The state Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Aug. 31 found Jeffrey Keniston used his authority to gain a sexual relationship with a domestic violence victim. His attorney notified the state on Tuesday that he is challenging the revocation of his license.
City leaders said Monday they would not contest survivor benefits for the widow of a former Salem firefighter who died of cancer in 2019.
Carl Sandberg was found guilty through two separate trials of setting fire to three Salem homes and a church, breaking into multiple homes and stealing identities. Two of the house fires he set left family pets dead.
Charles Luukinen spent almost his entire 25 years on the bench overseeing the Polk County Circuit Court as the presiding judge. After retiring, he devoted time to settling Oregon’s most complicated and costly criminal cases.
Commissioners on Wednesday delayed a vote on accepting $27.2 million of state funding for overseeing people on probation and post-prison supervision. The board provided little information about the decision at the meeting.
Salem’s Strategic Economic Development Corporation held its annual awards ceremony on Sept. 8. Those recognized included a local microenterprise program, a Dallas creamery and a Salem flooring manufacturer.
Douglas W. Gamble, the owner of Timeless Jewelry, faces aggravated theft charges after Salem police said he scammed customers out of at least $250,000.
Commissioners on Wednesday approved a $375,000 million contract with a Stayton-based construction manager to oversee the construction of new sewer systems in the north Santiam Canyon.
Aumsville police ran a background check on Jeffrey Keniston in February and learned he was under a state investigation after being fired from Salem police. The Aumsville agency hired Keniston three months later.
Residents in the area of the 2022 Vitae Springs Fire said at the time that evacuation alerts left them confused and uncertain about conditions. City officials say now they have improved their emergency messaging system since the southwest Salem fire to provide quicker and clearer public information.