Teachers try home meetings to help students
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students.
To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates...
Grand Jury: No charges for officer who shot suspect in Salem
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Polk County Grand Jury has determined there will be no criminal prosecution against the Dallas Police officer who fatally shot a man at the West Salem Goodwill last...
Train derails north of Salem, cause under investigation
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a train derailed north of Salem early Sunday, breaking a utility pole that resulted in power outages and causing a small fire.
Salem police: Oregon State Police to investigate death
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem police say a man taken into custody after allegedly causing a disturbance at a restaurant later died, and that the case will be investigated by Oregon State...
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0Supreme Court building to close for two-year renovation
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The historic Oregon Supreme Court — the oldest government building on the Capitol Mall — is set to empty out in October for two years of renovations including earthquake...
Man gets 14 years for attempted murder of deputy
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who was convicted of trying to kill a Marion County deputy during a botched jailbreak was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison.
Authorities: Clerk forces suspected shoplifter to strip
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a store clerk at a New Jersey gas station pointed a gun at a suspected shoplifter and forced him to strip naked.
Stayton’s police chief disciplined before resignation
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — City records show a disciplinary action was taken against Stayton Police Chief Rich Sebens in the weeks before he resigned on Aug. 17.
Authorities shoot, kill person in Salem Goodwill store
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a person inside a West Salem Goodwill during a narcotics investigation.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Wednesday...
Son, accomplice charged in dad’s death make court appearance
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of killing his father has made his initial court appearance, along with his alleged accomplice.
Mark Austin, of Brick, and Jeray Melton, of Salem, are...
Teen murder sentences: Oregon asks high court to step in
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Justice is taking the Salem case of twin brothers sentenced as teenagers to almost 67 years in prison to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Son, another man charged in Brick man’s deadly beating
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a son and another man with conspiracy to commit murder in the fatal beating of a Brick Township man.
State inspections of funeral homes fall short in Oregon
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon mortuaries and crematories are supposed to be inspected by state regulators at least every two years.
2nd suspicious substance this week shuts prison mail room
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Penitentiary mail room in Salem was evacuated after workers found an envelope with an unknown substance.
The Oregon Department of Corrections says workers...
Crews recover man’s body near Willamette River bank in Salem
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Crews have recovered a body from a shallow area near the east bank of the Willamette River in Salem.
Salem Fire Deputy Chief Gabe Benmoussa told the Statesman Journal that...
Official wants independence for new Oregon transparency role
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon official who is resigning her job aimed at making government more transparent is urging her successors to defend the independence of the new office in the face of...
Farm co-op NORPAC to close plant, lay off some 500 employees
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — NORPAC vegetable farmers' cooperative has filed notice that it will lay off 485 workers and close its Stayton processing facility Oct. 31.
- Business WireSalem Media Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Total Revenue of $64.7 MillionAugust 8, 2019
- Business WireNeil Grossnicklaus, Chief Executive Officer of Oregon Bancorp, to Retire August 1, 2019July 19, 2019
- Business WireOregon Bancorp Announces Second Quarter EarningsJuly 19, 2019
- Business WireOBA Inducts 62-Year Banking Veteran Edgar B. Martin into Oregon Bankers Hall of FameJuly 3, 2019
- ACCESSWIRENew Salem Self Storage Units are Now Available from BlueBox StorageFebruary 4, 2019
Man again gets life in prison for wife’s murder
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for shooting and killing his wife at their Keizer, Oregon, home in January...
Teen who lost leg in DUI accident sues driver, brewery
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A teen who lost his leg in a car wreck is suing the driver who crashed into him — along with the Salem brewery accused of over-serving the driver— for $3.5 million.
Body of missing hiker found after 3 years
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 21-year-old man has been recovered on Mount Jefferson more than three years after he was reported missing.
Lobbying efforts for small school funding pay off
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Klamath County School District's four rural high schools will continue to receive $2.2 million for needed programs thanks, in part, to the lobbying efforts of 10...
New trial for man in wife’s death ends in conviction
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of his wife at their Keizer home in January 2011.
The Statesman Journal reports a jury found 48-year-old...
2 teens arrested in homophobic vandalism case
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two teenagers in Salem, Oregon have been arrested on suspicion of spraying homophobic graffiti on the house, car and driveway of another teen and throwing a rock into the window...
Farm entrepreneur to buy NORPAC cooperative
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Agribusiness entrepreneur Frank Tiegs will expand his Northwest food processing empire with the planned purchase of most of the assets of the NORPAC farmers' cooperative for...
Sheriff sees incident at coffee shop, calls police
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man was arrested after the Marion County Sheriff says he witnessed the man make an obscene gesture toward a table of people outside a Salem coffee shop.
Officials: Prison inmate dies in hospice
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Corrections officials say a 71-year-old Oregon State Penitentiary inmate has died in hospice.
The Oregon Department of Corrections says Donald Miller died Wednesday in the...
New trial for man begins in wife’s death
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Keizer man is in court again for a new trial in the fatal shooting of his wife at their home in 2011.
The Statesman Journal reports the trial of Peter Zielinski began...
Crews battle large blaze in Salem
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm blaze at a wooden pallet facility in Salem, with flames leaping high into the night sky.
The Statesman Journal reports the fire was initially...
Police investigating homicide outside Oregon pub
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officers responding to a report of gunshots in an Oregon pub parking lot found a woman who later died.
Salem police say officers arrived at the Pine Street Pub early...
Man gets more than half-century in prison in corner slaying
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of a New Jersey street corner slaying witnessed by police officers almost three years ago has been ordered to spend more than a half-century behind bars.
Ex-teacher gets 60 years for sexual abuse
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former teacher found guilty of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.
The Statesman Journal reports that Marion County Judge Sean...
Salem voters likely to decide fate of payroll tax
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Salem, Oregon, will likely decide on a payroll tax dedicated to paying for public safety as the city tries to patch a multimillion-dollar deficit.
Correction: Paid Family Leave story
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about a new paid family leave law in Oregon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a person needed to work 1,000 hours a year to qualify. A person...
Person bitten by rabid bat in Breitenbush area
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials are warning residents to be careful after a person was bitten by a rabid bat in southeast of Salem in the Breitenbush area.
2 killed in separate shootings in Salem
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two people have been killed in shootings in Salem, Oregon.
Authorities said the shootings Sunday are unrelated.
The first happened at Englewood Park just before 1...
Mobile hygiene trailer to launch for homeless in Salem area
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The ocean blue trailer parked in front of United Way headquarters caught Ray Boyd's eye as he was driving by in his Volkswagen bug, which he's been living in for several...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Keizer man is being held without bail on accusations of sexually abusing a child put in his custody following involvement by Oregon Department of Human Services Child...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's capital city has a new state representative.
Republican Raquel Moore-Green was sworn in Thursday to replace a vacancy in the House of Representatives. She will...
BROWNSVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and daughter died in a vehicle crash south of Salem.
The Statesman Journal reports deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at 6:17 p.m....