Bike Path Hearing to Continue

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The conversation about a proposed bike path in Benton County is still on the table, after Tuesday’s planning commission meeting about the issue was for the second time set to continue at a later date. Last week, the Benton County Planning Commission wrapped up public testimony in favor of the project. On … Continue reading »

Albany-Corvallis Path Decision on Hold

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The decision to allow a bike path between Corvallis and Albany is now on hold. On Tuesday evening, the Benton County Planning Commission heard public testimony about whether to allow a conditional use permit for a bike path in an exclusive farming zone. More than 100 people came out for the meeting. Because … Continue reading »

Albany Remembers DUII Victims

ALBANY, Ore. — It’s a tree to remember lives lost and those impacted by drunk drivers. Tuesday night the Albany community came together for their Tree of Remembrance ceremony. For many of the people who came out the tree was a symbol of grief and awareness of how just one decision to drive under the … Continue reading »

Head-On Crash Kills Two

ALBANY, Ore. — Highway 20 near Albany is back open, but not before a lengthy closure as investigators try to piece together the moments before a crash that killed two people. The wreck was just east of Albany, around 6:30 p.m Friday. Troopers say a truck rear-ended a Nissan that was either stopped or coming … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police are looking for more possible victims after an Albany plumber was accused of secretly filming customers in the shower. James Bartholomeusz, 39, owns Ace Rooter Services, which serves Albany, Corvallis and Salem. He’s facing charges of burglary and invasion of personal privacy. Investigators say he recorded video of a client in … Continue reading »

Thousands Attend Albany Veterans Parade

ALBANY, Ore. — On Tuesday, downtown Albany was home to the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi. The parade started at 11 a.m., the same time World War I ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 96 years ago. Approximately 40,000 people lined the streets of Albany to show their support … Continue reading »

Jury Deliberates in Manslaughter Case

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany manslaughter case is now in the hands of the jury. Wenona and Travis Rossiter are accused of manslaughter in the first and second degree for recklessly and negligently causing the death of their 12-year-old daughter Syble, who died from untreated diabetes last February. The state argues Syble’s diabetic symptoms were obvious, … Continue reading »

Albany Liquor Stores to Open Sundays

ALBANY, Ore. — Liquor will soon be available for purchase in Albany on Sundays. Right now, both liquor stores in town are open Monday – Saturday. The Downtown Liquor Store says it was open on Sundays 6-7 years ago, but it closed because of the recession. “Any business needs to offer the best service that … Continue reading »

Linn County Jail Still Hiring

ALBANY, Ore. — It has been five months since voters in Linn County renewed a law enforcement levy, but it is still taking some time before they will see changes. A huge portion of the approximate $100 million levy is going to the jail. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it will be able to … Continue reading »

Corvallis-Albany Bike Path Plans

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It will soon be easier to bike between Corvallis and Albany, thanks to a collaboration project among the two cities and Benton County. Through Connect Oregon, the state is giving the project a $2 million grant to fund part of the bike path, giving cyclists a safer way to commute. Cyclists between … Continue reading »

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