• Public Safety Log (Feb. 20)
    BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF
  • Commissioners: No to proposed regional bridge district
    Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, John Lindsey and Will Tucker were unanimous Tuesday morning in their opposition to a proposal by Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, to create a multi-county taxing district supporting construction of a bridge over the Willamette River…
  • Wednesday weather: Expect showers, with highs near 43
    Forecasters expect showers on Wednesday throughout the mid-valley, with highs near 43. Expect mostly cloudy conditions Wednesday night, with fog late and lows near 30. Thursday morning should bring some freezing fog early, but there's a possibility of partly sunny…
  • Winter beverages warm the core
    Trips to Central Oregon in the winter aren’t as frequent as I would like. So on this particular weekend, as we headed to one of our favorite cross-country ski trails, my husband and I weren’t about to let freezing temperatures…
  • Benton officials sketch plans for justice system
    Now that the final report is complete on Benton County’s criminal justice system assessment, county officials are considering how to begin implementing some of its recommendations.
  • Stuck in the mud after high-speed chase
    A Sweet Home man is in the Linn County Jail after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit that ended just across the Willamette River from downtown Corvallis after the suspect vehicle was disabled and got bogged down in a…
  • South Albany, Santiam Christian earn state cheer titles
    For the fourth year in a row — and the school's first year as the RedHawks — South Albany High School's Cheer team won the state OSAA 5A Cheerleading title Saturday morning at Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
  • Traffic commission recommends changes to Waverly school zone
    The Albany Traffic Safety Commission voted Monday to recommend to the City Council to shrink a disputed school zone on Waverly Drive adjacent to South Albany High School.