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Man apprehended by K9 after racing through streets of Salem, crashing
Humberto Ramirez, 20, was arrested early Saturday on counts of reckless driving, attempting to elude the police and the unlawful use of a motor vehicle and nine counts of reckless endangering.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
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FEMA Public Assistance Grants Help Oregon Communities Repair After Storm
SALEM, Ore. a" Oregon's severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris.
Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend
Bowlers at Town & Country lanes will get free raffle tickets for a drawing on Saturday, April 19. Extra tickets will be given for $5 donations to the Grand Prix College Scholarship fund.
Salem couple tracks down man who tried to get their daughter into minivan
Yrma Hernandez's 15-year-old daughter was on her way home along this North Salem street Monday when a man pulled up in a van beside her daughter.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Polk County vote closes Top Shelf Medicine marijuana dispensary
Top Shelf Medicine has served its last customer. The medical marijuana dispensary located just outside of Salem on Highway 22 was closed Wednesday morning after Polk County Commissioners voted unanimously to impose a one-year moratorium on all marijuana facilities.
Low snowpack means an early start for higher-altitude hikes, like Whetstone Mountain
The closer I hiked to the summit of Whetstone Mountain last Thursday, the more it felt as though I was taking advantage of a deal struck with the Devil.
Police arrest man, 31, in stabbling in Salem
Deputies were called at 1:50 a.m. to Salem Hospital to investigate a man suffering multiple stab wound.
Photographing Alzheimer's patients helps Oregon woman deal with loss
Photographer Diane Beals gathered the courage to get back behind the lens documenting Alzheimer's patients after she lost her father as a result of the disease.
Two-alarm fire destroys three barns north of Salem
The fire may have started in a barn on a rural Marion County road, but a dark plume of smoke was seen by people as far away as North Salem.
Tiny houses popular in Northwest, but banned in Salem
Tiny houses. Everyone loves them. Cute, inexpensive, and eco-friendly, tiny houses are popping up all over the Northwest.
New Salem brewery mixes in entertainment
Vagabond Brewing officially opened its doors at the end of February. Now, with a steady schedule of beer production, the brewery is adding nightlife entertainment.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
'Hair' as relevant today as it was in 1967
In 1967, "Hair," the rock musical written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, caused controversy for its profanity, portrayal of illegal drug use, treatment of sexuality, disrespect of the American flag and, of course, nude scene.
New stormwater fees could be costly for Chemeketa
Marion County's proposed stormwater fees could cost Chemeketa Community College about $90,000 per year, officials said, paradoxically wiping out the college's ability to afford environmental upgrades to its campus.
Negative campaign flier targets Marion County Commission incumbent
The primary race for Marion County commissioner has gone negative thanks to an anonymous mailer accusing Commissioner Janet Carlson of disregarding public input, firing an elected judge and wanting Obamacare for all.
Giving youths a clean slate
Black ink letters spell the words "Young and Reckless" on 19-year-old Cristian's forearm.
Anna Peterson aims to increase diversity in Salem groups
When Salem Mayor Anna Peterson made her annual State of the City Address in February, she drew a round of applause with a surprising slogan: "Hook a sister up!" The catch phrase -- a call to bring more women into civic affairs -- was repeated by the mayor's supporters whenever she made an appearance for days after her speech.
Good Vibrations Motorcycle Rally won't return to Salem
According to a press release from Roadshows Inc., a Reno-based special event company, the rally has been held in Salem for the past four summers.
Marion County restaurant inspections: The Shack, IHOP, Latte Play
Details: 1221 23rd St. NE, Salem; 569-1093 Date/type of inspection: Jan. 28; Semi-Annual Score: 94 VIOLATIONS Priority violations: Food employees eat, drink or use tobacco in unapproved areas or use an inappropriate beverage container for drinking, specifically: Employee drink not covered.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Deputies follow along on Twitter, bust Oregon party
A secluded party in the woods for 19-year-old Nathaniel Gray's birthday. At least, that's what the attendees thought it would be.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Annual May Day March and Rally at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1st
Join us on Thursday, May 1st at 10:30am for the annual May Day March and Rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem! On Thursday, May 1st, organizations and businesses will host the annual May Day March & Rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.