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 »

Albany American Legion Asking For Help

ALBANY, Ore. — A new building now sits where an American Legion post in Albany burned to the ground three and a half years ago, but the construction costs are cutting into the nonprofit’s charity work. Now, the organization is reaching out to the public for help. The American Legion Post 10 says its goal … Continue reading »

Albany Parents Arrested for Manslaughter

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany couple is being charged for manslaughter, after Albany police say they did not provide medical attention to their 12-year-old daughter who died earlier this year. Travis Rossiter, 39, and Wenona Rossiter, 37, of Albany turned themselves in on Thursday morning after police told them they would be arrested in the … Continue reading »

Hot Air Balloons Take Off

ALBANY, Ore. — Hundreds travel from around the Pacific Northwest every year to watch hot air ballons take off at the ATI Northwest Art and Air Festival in Albany, and early Friday morning the first balloon was launched. The fesitval takes place at Timber Linn Memorial Park, where 31 hot air balloons total will take … Continue reading »

Web Extra: West Albany FB Previews 2013

West Albany head coach Randy Nyquist: West Albany running back Jake LaCoste: West Albany quarterback Cody Lahoda:

Interview: Art and Air Festival

ALBANY, Ore. — Hundreds show up every year for the Northwest Art and Air Festival in Albany to catch sight of hot air balloons from across the Pacific Northwest taking off. Jimmy Lucht, Executive Director of the Albany Visitor’s Association, joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more about … Continue reading »

Community Honors Jesse Trader

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany firefighter was remembered Saturday after his life was taken too soon.  19 year-old Jesse Trader died Tuesday while in Southern Oregon battling the Big Windy Complex. He died when a water tanker he was driving flipped. The football field at West Albany High School was filled with family and friends … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Church in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department responded to a fire burning at Willamette Community Church at around 2 a.m. Monday after the building’s security alarm was activated. The church, located at the 400 block of 3rd Ave. SE, is 101 years old. Crews had to chase quickly spreading flames through the building. A sprinkler … Continue reading »

ODOT Considers Highway 20 Safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation is planning to improve a busy stretch of Highway 20 between Albany and Corvallis. The area has been the scene of numerous car accidents in recent years. In 2007, ODOT spent $1.3 million to improve two problem intersections, Highway 20 at Granger Ave. and at Indepence Highway. To make the … Continue reading »

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