Federal authorities move to seize Silverton, Independence homes to break up sprawling illegal marijuana operation

Federal authorities say they found this large indoor marijuana operation in September 2021 in a home outside of Independence on Rickreall Road. (U.S. Attorney’s Office Portland) Federal authorities say a Texas man organized a sophisticated illegal trafficking operation that turned homes in Oregon into indoor marijuana plantations in places from[Read More…]

Boring residents killed in Saturday Salem plane crash identified

The Beechcraft K35 following a crash at Salem Municipal Airport Jan. 29, 2022. (Courtesy/Salem Police Department) A pilot from Boring was apparently practicing takeoffs and landings when he crashed his plane at Salem Municipal Airport Saturday, killing himself and his passenger, according to federal authorities. Salem police identified the victims[Read More…]


UPDATE: Two die in single-engine aircraft crash at Salem Airport

A single-engine airplane crashed at Salem Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon, killing two people, according to the Salem Police Department. “Initial witness statements indicated the plane had been attempting to land when the crash occurred,” the agency said in a news release. Those in the aircraft haven’t been identified. The airplane[Read More…]