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Police identify victim of hit-and-run
70-year-old Andrew Otho Polston, of Keizer, was lawfully riding his bicycle north on Windsor Island Road when he was struck and killed by a northbound 1973 Dodge van driven by 93-year-old Robert E. Lindsey, of Salem.
A 70-year-old cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Windsor Island Road Friday, Oct. 9.
Keizer police identified the victim Monday, Oct. 9, as Andrew Otho Polston. Polston was riding his bike legally on Windsor Island Road about 12:30 p.m. when he was hit by 93-year-old Robert E. Lindsey, of Salem, who was driving a 1973 Dodge van. Lindsey was not arrested and police did not disclose how he became a suspect.
Officers found Polston dead at the scene and neither the vehicle or the driver remained on the scene. The case will be turned over the the Marion County District Attorney’s Office once the investigation is complete.
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FreeNEWS Apr. 15
Council may investigate one of its own
The Keizer City Council’s agenda for Monday, April 19, lists the possible investigation of Councilor Roland Herrera as a point of administrative action. Mayor Cathy Clark, Council President Elizabeth Smith and Councilor Dan Kohler placed Herrera under suspicion.
FIRE Apr. 15
Fire damages apartments in S.E. Keizer
On Wednesday, April 7, just before 10 a.m., Keizer Fire District (KFD) responded to call on the corner of Clearview Street and Clearview Court where visible smoke was in a structure. The call was made by an individual in a passing car who saw smoke coming from the building.
SCHOOLS Apr. 14
SKPS board splits on standardized testing
In a 4-3 decision, the Salem-Keizer School Board — at the recommendation of the district — elected for schools to skip standardized public testing for the 2020-21 school year at a meeting on Tuesday, April 13.
COMMUNITY Apr. 13
Council delays adoption of new goals, work plan
City Council members discussed short term and long term goals at a city meeting on April 5.
SPORTS Apr. 12
McNary ends season in heartbreaking defeat
Despite holding a 24-point lead in the first half and forcing seven turnovers the Celtics couldn't prevent South Salem from scoring 30 unanswered points and coming back for the 44-43 overtime win on Friday, April 9.