Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire in the Metropolitan Building on Northeast Liberty Street in downtown Salem that was reported on Friday, March 17.
Covid weekly report for March 17: Cases decrease again
In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports four newly identified deaths of local residents with Covid.
Oregon lawmakers propose measures to stem gun violence, stem ‘ghost guns’
The bills are supported by the House Speaker Dan Rayfield and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
Two 19-year-olds sentenced to prison for June 2022 robberies
On Wednesday, one of the teens was also charged and pleaded guilty to shooting at a southeast Salem home a day before the robberies, according to court records.
Corban University names Dr. John Mark Yeats next president
Yeats, a Kansas City, Missouri dean of students and professor of church history, has been named as the Salem private Christian university’s 11th president.
Judge’s ruling could erase $1 million city payout to protester injured by officer
A federal judge ruled on Friday that a Salem police officer didn’t violate a clearly established right when he shot a woman with rubber bullets.
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2021 Salem hotel murder
Davontae Smith stopped out of concern for a woman he believed was being assaulted when Antonio Soto shot and killed him in a hallway of a northeast Salem hotel.
City council rejects motion to explore term limits for neighborhood association leaders
After hearing from neighborhood associations opposed to the motion, the counsel opted not to explore term limits for neighborhood association leaders. Councilor Julie Hoy, who presented the motion, said she’s glad it got people talking.
For years, he comforted those at Salem Hospital. Now, Krycek heads for retirement
Therapy dogs have proven invaluable in a variety of settings, including at Salem Hospital. A golden retriever who is one of the stars of the service is headed to retirement.
Former hotel turned homeless shelter will house nearly 100 by summer
An influx of state funding will cover two years of shelter operations and the purchase of the former Capital Inn & Suites in Northeast Salem, which the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency bought on Wednesday.