Saturday May 11
Two Salem teens rescued from Willamette River after "near-tragic" crossing attempt
Two Salem teens were rescued Saturday evening after what the Marion County Sheriff's Office called their "near-tragic" attempt to cross the Willamette River near Keizer.
Wed May 08, 2013
Witnesses Sought- Investigation Into Marion County Sheriff's Office Deputy-Involved Shooting
Oregon State Police Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating a possible witness to the Officer Involved Shooting that occurred in Southeast Salem on April 23, 2013.
Tue May 07, 2013
Fire destroys rural Woodburn home
Fire crews from throughout Marion County responded to a three-alarm fire that destroyed a 3,000 square-foot home north of Woodburn Monday.
West Valley officer's gun stolen, fired by Ore. man
A Salem, Ore., man is currently being held in an Oregon jail awaiting court proceedings on charges that he took an off-duty West Valley City police officer's gun and fired it at his residence.
Mon May 06, 2013
Call Board for May 6- 12: Upcoming auditions
"Annie" Orchestra call: ShoeString Community Players of Columbia County seek volunteer orchestra members for the summer musical; appointments can be made through May 31; www.sscpmusicals.com . "Little Shop of Horrors": McMinnville's Gallery Theater auditions June 9-10 for roles in the musical; www.gallerytheater.org or 503-472-2227. "The Secret ... (more)
Sun May 05, 2013
Schools: West Salem a titan among area high schools
Best of Mid-Valley Award voters threw a couple of curveballs into the local schools category this year.
Sat May 04, 2013
Winchester man accused of kidnapping
A 38-year-old Winchester man was arrested Friday afternoon near Woodburn on suspicion of kidnapping a 30-year-old woman and her 6-year-old child, according to the Oregon State Police.
Fri May 03, 2013
Marion County deputy cleared in shooting of fugitive in Salem
A Marion County grand jury has unanimously cleared a sheriff's deputy of any wrongdoing i n the shooting of a Northwest fugitive last week in Salem .
Sanyo layoffs prompt review of taxpayer incentives
Five years ago, taxpayers provided more than $42 million in incentives to lure Sanyo Solar of Oregon to Salem.
Things to do in Salem this weekend
Escape and relax this weekend with a variety of activities. Whether looking to get outside , experience something local , or escape reality , there is sure to be something to entertain all.
Overcrowded California shelter sends 100 dogs north to Salem
At Riverside County Department of Animal Services, kennels typically meant for one or two animals sometimes hold six dogs at a time.
Marion County Jail lockdown delays court proceedings
The Marion County Jail was on lockdown for several hours after a group of inmates refused to return to their cells on Thursday afternoon, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Wed May 01, 2013
Oregon voters could get non-English ballots
Oregon could join about two dozen states that print voting materials in languages other than English.
Turner looks to hire new police officer
Turner residents will see a new but familiar face patrolling their city streets, according to Turner Police Chief Don Taylor, who announced that the community will hire a new police officer.
Deputy shoots armed fugitive
As two Marion County Deputies approached a car parked along Sunnyside Road SE on Friday, they probably figured they were about to rouse a drunken driver.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Aumsville man accused of abusing girlfriend's baby son
Robert A. Pinksy, 30, faces a first-degree assault charge and is booked into the Marion County Jail.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Deputies lock man in bathroom after domestic dispute
Neighbors called deputies to the 38800 block of SW 2nd Place in Scio after a woman's three ran for help on Monday around 3:30 a.m. The two men told deputies that they tried to separate the couple and restrain Tyler Michael Burnard, 29, inside the master bedroom.
Man arraigned after being shot by deputies
A man who was shot after a confrontation with deputies on Friday morning was arraigned on charges of a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon in Marion County Circuit Court Monday afternoon.
Marion County prosecutor honored for work prosecuting impaired drivers
Deputy District Attorney Melissa Wakeman was named the 2013 DUII Prosecutor of the Year at the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference this weekend in Bend.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Green: Stayton is focused on regional service
Waterpower has always been a major component of this area of Marion County. Stayton was founded by Drury Smith Stayton, who purchased 29 acres of forest land in 1866 and, with his son, began digging a ditch off the North Santiam River to bring water to the industries of the town that would be named for him.