Students Create CTS Bus App

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re waiting for the bus but it’s running a little late, would you want to know where it’s at? Oregon State University students have created a new app for the Corvallis bus system, tracking down each bus to its exact location. “If you’re more of a visual person and you’d like … 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 »

School Lab Cleanup Program

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis High School was home to a spring cleaning on Thursday, when a consultant with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality worked with teachers to dispose of outdated or hazardous chemicals. Schools are teaming up with the DEQ and county health departments for the Oregon School Lab Cleanup Program. Dave Waddell, a … Continue reading »

Coyote Warning in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police are warning hikers at Bald Hill Park to be careful after they say a coyote bit someone’s dog. Police say three hikers reported seeing a coyote on Tuesday, one of whom said the coyote bit his dog. Though police say the dog is uninjured, they are recommending that people avoid the area. Neighbors, … Continue reading »

Robinson Fired After Six Years at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University announced Monday morning it has relieved head coach Craig Robinson, effective immediately. “I want to thank coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University,” said OSU Athletic Director Bob De Carolis.  “This was a difficult decision, but after further evaluation, I believe it is in … Continue reading »

National Bike Month

CORVALLIS, Ore. — May is National Bike Month and one library is getting bicyclists ready to roll at a free workshop. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is offering events all month, starting May 6. Every Tuesday they’ll hold a free DIY bike repair workshop. Bicyclists can learn all about flat tire repair, bike safety checks … Continue reading »

School Bus to Stop Traffic at Merloy Ave

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis bus stop will see a change come Monday, after parents voiced their concerns about its safety. The Corvallis School District decided Friday that school buses stopping at the corner of Merloy Avenue and Highway 20 in Corvallis will start putting on its flashers to stop traffic starting Monday. Right now, … Continue reading »

Neighbors Demand Safer Bus Stop

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Some parents in Corvallis want something done about a school bus stop they do not think is safe, so they invited a state lawmaker to see firsthand why they are concerned about the busy intersection. On Thursday morning, State Representative Sara Gelser, D – Corvallis, stood at the corner of Merloy Avenue … Continue reading »

Road Repair Starts on HWY 20

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Repair work will start in May on a ten-mile stretch of HWY 20 linking Corvallis and Newport. The state picked a new contractor for the next phase of the road project that’s been plagued by landslides and delays. The Oregon Department of Transportation selected the contractor with the lowest bid, just under … Continue reading »

Substation Failure Causes Power Outage

ALBANY, Ore. — Pacific Power says it experienced an equipment failure at a substation Monday causing the power to go out for residents in Albany and Corvallis. Pacific Power says around 4:30 p.m. a substation in Albany failed, affecting around 30,000 customers. The electric company was able to restore power by 7:15 p.m. For continuously … Continue reading »

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