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Salem man gets 12 years in prison for assault on pregnant woman, friend
A Salem man was sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison Thursday for assaulting a pregnant Salem woman and attacking a friend trying to protect her with a knife and bike frame.
Two Views: Did decision to reject Costco development consider rest of city's needs?
The Salem City Council on Monday night rejected a proposal to build a Costco Wholesale warehouse and shopping center at the city's southern end. While the deal has not yet been finalized, and Costco has an opportunity to appeal the council's decision to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, the coun
Oregon City K-9 finds drugs during traffic stop, driver arrested
OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) – A 29-year-old Salem man was arrested Friday during a traffic stop in Clackamas after a K-9 alerted officers to the smell of meth in his vehicle. Oregon City police officers were conducting a fraud investigation when they stopped an associated vehicle in the area of Southeast
Salem construction worker critically injured after structure collapses
A male construction worker was briefly trapped under a structure near the intersection of Front and Academy streets NE. Salem Fire Department responded to the scene around 1 p.m. A construction employee was working to remove a stand-alone structure, when it collapsed and trapped him.
Salem writer disagrees that Christianity trumps First Amendment rights
I am neither biblical scholar nor student of biblical history. It is as an American that I address Larry Crompton's Dec. 14 letter to the editor. He asserts "The Bible was never used to justify slavery and opposition to civil rights for African Americans." Yet a cursory review of 18th and 19th centu
Three-vehicle crash on Salem's Center Street Bridge; expect delays
A three-vehicle crash on the Center Street Bridge is blocking Salem traffic. The vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision, according to Lt. Treven Upkes with Salem Police.
Oregon library halts book-discard effort after list revealed
SALEM — A public library in Oregon’s capital city has halted its campaign to discard underused books after a list made public revealed it included books by former Oregon Gov. Mark Hatfield, former president Jimmy Carter and popular scientist Carl Sagan.
Kaylee Sawyer's family pushes to change Oregon law
BEND, Ore. - Family and advocates for Bend murder victim Kaylee Sawyer testified at the Oregon Legislature in Salem on Friday, seeking a change in state law they and supporters believe would reduce the threat of another violent tragedy like the one that befell her.
Unclaimed $3 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Cottage Grove
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - An unclaimed $3 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Cottage Grove. The Oregon Lottery reported the ticket for the Nov. 30 drawing matched five numbers – 25, 28, 40, 43 and 63 – but not the Mega Ball number of 19.
Police arrest man in connection to Salem salon, gym burglaries
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Officers have arrested a 43-year-old man in connection to two burglaries in Salem. Oscar John McCrae allegedly broke into Physiq Fitness in south Salem and Wisp Salon.
Bomb threat emails demand bitcoins sent to Salem, McMinnville, U.S. cities
Multiple businesses in Salem and McMinnville — including a school — received threatening emails about an explosive device Thursday morning demanding recipients pay $20,000 to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
Looking for plans? Here are five things coming to Salem this weekend
Lots of music and theater coming to Salem this weekend; here are some things to do:. What: A family concert featuring arrangements of holiday classics, plus a sampling of the band's most popular tunes; this will be the last performance at the Elsinore after more than 20 years.
Oregon may require annual mental health exams for middle, high school students
The pervasiveness of mental health issues and child suicide rates leads Oregon to rank as the worst state in the country for the prevalence of mental illness. And the state's lack of child psychiatrists and school counselors leaves families waiting for months to get help.
Person critically injured after carport collapses in Salem
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A person was rushed to a hospital on Thursday after a carport collapsed in Salem. Firefighters say the person was working on the carport near Front and Academy Street when it collapsed and trapped them; firefighters had to pull the person out from underneath.
Salem City Council rejects proposal for Costco, shopping center in south Salem
The Salem City Council rejected a proposal for a shopping center Monday night — including a 168,550-square-foot Costco Wholesale store — on the city’s southeast side, dealing a blow to developers who've already invested $3.7 million in the project.
Salem man sentenced to almost 6 years for domestic violence assault, strangulation
A Salem man was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison Wednesday for choking a woman to the point of unconsciousness in front of a toddler. Eric Engichy, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence assault and felony strangulation on Nov. 30.
Person in critical condition after structure collapse in Salem
Salem, Ore — A person is fighting for their life in Salem, after getting pinned under a collapsed structure. The Salem Fire Department responded to the scene near Academy St and Front St. They rescued the person who was trapped under debris. That person is now in Salem Hospital in critical condition
New design for Oregon drivers license won't be Real ID compliant
SALEM, Ore. - The new design for the Oregon drivers license is more durable and harder to fake. If you are under 21, the layout of the card itself will be different. And the design features hologram images of Mount Hood and the Capitol.
Thief ignores iPads, takes shoe: Salem police looking for suspect in related crimes
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - Two Salem businesses were burglarized in one night and the thief was caught on camera. Police say both crimes are related. On Tuesday morning, a burglar smashed through the double-pane glass door of Salon Wisp on Commercial Street.
Italian restaurant Gamberetti's in Salem to open second location in Albany
More pasta, more meatballs and more risotto: Gamberetti's is opening a second location in downtown Albany. Treva and David Gambs will replicate the same concept and the same Italian-American menu that has garnered fans of their Pringle Park Plaza restaurant since 2011 in the historic storefront that