Teen killed when car carrying 5 hits tree in Salem — Authorities say a speeding car carrying five teenagers slammed into a tree in Salem, killing one of the occupants. The Salem Police Department says it happened about 4:15 a.m. Saturday. Those in the car were 14 to 17 years old; one 17-year-old was found dead at the scene while the other four were taken to hospitals in Salem and Portland. Their conditions were not known. Salem Police are investigating, but they say speed appears to have been at least one of the contributing factors. No further information was released.
Seaside man’s murder convictions overturned — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the murder convictions of a Seaside man who was found guilty of killing his girlfriend’s toddler, ruling that bite-mark testimony should not have been allowed as evidence at his trial. Randy Roden was sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison in 2016 after a jury found him guilty of murder by abuse, murder, manslaughter, assault and criminal mistreatment in the death of Evangelina Wing and the abuse of her two brothers. The appeals court found the prosecution failed to present an adequate scientific foundation for the expert testimony on bite marks found on the victims.
2 arrested after bank robbery, shootout by coast — A man and woman from the Salem area were arrested after police say they robbed a bank at gunpoint in Tillamook County and got into a shootout with police. Oregon State Police say the robbery was reported at a U.S. Bank in Cloverdale about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say after a short pursuit, the suspect vehicle hit a police vehicle and that the woman and man were arrested after exchanging gunfire with police.