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Police chief emphasizes causes of recent crimes

Police chief emphasizes causes of recent crimes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A drive-by shooting last weekend means there has been a major crime in Keizer each of the past four months. No one was injured early Sunday morning, May 15 when several shots were fired at a house and a car on the 4900 block of 13th Avenue North. In […]

Committee approves 2016-17 budget

Committee approves 2016-17 budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No third meeting was necessary for the Keizer Budget Committee this year, as members got through the proposed 2016-17 budget in two nights. Staying just a little bit late both nights, committee members approved the budget at the end of the May 5 meeting. The vote was 11-1, with […]

Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Limited duration no more. When Kristian Bouvier became Event Center Coordinator for the Keizer Civic Center in January 2014, the future of the job was uncertain. It was listed as limited duration, in essence needing to prove it was worthy of bringing in more funding in order to become […]

No one injured in Sunday morning drive-by shooting

No one injured in Sunday morning drive-by shooting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No one was injured early Sunday morning when several shots were fired in what police are calling a drive-by shooting on the 4900 block of 13th Avenue North. According to the Keizer Police Department, the shooting was reported at 2:17 a.m., though one neighbor told the Keizertimes about being […]

Furor over officer budget hole

Furor over officer budget hole

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, the Keizer Budget Committee was able to approve the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two meetings last week. But not everyone was happy. In particular, funding for another police officer position – or the lack thereof – once again caused a great deal of angst. The Keizer Police […]

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

Man arrested after driving through KLL Park

A 20-year-old Salem man who drove away from two police officers Tuesday was arrested after hitting a fence at Keizer Little League Park, where games were taking place. The incident started around 5 p.m. May 10 when officer Jeremie Fletcher with the Keizer Police Department saw a 1992 Honda Civic hatchback with no plates or […]

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

Dwellings per acre rules will now be consistent throughout Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Keizer allows eight dwellings per acre, why should one area have a limitation of six dwellings per acre? That question came up during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. The proposed revision to the Keizer Development Code, previously approved by the Keizer Planning Commission, deals with a limit on […]

Keizer man arrested on sex abuse charges

Keizer man arrested on sex abuse charges

A middle school student is being hailed for helping to capture a 22-year-old Keizer man who was arrested Tuesday morning on 10 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse. According to the Keizer Police Department, the incident started shortly before 8 a.m. Monday with a 13-year-old seventh grade female student walking to Claggett Creek Middle School […]

Nanci Anne Gogle

Nanci Anne Gogle

May 3, 1945 – April 8, 2016

‘Now do the right thing’

‘Now do the right thing’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s financial season officially got underway Tuesday night as the Keizer Budget Committee went over the proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget. Several were on hand asking for more funding help, particularly in regards to parks. In a couple of cases, committee members were scolded for not providing enough. Most […]

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