Police reports show Salem officers responded to at least three separate carjackings between Nov. 9 and 12.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is not new, but has caused more pediatric hospitalizations this year than usual. In combination with an increase in Covid and flu cases, Salem-area hospitals are prepping to meet a surge of patients.
A near-final ballot count Tuesday shows real estate broker Deanna Gwyn, whose campaign focused on public safety, winning the race to represent Ward 4.
Voters said no to a measure to levy a $2.50 monthly fee on city services to turn the all-volunteer library into a publicly run and staffed facility.
Homeless service provider the ARCHES project is in urgent need of volunteers to help run overnight emergency shelters to keep people off the streets during cold nights.
City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. and will also consider Municipal Judge Pro Tempore appointments, funding for the tree lighting and Fire Department fees.
Salem police arrested two men following a chaotic evening in Northeast Salem on Saturday, Nov. 12, involving carjackings, street closures and gunfire.
“I have a big nose, so I think I was put on this earth to filter the air and find smells for folks,” says Bill Fear. The longtime city employee was recently recognized for helping a homeowner with a litany of repairs during a heat wave this summer.
The county will use state money to staff four teams of mental health workers to respond to lower-risk crisis calls around the county, including in Salem city limits. County officials say that could take up to six months or more.
Deanna Gwyn was leading Dynee Medlock by fewer than 200 votes in the ward 4 council race following initial ballot counts Tuesday night.