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 »

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 »

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