February 20, 2019
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Salem-News.com (Feb-20-2019 20:57)

Salem Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Dealing Meth and Cockfighting

Aispuro’s ranch in Scio, Oregon revealed more 200 roosters being raised and trained for fighting.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cock fighting Arturo Aispuro, of Salem, Oregon, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison and 5 years’ of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. He also received a concurrent sentence of 60 months for abusing hundreds of roosters.

Aispuro was a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy operating in and around Salem. In April 2017, with the assistance of a co-conspirator, Aispuro sold 882 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Milwaukie, Oregon. In May 2017, law enforcement intercepted Aispuro while he was transporting 442 more grams of meth for distribution.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-19-2019 14:20)

Oregon Offshore Oil Drilling Ban Passes Senate

Coastal oil drilling would negatively affect environment and coastal economy

(SALEM, Ore.) - Pacific Ocean, Oregon An offshore drilling ban on the Oregon Coast is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature. Senate Bill 256 would make the state’s existing ban on exploration and drilling for oil off the Oregon coastline permanent.

“This bipartisan legislation builds on our state’s proud history of coastal protection...It also protects our existing coastal economy from potential future perils. This bill reflects the Oregon Way that we embrace in coastal communities.”

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Salem-News.com (Feb-19-2019 13:35)

Lebanon Firefighters Battle Large Shop Fire

Explosions could be heard due to the storage of acetylene, propane and gas tanks.

(LEBANON, Ore.) - Lebanon fire The Lebanon Fire District responded to a structure fire today at 1046 F Street in Lebanon. Crews arrived on scene to a large shop being consumed by a fully involved fire.

The initial incident commander called for a second alarm to request additional units from neighboring fire districts as crews immediately began extinguishment efforts.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2019 01:46)

Oregon Wildlife Center Makes National News With Unusual Gift Idea

"Ex's" find their names assigned to salmon and eaten by bears.

(SALEM, Ore.) - wildlife images In honor of Valentine’s Day, Wildlife Images came up with a highly original idea to get some extra donation money from the public, and have some fun doing it.

Specifically, they invited spurned, jilted or otherwise unlucky-in-love individuals to have salmon named after their ex-partners, and then fed to the Center’s two brown bears, Kodi and Yak.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2019 21:59)

Salem Cop One of The Mac Men Arrested for Burglary

Two men, including an off-duty Salem Police officer, have been charged with multiple felonies.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Thayres and Cardenas Cardenas is charged with two counts of aggravated theft in the first degree, four counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Thayres is charged with one count of theft in the first degree and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Seth Thayres is a police officer with the City of Salem, and has been for six years.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 20:32)

Snow West of the Cascades Starting Thursday Night

Temperatures will be cold enough for snow to stick.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - oregon snow The next possibility for low elevation snow will be on Thursday night into Friday morning. A band of light precipitation is expected to develop over the region during this time, which will likely result in some snow flurries with little to no accumulation for many locations.

A cold air mass will remain over the Pacific Northwest through the weekend, and potentially much of next week as well. This will likely result in additional chances for low elevation snowfall.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 16:30)

Of Introspect and Retrospect

Words from one who knows may shine a light on how to cope.

(SALEM, Ore.) - country road At the venerable age of 77, looking back occasionally is natural. After the expected death of my longtime spouse Carmela from dementia, the meaning of life itself came into sharp focus.

Yes indeed! Life is replete with lots of change and challenge. There is both setback and comeback. The serendipity factor spreads its omnipresent influence.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 12:47)

Carlton Man Suspected Serial Sexual Predator

Bail is $2.5 million for 32 felony counts, nearly all sex crimes.

(YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore.) - Robert Koester 52-year old Robert Koester's residence and outbuildings were used as photography studios, in the 16000 block of NW Meadowlake Road in rural Carlton.

Koester, who has also used the names “Bert Kay”, “Rhake Winter” and “Qitooly”, was arrested by the Carlsbad Police Department on November 13, 2018 on sex related crimes under California criminal code.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-05-2019 14:28)

Oregon Woman Not Held Responsible For Daughters Death

Weathers was sentenced as a first-time offender on the charge of DUII

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - Jennifer Weathers According to officials, when Weathers left the wedding, she had her adult daughter and pre-school aged granddaughter in the vehicle. During the drive, she argued with her daughter, who ultimately "fell or jumped" from the vehicle, and was killed.

Although the DUII charge stemmed from her actions that night, there were no applicable Oregon criminal statutes to the death itself.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-02-2019 00:26)

$6.7 Million Bail for Corvallis Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crimes

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Edd Lahar The investigation began on January 30th, 2019, when information was brought forth to the Police Department that Lahar had sexually explicit images involving a child on a cell phone.

During the investigation, which included serving a search warrant at Lahar’s residence, additional evidence uncovered numerous incidents of sex crimes against Lahar’s infant female child.

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