The victim, who called police, and a witness both say William Main called the man a racist slur and threatened him with the bat.
Former penitentiary superintendent’s relationship with employee spilled into workplace, investigation finds
An investigator retained by the state Department of Justice found Brandon Kelly gave preferential treatment to one employee with whom he had a romantic relationship, while verbally abusing others.
The commission is expected to again consider firing Stephen Singer, director of the state Office of Public Defense Services.
The collision injured a passenger and closed southbound Interstate 5 for over two hours Monday afternoon.
The estate of Joseph Rodriguez said in a complaint filed Aug. 8 that negligence led to his death. It’s the second lawsuit filed this month against the city alleging that unmaintained vegetation and lack of street lights contributed to fatal crashes.
The Salem Fire Department is still investigating the cause of a Monday house fire that injured the homeowner and a city firefighter.
County officials say the expansion intended to help lighten overcrowding at the jail, which is regularly operating at capacity and currently only able to lodge people facing the most serious of charges.
UPDATE: The Salem Police Department identified the victim as 55-year-old Wesley James Crossman on Monday, Aug. 8. Investigators have not located Crossman’s family to notify them of his death, according to a news release. Police asked anyone who knows Crossman and his family or has a way to contact them[Read More…]
Three teams of firefighters from Oregon, including one from Marion County, were dispatched Sunday morning to head to northern California to help protect structures and communities threatened by the growing McKinney Fire. The fire started Friday in an area west of the northern California city of Yreka and just south[Read More…]