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 »

Possible Crime Link in SE Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany Police are investigating a series of crimes in Southeast Albany and trying to figure out if they are related – including a murder, sexual assault, and multiple robberies. An eight-year-old called 911 early Tuesday morning in Albany, when he found his mother bleeding to death after police say somebody shot her. … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Albany Death

ALBANY, Ore. – Albany Police are investigating the death of an Albany woman Tuesday. They say her 8-year-old son was the one to call for help. Police say they responded to the Brookshore Apartments, in the 1,600 block of southeast 15th Avenue, around 2 a.m. They say an 8-year-old boy called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers … Continue reading »

Jimenez Trial Starts

ALBANY, Ore. — A trial started Tuesday morning at the Linn County Courthouse for a Lebanon teenager who is accused of assaulting a man with cerebral palsy. The Linn County District Attorney’s Office argues that 20-year-old Jesse Jimenez and his friend assaulted 49-year-old Ronald Whitehead in August. Jimenez’s friend, 18-year-old Trevin King, pleaded guilty to … Continue reading »

Grant Acord Accepts Plea Deal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The teen accused of plotting to blow up West Albany High School agreed to a plea deal Monday afternoon. Grant Acord, 17, admitted to eight counts: six counts of the unlawful manufacture of a destructive device and two counts of an unlawful use of a weapon. He is now in custody of … Continue reading »

Substation Failure Causes Power Outage

ALBANY, Ore. — Pacific Power says it experienced an equipment failure at a substation Monday causing the power to go out for residents in Albany and Corvallis. Pacific Power says around 4:30 p.m. a substation in Albany failed, affecting around 30,000 customers. The electric company was able to restore power by 7:15 p.m. For continuously … Continue reading »

Memorial Soldier Signs Unveiled

ALBANY, Ore. — The families of two fallen soldiers from western Oregon have waited a long time to get a special memorial for their loved ones. At the American Legion in Albany, two memorial highway signs were unveiled Monday. Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer, of Tangent, and Specialist Eric McKinley, of Philomath, both lost their lives … Continue reading »

Deputies Identify Body Found in River

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man whose body deputies recovered from the Willamette River on Sunday. Sheriff Bruce Riley says a family discovered the body of 45-year-old Jared Ethan Brown while walking through Bryant Park in Albany Sunday afternoon. “The body had actually been hung up on some debris about … Continue reading »

UPDATE: One Lane Open on I-5 South

UPDATE from ODOT (12:58 p.m.) : One lane is now open on southbound I-5, three miles north of Albany. However, there are long lines of vehicles waiting to travel after a series of multiple vehicle crashes earlier. Motorists should avoid travel on I-5 from Albany to Eugene. While a single lane has been reopened, there … Continue reading »

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