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Salem

Salem considers sidewalk smoking ban

Salem considers sidewalk smoking banThe City of Salem is looking at banning smoking on some public sidewalks.
  • Salem
  • 2 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 3 weeks 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 6 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 6 days 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
  • 4 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 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 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 ago
Salem

Gas leak prompts street closure in downtown Salem

Gas leak prompts street closure in downtown SalemPolice and firefighters closed a downtown Salem street while they responded to a natural gas leak Tuesday morning.
  • Salem
  • 1 month ago
Local

Amtrak train, semi collide in Marion County

Amtrak train, semi collide in Marion CountyA semi-truck full of cattle feed was struck by an Amtrak train in southeast Marion County Monday afternoon, police said.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Crime

Deputies: Woman fights off attacker during attempted sexual assault

Deputies: Woman fights off attacker during attempted sexual assaultDeputies arrested a Salem man who they said broke into a woman's home, attacked her and tried to sexually assault her early Saturday morning.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Driver in fatal Highway 20 crash charged with DUII, manslaughter

Driver in fatal Highway 20 crash charged with DUII, manslaughterA 32-year-old Corvallis man is suspected of being on drugs when his car crashed head-on into another vehicle and killed the driver on Highway 20 in Albany, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Missing, endangered girl found safe, Salem police say

Missing, endangered girl found safe, Salem police saySalem police are asking for the public's help finding a missing, endangered 15-year-old girl who ran away from a foster home on Aug. 13.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Crime

Two arrested at Keizer home in foreclosure

Two arrested at Keizer home in foreclosurePolice arrested two people Wednesday at a Keizer home that was in foreclosure.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Crime

Two wounded in shooting in Salem Red Robin parking lot

Two wounded in shooting in Salem Red Robin parking lotA Marion County sheriff's spokesman says multiple shots were fired Wednesday night in the parking lot of a Salem Red Robin restaurant and two victims were taken to a hospital.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Ore. senator wants $200M to earthquake-proof schools

Ore. senator wants $200M to earthquake-proof schoolsOregon Senate President Peter Courtney says the state should take on $200 million in debt to help prepare school buildings for a devastating earthquake that scientists say could come at any time.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Fleeing car crashes in Salem, 2 injured

Fleeing car crashes in Salem, 2 injuredOregon State Police say a car fleeing a trooper crashed Monday night in Salem.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Salem

Plan would upgrade Ore. schools at risk in earthquake

Plan would upgrade Ore. schools at risk in earthquakeThe leader of the Oregon Senate says he will propose a dramatic increase in state grants to make improvements at public schools at risk of collapse from powerful earthquakes.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Salem

Salem police officer charged with harassment

Salem police officer charged with harassmentThe Marion County sheriff's office says a Salem police officer faces a harassment charge in connection with a disturbance while he was off duty.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Woodburn man arrested on rape, sex abuse charges

Woodburn man arrested on rape, sex abuse chargesPolice arrested a Woodburn man who they said sexually abused at least three minors after he met them on social media.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Salem

Plastic bag ban campaign stalls in Oregon

Plastic bag ban campaign stalls in OregonA proposal for a statewide bag ban failed in the Legislature last year and a campaign to extend the ban to Salem and other cities has stalled.
  • Salem
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Crime

Beaverton woman cited for leaving dog in hot car

Beaverton woman cited for leaving dog in hot carSheriff's deputies cited a Beaverton woman for animal neglect after they said she left her dog inside her car while going on a hike at Silver Falls State Park on Sunday.
  • Crime
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Parents charged after 2-year-old drowns in bathtub

Parents charged after 2-year-old drowns in bathtubA Polk County grand jury has charged two 26-year-olds, including the girl's mother, with manslaughter in the death of a child who drowned in a bathtub.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago