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Grand jury clears Salem police officer in State Street shooting

A Salem police officer was justified in opening fire on a suspect on State Street last week, a Marion County Grand Jury found Friday. Officer Jesse Rios shot Zackary Miles Pevey, 40, in a residential driveway at 5550 State Street just east of Salem March 8 following a police pursuit. The incident be

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-03-17 00:31:17

Chief Jerry Moore demolishes building at site of future Salem Police facility

The first time Jerry Moore attacked the old car dealership's blue roof with an excavator claw, not much happened. So Salem's police chief reared the Caterpillar's hulking claw back, then brought it down hard. Large chunks of roof gave way. The crowd cheered. Not bad for someone who just learned this

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-03-16 19:15:36

Man indicted in murder of woman at Salem hotel

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man accused of killing a woman at the Days Inn Black Bear Inn in Salem was indicted Thursday by a Marion County Grand Jury. The Marion County District Attorney's Office said Cody Roy Hilliard is charged with 2 counts aggravated murder, 3 counts first-degree burglary, 2 cou

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-16 01:13:15

Salem officer justified in non-fatal shooting

An undated booking phot of Zackary Pevey from the Marion County Sheriff's Office. PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A Salem police officer was justified in shooting a suspect after a pursuit, a Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found. Officer Jesse Rios, who has worked for the Salem Police Department fo

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-17 03:57:35

Police Shoot And Killed Suspected Armed Robber In Keizer

Keizer, Oregon - State Police are investigating a deadly officer involved shooting in Keizer. Officers interrupted an armed robbery inside a PIZZA HUT on River Road around 6pm Wednesday night. Police say the suspect took off in a car which led to a chase, and a crash on Chemawah Road Northeast. The


Young dad loses leg; driver faces attempted murder

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his leg amputated after he was attacked by a man in an Oregon town who drove at Mohammadi again, and again, and a

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-17 01:32:16

Cougar spotted at Silverton's Oregon Garden

A young cougar was spotted in the wetlands area of Silverton's Oregon Gardens on March 14, 2018. (Courtesy Tamara Swanson) SILVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) -- Tamara Swanson was walking alone Wednesday night in the wetlands area of Oregon Garden in Silverton when she heard a loud noise then saw a cougar atta

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-03-16 23:26:56

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Police ID man shot, killed by officer following Keizer Pizza Hut robbery

KEIZER, Ore. - Police identified the 26-year-old who was shot and killed by an officer Wednesday night after a robbery and police chase in Keizer. Reports came in about 6 p.m. for an armed robbery at the Pizza Hut on River Road North. Arriving officers found the suspect's vehicle and gave chase. The


Oregon lottery win turns newlyweds into house hunters

SALEM, Oregon - Young couples starting out have dreams and plans of the life they want to create together. Thanks to a winning Scratch-it from the Oregon Lottery, Marisa Luebs and her husband Charles are going to turn those dreams into a reality. "We were hanging out and decided that we wanted to


Keizer Police at the scene of officer-involved shooting

KEIZER, Ore. - Authorities are investigating an "officer-involved shooting" in Keizer on Wednesday evening, a Keizer Police spokesperson confirmed with KATU News. The shooting happened near the intersection of Springtime Court and Chemawa Road NE. At this point police have not released details on wh


PHOTOS: Salem-Keizer students join national walkouts

Buy Photo A student-led walkout of classes to protest gun violence and emphasize school safety at Whiteaker Middle School in Keizer on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. ANNA REED / Statesman Journal Buy Photo None Students walkout of classes to protest gun violence and emphasize school safety at Whit


Salem man pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl after giving her marijuana

SALEM, Ore. -- A 56-year-old was sentenced to 5-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a girl and giving her marijuana. According to investigators, the incident happened in June 2016 when a girl ran away from a foster home in West Salem. Court documents state that Ricar


Former Panasonic solar plant in Salem sells to New York firm for $7.7 million

A New York firm that specializes in acquiring industrial property has purchased a former solar plant in southeast Salem. In a deal that closed this week, Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. sold the property at 5475 Gaffin Road SE to White Plains, New York-based Reich Brothers Holdings. The


LIVE at 10: Follow Salem school walkouts over gun violence

Students at schools across Salem are expected to join thousands of students nationwide this morning in walkouts protesting gun violence. The demonstrations are expected to last 17 minutes, one for every life lost one month ago during the shooting in Parkland, Flordia. Statesman Journal reporters wil


Chemawa Road NE in Keizer closed due to police activity

Keizer Police have shut down a residential portion of Chemawa Road NE due to police activity Wednesday evening. Police created a perimeter stopping traffic on Kinglet Way NE. Red crime scene tape is blocking off two crashed vehicles at Springtime Court NE and Chemawa Road NE. Officials are not rele


Police investigating incident in Keizer

Police investivating at Springtime Court in Keizer on March 14, 2018. (KOIN) PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Police are investigating an incident that started Wednesday evening in Keizer. A UPS driver said he saw a car speed by and hit another car before speeding away. Then he heard one gunshot. Parts o


$6 million gift bolsters Linfield wine education

A recent $6 million gift intends to bolster wine education at Oregon's Linfield College, but the school won't compete head-on with other regional wine programs. The donation from Grace and Ken Evenstad - founders of Domain Serene Winery near Dayton, Ore. - instead means to help Linfield cultivate it


Salem should have stopped homeless camp before it expanded

Why did the toothless city of Salem allow the homeless "camp" to even start? The first tent in Salem's Riverfront Park and on the sidewalk leading to the Center Street Bridge needed to be taken down earlier. Period. Now, there's a big deal (with the state Department of Transportation) according to a


Cherry blossoms, open garden and free museum admission among things to do this weekend

Admit it, we all love when we can do things for free. There are a few opportunities this weekend, March 15-18: Happy birthday Hallie Ford What: Each year, the museum honors Hallie Ford's birthday with free admission for the public. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 7