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Woman struck and killed in pedestrian crosswalk

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a motorist while crossing a Salem street. The Salem Police Department says Josephine Watkins was struck Monday evening as she was crossing Portland Road in a marked crosswalk. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say a...

Employee e-mail accounts breached at Salem Health

Nov. 8, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An unauthorized person gained access to employee email accounts at Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, but a hospital spokesman told the Statesman Journal that patient information was not misused. The newspaper reported Thursday that the incident happened in July. The hospital did not...

1 dead, 7 injured in highway crash south of Woodburn

Oct. 27, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man was killed and seven people were injured in a highway crash south of Woodburn. KGW-television reports the crash of four vehicles occurred at around 4 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 5. A preliminary investigation indicated a sedan driven by 23-year-old Valeria Villasenor-Sibrian of...

Deal to buy NORPAC cooperative terminated

Oct. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Agriculture entrepreneur Frank Tiegs has pulled out of his planned $155.5 million takeover of the bankrupt NORPAC Foods processing company. Tiegs said he's withdrawn from the "asset purchase agreement" because of red flags with the company, The Capital Press reported . In August, the...

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

Oct. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost in a snowstorm in Oregon while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Campbell was saved on Friday by a search team...

Woman sentenced for drug dealing, child neglect

Oct. 18, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem, Oregon, woman arrested following a drug bust three years ago on child neglect and drug charges was sentenced to prison this week after being caught dealing heroin and again exposing her children to drugs. The Statesman Journal reports that when 26-year-old Vanessa Gonzalez-Coria...

Woman gets 5 years for DUI crash that killed young daughter

Oct. 17, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A woman arrested on manslaughter charges following a 2018 DUI car crash that killed her toddler daughter has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison. The Statesman Journal reports that 34-year-old Janie Miller pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree assault for...

GOP efforts to recall Oregon's Democratic governor fail

Oct. 14, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A pair of recall efforts by Republicans to oust Oregon's Democratic governor failed on Monday, with officials saying one lacked the necessary number of signatures and the other failing to submit any signatures to election officials. "Since the deadline for submission of signatures for...

Rejection of Oregon forest ballot measures draws lawsuit

Oct. 14, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Backers of rejected ballot measures proposed by environmentalists to tighten Oregon's forestry have filed a lawsuit, saying Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno broke with legal precedent and based her rejection on bad advice from political appointees. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

Teachers try home meetings to help students

Oct. 13, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students. To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates dozens of hours a month preparing school supplies, scheduling meetings and traveling to where families are most...