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Forest Service Provides Tips For the Holiday Weekend
Are You the Spark that Causes the Next Wildfire
(August 28, 2019, 1:53 am) EUGENE, Ore

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.             


Walter William Kraemer
Police Searching for Wanted Felon
(August 6, 2019, 9:10 pm) SALEM, Ore

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. 

Shoplift Suspects
Fleeing Shoplifters Leave Man for Dead (Video)
Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Car Driven by Fleeing Shoplifter.
(July 29, 2019, 9:29 pm) SALEM, Ore

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.

Shayne Mayberry
Tip Leads Deputies to Child Porn Suspect
Sheriff’s Office K9 “Zeke” Nabs Child Porn Suspect
(July 25, 2019, 10:44 pm) SILVERTON, Ore

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.

Stolen Car Crashes in Apartment Complex
Driver Desperately Flees Through Yards in North Park Apartments
(July 23, 2019, 10:42 pm) SALEM, Ore

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. 

North Fork Park along the Little North Fork of the Santiam River
California Man Drowns in the Santiam River
The Little North Fork is a Popular Recreational Area
(July 19, 2019, 12:29 am) LYONS, Ore

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.

Kaylee Sawyer
Governor Brown to Sign Kaylee's Law
(July 17, 2019, 8:52 pm) SALEM, Ore

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.

Aaron Lara Booking Photo From June 2018
LetGo Sales Meetup Turns into Armed Robbery
(July 17, 2019, 6:00 pm) Portland, Ore.

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.


Scorpions Brought to Keizer Fire Station
Live Scorpions Found in Keizer Rapids Park
(July 17, 2019, 5:48 pm) Keizer, Ore.

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.


Single engine plane crash picture
Update: Small Plane Crash in a Farm Field (Video)
(July 16, 2019, 7:58 pm) SHAW, Ore.

This afternoon at about 1:23 pm emergency personnel were dispatched to a single engine air plane crash in a farm field. When deputies arrived, the plane was fully engulfed in flames.

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Six years after the events of
Movies in the Park Returns to River Front Park
(July 7, 2019, 12:17 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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 Treatment System Upgrades Working
(July 3, 2019, 10:29 am) SALEM, Ore

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.

Brenton Proulx photo: Keizer Police Department
Keizer Man Arrested for Luring a 12 year old Girl
(June 24, 2019, 9:59 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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.

Mid Willamette Valley Wild land Fire School Begins in Sweet Home (Video)
(June 23, 2019, 10:24 pm) SWEET HOME, Ore

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.

Salem's Summer Kicks Off With a Bang
Salem's Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show
(June 23, 2019, 3:12 pm) SALEM, Ore

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.

Crash scene Photo: Oregon State Police
Three Vehicle Crash on Hwy 22E Near Milepost 21
(June 21, 2019, 4:56 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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.

Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer
ODF Partnering With Utilities to Reduce Wildfire Risk
(June 21, 2019, 1:51 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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.


Adam Michael Wallace
Prolific Sexual Predator in Custody
(June 20, 2019, 9:14 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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.

HB 2375 Signing
House Bill 2375 Signed by Governor
(June 20, 2019, 3:12 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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.


Oregon House Passes Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax
House Bill 2270 increases taxes on tobacco products
(June 20, 2019, 2:39 pm) SALEM, Ore.

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.

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