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Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

Liquor store relocating to Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes With the recent closing of Keizer Big Town Hero and the upcoming move of Starbucks slightly down River Road, there won’t be many places left to buy a beverage at Schoolhouse Square. Unless you’re looking for liquor, that is. Oliver Coker confirmed last week he’s gotten approval from the […]

Long ordeal ends in fatal stabbing

Long ordeal ends in fatal stabbing

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The fact someone was killed at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE on April 15 didn’t surprise neighbors much. The surprise was in who was killed. Shortly after 8:30 p.m. April 15, a neighbor on the 3800 block of Brooks Avenue NE called 9-1-1 about a stabbing that had just occurred. […]

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

Housing ‘dark days’ are over, realtor says

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have you been looking to sell your home but been waiting for the perfect time? Local realtor Amy McLeod with Keller Williams Capital City Realty has some advice for you, which she shared with members of the Rotary Club of Keizer April 7. “What the heck are you people […]

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Man dies after stabbing; teen released

Officers with the Keizer Police Department arrested a 16-year-old for murder at his home Friday evening, April 15 but he was later released. According to the KPD, officers received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor around 8:30 p.m. about a stabbing that had just occurred at 3865 Brooks Avenue NE. Responding officers located both the […]

Holdover budget year predicted

Holdover budget year predicted

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes John Teague wouldn’t mind having another police officer on board. But Keizer’s police chief told the Keizer Long Range Planning Task Force on Monday he’ll take what he is given. Adding back officer positions to the Keizer Police Department has been discussed the last several budget seasons. Members of the […]

Bethell named Chamber director

Bethell named Chamber director

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The way Danielle Bethell sees it, her new job isn’t new. Bethell was named executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. She starts her new position on April 18, taking the place of Christine Dieker, who announced her retirement back in December. Dieker will help her […]

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

More changes at Schoolhouse Square

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It has already been quite the busy year at Schoolhouse Square. Since Darren Bloch and his Bloch Properties company closed on a deal to purchase the shopping center in December, change has been happening at a rapid pace. The new B Fit gym opened in the former Office Depot […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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