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 »

Fugitive Returned to Oregon for DUII

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — There’s a break in a 16-year-old cold case  as a fugitive makes her first appearance in an Oregon court after she fled the country. Investigators say Jean Keating was awaiting trial on manslaughter and DUII charges in 1997 when her attorney said she disappeared. Earlier this year, police in Canada heard … Continue reading »

High-Tech School Security System

  ALBANY, Ore.–  In the event of an emergency, time  is the most critical factor. Now, a high-tech security system designed to keep keep children safer could be coming to schools in Linn County. It couldn’t have come at a better time, especially after the foiled bomb threat at West Albany High School. It’s a cutting … Continue reading »

Driver Arrested After Eluding Troopers

ALBANY, Ore. — Oregon State troopers and Linn County deputies arrested a man Sunday after eluding police. Around 6:21 p.m. a trooper spotted a 2011 Volkswagon driven traveling southbound on Interstate 5 that was subject to a driving complaint. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, driven by Angel Gamaliel Gallo, 18, of Springfield, near … Continue reading »

Linn Co. Sheriff Addresses Gun Control

ALBANY, Ore. — Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller never expected his letter would stir up such a response. He says it started as a simple statement to citizens on his stance on gun control, then he decided to turn his local letter into a national address to the vice president. “Well, I decided that since … Continue reading »