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 »

Toddler Survives 3-Story Fall

ALBANY, Ore. — A 2-year-old Albany boy is doing fine, according to police, after he fell out of a third story apartment window this week. Albany Police are not releasing the name of the parents or of the toddler, but they say a 2-year-old boy’s bed was pushed up against a third story window at … Continue reading »

Police Rescue Animals From Hoarder

ALBANY, Ore. — Police say more than 200 rabbits and guinea pigs are now safe, after investigators found them stacked in an Albany garage – but now they need new homes. Police say 58-year-old Pamela O’Brien is facing multiple charges, including animal neglect for hoarding the animals in her garage on the 2200 block of … Continue reading »

Search for Fire Victim’s Family

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department says one man lost his life during an apartment fire Wednesday morning, but the department is still looking for the victim’s family to notify them. Wanda Omdahl, Albany Fire Department spokesperson, says 64-year-old John Charles Walley died during the fire. Crews responded to the fire at 417 6th … Continue reading »

Fatal Fire Investigation in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fatal fire at an Albany apartment building Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the scene at 6:41 a.m. at 417 6th Ave. SE.  It took firefighters less than 15 minutes to put out the flames. One person was killed in the fire; everyone else in the … Continue reading »

Critical Injuries in Log Truck Crash

ALBANY, Ore.—   A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition after her car collided with an empty log truck Thursday afternoon. Oregon State Police says it happened on Highway 20, just east of Albany. Police say the woman was headed west near milepost two, when she went off the road onto shoulder on the north side. … Continue reading »

Home Invasion Robbery in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the suspects they say robbed two men at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, then bound them with zip ties. Sheriff Bruce Riley says around 3 am, up to five suspects forced their way into two homes on the same property on Santiam Bluffs Road … Continue reading »

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