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  • Ex-Mass. chemist in drug lab case heads to court

    February 4, 2013 9:06 AM

    SALEM, Mass.- A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab faces her sixth arraignment. Annie Dookhan is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on an obstruction of justice charge in Salem Superior Court. She is charged with falsely claiming she holds a master's degree in... more »
  • Salem police ID 3 girls and mother found dead

    May 24, 2012 12:49 PM

    SALEM, Ore. - Salem police have identified three children and their mother who died in what is being called a murder-suicide in which the father also died. The children's father was found dead in a car in Cottage Grove. He has not yet been officially identified. Police say an infant... more »
  • Family: Mass. mother accused of slashing kids sick

    March 21, 2012 8:52 AM

    SALEM, Mass. - Family members of the Massachusetts woman accused of slashing her children's throats and setting fire to her apartment say she has a history of mental illness. They tell The Salem News that they didn't see any warning signs before 25-year-old Tanicia Goodwin allegedly cut her 8-year-old son... more »
  • Yard Sales to Pay for Cancer Treatment Shut Down

    August 18, 2011 7:31 PM

    The city of Salem, Oregon shut down the backyard garage sales a woman was using to pay her medical bills for treatment of terminal bone marrow cancer. Jan Cline lost her job and used the sales for income after she was diagnosed with cancer. A neighbor complained after... more »
  • Dad, son sentenced to death in Oregon bank bombing

    December 22, 2010 3:00 PM

    SALEM, Ore. - A jury has handed down death sentences for a man and his son who were convicted of planting a bomb that killed two Oregon police officers. The sentences for 59-year-old Bruce Turnidge and 34-year-old Joshua Turnidge were read in a Salem courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair... more »
  • Lafayette man acquitted in 2009 death

    September 16, 2010 7:51 AM

    A jury has found a Lafayette man innocent in the February 2009 death of a 31-year-old man from Salem, Oregon. The Advocate reports 34-year-old Marshall Guillot was charged in June 2009 with manslaughter in Scott Halter's death. Police said Halter died of a head injury suffered during a fight with... more »
  • Authorities: Mass. man fakes death to avoid trial

    August 17, 2010 1:21 PM

    Massachusetts authorities are searching for a man they say faked his death to beat charges of driving without a license. The Gloucester Times reports that 42-year-old Michael Rosen of Salem sent a man to court last week to file a certificate showing that Rosen had died the previous week.... more »

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