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Bi-Mart shooting suspect pleads guilty

Bi-Mart shooting suspect pleads guilty

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – Kyle Erik Madrid, 31, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to two charges in relation to the March 21 shooting of Randall Lynn Anderson in the Keizer Bi-Mart parking lot. Madrid pleaded guilty to first degree assault and unlawful use of weapon charges in front of Marion County Circuit […]

Low cost housing a topic at meeting

Low cost housing a topic at meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There has been plenty of housing construction around Keizer recently. Between multiple senior living centers, the project in Keizer Station Area C and the new subdivision in the north part of town, new housing options are plentiful. None of them, however, are envisioned as low-cost options. At the Mid-Willamette […]

McNary students inspired by DC trip

McNary students inspired by DC trip

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Jordy Maret wants to light a fire. Jessy Shore and Jenna Robbins are willing to help. No, the three McNary High School sophomores aren’t planning to torch anything. Instead, they want fellow Celts to get excited and engaged in government. Maret, Shore and Robbins are among the 12 MHS […]

Anderson selected to fill council seat

Anderson selected to fill council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some decisions are easier than others for the Keizer City Council. One example came Monday night when it came to selecting a candidate to fill the vacancy created by Brandon Smith’s resignation in February. Smith moved to Salem in March, but was present for Monday’s special council session and […]

WMS coach wins contest, $5K

WMS coach wins contest, $5K

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Scott Coburn figured the odds were against him, but he was going to enjoy the time anyway. Coburn, volleyball and track coach at Whiteaker Middle School, was one of the three finalists for a Comcast SportsNet All-Star Coach Program award. As such, Coburn and his family got to enjoy […]

Book Worms live up to their name

Book Worms live up to their name

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Book Worms sure live up to their name. Book Worms is the name of a team from Clear Lake Elementary competing in Saturday’s Oregon State Battle of the Books competition at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. It’s the first time a team from Clear Lake has advanced to […]

Man with ammo arrested after city hall episode

Man with ammo arrested after city hall episode

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A man who was asked to leave city hall last Friday morning was arrested a short time later – after staring at city employees from across the street. Jeffrey Ned Alverson, 46, was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of restraining order violation. Sgt. Andrew […]

MHS overflow clogs street

MHS overflow clogs street

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Did shutting the gates at one side of McNary High School last school year simply shift the problem to the opposite side this year? In the spring of 2014, the longtime problem of students loitering and causing issues for neighbors on Sandy Drive – just east of the high […]

Suspect, victim both had criminal history

Suspect, victim both had criminal history

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both the victim and suspect in last week’s shooting at the Keizer Bi-Mart were familiar to law enforcement. Kyle Erik Madrid, a 31-year-old transient with previous Salem and Keizer addresses, was arrested shortly after fleeing the shooting scene on March 21. Randall Lynn Anderson of Salem, 59, was quickly […]

Call for action for the homeless

Call for action for the homeless

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A full house of about 100 people was on hand Tuesday for the second meeting of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative task force. Due to the Salem Public Library meeting room being overcrowded for the first meeting in February, all subsequent meetings are being held in council chambers at Keizer […]

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