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$50,000 Reward Now Offered In Marion County Murder

SALEM, Ore. — Family and friends of Travis Juetten are offering a 50-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to his killer. On August 13th, 2021 Juetten and his wife Jamilyn were stabbed several times inside of their home on Howell Prairie Road, west of Silverton. Travis died at...
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Forest Grove Police Log: Officer 'assaulted' with groceries

The Forest Grove Police Department reports calls for service from June 10-16, 2022.Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Friday, June 10 A caller reported a subject wearing a red hood was possibly buying or selling drugs near a local hotel. Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area. A caller reported an argument with their spouse was getting out of hand and requested police assistance. Officers found...

Canby Grad Qualifies to Compete at World’s Largest Rodeo

For the latest Canby sports news, follow @CougarCountryOR on Twitter, and catch The Canby Current’s weekly sports podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and at A recent Canby graduate will represent Oregon in two events at the 74th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette,...

Former Alaska Sen. Dennis Egan passes away in Oregon

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska has lost a giant. Former Alaska State Senator and KINY radio host Dennis Egan has passed away. According to his family, Egan passed away this morning at an assisted living home in Salem, Oregon. Egan's daughter, Leslie, and her family, live in Oregon. Egan's family...

Forest Grove to reinstate school resource officer

In the absence of a designated officer, over 20 different officers responded to campuses last yearA police officer is returning to campus in the Forest Grove School District. The Forest Grove School District's board of directors voted 4-1 on Monday, June 27, to approve a new memorandum of understanding with the Forest Grove Police Department. The agreement will reinstate an armed police officer on campuses next school year, albeit only on a part-time basis. The summer before the 2021-22 school year, the school board voted not to renew its contract with the Forest Grove Police Department for a school resource...

Tualatin Police Log: 'Chechen leader' critiques local restaurant

The Tualatin Police Department gives an accounting of calls for service from June 14-20, 2022.Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Tuesday, June 14 A vehicle was stolen while waiting to be serviced in the 18700 block of Southwest Lower Boones Ferry Road. Officers recovered the vehicle. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between souses in the 8900 block of Southwest Sweek Drive. A man was arrested for domestic...

Car crash in Hayesville leaves pedestrian dead

MARION COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A car crash left a pedestrian dead Sunday night in Hayesville, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Just after 10 p.m., deputies responded to a crash involving a pedestrian at the 4000 block of Lancaster Drive and Ibex Street. The pedestrian was found dead at the scene.

Shooting under investigation, south of Independence city limits

On Saturday, June 25, at about 8:57 p.m., a Polk County citizen called 911 to report hearing multiple gun shots around the area of Highland Road and Stapleton Road, outside city limits of Independence. The witness heard vehicles speeding away from the area. Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate...

Canby girls ready to ride in Wyoming

Katie Ayers has earned a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo later in July in a pair of eventsRiding and competing, those are two of Katie Ayers favorite things. And she's pretty good at both, having recently secured her place at the National High School Finals Rodeo as part of the Oregon contingent. Ayers will compete in barrel racing and goat tying at the event in Gillette, Wyoming July 17-23. It is the largest high school rodeo in the world, featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. In short,...

Minimum wage will increase July 1 in Oregon

Wages will increase to $14.75 for much of the Portland area, $13.50 for outlying areas.Starting July 1, Oregon workers earning minimum wage will take home a little more pay each week. State legislators passed a bill in 2016 creating a three-tiered minimum wage, with different minimums for workers depending on location. The state is divided into three zones: The highest minimum wage occurs in the Portland area's Urban Growth Boundary which stretches through Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties. The move placed Oregon among the highest minimum wage states in the nation. This Friday, workers in much of Multnomah, Washington...

Iowa adds a preferred walk-on punter to the 2022 class

Iowa's 2022 walk-on class is one with a lot of impressive prospects. On Tuesday, the Hawkeyes added a new commitment from a punter to its 2022 class in Salem (OR) Blanchet Catholic School's Max Hoskins. The Oregon native also had offers from Morehead State, Western New Mexico, Campbell, and others.

COVID-19: Salem, OR Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 665,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending June 26, bringing the total count to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise, albeit at a slowing rate. […]