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International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2018: All you need to know
The event wascreatedback in 1995 by friends Mark Summers and John Baur of Albany, Oregon during a racquetball game. When one of them cried out ‘aaarrr!’ as the result of an injury sustained during the game, the idea for a day where everyone talked as if a pirate would was born.
New Linn County mugshots (updated Sept. 17)
Public Safety Log (Sept. 15)Sex crime charges dropped against Virgin Islands manAlbany man sentenced in robbery caseOSU women's soccer: Portland tops Beavers 3-0Scio man found guilty of rape
Public Safety Log (Sept. 19)
LINN COUNTY SHERIFFBurglary— 7:18 a.m. Monday, 28600 block of Highway 20. A trucking business reported approximately $1,500 in power tools stolen during the weekend. Deputies are investigating.
Wednesday weather: Patches of morning fog, then sunny skies, and highs near 70
Once the patches of morning fog burn off, forecasters expect Wednesday to be sunny throughout the mid-valley, with highs near 70. Mostly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows around 49. Thursday should be partly sunny, with a high around 71.Here are your updated local forecasts:Albany
Wanted: New home for the 14-foot, 3,000-lb. happy Buddha from Kwan's restaurant
He and his wife, Bo, wanted him to do the same with a giant wooden statue of a Pu-Tai, better known as the laughing or happy Buddha.
Column: Plenty of resources exist locally for startup businesses
Have you spent hours on your laptop trying to develop that great business idea that popped into your head a few months ago? Perhaps you’re a little irritated with making money for someone else. Heck, working in a home office sounds like it could be a whole lot better than sitting in a cramped cloth-
Oregon House candidate made false statement in voter guide
In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 photo, Amanda La Bell, who is running for State Representative in Oregon House District 54, talks with a group of her supporters before going door-to-door in a neighborhood in Bend, Ore. La Bell, a Working Families Party candidate for the Oregon House of Representati
Cougar killing is misguided; Oregon needs scientific management plan
Contrary to what is believed, Dr. Jackson of Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife stated at a Corvallis, Oregon public meeting, that itscollared 5-year study of Oregon’s cougars showed that juvenile cougars dispersing from their mother were not the conflict issues.
Tractor involved in fatal crash near Layafette
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A crash involving a tractor on Highway 99W killed one person Tuesday morning.Oregon State Police said the crash happened near milepost 33 at 8:15 a.m, just a mile south of Lafayette.ODOT has set up a detour in the area, so drivers should expect delays and intermittent closur
Fatal crash closes Highway 99W near Lafayette in Yamhill County
A detour has been set up directing traffic to Mineral Springs Road, Gun Club Road, Highway 47 before returning to Highway 99W.
Albany woman sentenced to six years for arson, other crimes
An Albany woman who reportedly set her home ablaze in an attempt to make her roommate move out was sentenced to nearly six years in prison last week in two separate criminal cases.Tamora Susan McCarthy, 54, had pleaded no contest to first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault
Public Safety Log (Sept. 18)
SWEET HOME POLICEDeer rescue –8:16 a.m. Saturday, 4900 block Airport Road. A caller reported a deer stuck in a fence. An officer responded, and the deer was cut loose from the fencing, carried into a field and released.MIPs –9:11 p.m. Saturday, 700 block First Avenue. Ian Thomas Buczko, 31, was cite
A fresh look at Marys Peak
Sometimes a fresh perspective can make all the difference.That’s what the Marys Peak Alliance is hoping for with a multivenue art show that aims to help mid-valley residents see their backyard mountain through new eyes.On June 21, the day of the summer solstice, the nonprofit organization took 41 ar
Survey Says Oregon Not The Best Place To Retire | KXL
Moneywise.com – A new survey says Oregon is not the best bet for your money when it comes to retirement. A new Moneywise.com survey says Oregon is on a list of the 25 five worst states for retirement. It says even though we don’t have a sales tax, housing costs are sky high, it rains a lot here and
Millpond Crossing development votes pass but not without opposition
A proposed 166-home subdivision in Philomath continues to be a hot topic of conversation at Philomath City Council proceedings as the process moved forward last week through the approval of zoning and comprehensive plan changes as well as a development agreement.In one corner, there is a developer w
Oregon county, fighting a surge in STDs, discreetly tracks down sex partners
Mary Horman, right, a registered nurse for Clackamas County, and Liz Baca, a disease intervention specialist for the county, search for the right address in an Oregon neighborhood. Part of their job is to get information to people who may have a serious, treatable infection, yet do not realize it.Kr
Portland pot shop owner sentenced to federal prison time for tax crimes
PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland man was sentenced to seven months in federal prison and must now pay more than $262,000 after he failed to file his federal income tax returns for four years.
Deadly crash on Highway 22E blocks traffic near Gates
NEAR GATES, OR (KPTV) - A person died Monday in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 22E, according to Oregon State Police.The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. east of Gates near milepost 37.Troopers say the person died on the scene. It’s not clear if anyone else was hurt.Authorities advise drivers in th
Scio man found guilty of rape
A Scio man was found guilty of first-degree rape at the conclusion of a two-day jury trial earlier this month.Shawn Lee Hooper, 40, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 27. He is currently in the Linn County Jail, and Judge Thomas McHill has ordered Hooper to be held in custody until his sentencing
SH man hopes to shed light on Native American culture
SWEET HOME — It would be an understatement to say that 73-year-old Roger Pike has led an interesting life.It would be like saying a Ferrari is a nice car, or that the Grand Canyon is a hole in the ground.Pike spent more than 40 years in Alaska, surviving as an entrepreneur. He has done everything fr