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New Oregon Lawsuit Filed Seeks Justice for Mentally Ill Man Killed by Salem Police Officer

Less than two minutes from his arrival on the scene, officer Bush announced the fatal “shots away”.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Arcadio Castillo III When Salem police officer Bush arrived on the scene, he drew his duty weapon, rushed into the home, and commanded Castillo to drop the kitchen knife he was holding without allowing adequate time for him to comply.

Bush did not announce his intent to enter the Castillo residence nor issue a verbal warning that he intended to shoot before firing.

Read Full Article (May-12-2022 17:02)

What Visitors Should Not Miss in Salem, Oregon

There are many Salem sights that you would be remiss to miss!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Deepwood house The beautiful city of Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon and promises many exciting sights. With its historical relevance and progress of today, there are quite a few places that will fascinate visitors.

Besides, the city also impresses with picturesque nature.

Read Full Article (Feb-22-2022 12:31)

Salem`s New Middle Housing Code Takes Effect March 16

The new rules allow for a broader mix of housing in specific residential zones.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Oregon New land use rules in Salem will soon allow development of multiple-household dwellings, known as middle housing, on building lots of at least 4,000 square feet.

Salem’s middle housing code allows for attached as well as detached middle housing. Examples of the various options include duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses, and cottage clusters.

Read Full Article (Dec-29-2021 11:21)

Hit and Run Driver Arraigned for Killing 16-Year Old

Deputies identified 26-year old Armando Rodarte Jr. of Salem as the driver of the Honda Civic.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal hit and run There was evidence that a victim had sustained serious injuries and likely did not survive the collision. However, the victim was missing from the scene, as well as the offending vehicle.

Over an hour later, a caller reported a red Honda Civic with a deceased person inside several miles away near Wheatland Road NE.

Read Full Article (Aug-16-2021 22:13)

Video Highlights Salem PD`s Ineffective Approach To Ongoing TCAPP Rioting

Witnesses say Salem PD did not intervene until after extensive violence by Proud Boys had erupted.

(SALEM, Ore.) - TCAPP riot Last Tuesday yet another riot broke out on Wolverine Avenue at the unpermitted ‘Church at Planned Parenthood’ (TCAPP) event in Salem, Oregon, marking the second month in a row where violence reached a riot-declaration level.

Several heavily armed Proud Boys and members of the ‘Sons of Liberty’ were working ‘security' for the unpermitted event when they deployed chemical irritants at counter-protesters...

Read Full Article (Jun-14-2019 19:41)

Salem`s Blue-Green Algae Fears Put to Rest by City

After last summer's outbreak of blue-green algae, Salemites are worried.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Geren Island water treatment "Earlier this afternoon, some social media sites were falsely stating the City of Salem has drinking water test results it is not releasing that shows cyanotoxins in the drinking water and that the water is unsafe. This is false.

"The treatment systems are working and the water leaving the water treatment facility is clean and safe to drink."

Read Full Article (Jan-22-2019 13:23)

UPDATE: Salem SWAT Deployed for Barricaded Burglary Suspect

Salem Police are on scene at this time. Citizens are asked to keep their distance.

(SALEM, Ore.) - salem police UPDATE:
At approximately 1:20 p.m. Kenneth Ketchem was taken into custody by Salem SWAT. He is currently being treated for injuries.

The Salem Fire Department is on scene fighting a fire set by Ketchem while he was barricaded inside the residence. Numerous charges are forthcoming. No other people were injured in the incident.

Read Full Article (Jun-12-2018 16:57)

Oregon State Capitol State Park Fountain to Remain Off

Kids will have to do without the fountain fun for now.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem fountain The Wall of Water fountain bordering Court Street across from the main capitol entrance will remain off due to the ongoing drinking water advisory set by city and state officials.

The fountain usually operates between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the forecast temperature is above 80 degrees.

Read Full Article (Jun-06-2018 12:17)

Oregon`s Capitol City Issues Another Toxic Water Advisory

As was true last week, the school district will not make bottled water available to kids in school ages 6-18.

(SALEM, Ore.) - bottled water The water "advisory" is back on for Salem and areas around Salem.

Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that cyanotoxins are present in the City of Salem’s water distribution system at levels that exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for children and vulnerable populations.

Read Full Article (Jan-29-2018 10:45)

Erratic Motorhome Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Shots were fired but no one sustained gunshot injuries.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Four Salem Police Officers were involved in a line-of-duty shooting following a dangerous incident in which a motorhome struck two police patrol vehicles.

The driver, 61-year old Roy Victor Devoursney of Salem, exited the vehicle and refused to comply with officers' commands, resulting in the deployment of a taser and then officers took him into custody.

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