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  1. Close encounters of the drone kind: How not to use your personal aircraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 |

    You're not allowed to use drones near wildfire areas, but that isn't stopping some people . It's an obvious safety issue, and it's also driving firefighters crazy.


  2. Rebels without racism? South Albany High School examines its Confederate mascotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 |

    They removed the Confederate battle flag from South Albany High School 20 years ago. A Confederate soldier does not dance during football games.


  3. Body of man decomposed in car with small arsenal at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 |

    The body of a mystery man was decomposing in his car in the ritzy Pacific Palisades neighborhood in Southern California for nearly two weeks before he was found by authorities last week, an attorney said Wednesday. Inside his home, detectives discovered more than 1,200 guns, scopes, 6.5 tons of ammunition, bows and arrows, knives, machetes and $230,000 in cash.


  4. Linn County sheriff investigates double-fatal car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 |

    A violent collision at a country intersection east of Albany took two lives Sunday. The crash occurred at about 12:27 p.m. at the intersection of Spicer Drive and Kennel Road four miles east of Albany.


  5. Motorcyclist dies in 2-vehicle crash, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Robin M. Galusha, a 56-year-old Terrebonne resident, died when a sedan struck the motorcycle he was driving on Oregon 34 east of Interstate 5 , the Oregon State Police said in a news release. Emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.


  6. Oregon family's searchlights find new homes in US museums, parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 |

    It was a slow 1970s evening at the family patch in Santa Clara Valley, California, but a visitor had a suggestion for drumming up business: Put a searchlight in the field. He and his father, William, who now lives in Waldport, came to own more than 70 of them.


  7. Sherwood School District taps Albany administrator to be Edy Ridge principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Hollenberg hails from Memorial Middle School in Albany School District, where she held several positions - from teacher to dean of students to associate principal - over 11 years. "We are so excited to welcome Amanda to our team of administrators in Sherwood.


  8. Body of drowned Albany man found in Willamette RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 |

    Benton County Sheriff's deputies have recovered the body of a 39-year-old man who disappeared on the Willamette River last week. Marine Patrol deputies found Brian Rogers on Sunday night near river mile 115, three miles downstream from where he disappeared.


  9. Man drowns in Willamette River at AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | The Oregonian

    The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the man, last seen by his wife on Friday afternoon floating on a small air mattress in the river near Albany's Bowman Park, disappeared after calling for help. Albany Police, Benton County and Linn County rescue personnel, including a dive team, searched for the man on Friday - but they only found the air mattress.


  10. The evolution of Cameron Whitten: Portland's most famous young radical wonders what's nextRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2011 | The Oregonian

    Cameron Whitten works a room like a spirograph . At his 24th birthday party, a Pearl District gallery gathering that doubled as a fundraiser for the Black United Fund, he made infinity loops, touching every person on the shoulder yet never lingering.


  11. Man drowns in Santiam River near AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 |

    A 56-year-old man died Sunday, June 28, 2015, when he succumbed to the Santiam River north of Albany. Macfawn visited the Santiam River, at a rest stop along Interstate 5 north of Albany, with his family on Sunday.


  12. Authorities searching for man submerged in Santiam RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | The Oregonian

    A man was reported missing in the Santiam River north of Albany on June 28, 2015.


  13. 2 Sweet Home men killed in head-on crash with dump truck near TangentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Two Sweet Home men died in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon near Tangent, an Oregon State Police spokesman said. A 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on State Route 34 when it crossed the center line and hit a 2007 Kenworth dump truck hauling a trailer full of gravel, Lt.


  14. $20,000 in unauthorized ATM withdrawals subject of possible skimming fraud, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | The Oregonian

    The Albany Police Department on June 9, 2015, released video that investigators say shows a man placing a skimming device on an ATM on May 29, 2015, at Central Willamette Community Credit Union. Less than two weeks later, police had taken more than 40 reports from credit union members who said their accounts had unauthorized ATM withdrawals.


  15. West Albany High earns top graduation rate with early support, help catching upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 |

    After years of work establishing programs to help struggling students get back on track, West Albany High School in 2014 achieved the highest on-time graduation rate of any large traditional high school in Oregon. Here are three West Albany students who benefited from the extra support and graduated from the high school this month: Nancy Salgado-Villegas remembers being named student of the term in middle school, but classes got a lot tougher when she started at West Albany High School.


  16. Hogs on your horizon? Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7 Linn County Expo CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | The Oregonian

    If you want to pick up tips on growing your own organic food, saving money on utilities and maybe try your hand at raising hogs, why not attend the Mother Earth News Fair June 6-7 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany? There will be more than 150 hands-on workshops lead by local and nation experts on sustainable and rural lifestyles. Topics cover food preparation and preservation, homesteading, green building and remodeling and related topics.


  17. Albany teen charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Lebanon womanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 |

    Kathryn Schilz, 17, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Tonya Thompson, 40, according to a press release from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. According to witnesses, Schilz said she caused the crash in an attempt to kill herself, the sheriff's office said.


  18. a Gmo battle; a Gmo convert; a Gmo company award: Ears to the groundRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 |

    A field of Roundup-ready alfalfa dries in the sun in Southern Oregon's Sams Valley in 2014. A Cornell scientist became a GMO supporter after he decided science was on the side of genetically-modified foods, and that they could help struggling farmers in countries with depressing economies.


  19. Oregon woman could win $10,000 from Monsanto as Farm Mom of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | The Oregonian

    Shelly Boshart Davis could win Farm Mom of the Year, a national $10,000 contest from Monsanto. She is married to Geoff Davis and mother to daughters : Kyndall, Samantha and Ashlynn.


  20. Victim, possible suspect's vehicle, identified in Albany hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 |

    On Saturday morning, 29-year-old Jerrell Ridley Stevens True was struck and killed on Century Drive at Kizer Avenue.


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