Albany Man Indicted After Fatal Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — Nearly eight months after a wreck that killed two people, an Albany man faces charges of criminally negligent homicide. Wallace Beaver was indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury last week and turned himself in on Friday morning. Oregon State Police say that on the morning of October 25, 2012, Beaver was … Continue reading »

High-Tech School Security System

  ALBANY, Ore.–  In the event of an emergency, time  is the most critical factor. Now, a high-tech security system designed to keep keep children safer could be coming to schools in Linn County. It couldn’t have come at a better time, especially after the foiled bomb threat at West Albany High School. It’s a cutting … Continue reading »

Extra Security Planned at West Albany HS

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Police Department is preparing for students and staff to return to West Albany High School for the first time since police stopped a student’s plan to bomb the campus. “This has been a trying time for this community and for the Albany police department,” said Capt. Eric Carter. When students … Continue reading »

Albany Police Investigate Triplex Fire

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany police are investigating a fire at a triplex on the 2500 block of Sherman Street. It happened at 3 a.m. on Wednesday. When firefighters arrived, the streetside unit was engulfed in flames. “There were a lot of flames flying out the windows because the window exploded…you could see the heat coming out … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on Squatters

ALBANY, Ore. — Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with a recent squatting bust, the City of Albany is seeing just that. Police arrested a man and a woman for squatting in a home on Thurston Street. It’s a situation that’s not unusual. “It’s been more of a visible problem over the last few … Continue reading »

Preparing for the “Big One”

ALBANY, Ore. — Geologists say more than 1,000 school buildings in Oregon are at risk of a collapse during a major earthquake. Central Elementary School in Albany is one of them. But thanks to a $1.5 million makeover, the school is a lot safer now. Students participated in an earthquake drill. Many of them have … Continue reading »

Teen Reunited With Stolen Trike

ALBANY, Ore. — A special needs teen was reunited with her beloved tricycle thanks to a good Samaritan and the efforts of the Albany Police Department. Lexi Olivos-Stansberry was all smiles while riding her tricycle. “Thank you. It makes me happy when I ride my bike around the apartment,” she said. But on March 1, … Continue reading »

Jury Backs Deputy In Deadly Shooting

ALBANY, Ore. — Just two hours after closing arguments, A jury found Deputy David Francis justified in the 2010 shooting death of an Albany man. Undersheriff Bruce Riley says Deputy David Francis feels very relieved. But in November 2010, he feared for his life. “The vehicle was coming straight at him and he thought he … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Sex Abuse Investigation

ALBANY, Ore. — Detectives arrested a Sweet Home man Friday in connection with a sexual abuse investigation. James Butler, 57, was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. and lodged at the Linn County Jail. He faces charges of Sex Abuse, two counts of Sodomy and Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct. Police … Continue reading »

Businesses Raise Money for Local Family

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local Springfield businesses are teaming up to raise money for the Guzman Family. The family lost their 8-year-old son, Yonic, in a car crash in Albany in early January. Both stores and restaurants in the Paramount Center strip mall are raffling off a variety of prizes including gift certificates, flowers, and pedicures. … Continue reading »

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