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SALEM, Oregon - The number of wolves in Oregon continues to climb. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports ... "Poaching is a concern and if you know something, please contact Oregon State Police or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service," Dennehy said. Five wolves were killed to address ...
SALEM, Ore. - An Oregon county is trying to crack down on illegal marijuana production by hiring two enforcement officers, and to limit new legal grows ... One amendment could impose a cap on the number of marijuana permits in Deschutes County or restrict them in certain geographic areas, Lelack said.

SALEM — An Oregon county is trying to crack down on illegal marijuana production by hiring two enforcement officers, and to limit new legal grows by ... One amendment could impose a cap on the number of marijuana permits in Deschutes County or restrict them in certain geographic areas, Lelack said.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county is trying to crack down on illegal marijuana production by hiring two enforcement officers, and to limit new legal grows ... The commissioners also scheduled a work session for next week to discuss imposing a 45- or 60-day pause in processing marijuana applications, ...
Seven officers and one sheriff's deputy were involved in the Saturday night shooting, and another 12 Portland police officers witnessed the shooting, ... population, Portland's homeless community, watch in horror," David Rogers, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, said in ... police
Oregon State Police officials said the eagles were most likely killed shortly before March 16. No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Andrews through the TIP Hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or Police

SALEM, OR — From chiefs of police to 911 dispatchers, thousands of soon-to-retire law enforcement officials will need new applicants to take their place ... Association of Chiefs of Police, will host the 2018 Oregon Criminal Justice Career Fair April 20 and 21 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Police
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two people whose loved ones were shot dead at an Oregon shopping mall by a man with a stolen assault rifle are among chief ... If enough signatures are gathered for the measure to go on the November ballot, and if it passes, guns must be stored with a trigger or cable lock, or be in a ... Police
Woman brings old grenade to Ore. station; causes evacuation. GRANTS PASS (AP) — Police evacuated a block in southern Oregon after an elderly woman and her grandson dropped off a World War II-era grenade at a police and fire station. Lt. Dennis Ward of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety ... Police
Dan Clem, executive director of the Union Gospel Mission and former chief executive of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, expects the new shelter to reduce the number of men on the streets and, alongside the Salem police headquarters finishing in 2020, boost nearby property values. UGM officials ... Police
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Days after a burglar let the dogs out of a boarding facility in Salem, the final missing dog is back with her owners. The dog named Kalua was spotted early ... "We don't know what the motivation was -- if the main goal was to release the animals or to go in and steal other items.". Police
Central Oregon has done its part. While rousts generally haven't been as visible as they have in Portland and Salem, they've been an ongoing thing. Woe betide the homeless man, woman or family whose secret hiding place is discovered by the neighbors or the police — before long, they'll be moved ... Police
SALEM, OR — A burglary at a canine boarding facility early Wednesday resulted in the escape of nearly a dozen of the furry guests, leaving Salem police to ask the obvious question: Who let the dogs out? The burglary occurred around 2:30 a.m. March 28 at The Dog Bark, 1290 Hoyt St. SE in Salem, where ... Police
Kalua is still missing and police also said they're still looking for information about the person responsible. "We don't have any similar incidents like this," Lt. Treven Upkes said. "We don't know what the motivation was -- if the main goal was to release the animals or to go in and steal other items." The owner ... Police
SALEM, Ore. -- Donations earmarked for sick children ended up in the hands of thieves. “It's incredibly disheartening,” said Matt Radtke of Gilgamesh Brewing. ... Radtke says it is hard to tell how much the thief or thieves got away with, but he believes the amount is in the neighborhood of $3,000. Police
Owners would be required to do one of five things: Remove the weapon from the state, sell the weapon to someone out of state, surrender it to state police, render it “permanently inoperable," or register it with Oregon State Police. Ballot measure 43 is sponsored by an interfaith group of Christians, Jews and ... Police
The company moved to this part of Central Oregon in late February from Salem, where it started as a machine shop in 2001. The unpacking ... “It was either Redmond, Oregon, or Gun Barrel [City], Texas,” he says with a laugh. “Redmond ... So he met with the police chief, Endicott and Stark. “I said to them, ... Police

An Interstate 5 crash Saturday night left one dead south of the Kuebler Boulevard overpass, Oregon State Police said. Authorities ... The Marion County Medical Examiner, Salem Fire Department, Oregon Department of Transportation and Marion County District Attorney's Office assisted state police. Police
PORTLAND — In 2016, a jury convicted Audrey Cannon of burglary after police said she broke into a house in northeast Portland. Forensic ... It's unknown when a ruling will come, but the case could change the way fingerprint evidence is presented in Oregon's courts, or whether it should be allowed at all. Police
With 17 deaths in 2016, Oregon ranked 16th on a list of states with the most people killed by police per capita. Wochit ... In a statement released Friday, Marion County prosecutors said Chapman, who lived in the Salem area, had brandished a silver handgun inside the restaurant and demanded money. Police
3 bald eagles shot to death near Salem, Oregon. Originally published March 23, 2018 at 8:38 am ... Oregon State Police investigators believe the eagles were shot. The agency told KATU-TV no arrests have been made, ... It's illegal to kill or harass them. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman ... Police
A proposal to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in Oregon has been submitted as a ballot initiative petition intended to prevent mass shootings. Filed by an interfaith religious group in Portland, Initiative Petition 43 would also require legal gun owners to surrender or register their assault ... Police
On Friday in Salem, the Oregon Court of Appeals is set to hear Cannon's appeal. The case could change the way fingerprint evidence is presented in Oregon's courts, or whether it should be allowed at all. For decades, fingerprints have been used during trial as irrefutable evidence linking a person to a ... Police
SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity ... render the assault weapon permanently inoperable or, if eligible, register the assault weapon or large capacity magazine with Oregon State Police within 120 days. Police
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the burglary should contact Salem Police Department Tips Hotline at 503-588-8477 and refer to the Phoenix Inn ... Salem Police is asking the public's help in identifying a man who is suspected of burglarizing Phoenix Inn Suites at 4370 Commercial St. SE. Police
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon prosecutor says bias motivated a man to deliberately ram his car into an Afghan man who had served as a U.S. military interpreter, severely ... Witnesses told police that an older man driving a gray car struck Mohammadi's Toyota Prius three times before driving away. Police
... surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! ... Authorities have cleared away Salem's largest homeless camp. The Oregon Department of Transportation warned of the sweep two weeks ago, and its crews were joined by police Monday in notifying campers they had to go. Police
Jonathan Russell with the Oregon Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist said the vandal or vandals got in the building by throwing a rock through a window. The damage required all the church's carpets and furniture to be replaced. The total cost of damages was $110,108.16, according to police. Police ... Police
The victim told police he climbed through a window after she refused to let him into her Salem residence because he was intoxicated. When he got ... A Senate bill recently passed by the Oregon Legislature would increase the strangulation penalty when the victim is a family member or household member. Police
The cluster of tents blocking the pedestrian path from Salem's Riverfront Park up to the Center Street Bridge was methodically cleared Monday morning. Oregon Department of Transportation crews, assisted by Salem Police officers, arrived before 8 a.m. to begin notifying homeless individuals they had to ... Police
Multiple cougar sightings in Silverton last week raised alarm bells and even led to the closure of The Oregon Garden. In response, wildlife ... Residents should call the Silverton Police Department Dispatch Center at (503) 982-2340 or Oregon State Police at (503) 731-3030 if they see a cougar in town. Police
Any person younger than 18 is unable to give consent under Oregon law, so any sexual activity is considered abuse and must be reported. ... The Statesman Journal found no reports of abuse filed by members of Morning Star or its board members with Salem Police or in Marion County court records. Police
Authorities say a Salem police officer or officers shot and wounded someone they described as a suspect on Thursday. March 9 ... (AP) — Authorities say a suspect shot by Salem police had backed his pickup into the patrol car of the officer who fired. ... The Oregon State Police will investigate the shooting. Police
Salem-Keizer Public Schools and the Marion County District Attorney's Office assert all mandatory reporters have to file a report with law enforcement or the Department of Human Services if they suspect or know of any sexual activity — from kissing to intercourse — involving a child under the age of 18. Police
Officials with the Oregon State Police, Salem Police, Marion County Sheriff's and the Polk County Sheriff's all stated in 2017 they would follow Oregon state law, which prevents law enforcement from using agency money, equipment or personnel to detect or apprehend undocumented immigrants who are ... Police
Salem, Oregon – We're following breaking news out of Salem this morning, where a woman was found dead inside a room at the Days Inn Black Bear Hotel. ... Police aren't saying yet if the victim was staying overnight at the hotel or not. ... Salem Police detectives are investigating a death at a local hotel. Police
FOREST GROVE, OR — Although police often solve crimes within their communities, it's rather rare for an officer to solve a crime for which they're the victim. Yet that's exactly ... For Bowen, who graduated from the police academy's Department of Safety Standards and Training in Salem Jan. 19, it was an ... Police
Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Portland bureau at 503-228-2169 or ... SALEM, Ore. -Oregon's Legislature is grappling with a bill allowing DACA recipients - people brought into America illegally when they were children - to renew "limited ... Police
“It can't just be on the parents, the school or the police department,” she said. “Everyone across the board has to help raise America's children.” Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. Contact Natalie at, 503-399-6745, or follow her ... Police
SALEM, Ore. – Major changes are in the works for a controversial proposal that would have changed mandatory abuse reporting requirements in Oregon ... including school employees, firefighters and police, and doctors and other medical staff are required to report any abuse they discover or hear about. Police
The charging document states that the two took $10,000 or more in property from Go Wireless. At about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, police ... Albany, Salem, and Oregon State Police, as well as Marion County Sheriff's Office personnel, set up a perimeter in the surrounding area. Derkach and Mishchuk broke into ... Police
A robbery that started in Albany led law enforcement officials to northeast Salem on Tuesday. Around 11:30 a.m., police responded to an armed robbery in a GoWireless store on SE Clay Street in Albany. A trio of suspects stole "an undisclosed number of cellular devices," with at least two of them ... Police
Salem, OR (KPTV) — The Oregon Senate passed the so-called “boyfriend loophole” bill on Thursday with a vote of 16 to 13. House Bill 4145 would prevent domestic ... The bill will also require officials to tell police if abusive dating partners or convicted stalkers try to buy a gun. Groups, including the state's ... Police
A man and woman from Salem are facing poaching charges after a four-month investigation by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division into the ... Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Turn In Poachers hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or Oregon State Police dispatchers at ... Police
UPDATE 6:50 a.m. Friday: Officials have released the identity of the man who they say scaled the fence on the Center Street overpass over Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon. Oregon State Police say Salvador Rios-Cervantes, 18, of Salem, was the adult male witnesses spotted jumping from the overpass ... Police
Salem police detectives arrested three juveniles on attempted identity theft charges related to placing skimming devices on an ATM machine at a Salem ... disguised as legitimate card readers onto ATM machines, gas pumps and other devices where credit or debit cards are inserted to make transactions. Police
Devoursney had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.198 percent when he was speeding in a motorhome down Highway 22 near Lancaster Drive SE, cutting off other vehicles and driving erratically, according to Salem Police. In Oregon, a person is considered under the influence when their blood alcohol ... Police
The Salem Fire Department responded to the fire around 3 a.m. The cause of the fire has not been determined. One person is in the hospital with serious injuries, but Lt. Dave Okada said that they do not know if the fire caused the injuries or if they lived in the house. "That is something we are trying to figure ... Police
The Salem Police Department currently has the two right lanes blocked. City of Salem workers are currently working on clearing the debris. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Reach out to Abby Luschei at or call 503-399-6747. Follow her on ... Police
As a longtime outdoor writer, I'm frequently asked ... OK, make that occasionally asked … OK, in all seriousness, my favorite checker at Costco asked about a month ago, “what's the best time to go fishing?” Given that at the time it was raining and on the raw edge of snow/sleet/frozen fog, my first inclination ... Police


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