Ismael E. Ventura-Arellano, 21, was charged Thursday with murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old found shot to death on Jan. 25 in the Southeast Mill Creek neighborhood.
Democrats in the Legislature plan to create a new class of misdemeanor and add opportunities to avoid jail and enter treatment
Panelists at a Town Hall on Gun Violence last week were asked to focus on solutions to Salem’s recent surge in shootings. Salem Reporter, which hosted the town hall, asked those who attended or watched online to share what they learned and how they plan to get involved.
Medical records show drugs were being trafficked into the Marion County Jail as recently as November, with multiple overdoses last year. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to charge anyone with Will Schultz’s death over a year after he fatally overdosed in jail.
The Oregon Youth Authority provided no details about how three 19-year-olds escaped from the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday. Two of the young men are from Salem and the other is from Portland.
Teens in the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center shared how they’ve been impacted by Salem’s recent surge in shootings.
PHOTOS: Salem residents listened attentively as panelists shared their insights on gun violence in Salem. The Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, was organized by Salem Reporter.
Matthew Newman, 15, was taking a joyride with friends on a Sunday night in November when he was gunned down on a Salem street. Three months later, his mother struggles to make sense of the events that led up to the death of her firstborn.
The opening of the Marion County Courthouse in downtown Salem was disrupted after police confronted a man tent camping on the courthouse porch. Police arrested the man and operations resumed shortly after 8 a.m.
The Community Emergency Response Team will train new volunteers from Feb. 22 to March 28. Those who take the class can become first responders in the event that Salem faces a disastrous event.