Commissioners on Wednesday approved garbage rate increases for landfill demolition and items including refrigerators, air conditioners and medical waste.
A riverboat known for hosting local events floated down the Willamette River early Monday morning with no one on board and hit the Center Street Bridge after a man set the boat loose, its owners said.
Commissioners on Wednesday voted to solicit a construction contractor to manage water and wastewater improvements in the communities of Brooks and Hopmere. The work is part of a county effort to boost economic development in the unincorporated area.
Brian Merrill, 48, was riding a motorcycle north on Southeast Cordon Road the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 6, when police say a driver headed south turned left in front of him into a driveway. The motorcyclist was killed.
Two men and a teen boy were arrested after an altercation between men from two groups in Salem’s Northgate area ended in a shooting, police say.
A teen boy told Salem police Thursday night that people in a pickup truck approached and shot him on Lancaster Drive. He suffered a non-life-threatening injury, according to the agency.
A 35-year-old woman was arrested Thursday morning after police say she stabbed a Wells Fargo Bank employe and threatened a Salem officer with two knives.
Commissioners on Wednesday approved a plan for spending federal money on housing services such as down payment assistance and building new affordable homes.
Schools, the local park and a sense of peace were among what Northgate residents praised about their neighborhood. At their annual Fun Friday event, neighbors said they wanted to see a heavier police presence and reductions in homeless camping, drug use and gangs.
The Oregon Revenue Department on July 14 began publishing a catalog of delinquent taxpayers. Marijuana retailers, a pizza shop and a developer topped the list as of Wednesday.