Woman Arrested for Albany Bomb Threats

ALBANY, Ore. — FBI agents arrested a woman for allegedly calling in bomb threats to several Albany elementary schools. Investigators say Jenelle Pinkston made a call in April to Waverly Elementary, threatening that a bomb would explode in 10 minutes. Pinkston allegedly made two more calls in May to Waverly and Periwinkle elementary schools. In … Continue reading »

Bomb Threat Suspect in Court

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There was a court hearing Tuesday for the student charged with building bombs and planning an attack on West Albany High School. Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord’s court appointed attorney appeared on his behalf. During the procedural hearing, she and the chief deputy district attorney scheduled Acord’s next hearing for July 16. Police arrested … Continue reading »

West Albany Students Return to School

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at West Albany High School returned to class for the first time Tuesday since one of their classmates was arrested. They say the ordeal will only make them stronger. Like many parents, mother Holly Gastorf hugged and kissed her daughter one last time before dropping her off at the school Tuesday … Continue reading »

Suspicious Device Closes Highway 34

Near LEBANON, Ore. –  A report of a suspicious device in a car forced crews to close Highway 34 at milepost 14  just west of Lebanon. Oregon State Police was called to assist Linn County deputies and Lebanon Police with the investigation. Deputies say Matthew Reniff from Eugene said he had an explosive device in … Continue reading »

Casino Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

FLORENCE, Ore. — The Three Rivers Casino in Florence was evacuated late Saturday night after it received a bomb threat. Casino officials say it happened around midnight. Everyone exited the building while police and fire crews did a thorough search of the area. No evidence of a bomb was found and guests were able to … Continue reading »

Lane County Courthouse Evacuated

EUGENE, Ore. – A string of bomb threats led to the evacuation of 17 Oregon courthouses, including Lane County’s. Oregon State Police say the calls started coming in around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Troopers say they appear similar to multiple reports received in Washington and Nebraska over the past two weeks. So far, no suspicious devices … Continue reading »

Eugene Bomb Threat Suspect Sentenced

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man who called in a threat to bomb the downtown Eugene post office won’t spend any more time in prison for the crime. The judge handed down a year-long sentence to Patrick Smoly Tuesday, but he got credit for time served. Back in November 2010, Smoly parked his white van outside … Continue reading »

Robbery Surveillance Video Released

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department has released surveillance video showing a man suspected of robbing a deli early Sunday morning. An employee of Patty’s Deli says she got a call from a man who claimed that a bomb was planted outside the building. The man allegedly demanded that money be left outside the … Continue reading »