91-year-old man found safe after going missing in NE Salem, Marion Co. Sheriff says
SALEM, Ore. — UPDATE: An elderly man was found safe after he went missing on Wednesday morning, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. "Thank you to our community for helping, you made a difference," MCSO officials said. ORIGINAL REPORT:. Marion County deputies are asking for the public’s help to...
Video: Retired Marion County DA's son is sworn in as police officer
Alex Beglau was sworn in as a Milwaukie police officer by Chief Luke Strait on Sept. 25. Beglau previously served in the Oregon National Guard after growing up in Salem. His father served as the top district attorney for Marion County from 2004-2018, starting work for the DA's Office in 1988.
Salary data: Mid-Valley law enforcement among highest paid public employees
Law enforcement officers are often the highest-paid public employees in cities and counties throughout Oregon, with some earning more than paid elected officials and department heads when overtime payouts are included. The Statesman Journal, using the state public records law, filed numerous requests to state and local government agencies for...
Two Former High School Students Sue Salem-Keizer School District for Sexual Abuse
Warn Community that Perpetrator now Teaches at area Elementary School after short Suspension and while on 3-year Probation. Salem-Keizer, OR: As students are returning to classrooms this month, a $10 million lawsuit has been filed today in Marion County, on behalf of two former McNary High School students who were sexually abused by their then choir teacher, Joshua Rist. The complaint highlights how each girl was simultaneously groomed and abused during 2015-2020 and seeks to hold the Salem-Keizer School District accountable for their negligence in failing to protect the girls from harm.
Search Underway for Missing 91-Year-Old Man in Marion County, Oregon
On the 27th of September, 2023 at 1:59 pm, local police official, Sergeant Don Parise reported that authorities are searching for a missing 91-year-old man identified as Mr. Lee Cox. According to the report, Mr. Cox, who reportedly suffers from memory loss, was last seen three hours prior the announcement, walking in the direction of the manager’s office located in the Salem Greene Mobile Home Park, 4730 Auburn Rd NE, Salem.
Senator Jeff Merkley announces $15 million for Opal Creek Promise
(The Center Square) – Business Oregon and the U.S. Forest Service signed an agreement last week to fund the full $15 million Opal Creek Promise. “This funding has been nearly 30 years in the making and is a major achievement for Marion County and everyone who lives or visits the Santiam Canyon,” U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, said in a press release. “Sen. Hatfield saw the opportunity for the Opal Creek Wilderness and led the dedication in 1996, and today, we are able to fulfill that promise and secure the full $15 million that was originally authorized.”
Marion County commissioners reconsider state money for community corrections
The Marion County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday will reconsider accepting state funding intended to cover costs of community corrections after delaying the vote by a week. Already a subscriber? Log in here. This story is free for you. Create a free account and get more of the Salem...
Marion County arsonist sentenced to 34 years behind bars
SALEM, Ore. — A man convicted of a string of arsons committed during a 2019 crime spree has been sentenced to 34 years in prison. The Marion County District Attorney's office says Carl Sandberg burglarized numerous homes and businesses during that crime spree, and in some instances set the buildings on fire to cover up his crimes.
Our view: Denial of constitutional rights in Oregon is routine
The sensible solution to Oregon’s public defender crisis: more public defenders. Getting from where we are to there across the state is so very complicated. And so we have incidents like what happened in Marion County and landed before the Oregon Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 19. A trial court judge ordered a public defender to represent a defendant. That was even though the lawyer’s firm insisted the lawyer didn’t have the capacity to take on the case and provide adequate defense.
‘Never got to say goodbye’: Serial arsonist sentenced to 34 years after family dog dies
A serial arsonist was sentenced to 34 years in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty of burning several Marion County buildings.