Albany Man Drowns in River

SCIO, Ore. — An Albany man drowned in the North Santiam River on Wednesday evening. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Steven Brunson was swimming near the Buell Miller boat ramp when he disappeared shortly after 5:15 p.m. A witness called 911 when Brunson didn’t resurface. His body was found about two hours later. … Continue reading »

Jury Backs Deputy In Deadly Shooting

ALBANY, Ore. — Just two hours after closing arguments, A jury found Deputy David Francis justified in the 2010 shooting death of an Albany man. Undersheriff Bruce Riley says Deputy David Francis feels very relieved. But in November 2010, he feared for his life. “The vehicle was coming straight at him and he thought he … Continue reading »