Gunman Pleads Guilty to Shooting 2 Cops

CORVALLIS, Ore.– A gunman has pleaded guilty in the shooting of two law enforcement officers in Albany last August. Demecio Cardenas, Jr. pleaded guilty to several charges, including attempted aggravated murder and assault. Cardenas shot and injured Benton County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Peterson and Salem police Corporal Andrew Connolly. Peterson recalls the night of he was … Continue reading »

City Employee Fired Over DUII

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The city of Corvallis has fired its new economic development officer, after she was booked for DUII. “One mistake out of a lifetime of trying to do the right thing can take everything away from you in an instant,” said Murphy. It was a mistake that cost Melissa Murphy her job. But … Continue reading »

Two Officers and Suspect Shot

CORVALLIS, Ore. —A shooting involving an armed man and two officers drew back-up from seven different law enforcement agencies Saturday night. It happened near Albany, when Benton County Sheriffs deputies responded to a call about a man with a gun in an Albany woman’s backyard. Deputies spotted the stolen car he drove off in within … Continue reading »