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Justice Court's Jad Lemhouse to retire

Oregon’s Justice Court system dates back to before there was an Oregon Territory, retiring Justice Court Judge Jad Lemhouse … Read more

OSU women's basketball: Beavers beat the zone, cruise past Broncos

Oregon State had a pretty good idea that Santa Clara would try to slow down its potent offensive attack by using the zone de… Read more

OSU men's basketball: Second-half rally not enough in defeat

ST. LOUIS — Oregon State found its offense for a little more than four minutes Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to pull out anot… Read more

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Lacomb man dies in crash

A 19-year-old Lacomb man died Tuesday morning when his van slid on ice, rolled and struck a tree. Read more


Camera aids in holiday theft arrest

The Albany Police Department is crediting a home surveillance camera with assisting officers in apprehending 25-year-old Dan… Read more


Corvallis doctor dies while surfing near Devils Punchbowl

A 30-year-old Corvallis doctor surfing near Devils Punchbowl Natural Area died on Saturday, Oregon State Police said. Read more


Blown tire, resulting wreck sparks fire, I-5 closure near Albany

A commercial truck caught fire due to a blown tire and resulting crash, and that closed Interstate 5 northbound near Albany … Read more


Grassroots group tackles Quartzville Corridor cleanup

SWEET HOME — What started as a pretty simple idea — cleaning up a portion of the Quartzville Corridor — snowballed Saturday … Read more


Lebanon suspect faces, robbery, assault, other charges

A Lebanon man faces accusations of robbery, assault and more after being arraigned on five separate cases in Linn County Cir… Read more

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Public Safety Log (Dec. 5)



State pays $1.25M for death of 15-year-old foster child

PORTLAND (AP) — The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the family of a teen who died under the watch of chil… Read more


Public Safety Log (Dec. 1)



Albany man charged in Lebanon thefts

A 25-year-old Albany man is facing charges of first-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief and unlawful entry into a … Read more

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Memorial gallery: December 2018 obituaries

Remembering those who died in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Photos submitted by family members to accompany their obituaries in the Albany Dem… Read more

Photos: Pearl Harbor and other flashbulb memories

The bombing of Pearl Harbor is a flashbulb memory for the oldest living Americans. The assassinations of John F. and Robert Kennedy and Mar… Read more


Security solutions to keep your Mid Valley family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.


Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Mid Valley need to know before they decide.

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It's the one-two punch of Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie that bears watching. Read more