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Public Safety Log (June 16)

LINN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURTWeapon charge —From Thursday afternoon. Matthew Allen Pitts, 29, of Sweet Home, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred at the Sweet Home Thriftway on Wednesday.Robbery —From Friday afternoon. Elijah Laquane C

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-06-16 13:00:00

One-car accident involving vintage Ford Model T

Richard Phelps, 73, of Gaston, was traveling east on a one-way portion of Center Street in a 1927 vintage Ford Model T when he apparently tried to change lanes and ran into the brick landscape wall in front of the Safeway parking lot.

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-06-17 20:26:00

Sunday weather: Sunny and warm for Father's Day

It'll be sunny and warm for Father's Day, forecasters say, with highs in the mid-80s and winds gusting to 20 mph or so. Sunday night should be mostly clear and 56. Monday is shaping up as sunny, with highs in the mid-80s, and that's generally the outlook for much of this week, although temperatures

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-06-17 13:15:00

Salem water 'safe to drink,' but advisory remains

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) -- Although the tap water advisory officiallyremains in effect until at least June 25, the City of Salem said their water is safe to drink.

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-06-16 16:57:54

Oregon jurors convict man of sexually abusing child

Rhodes, who previously coached youth football in Alsea, took the witness stand Thursday to deny abusing the girl. When the verdict was announced, he looked down, repeatedly shaking his head.


Sidewalk repairs to begin Monday on Market Street NE

Buy Photo(Photo: MOLLY J. SMITH / Statesman Journal)The City of Salem will begin repairing and replacing sidewalk ramps Monday along Market Street NE between 5th Street NE and Cottage Street NE to make them compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.The first phase of the project includes rep

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-06-17 21:49:00

Former Linn County employee charged with misuse of credit card

BROWNSVILLE — Brandi Marie Aston, 43, a former fiscal services and administrative manager for the Linn County Public Health Department, was arrested Thursday and faces charges associated with using a county credit card to make personal purchases.Aston was charged with first-degree forgery, felony fr


Lebanon man convicted of murdering wife gets at least 25 years in prison

Sparki Garlinghouse loved fiercely.The 35-year-old woman enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. She stood up for what she believed in. She was a great friend.More than anything, she loved her two children.

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-06-15 22:24:00

Newstrackers (June 17)

Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber, left, and parks planner Jackie Rochefort head down the boardwalk after a ceremony in September that noted the reopening of the trail system in the Marys River Natural Area. Parks and Recreation Department officials are seeking a grant that would allow them to extend the

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-06-17 13:00:00

Other Oregon Water Systems At Risk Of Algae Bloom | KXL

Salem, Or. – Salem may not be the only one with algae bloom issues in its water supply. The Oregon Health Authority says 41 other systems could be at risk too. They include systems as small as Riddle and Anglers Cove and as big as Lake Oswego and Estacada. The Statesman Journal says the thing they


Albany police search for suspects in Dutch Bros. burglary investigation

ALBANY, Ore. – The Albany Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects accused of burglarizing a Dutch Bros. Coffee in Albany Monday.The Dutch Bros. Coffee Stand is at 1895 Pacific Boulevard Southwest in Albany.Police say one of the suspects, whose face was covered, has


What's that building by the Chevron on Commercial St. SE?

Buy Photo(Photo: LEE CLARKSON / Statesman Journal)Project:New office buildingLocation:2332 Saginaw St. SDescription:A new office building is being built at 2332 Saginaw St. S, viewable from Commercial St. SE near the intersection with Hoyt St. S.City permit records do not name a tenant for the build

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-06-16 02:32:00

Marion County farmers speak in defense of Bi-Mart country-music festival

This letter is in response to misleading information submitted by those opposing the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival about issues regarding the Ankeny Wildlife Refuge, road closures that impact harvest, rumors surrounding compensation, and the impact on our local community and county.

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-06-15 23:02:00

Linn County Jurors Convict Man of Sexually Abusing Child | KXL

Rhodes, who previously coached youth football in Alsea, took the witness stand Thursday to deny abusing the girl. When the verdict was announced, he looked down, repeatedly shaking his head.


2-alarm fire rages through Polk County house

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A 2-alarm fire erupted at a vacant house in Dallas in the early hours of Saturday causing extensive damage.The fire was reported around 3:25 a.m. on SE Miller Street, authorities said. Crews from Dallas Fire and EMS were joined at the scene by firefighters from Polk County a

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-06-16 15:20:19

Weekend weather: Mostly sunny, warming up on Sunday

Forecasters expect cloudy skies through mid-morning on Saturday, eventually giving away to mostly sunny conditions and highs around 77. Saturday night should be partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-50s. Sunday is shaping up as sunny and warm, with highs in the mid-80s.Here are your updated local fore

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-06-16 13:15:00

Miller: A Salem water crisis...of a different sort

Along with the on-again, off-again, on again cyanotoxin water advisory in Salem, Kay and I recently were hit by a water crisis of a different color, and odor, so to speak.


Deputies: Man robs Salem bar at gunpoint

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-7 and a medium build. He was wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a skeleton mask.


Police Log (June 16)

THEFT:1:18 p.m., 3700 block of Southwest West Hills Road, Corvallis. A man reported someone broke into his car and took his wallet, insurance and registration.

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-06-15 22:54:00

Public Safety Log (June 14)

LINN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURTFrom Wednesday afternoonSex crimes —Shawn Ray Truett, 28, of Corvallis, was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sex abuse. The crimes allegedly happened between May 1, 2014 and Sept. 10, 2014, and the victim in the case was a femal