man in Marion Co. woods

Deputies search for missing Aloha man in Marion Co. woodsSheriff's deputies are searching for a missing Aloha man who reportedly walked into the woods in Marion County last week.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Firefighters find human remains in burned barn near Silverton

Firefighters find human remains in burned barn near SilvertonFirefighters found a body inside of a burned barn near Silverton last week, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Albany woman admits making school bomb threat, faces prison time

Albany woman admits making school bomb threat, faces prison timeAn Albany woman is facing up to ten years in federal prison for calling on the telephone and threatening to blow up a local elementary school.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Business

Oregon wine grape harvest early this year

Oregon wine grape harvest early this yearThis is shaping up to be a historic year for Oregon wines. Not only is a large 2014 yield expected, but the harvest is extremely early.
  • Business
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Business

Conditions perfect for big Oregon wine yield

Conditions perfect for big Oregon wine yieldOregon's Dundee Hills suffered from late rains last year that impacted the quality of wine in one of Oregon's most productive regions.
  • Business
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Police chief: Silverton killing suspect, victim a couple

Police chief: Silverton killing suspect, victim a coupleA Silverton man suspected of killing a woman he'd lived with for some years was let out of a work release program hours before she died last weekend, authorities say.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh remembered for leadership

Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh remembered for leadershipRepublican Rep. Greg Walden and Democratic former Gov. Barbara Roberts are scheduled to speak at Wednesday's public memorial service for former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Watch: Video shows moments before officer shoots woman

Watch: Video shows moments before officer shoots womanPolice on Wednesday identified the Springfield officer who shot a woman after she pointed a replica handgun at him outside an Albany gas station last month.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Salem

Silverton suspect asked to buy gun day before shooting

Silverton suspect asked to buy gun day before shootingSunday afternoon, Silverton police were still at the Olson Road home where victim Cassandra Wagner used to live with the man accused of killing her, Jason Clifford Down.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Salem

Woman killed in Silverton, second homicide on road in past year

Woman killed in Silverton, second homicide on road in past yearA woman was found dead inside a Silverton home after a reported shooting Saturday.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Salem

Body found along road in Marion County

Body found along road in Marion CountyThe Marion County, Oregon, sheriff's office says detectives are investigating after a citizen reported seeing a body off to the side of a road Friday evening.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago