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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 […]

Mr. Video owner worried about future

Mr. Video owner worried about future

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Ricker doesn’t want to be frozen out of options. Ricker, owner of Mr. Video and LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt at 5003 River Road North in the Schoolhouse Square Shopping Center along with wife Lana, fears his time might be limited in his current location. Ricker moved his video store […]

Displaced by Starbucks

Displaced by Starbucks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With Starbucks moving to a new River Road location, several current businesses are being impacted. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, plans call for an existing strip mall at 4943 River Road North to be torn down and replaced by a new Starbucks Coffee with a drive-through. That means […]

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

Chainsaw artist talks to KPAC

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Is David Hillesland the Tree Whisperer? Last month the chainsaw artist from Lyons was driving past the Keizer Civic Center when he saw the two bare trees, which are scheduled to be decorated as story poles next year as envisioned by members of the Keizer Public Arts Commission. “Those […]

New regulations discussed at luncheon

New regulations discussed at luncheon

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Stand together, be creative and brace for more. Those were three of the main messages shared during last week’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon forum, which was focused on surviving government mandates. The timing wasn’t surprising, given recent action by the Oregon Legislature to increase the minimum wage in […]

Koho returns to council

Koho returns to council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There weren’t a whole lot of people at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. Councilor Amy Ryan and youth councilor Siri Scales were absent, while Brandon Smith’s former seat is still vacant. City attorney Shannon Johnson and Public Works director Bill Lawyer were absent, as was police chief John Teague. […]

McNary relay team hits world stage in PDX

McNary relay team hits world stage in PDX

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The track and field season is barely underway, but the McNary High School boys 4×400 relay started things off in a big way. The team – comprised of seniors Anthony Nguyen and Austin Brown, junior Brendan Van Voorhis and sophomore Levi Timmons – took part in an exhibition […]

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