Police calls: Sept. 23 to Sept. 29

Monday, Sept. 23 1:03 p.m. – Theft and suspicious activity in the 6000 block of Wheatland Road N. 2:44 p.m. – Motor vehicle theft in the 600 block of Dietz Avenue NE. 8:45 p.m. – Bicycle theft in the 600 block of Rose Park Lane NE. 9:13 p.m. – Criminal[Read More…]

Conserve water now, save later

Keizer can save money on their sewer bills by conserving water from October through March.  Sewer bills are based on average water consumption during the coming months.  Customers who are billed in the even numbered months should conserve water from October through the middle of February. Customers who are billed[Read More…]

Train derails north of Keizer

On Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1:19 a.m., Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) responded to the report of a train derailment in the area of Brooklake Road NE and River Road NE.  MCFD1 initially responded to incident with four engines, two water tenders, one rescue unit, one medic unit, and[Read More…]

Help Keizer, Salem chart course on affordable housing

A planning effort to address affordable housing in our community has begun. For the next nine months, the City of Keizer and the City of Salem will assess community housing and development needs in order to create a Consolidated Plan that will target federal HOME Investment Partnership and Community Development[Read More…]

CDC issues new warning on vaping THC

The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest THC products play a role in the outbreak. Most of the people (77%) in this outbreak reported using THC-containing products, or both THC-containing products and nicotine-containing products. Though the investigation is ongoing and the[Read More…]

Students flock to record McNary fight, 5 arrested

NOTE: This story is updated from a previous version. A fight between two female students at McNary High School on Thursday, Sept. 19, led to the arrest of two male students who engaged the school resource officer (SRO) in a struggle while trying to detain them.  About 2:20 p.m., Officer[Read More…]