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 »

Timeline Set for Corvallis-Albany Path

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Benton County Board of Commissioners approved an accelerated timeline for the Albany-to-Corvallis Multi-Use Path Project to connect the two cities. Benton County will receive $2 million in grant funding from ConnectOregon for the portion of the pathway stretching between Independence Road and Scenic Drive in North Albany. Design and construction of … Continue reading »

Promoting Prostitution Arrest

ALBANY, Ore. — A man is in the Benton County Jail facing charges of compelling and promoting prostitution, as well as trafficking in persons. Albany Police arrested 29-year-old Wiley Brooks on Wednesday. The Probable Cause Affidavit says a woman reported to Albany Police that Brooks had trafficked her for sex in the past, and that … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – September 5

For the September 5th edition of Friday Night Blitz, watch highlights from 11 games including our Game of the Week between Sheldon and visiting Lakeridge.

Man Dies in Highway 20 Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — A deadly crash in Benton County and deputies think alcohol may have played a factor. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 7 a.m. this morning on Highway 20 east of NW Scenic Drive. Deputies say a car driven by Damon Selves, 32, of Corvallis crossed the center line. … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Albany

UPDATED at 11:15 A.M. ALBANY, Ore. — US Highway 20, the Albany-Corvallis Highway, is now open near NW Scenic Drive in Albany, after a fatal crash Thursday morning. Oregon State Police were called to the scene just before 7:00 a.m. Investigators say a male driver in a ford station wagon traveling westbound was struck head-on by an … Continue reading »

Stained Glass Restoration Complete

ALBANY, Ore. —  One-hundred years of history is on full display once again at an Albany church after a group came together to restore two of its stained glass windows. Two years ago, private donors funded an approximate $90,000 restoration project to keep the large stained glass windows at the United Presbyterian Church alive. After 100 … Continue reading »

Family Stuck in Albany Because of Ebola

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany native came back to Oregon this summer to get married, but now she and her family are stuck in the United States before they can go back home to Sierra Leone, one of the countries where the Ebola virus is spreading. Emily Sheriff of Albany moved to Sierra Leone three … Continue reading »

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