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 »

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