Man Arrested for Arson

SCIO, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s office says on October 25 around midnight, they responded to a barn fire on the 37000 block of Jefferson-Scio Drive in Scio. First responders deemed the fire as suspicious. A post fire investigation will be conducted after the fire is out. The value of the hay destroyed in the fire is … Continue reading »

Linn County Jail Still Hiring

ALBANY, Ore. — It has been five months since voters in Linn County renewed a law enforcement levy, but it is still taking some time before they will see changes. A huge portion of the approximate $100 million levy is going to the jail. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it will be able to … Continue reading »

Girl Injured at 4th of July Parade

HARRISBURG, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a young girl was severely injured during the Harrisburg 4th of July parade. Deputies say the 7-year-old girl jumped off the float she was on with her dad. She fell, and then was ran over by a 10-foot single-axle trailer. The girl was taken to RiverBend Hospital … Continue reading »

Critical Injuries in Log Truck Crash

ALBANY, Ore.—   A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition after her car collided with an empty log truck Thursday afternoon. Oregon State Police says it happened on Highway 20, just east of Albany. Police say the woman was headed west near milepost two, when she went off the road onto shoulder on the north side. … Continue reading »

I-5 Police Chase

Linn County, Ore. — Oregon State Police cited 41-Year old Paul Radanich of Corvallis after he eluded them on an 11-mile car chase. Early Sunday morning police say they received complaints about a man’s reckless driving on I-5 near Milepost 223. Minutes later police say the the driver being complained about, Radanich, called police himself. … Continue reading »

Fog Related Crashes

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Law enforcement is blaming the dense fog for multiple crashes along I-5 today. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers about poor visibility that is expected to creep in again Sunday tonight. They say they helped Oregon State Police respond to numerous fog-related accidents, mostly in southern Linn County Saturday morning. … Continue reading »

Update: Officer-Involved Shooting

HALSEY, Ore. — Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting. It happened Thursday night on I-5 near Halsey in Linn County. Police say the shooting involved Salem police detective Angus “Scott” Emmons. At about 7:50 p.m. Thursday, the detective and another investigator were traveling southbound on I-5 south of Albany on their way to an assignment … Continue reading »

Linn County Sheriff to Retire

ALBANY, Ore. — After 29 years serving Linn County, Sheriff Tim Mueller is retiring. In a personal note to Linn County residents, the sheriff says he’s decided to “hang up his gun and put away his uniform” on December 31. He served as sheriff for the past 8 years. Sheriff Mueller says he’ll miss working … Continue reading »

Helicopter Crash Kills Pilot

DETROIT, Ore. — A helicopter crashed in Linn County Monday afternoon, killing the pilot. The crash site was about two miles off Highway 22, near Detroit. The pilot, William Colantuono, of Florida, was the only person in the helicopter. Officials say he was flying logs from a site in Mill City. A witness said the … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Homicide Case

LEBANON, Ore. — Authorities in Linn County were investigating the death of a Lebanon man as a homicide. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 48-year-old Wayne Klavano was discovered by his parents Monday night at a campsite near the Upper Soda Fork Road on Highway 20. Klavano had an appointment that … Continue reading »

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