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These salem, OR based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around salem.
Sheriff's Office: K-9 Ghost helps nab suspects in storage unit break-in
ALBANY, Ore. — Back on Wednesday, September 20, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), along with local Albany Police officers, responded to call of a break in at a local storage unit. According to the LCSO, K-9's were in town training that same night. Albany police officers responded to...
Lawsuit against Albany School District
Family receives over $300,000 in compensation from Greater Albany School District.
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.
Join Heart of the Valley Astronomer’s Club for Solar Eclipse Viewing on October 14
Tuesday October 10, 6pm Join the Heart of the Valley Astronomer’s Club and learn more about how to safely view the upcoming annular solar eclipse on Saturday October 14, 2023. Limited eclipse glasses will be available.Visit here for more details.
Mental Health First Aid training program held in Albany
ALBANY, Ore. - A national program called Mental Health First Aid first made its way to Lane County over 15 years ago. The program was described by officials as a first-aid program, but instead of providing life-saving techniques, the program provides an educational guide on how to spot early signs and symptoms of mental health issues in loved ones.
Lebanon carport and brush fire under investigation
LEBANON, Ore. – Firefighters responded early on Saturday morning to a carport fire that spread to nearby vegetation, according to the Lebanon Fire District. Lebanon fire officials said they responded early on September 23 to a carport burning in the area of Brewster and Berlin roads. Responding firefighters arrived to find a 10-by-20-foot shed fully involved in fire that spread to nearby brush, authorities said. District officials said that firefighters quickly attacked and suppressed the structure and brush fire and remained on scene to mop up the area. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the site is known to be used as shelter, fire officials said.
Linn County group providing proactive approach to youth fentanyl awareness
ALBANY, Ore. – Recognizing the significant statistics related to fentanyl overdoses throughout the state, a Linn County group is taking a proactive approach to providing public outreach and awareness for teens. “Linn Together,” is providing resources to area schools that encourage conversations with teens on the realities surrounding this...
City of Salem Ends Appeal Against Workers' Compensation Case, Ensuring Stadeli Family's Compensation
The City of Salem has withdrawn a petition for the Oregon Supreme Court to review the City of Salem v. Stadeli case. City Manager Keith Stahley announced this on September 25, 2023, at a City Council meeting. He directed the City Attorney to accept the Oregon Court of Appeals' ruling.
On the riverfront: What crossings will cost
The Albany City Council is getting ready to spend nearly $2.4 million on changes at 10 crossings on the rail line between Water Avenue and the Dave Clark Path, and you may be wondering why. The short answer is that the rail crossing changes are part of the design of...
City of Salem recieves federal grant to expand community service officer program
SALEM, Ore. — The Salem Police Department has received a grant from the Department of Justice for just under $100,000. The federal funding will be used to help expand Salem’s community service officer program and reduce wait times for emergency services. Oregon Representative Andrea Salinas made the announcement on Tuesday.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools Seeks Mediation Over Budget Deficit and Staff Compensation Negotiations
Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) is facing a budget deficit and has sought mediation to advance its negotiations with the Salem Keizer Education Association. This step was taken after the association's counterproposal, which would cost the district approximately $74.4 million, including a 26% pay increase over two years. SKPS hopes that a state mediator will help resolve the remaining issues.
You Don’t Have to Wait Till Christmas to Visit This Gingerbread House in Oregon
Along the Santiam Highway in the incredibly small town of Mehama, just east of Stayton, lies The Gingerbread House. Mehama, OR, nestled in north-central Oregon’s Willamette Valley, is a charming small town 50 miles south of Portland. With its rolling hills and lush forests, the community thrives on outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and fishing. Local shops foster a tight-knit atmosphere, and residents collaborate closely, ensuring a peaceful, cooperative lifestyle. Despite its size, Mehama’s abundant charm makes it a delightful place to reside. First things first, no it doesn’t look like a gingerbread house, but I implore you to give it a shot regardless. The Gingerbread House does indeed sell phenomenal gingerbread and other sweet treats, but at its heart it’s simply a mom and pop kinda joint that’s not trying to do anything fancy except serve delicious baked goods and simple yet splendid breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash and Program for People with Disabilities Impact Linn County, Oregon
This week in Linn County, Oregon, two incidents occurred that are worth noting in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a fatal head-on crash on Highway 34, where a Ford Fusion driven by a 19-year-old man crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a Nissan Versa, resulting in the death of the Nissan's driver. The second incident involved the Albany police testing a new program aimed at improving their response to calls involving individuals with communication difficulties.
State lawmakers to hold meetings this week on homelessness, addiction, tolling
State lawmakers will descend on Salem this week for the first time since June for dozens of meetings that will preview some of the most important issues they’ll tackle next year. The marathon of meetings are part of legislative days, three or four days about every eight weeks when...
Property planned for massive Foster Farms chicken ranch now up for sale
A year ago, the owner of an excavation company proposed building the largest factory chicken farm in the state on a rural farm between Scio and Mill City on the banks of Thomas Creek. Jason Peters applied to the state’s Department of Agriculture to build “Evergreen Ranch.” He proposed constructing...
10 Mid-Valley high school games to watch this week
The fall high school sports season is approaching October and going strong, with games, matches and meets throughout the week. Here is a look at 10 volleyball, girls soccer, boys soccer and cross country matches and meets to watch this week in the Mid-Valley. ...
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.
That old tank — it’s still there, unchanged
Every once in a while, the bike — and curiosity — take my to the 300 block of southeast Burkhart Street in Albany. I want to check if anything has happened on the lot at No. 370. The lot contains a big tank of reinforced concrete that was...
‘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.