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Teen arrested after threat posted against Salem middle school
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday night after a threat was made against Adams Stephens Middle School in Salem, according to the Salem Police Department.
Wallace Marine Park to Offer Local Access to Willamette River with Floating Boat Docks
Starting June 1, 2023, the City of Salem Parks Operations will install floating boat docks at Wallace Marine Park for local access to the Willamette River. The docks cater to various watercraft during spring, summer, and fall, but are removed every November for winter protection. For more information, contact City of Salem Public Works.Visit here for more details.
Man, 67, run over by stolen truck at Salem McDonald’s; 1 arrested
A man accused of stealing a vehicle out of a McDonald's parking lot and running over a 67-year-old man in Salem was arrested Tuesday morning, according to the Salem Police Department.
May 31 sheriff's office outstanding warrants
Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. Feb. 8. May 31 Jason Arthur Blair, 53, is wanted on a warrant for delivery of meth and possession of a controlled substance (PCS). ...
7 people, including 6 officers, to be considered to replace Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast
Seven people have applied to replace Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast, the county has announced. The seven include Marion County Sheriff’s Officers T. Shane Burnham, Nicholas Hunter Jr., Chad Jones, Chris Kennedy, Don Parise and Stacy Rejaian. The other is Salem-Keizer Public Schools director of safety and risk management...
May 31 public safety round-up
Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office May 17 Kandy Marie Odenweller, 43, of Newberg, was arrested on a probation violation. No bail was set and the case remains open. May 18 Filogonio Campuzano Garfias, 56, of Dundee, was arrested for second-degree criminal...
Semi-truck driver in Interstate 5 crash that killed 7 farmworkers indicted on 13 charges
A Marion County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Lincoln Clayton Smith, 52, on 13 charges related to a fatal crash on Interstate 5. Smith faces seven charges of manslaughter in deaths of seven farmworkers killed when the 18-wheeler Smith was driving veered off the highway, striking a passenger van and another parked semi-truck on May 18. A Grand Jury also indicted Smith for charges of assault, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to court records.
In rural Yamhill County, a recovery program helps people reach sobriety through farmwork
CARLTON, Ore. — On a Tuesday morning, a man named Miggs whistles to a herd of goats on a farm in rural Yamhill County. He breaks a loaf of bread and feeds a piece to the neediest of the bunch— giving special attention to the one he’s named “Blondie,” whose light-colored fur stands out from the rest of the flock.
Man Arrested for Hit and Run After Stealing Vehicle from McDonald's Parking Lot
A 42-year-old man named Eloy Tello was arrested on May 30 after a stolen vehicle incident turned into a hit and run. Witnesses reported seeing a man hit by a delivery truck in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Salem, Oregon.
Memorial honors seven lives lost in Interstate 5 crash
Friends, family and coworkers gathered Sunday evening to remember the seven people killed in a fatal crash on I5 earlier this month. Morning Star Church in Salem hosted the memorial, led by pastor and Chaplain George Escalante. The memorial was private, open to invited parties only, but a live stream broadcast the services to grieving loved ones abroad.
Stolen vehicle, hit-and-run suspect arrested in Woodburn
A vehicle stolen in Salem Tuesday morning became involved in a hit-and-run before the suspect wound up in Woodburn where he was arrested. Salem Police reported that a 42-year-old man was ultimately arrested in the incident, which closed down Hwy. 99E at Young Street as police closed in on the incident. Police took the initial report at around 7:20 a.m. when witnesses reported a delivery truck at a McDonald’s in the 1000 block of Lancaster Drive struck a 67-year-old man in the parking lot. ...
Carousel has new signs on building, ready for 22nd birthday party
Salem's Riverfront Carousel has installed new signage around its building, and the official unveiling will be Saturday, June 3, during the carousel's annual birthday celebration. Carousel officials invite everyone to celebrate the renaming of the building in honor of founder Hazel Patton, whose dream of building a carousel inspired the...
State fair concert series set
SALEM - The 157th Oregon State Fair kicks off on Friday, August 25 and will run through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, with 11 full days of summertime fun and eight star-studded shows at the Umpqua Bank Concert Series. Fans can Soak Up the Fun with an all-star musical lineup, including: Friday, Aug. 25 – platinum-selling rock gods, Bush. ...
Vigil held for 7 victims of I-5 crash near Salem
SALEM, Ore. — Family members held a vigil in Salem on Sunday for the seven people who were killed in a crash on Interstate 5 on May 18. Eleven farmworkers were in a passenger van parked lawfully on the shoulder of I-5 when the vehicle was hit by a semi truck.
Prisoner passes away at Oregon State Penitentiary Friday night
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Corrections is reporting an adult in custody has died. Keane Koleson Lloyd died Friday evening, May 26. Lloyd was incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. Lloyd was in the penitentiary’s infirmary when he passed. As with all in-custody deaths, the...
Man arrested after wrecking stolen BMW, running away, abandoning dog in Wilsonville
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KPTV) – A man was arrested by Wilsonville Police Department deputy early Monday morning after wrecking a stolen BMW and abandoning the scene on foot, leaving behind a woman and dog. At just after midnight the man, later identified as Wayne Douglas Davis, 47, of Independence, was...
Social Media Threat Against Stephens Middle School - School Safety Update
In a message to the SKPS community, it was announced that a threat had been made against Stephens Middle School on social media. The school authorities immediately began investigating the threat in collaboration with law enforcement and identified the individual responsible for making the post, who has been taken into custody.
Oregon National Guard Helps Centennial High School
Over two dozen members of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 1249th Engineer Battalion concluded two weeks of community construction while providing equipment and manpower for a new athletic field and other renovations at Centennial High School, from May 15-26, 2023. The long overdue upgrades to the old domed-style football...
Reflecting on AAPI Heritage Month: Hawai’i Club celebrates another successful lū’au
Building community was a natural part of the Kānaka O Ka 'Āina (“people of the land”) 2023 lū’au theme. “While talking with many students, I found they were so homesick,” shares lū’au-coordinator Kaiona Apio BA’24. “So having this experience building Hawaiian community was super important.”
Oregon Senate stuck in stalemate in session's final days
Another week of the "new normal" continued in Salem Tuesday, with the Senate stalled since May 3 while the House seeks things to do in the meantime. The calendar is a reality check for state lawmakers. As of Tuesday, there will be just 26 days left in the 160-day session authorized under the Oregon Constitution.
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