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Albany crews quickly extinguish house fire

Jeff Diller watches as AFD personnel attack a house fire on SE Fourth Avenue. Diller was walking his dog when he noticed smoke coming from the structure.Albany Fire Department personnel quickly extinguished a fire in what neighbors said was a vacant house at 830 Fourth Avenue SE on Wednesday afterno

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:24:00

Police Log (Aug. 16)

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:10:10 a.m., 1100 block Northwest Ninth Street. An officer arrested Kalina Jo White, 24, no address listed, after she allegedly broke open an electronic keyless lock on a building. The caller estimated the damage to the lock would cost $500 or more to repair. The officer arrested Wh

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

Albany police seek suspects caught on camera urinating repeatedly near local business

ALBANY, Ore. – The Albany Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying people who have been urinating next to a local business for several days.Police say the suspects are relieving themselves next to a business in the 300 block of Northwest Lyons Street in Albany.Tuesday, they post

KATU.COM - 2018-08-15 11:01:34

Keizer man, 20, faces dozens of rape charges

Joseph Myers, 20, faces dozens of rape and sex abuse charges, August 16, 2018 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-08-17 00:15:58

Oregonians urged to check paycheck withholding

Combined with Oregon’s dependence upon the federal form to determine state withholding, these changes have created a situation where taxpayers may not be withholding enough income taxes from their wages to cover their Oregon income tax liability. This may mean that more taxpayers have a tax to pay a

KTVZ - 2018-08-16 07:54:19

Second Amendment measure makes Linn County ballot

Linn County residents have an opportunity in November to vote on a measure that seeks to give Sheriff Jim Yon the authority to determine whether proposed firearms legislation is constitutional.Supporters of the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance gathered more than enough signatures to qualify t

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-08-15 13:00:00

9 nurses pregnant at the same time at Oregon hospital

What's in the water at an Oregon hospital? Officials are reporting a baby boom, but it doesn't involve the patients. Nine nurses are pregnant at the same time.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-08-16 18:29:29

Keizer police arrest suspect in rape of multiple girls

Myers was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he faces a list of charges including 24 counts of third-degree rape, 15 counts of third-degree sexual abuse and more than a dozen counts of giving marijuana to a minor.

KATU.COM - 2018-08-16 17:01:45

Thursday weather: Widespread haze and morning clouds; highs in the lower 80s

Forecasters expect widespread haze and morning clouds throughout the mid-valley on Thursday morning. The clouds are expected to gradually clear, with temperatures reaching the lower 80s. Increasing clouds tonight, with lows around 51. Friday should start with clouds that will clear off, and highs ar

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-08-16 13:15:00

Albany Summer Orchestra to perform pops concert in Monteith Park

The Albany Summer Orchestra will perform a collaborative summer pops concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Monteith Riverpark, NW Water Ave.The Albany Summer Orchestra features members from the Albany String Orchestra and New Horizons Willamette Valley Orchestra, plus middle- and high-school band s

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-08-16 18:12:00

Marion County sex crimes: Why we did the story

Breaking news reporter Olivia Heersink, a summer intern from the University of Idaho, had been wondering the same thing.

STATESMAN JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 14:00:00

First, they had to take a selfie

Set aside the question of whether City Hall Selfie Day should be a thing, or — perhaps even more critical — whether a group photo taken with a drone can properly be called a "selfie."To Albany city employees, Wednesday's participation in City Hall Selfie Day had a serious purpose: "To show pride in

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-08-16 13:30:00

Open Streets set for second running Sunday in Corvallis

The second Open Streets festival is on for Sunday in Corvallis.The event, which was held the day before the eclipse last summer, runs from noon to 4 p.m., with the main centers of activity Cloverland Park and the Harding Center.Northwest 27th Street will be closed to non-motorized traffic between Cl

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:42:00

GAPS: West Albany project to cost more

The first phase of reconstruction for West Albany High School will cost more than anticipated, but for now, Albany School Board members will leave it that way.Board members heard a report Monday from David McKay of HMK Co., program manager for the project, on design development for the 108,000 squar

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD - 2018-08-15 13:30:00

Police Log (Aug. 15)

THEFT BY DECEPTION:12:06 p.m., telephone interview. A woman told an officer she had lost more than $4,000 in an internet scam. In early August, the woman said, she set up an account on a website called “Making Arrangements” to find someone to support her financially, specifically to help cover her s


'Pretty crazy': 9 pregnant nurses at Salem Hospital

Maybe you heard about the six nurses in a North Carolina hospital that are all simultaneously pregnant. Well, there's 9 nurses in Salem that have also been expecting a little bundle of joy.


Albany escape room provides puzzles, thrills

People love solving riddles and playing detective, said Brendon Pendley, owner of Enigma Escape Experience in Albany, the city’s first escape room business.“There’s some kind of thrill that people get from cracking the code or figuring out how the puzzle goes together,” Pendley said.“It’s like playi


Portland attorney joins Bucknell defense team

A second lawyer has been added to the defense team for Benjamin Leland Bucknell, who faces numerous charges in connection with a violent attack in Corvallis last year.Whitney P. Boise of Boise Matthews LLP in Portland filed a notice of appearance with the Benton County Circuit Court on Monday, joini


Linn County Sheriff's Office investigates three suspicious ditch fires near Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. – The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or people responsible for starting three brush fires in ditches northwest of Brownsville early Wednesday morning.A deputy responded to investigate a fire reported at 1:49 a.m. in a ditch on Linn West Drive.While the dep

KATU.COM - 2018-08-15 12:09:24

Wednesday weather: Hazy and mostly sunny, with highs in the 80s

Forecasters say widespread haze will linger throughout the mid-valley until at least Thursday. In the meantime, expect mostly sunny skies on Wednesday, although there may be some clouds in the morning. Wednesday highs will be in the upper 80s; lows Wednesday night will be around 56, with cloud cover

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES - 2018-08-15 13:15:00