Day: March 21, 2016

Shooting at Bi-Mart Monday afternoon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One person was taken to Salem Hospital Monday afternoon after a shooting in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Police scanner traffic indicated a suspect was seen running northbound from the scene on River Road. Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the Keizer Police Department, was on scene at JC’s Pizzaria shortly before 2 p.m. where a possible suspect was detained. A second person was detained at One Stop Smoke Shop, according to Kuhns. “We have a guy detained here and a guy at Smoke Shop,” Kuhns said at the scene. “A Salem Police K-9 has started a track from the Bi-Mart.” Kuhns said JC’s was asked to go on lockdown since the suspect have been found inside the business. Part of the Bi-Mart parking lot at 3862 River Road was taped off and a handgun was laying on the ground as Sgt. Greg Barber watched over the area. Numerous police vehicles quickly converged in the parking lot. Scanner traffic indicated the suspect was a white male in his 20s. It wasn’t immediately known if the gun in the Bi-Mart parking lot was the one used in the shooting or if the suspect still had another weapon. “We don’t know if the suspect was armed or not when he ran,” Kuhns said. The proximity of the shooting to the One Stop Smoke Shop, located at...

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Lacrosse comes to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys lacrosse team has only played one game at their home school in the more than five years the team has been around. That’s about to change, and Ryan Bowlby, McNary head coach, said the program is feeling extra pressure to demonstrate the game for a new Keizer audience. “In past seasons, the kids have really been focused on winning games, but the seniors this season are really motivated to show their understanding of the game for the new fans who might come out and watch,” Bowlby said. “The big thing we are focusing on is talking. I want them talking as loud as possible, making it known that we are on this field. We want to let the stadium know that we know the game and we’re talking through it.” Last summer, the McNary volunteers, boosters and local businesses all chipped in to install a new turf field. The artificial turf, which can withstand more regular usage, allows the lacrosse team to play in Keizer rather than traveling to North Salem High School, as was the norm, for home games. If that wasn’t enough reason to celebrate the sport, there’s also a girls lacrosse club at McNary for the first time this year. An all-North American game Imagine a game played with teams ranging from 100 to...

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