Drug Offender Shows Up To Court With Drug Paraphernalia

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 9, 2014

SALEM, Ore. — A 23-year-old Salem man showed up for his arraignment on drug charges with drug paraphernalia in his pocket.  It was discovered when Michael Durban walked through the security screening process at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.

He was arrested after deputies found hypodermic needles and a cotton ball they think contained heroin.  He told deputies “I got …

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FBI Subpoenas Information on Cover Oregon Failure

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 20, 2014
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Jim Ferretti contributed to this report. 

Salem,Ore.– The FBI wants to know what was happening at Cover Oregon as the Website was failing.

Tuesday afternoon the Governor’s officer released subpoenas from the FBI seeking information from Cover Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority. The investigation is demanding communications regarding the failed website and how federal money was spent. Dennis Richardson who is hoping to be …

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Keizer Police Search For Armed Robber

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 19, 2014


KEIZER, Or – Keizer Police say an armed man confronted an employee of a Brink’s armored truck as he was trying to service an ATM machine Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Jeffrey Kuhns says the employee entered a vacant Roth’s grocery store to access the ATM when he was confronted by a gunman.  Kuhns says the employee was able to lock himself inside …

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Cell Towers Coming Closer To Homes

Posted by Steve Leader on February 25, 2014
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The Salem city council has approved new rules allowing cell phone towers to be closer to homes. The Statesman Journal reports the setback requirements on towers placed  on properties touching residential areas have been lowered from 300 feet to 100 feet.

One of the council members who voted against the new rules, Chuck Bennett, said he’s worried it’ll be impossible to …

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Rising Water Closes Salem Parks

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 16, 2014


Two popular parks in Salem have closed due to rising water levels that pose a danger to visitors. Wallace Marine Park and Minto-Brown Park were closed Saturday, with barriers set up to discourage vehicle traffic.

Citizens welcome the rain, but don’t mind the closures for safety reasons.

“”It’s full. All the way up to the softball fields, covers all the fields, covers …

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