Bomb Threat at Linn County Courthouse

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bomb threat at the Linn County Courthouse. Sources tell KEZI 9 News that someone called in a threat around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police immediately evacuated the courthouse. The scene was cleared about 45 minutes later and employees were allowed back in. We’ll have more … Continue reading »

Planes Land Safely After Bomb Threat

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — Two planes had to be escorted by fighter jets because of bomb threats. Military officials say the threats posted to Twitter were credible. Both planes landed safely. The Atlanta Bomb Squad swept the area for explosives and brought dogs to the tarmac. The FBI says passengers had to be interviewed and … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Security Heightened

EUGENE, Ore.– Airports across the country, including the Eugene airport are stepping up security after terror threats in Paris and a new bomb threat. TSA personnel are conducting random searches of passengers and carry on luggage. The new protocols started last week. This comes after recent terror attacks in Paris and a publication of a “hidden bomb” … Continue reading »

Police Investigate OSU Bomb Threat

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for help figuring out who made a bomb threat on Oregon State University’s campus Thursday night. All of the dorms on campus were evacuated for several hours. The OSU Department of Public Safety says someone called around 7:15 p.m., saying there was a bomb in one of … Continue reading »

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 »

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