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 »

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 »

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