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Candidates meet at forum

Candidates meet at forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Five people are running for four spots on the Keizer City Council in November. The five candidates were all present Tuesday for the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum luncheon at the Keizer Quality Suites and Conference Center (the former Renaissance Inn). Current councilor Cathy Clark is the only […]

Redirecting to Alzheimer’s Network…

Redirecting to Alzheimer’s Network…

City, KPD battle transient camps at Wallace House

City, KPD battle transient camps at Wallace House

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Typically, homeless camps are not an issue in Keizer. Recently, however, such an issue arose at Wallace House Park, off Rivercrest Drive at the south end of town. Officers with the Keizer Police Department got several complaints about transients camping in the park last month. Lt. Andrew Copeland led […]

Future of cows uncertain

Future of cows uncertain

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The surprise decision last week by the Keizer City Council to reject plans for new apartments at the “cow pasture” along Verda Lane seemed to, on the surface, be a good thing for the cows. Still to be determined: what will happen to the 20 or so cows that […]

Second Smith trial continues

Second Smith trial continues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – The second murder trial against Victor David Smith is continuing. Smith has been accused of murdering Keizer’s Phillip Johnson outside his apartment on the night of July 1, 2004. The case against Smith ended with a mistrial back in June. The second trial began with jury selections […]

KYSA, KLL look to merge

KYSA, KLL look to merge

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could the bitter battle in Keizer youth sports actually be nearing an end? Representatives from both Keizer Little League (KLL) and Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) indicate the two groups are working on a merger. Clint Holland indicated during the annual Keizer Parks Tour on Monday evening a merger […]

Big Toy delay will likely mean contract renewal for consultants

Big Toy delay will likely mean contract renewal for consultants

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are side effects to delaying the Big Toy playground project. Among them: having to renew a contract with project consultant Leathers and Associates. As originally planned, the play structure was going to be built this month at Keizer Rapids Park, shortly before the one-year contract with the New […]

From Apple to Keizer’s Big Toy

From Apple to Keizer’s Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Valeria Moore heard the words come out of her mouth, but couldn’t quite believe it. It was 2008, when Moore and her partner Mike were living in Seattle. Moore was ready for a change. “It was just a toxic environment,” she said. “My partner Mike had a friend in […]

Defendant pleads guilty in fatal Keizer heroin case

Defendant pleads guilty in fatal Keizer heroin case

A defendant entered a guilty plea last week to conspiracy to distribute heroin, which resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Keizer woman. Sergio Quezada-Lopez of Mexico, 35, appeared before U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland on Aug. 25. Quezada-Lopez entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in quantities of one […]

Second murder trial starts next week

Second murder trial starts next week

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the second time, the case against Victor David Smith starts next week. Smith has been charged with the 2004 murder with a firearm of Keizer resident Phillip Johnson. After more than three days of deliberations in June, the Marion County Circuit Court jury remained irreparably split. Judge Thomas […]

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