Forest Service officials are asking for the public’s help to prevent human-caused wildfires this Labor Day weekend. Each year, fire officials told Salem News Journal, that they see a spike in human-caused wildfires around the Fourth of July and Labor Day Weekend, most often from unattended campfires, fireworks, dragging tow chains, driving on dry grass, and dumping of hot ashes and BBQ coals.
The Salem Police says that they are asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted felon who is believed to be in the Salem area. This man should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the TIPS line at (503) 588-8477.
Saturday evening about 8:40 two female shoplifters were making their getaway after allegedly stealing items from the T.J. Max store, in downtown Salem, when the car they were driving struck a man on his bicycle leaving him for dead. The man, 61-year-old Montana Carver, is a local man down on his luck and living on downtown streets.
Late this morning deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office acted on a tip that a man wanted for federal child pornography crimes was at a residence on Silverton Rd. The suspect, Shayne Mayberry, was found by Sheriff’s Office K9 “Zeke” hiding in the attic beneath a large pile of clothing.
This evening about 7:30 pm, a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a stolen 1997 Honda Accord in the area of Hyacinth St NE and 25th Ave NE in Salem. As additional law enforcement officers arrived on scene, the driver of the Honda abruptly sped off into the North Park Apartments.
Thursday afternoon about 2:00 pm, emergency services were dispatched to North Fork Park along the Little North Fork of the Santiam River in Marion County. The Marion County Sheriff’s office told Salem News Journal that prior to emergency services arriving on scene, bystanders were able to get the adult swimmer out of the water.
Governor Kate Brown will sign Kaylee's Law into law tomorrow, Thursday July 18 at he Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. Her family proposed the legislation, which was co-sponsored by 24 legislators.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 8:06 am, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred near the Rock Creek Apartments. Deputies learned the suspect and victim initially met online using the app “LetGo” where they were communicating about purchasing a car.
Keizer Fire District Headquarters personnel were surprised when a member of the public brought four live scorpions to the fire station today at 661 Chemawa Road N.E. in Keizer.
On July 13, the City of Salem's free Movies in the Park series opens in Riverfront Park with Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Salem’s water is clean and safe to drink thanks to water protection measures put in place at the City’s water treatment facility over the past year. Test data shows that these measures are removing cyanotoxins from the raw, untreated North Santiam river water.
On June 18th the Keizer Police received a report of a sex offense involving a 12-year-old girl. The incident was reported by the girl’s mother after she checked her daughter’s smartphone.
Nearly 300 wildland firefighters and instructors will convene in Sweet Home next week to take part in the annual five day Mid-Willamette Valley Interagency Wildland Fire School. Officials from State, Federal, and Tribal agencies host this training to prepare new firefighters for the demands of firefighting in Oregon's forests and rural-urban interface areas.
On Thursday, July 4, at approximately 10 p.m., a volley of crackling lights will streak upwards, illuminating the night sky above Riverfront Park and mark the start of Salem’s annual fireworks show. Held in Riverfront Park, the City’s dazzling pyrotechnic display has delighted fireworks watchers of all ages since 2014.
Oregon State Police and emergency personnel are on scene of a three vehicle crash which occurred at 3:10 P.M. on Hwy 22E near Milepost 21.
The Oregon Department of Forestry shared its web-based Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer tool to the Public Utilities Commission this week in an effort to reduce the number of wildfires started by power lines.
A Washington County Grand Jury indicted Adam Michael Wallace, age 39, on 19 felony charges related to the sexual abuse of underage males and luring minors online.
The Governor of Oregon has signed House Bill 2375, legislation adding a sexual assault nurse examiner or a representative of a hospital to a Sexual Assault Response Team in each county.
The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to create an additional sustainable funding mechanism for the Oregon Health Plan by increasing taxes on tobacco products and creating taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping products.