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Olivia Heersink

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Salem, OR, United States

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Past articles by Olivia:

20-year-old man accused of raping three Keizer teens, charged with 16 felonies

A Keizer man faces 12 counts of third-degree rape, three counts of delivery of marijuana and third-degree sodomy involving girls younger than 16. → Read More

'One-stop shop:' Marion County officials unveil public safety building

Marion County officials unveiled a new public safety building Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Salem has almost twice as many sex crimes reported per capita as Portland

Law enforcement experts aren't sure why the cases are so pervasive in Marion County and less so in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. → Read More

Salem has almost twice as many sex crimes reported per capita as Portland

Marion County ranks second among Oregon’s five largest counties for sex offenses per 100,000 people, just below Lane, state data show. → Read More

Sublimity man wins new trial for sex abuse conviction from 2015

A Sublimity man found guilty of sex abuse in 2015 was granted a new trial by the Oregon Court of Appeals. → Read More

Salem man charged with nine felonies after armed robbery, shooting in June

A Salem man has been charged with nine felonies, including attempted murder, assault and robbery, stemming from two incidents in June. → Read More

Carr Fire spares former Salem couple's home, torches rest of Redding neighborhood

The Carr Fire destroyed most homes in Lake Redding Estates but spared the house of a former Salem couple, who retired to California four months ago. → Read More

Seven injured in two-vehicle crash near Aurora

Two people, including an 8-year-old boy, were flown to a Portland hospital. → Read More

Seven injured in two-vehicle crash on Ehlen Road near Aurora

Seven people were severely injured in an two-vehicle crash on Ehlen Road Northeast near Aurora Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Two men arrested for Keizer restaurant break-in, investigation ongoing

Two men were arrested following a burglary at a Keizer Mexican restaurant. → Read More

Monmouth man accused of attacking woman in front of minor, assaulting dog

A Monmouth man has been charged with strangulation and fourth-degree assault of a woman, and six counts of sexual assault of an animal. → Read More

47 drivers nabbed during DUI crackdown by Salem Police in July

Forty-seven people suspected of DUI were arrested by Salem Police throughout July as a part of a campaign targeting intoxicated drivers. → Read More

Aurora man accused of setting car and West Salem home on fire

An Aurora man accused of setting a car and a West Salem house on fire was arrested Friday on charges of arson, burglary and criminal mischief. → Read More

Albany man charged with 14 felonies after Polk County meth sting, held on $2 million bail

An Albany man has been arrested on numerous drug charges following a three-month investigation by members of the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team. → Read More

Salem man accused of attempted murder, choking woman in front of minor

A Salem man was arrested early Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, coercion and felony strangulation. → Read More

Salem man accused of attacking woman charged with assault, strangulation

A Salem man is charged with second-degree assault, three counts of strangulation and two counts of fourth-degree assault. → Read More

62-year-old man missing since July 13 found dead in Santiam River

A 62-year-old man missing since July 13 has been found dead in the Santiam River near the I-5 rest area. → Read More

Around 389 acres torched during permitted field burn south of Silverton

Around 389 acres were torched Friday afternoon during a field burn south of Silverton permitted by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. → Read More

Marion County deputy arrested on theft charges, placed on administrative leave

Multiple theft charges have been filed against a Marion County Sheriff's deputy placed on administrative leave. → Read More

Oregon woman rescued on a cliff after 4-day disappearance charged with 96 felonies

A woman rescued last summer by the Oregon Coast Guard after being missing for four days has been charged with 96 felonies. → Read More