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Head-on collision on Highway 20 kills Albany woman
The victim of a two-vehicle collision Thursday evening in the 34000 block of Highway 20 east of Albany has been identified as 64-year-old Jane Dunn of Albany. Oregon State Police troopers said Dunn was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on the highway when it crossed the center line and struck an
'God forgive me': Police accuse Albany mom of giving methadone to 3-month-old son
ALBANY, Ore. — Police accuse a mom from Albany of giving methadone to her 3-month-old son to help him sleep. Investigators believe the baby stopped breathing for as long as 14 minutes.
Public Safety Log (Dec. 14)
Arrest — Wednesday, 3000 block Santiam Highway SE. Andrew Gerald Windom, 44, was arrested on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine. Menacing — 1:47 p.m. Wednesday, 100 block Southeast Viewmont Avenue. Officers responded to take a report that Cameron Tyson Welt, 32, of Corvallis, made a te
Italian restaurant Gamberetti's in Salem to open second location in Albany
More pasta, more meatballs and more risotto: Gamberetti's is opening a second location in downtown Albany. Treva and David Gambs will replicate the same concept and the same Italian-American menu that has garnered fans of their Pringle Park Plaza restaurant since 2011 in the historic storefront that
GAPS: South Albany projects over budget
Bond-related work at South Albany High School will cost more than expected, but will move forward as designed for now, the Albany School Board decided this week. Gerding Builders is the construction manager/general manager for work at South Albany, which includes campus fencing, renovated restrooms,
Mother charged with doping baby could get payment in older child’s death
The Albany woman charged with giving her baby methadone is in line to receive a share of a $1.25 million state settlement for the earlier death of her teenage daughter. Magan Michelle McDermott, 34, was arrested Nov. 24 after police say she gave the powerful narcotic to her 3-month-old son during a
Editorial: Keeping 'package pirates' at bay this holiday
You might have noticed the recent Democrat-Herald story that profiled a pair of volunteers with the Albany Police Department, Steven Mills, 70, and Connie Erickson, 68. We're grateful for the work these volunteers perform. The Police Department could use additional volunteers. Contact the department
Piecing Together the Story of an Oregon Serial Killer
Oregon Highway 20 at dusk. Photo by Beth Nakamura, Oregonian Staff. Before Oregonian reporter Les Zaitz retired, he and his colleague Noelle Crombie examined some cold cases that seemed linked to one incarcerated killer. After two years of reporting, research, and field work, Crombie found the link:
Oregon Beef Council: Prime Rib
If you want to make your holiday meal special, serve prime rib! Chef Leif Benson, Oregon's Culinary Ambassador, stopped by to share his recipe for Prosciutto-Wrapped Oregon Prime Rib Roast.
One dead in Highway 20 crash east of Albany
One person died Thursday evening after a two-vehicle crash in the 34000 block of Santiam Highway east of Albany, Oregon State Police has confirmed. The crash was reported at around 5:45 p.m. The highway was closed one mile west of its intersection with Engel Road.
Albany Library program to host holiday play
“A Christmas Memory,” a short story by Truman Capote, will be presented at the Friends of the Albany Public Library noon program on Friday, Dec. 14, at the library’s main branch, 2450 14th Ave. SE.
To Paradise with love, from Albany
Two mid-valley based companies — Coastal Farm & Ranch and Tradewinds Transportation — have teamed up to send tons of love to families devastated last month by the deadly Camp Fire at Paradise, California.
Public Safety Log (Dec. 13)
Resisting arrest — 1:03 a.m. Monday, Southwest First Avenue and Southwest Washington Avenue. A deputy attempted to stop two men for improper position on a highway, and one, Jason Ward Seals, 30, of Corvallis, reportedly resisted arrest. He was taken to jail and charged with interfering with a peace
Albany String Orchestra plans winter concert
The Albany String Orchestra has scheduled its annual winter concert for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Albany First Christian Church, 432 SW Ferry St. This year the orchestra will present Bach's fourth Brandenburg Concerto, featuring local soloists Ronald Paul on violin and Stephanie McCormick and
Movie Scene for Friday, Dec. 14
As always, go online to find the complete version of the Movie Scene and reviews of new films. (Comedy-drama, PG-13, 130 minutes, playing at the Pix in Albany and the AMC Corvallis 12) Viggo Mortensen plays a thick-headed lunk from the Bronx and Mahershala Ali is the musician he's driving through th
State of the art, art of the state
2018 in review, Part 2: From Ashland to Astoria to Bend and beyond, twenty terrific tales about art and culture around Oregon. In 2018 ArtsWatch writers spent a lot of time out and about the state, putting the “Oregon” into “Oregon ArtsWatch.” Theater in Ashland and Salem. Green spaces and Maori cla
Former CHS football star pleads to coercion
A former Corvallis High School football star who was accused of rape at a post-prom party in 2017 pleaded no contest to a charge of coercion in Benton County Circuit Court Wednesday.
3 Oregon men arrested in suspected white supremacist attack on DJ
Three Oregon men are among a group of several suspected white supremacists arrested for an attack on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington over the weekend, authorities say.
Albany Library Winter Reading Bingo Challenge
Pick up a bingo card and join the Albany Public Library’s Winter Reading Bingo Challenge. Complete the reading and fun winters activities to win prizes. The Bingo Challenge is for all ages and runs from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20.
Prep swimming roundup: West Albany dominates in win
West Albany High swept Central on Tuesday in a Mid-Willamette Conference swimming dual at the Albany Community Pool. The Bulldogs won every event; the boys prevailed 141-25, the girls 141-22.