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Salem man arrested on rape, assault charges
A Salem man is being held on a $100,000 bond after he was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree rape, strangulation, fourth-degree assault, menacing and stalking.
Tank falls off City of Salem truck, strikes car, injures driver
SALEM, Ore. – An empty tank fell off a City of Salem truck Wednesday morning and struck a car, injuring the driver.
Suspect in Monday's apartment shooting on the run, Salem police investigating
Salem Police officers are searching for the gunman allegedly behind a shooting Monday evening at the Ridgeland Apartment complex on the 4300 block of Center Street NE.Lt. Treven Upkes said the suspect is an adult man in his 20s, just over 5 feet tall and around 130 to 140 pounds.Upkes said the victi
Driver crashes into Salem non-profit strapped for cash
SALEM, Ore. —Salem Police say a driver fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into a non-profit and a tattoo parlor last weekend.The crash was reported around 4 a.m. Sunday at 980 Commercial Street SE. The driver damaged the building leased by non-profit Salem Friends of Felines and Immortal INK.N
Advisory remains but Salem water OK to drink
SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- Water samples from the most recent test show Salem tap water is safe to drink, with cyanotoxins below EPA guidelines. However, the water advisory remains in effect through June 25.
South Salem residents angered by lack of information from Costco, PacTrust officials
The proposed location, bounded by Boone Road SE, Battle Creek Road SE and 27th Avenue SE, is mostly an undeveloped field owned by Portland-based Pacific Realty Associates, L.P., also known as PacTrust.
Salem man gets probation for 2015 DUI crash that killed 20-year-old woman
Triston Ferguson, 23, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault. His license is suspended for 10 years.
West Salem library to close for renovations through late August
"July and August tend to have fewer visitors, making the renovation timeline more appealing," said Deputy City Librarian Danny Smith.
Salem testing short-term solution to rid drinking water of toxins
SALEM, Ore. -- Inside a shed on Geren Island in the middle of the Santiam River, an experiment is underway that could hold the solution to Salem’s water woes.
Salem should not yield to Eugene in effort to help the homeless
Salem and surrounding area police and sheriff's deputies are trying to help the homeless instead of arresting them for public drunkenness, loitering, and other offenses,
Why are Salem apartments, rental houses so expensive?
In the Salem area, specifically, renters must earn at least $12.85 an hour to pay for a one-bedroom home or apartment. They need $17.04 an hour to afford a house with two bedrooms.
Lawyers denied access to asylum-seekers held in Oregon
The volunteer lawyers have tried three times to meet with 123 asylum-seekers and other detainees being held at the prison and were turned away by ICE each time, according to Ian Philabaum, program director at the Innovation Law Lab. That group has been working with the ACLU of Oregon and other attor
Restaurant inspections: Momiji, Muchas Gracias, Nancy's Burgers
Twice annually, licensed restaurants receive unannounced inspections that focus on food temperatures, food preparation practices, worker hygiene, dishwashing and sanitizing, and equipment and facility cleanliness.
Expansion of Aurora Airport threatens commercial air service return in Salem
Before I retired two years ago, I traveled a great deal, mainly on Delta Air Lines. I live in the Aurora area, so you can imagine my pleasure when Delta started commercial air service out of Salem in 2007. It lasted less than two years. However, they were the best two years of my career because I d
These 47 Oregon lakes and river have all been hit with algae
The Statesman Journal tabulatedthe number of health advisories issued, due to toxic algae, at waterbodies around Oregon since 2007.
Salem Friends of Felines, Immortal INK rebuild after car crash
"Without our donors, you know our doors don't stay open," said Karla Canida, president of the board of directors for Salem Friends of Felines. "As a nonprofit, we are always living in the margin."
SWAT team on scene in Salem
SALEM, Ore. —Salem Police say they're negotiating with a wanted suspect Monday afternoon, that has led to a SWAT situation.Police say the man in question is wanted in connection with domestic violence crimes and a parole violation warrant.Statesman Street NE is closed while police negotiate with the
55 drivers issued warnings, citations in Salem Police crosswalk sting
According to a June 18 news release, 55 drivers were stopped for a variety of violations. Of those 55, 50 were pedestrian-related incidents where the driver failed to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks.
Vigil at federal prison where immigrants held in Sheridan
SHERIDAN, Ore. – Advocates for immigrants’ rights are holding a vigil Monday night outside the Sheridan Federal Corrections Institution, where 123 immigrants are reportedly being held.
Which Oregon lakes have the most toxic algae? These 47 waterbodies have all been hit
The Statesman Journal tabulated the number of health advisories issued, due to toxic algae, at waterbodies around Oregon since 2007.