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Past articles by Kaellen:

Charity raises funds to give more time to grieving parents

Soon-to-be parents dream of holding their infant, counting the toes, changing their clothes and doting on their baby. → Read More

Stayton woman files wrongful death suit

Cindy Burns bought her husband scuba diving lessons so he'd be ready for their anniversary trip to Hawaii. → Read More

Volunteers bring city $4.8M worth of manpower

Without volunteers, it would take two to three days for books returned to the Salem Public Library to be restocked → Read More

Details emerge in teen's stabbing of mother's boyfriend

A clearer picture of what happened the night a Keizer teen stabbed his mother's boyfriend in self-defense appears now that law enforcement has finished its investigation. → Read More

Salem to pay $800k after losing lawsuit

A Salem woman has won an $800,000 judgment against the city of Salem after a public works employee crashed into her car. → Read More

Crew breaks ground on Fallen Trooper Memorial

Nearly 40 years ago, an Oregon State Police superintendent was shot walking into work at the Public Safety Building. Soon, there will be a memorial to honor him and the other 32 troopers killed in the line of duty. → Read More

Public market celebrates strawberry season

Salem Public Market's annual Strawberry Festival is a way to kick off strawberry season and summer → Read More

Salem walks with homeless to raise hope, funds

Whenever Ashley Beltran first arrives at Union Gospel Mission's Walk for Hope, she gets choked up seeing the hundreds of people in matching cobalt blue shirts. → Read More

Convicted rapist sentenced for more crimes

Last summer wasn't the first time Hugh Wesley Reeves sexually abused young girls. It wasn't the second time, either. But with Wednesday's conviction, the court and Polk County District Attorney's Office are trying to make it his last. → Read More

Stayton bus driver charged with sex abuse

A bus driver for Stayton schoolchildren was arrested on sexual abuse charges, but no local kids were affected → Read More

Thief locked self out of stolen car, police say

A Salem man did something every driver has done at some point — he locked the keys inside his car. → Read More

Woman pleads guilty to livestock theft

A Jefferson woman pleaded guilty to stealing livestock. → Read More

Woodburn police arrest two men for car thefts

Woodburn police arrested two men Saturday accused of stealing vehicles in two separate incidents. One vehicle was stolen from a relative, the other was taken to Woodburn Premium Outlets. → Read More

Class shows parents they're not alone in struggles

Once when 9-year-old Samuel Martinez was punished for misbehaving, his father, Felix, asked him how that made him feel. → Read More

Salem is Oregon's second-largest city. Maybe

For years, Salem and Eugene have been neck-and-neck in the race to be Oregon's second-largest city. → Read More

River Road S shut down after crash

Salem Fire Department is responding to a rollover crash involving a cement truck on River Road S. → Read More

New details emerge in West Salem kidnapping

Police following up on a complaint of domestic abuse found a second woman being held hostage and abused by the couple. → Read More

Salem truck driver arrested on DUI charge

A Salem man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants after being pulled over driving a FedEx truck. → Read More

SWAT team looking for wanted men in Jefferson

A large police presence including the Marion County Sheriff''s Office SWAT Team is currently in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson. Deputies are searching for two wanted felons who fled from a vehicle at a residence. → Read More

Salem's next mayor: Chuck Bennett

In his second campaign to be Salem's mayor, city councilor Chuck Bennett has a commanding lead over Carole Smith, a longtime downtown activist. → Read More