Dropped Cinder Block Injures Woman

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for dropping a cinder block from an I-5 overpass early Sunday morning. Police say it broke through a passing vehicle’s windshield and injured a woman inside the car. The car was driving northbound on I-5 just before 4:30 … Continue reading »

Arrest in Freeway Overpass Rock Throw

RICE HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police have made an arrest in the case from November of last year in which a man allegedly threw a rock off of an I-5 overpass and hit a passing car. The suspect arrested is Mathew McKinney, 19, of Sutherlin. On Nov. 26, 2012, police say McKinney threw a … Continue reading »

Reward Offered in Rock-Throwing Case

SALEM, Ore. — A $1,000 reward is being offered to find the person who threw a rock off a freeway overpass onto a car. The families of the two victims pooled the money for that reward. Molly Grabill and Chris Brewer were driving up I-5 Monday night when the rock smashed through the windshield and … Continue reading »

Prank Victims Speak Out

RICE HILL, Ore. — The two University of Oregon athletes hurt in a crash near Rice Hill Monday night are recovering and even speaking out about the alleged prank that caused them to swerve off I-5 and crash. Neighbors in the area were very concerned when they heard about the accident that happened on the … Continue reading »

New Overpass Planned in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — The Benton County Board of Commissioners voted to start the design work for a new overpass. The recommendation includes adding a 113 foot single-span overpass on 53rd Street just south of the fairgrounds. It will rise 35 feet to clear the railroad tracks, have two traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks, … Continue reading »