News for those who live, work and play in North Santiam Canyon

Murder case dismissed

A murder case against a Stayton man accused of shooting his aunt to death in 2021 has been dismissed after prosecutors decided they could not gain a conviction. Brian “Charles” Schaefer, 41, was scheduled to […]

Arson case dismissed

Allegations of arson have been dropped against a Lyons man accused of burning down his neighbor’s home after the 2020 wildfires, though a related civil suit remains pending. On Feb. 28, the Marion County District […]

Arrests, charges, trials

Woman charged after carjacking A Salem woman has been charged with multiple felonies after an alleged carjacking in Stayton that led to a police pursuit. Shardell Fayette Bodda, 44, was arrested Feb. 1 after an […]