Davontae Smith stopped out of concern for a woman he believed was being assaulted when Antonio Soto shot and killed him in a hallway of a northeast Salem hotel.
An influx of state funding will cover two years of shelter operations and the purchase of the former Capital Inn & Suites in Northeast Salem, which the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency bought on Wednesday.
Federal agents say they seized over 1,150 grams of suspected fentanyl and 3 kilograms of suspected heroin from Kelley Kaighin’s car and home.
There will also be a public hearing Wednesday over whether the county should be allowed a flexible contracting exemption for a $50 million sewer development project in the Santiam Canyon.
Most school employees recently surveyed also said they hadn’t been properly trained on how to respond if a student becomes violent.
Hours after two people broke into Indigo Wellness Center in late February, a pair ransacked RiverCity Rock Star Academy nearly three miles south.
Ivan Herrera-Ortiz, 21, shot and killed 37-year-old Roberto G. Gorie of Salem in February 2022 at a home near Hayesville. Deputies reported finding Gore’s body in a car “on its top” on Northeast Vernon Street.
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider awarding $2 million dollars of federal funding the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, intended to provide services, housing and grants to people impacted by the pandemic.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.5% in December to 4.6% in January, according to state Employment Department data. The rate remains low by historical standards for Salem.
Police Chief Trevor Womack says his department is prioritizing a rise in violent crimes and fatal crashes in Salem at the expense of less serious investigations, such as property crimes.