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Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation in Willamette Valley Busted

Estimated value of the marijuana plants, had they been allowed to reach maturity, is approximately $1.8 million dollars.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) -  marijuana grow operation A man living in the United States illegally, has been arrested while he was tending to a large scale marijuana grow operation in rural Linn County.

Linn County Sheriff's Bruce Riley said detectives determined that the suspect was living in, and tending to the marijuana grow site, which caused damage to the surrounding land, and to the local streams by the cutting of small trees and brush, depositing trash, and littering the area with chemicals and irrigation tubing.

Read Full Article (Aug-07-2014 18:25)

Albany, Corvallis Oregon News and Events

The Albany Public Library and Red Canoe Credit Union are partnering for the annual “Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive.”

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Albany Oregon Logo The Community Health Centers and the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy will be launching pharmacy services at the Health Centers with a grand opening event in Corvallis.

Albany Parks and Recreation Department will show “Rio 2” at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, for Family Movie Night at Albany Community Pool, 2150 36th Avenue SE.

Read Full Article (Jul-29-2014 07:20)

Hikers Risk Own Lives to Save Dog Missing for 22 Days

After calling police, the family went back to stay with the dog which was in a location with steep terrain, and with no easy way out.

(LEBANON, Ore.) - Madison A Scio, Oregon couple is happy to have their family dog back home again after 22 days, thanks to a family out on a hike and the Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers.

The Linn County Sheriff's office received a call on Saturday night around 7:45 p.m., of a possible lost hiker in the Cascadia area, just east of Lebanon.

Read Full Article (Jul-21-2014 13:35)

UPDATE: Albany Man Dead After Canoe Flips on North Santiam River

A woman who was also in the canoe when it turned over and got stuck in a log jam, was not injured.

(JEFFERSON, Ore. ) - salem news Tragedy struck Saturday afternoon on the North Santiam River near Greens Bridge just south of Jefferson, Ore.

Jefferson, Albany, Linn, Benton, and Marion county rescue crews were called to the area where the river bends with the South Santiam River around 2:00 p.m. on the call of a missing person after a canoe flipped over.

Read Full Article (Jul-11-2014 15:31)

ODF Tightens Fire Restrictions in North Cascade Forests

Eleven fires have burned 420 acres in the district so far this year.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Fire Season The hot, dry weather expected over the next several days has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry to tighten fire safety restrictions in the North Cascade District, which provides wildfire protection to private and public forestlands in Clackamas, Marion, northern Linn and eastern Multnomah counties.

On July 11 a "Regulated-Use" closure went into effect, aimed at reducing the chance of fires starting from public activities in the forest.

Read Full Article (Jul-06-2014 11:52)

Jury Duty Scam Hits Linn County

Telephone scams are a serious crime that continues to grow throughout America.

(ALBANY, Ore. ) - Linn County Jury Scam The Linn County Sheriff's office would like to remind citizens to be on the lookout for possible fraud involving telephone scams.

Undersheriff Jim Yon says as of Wednesday, his office has taken seven reports involving a scam that claims the victim did not show up for jury duty as required by law.

Read Full Article (Jul-04-2014 14:02)

Man Held at Knifepoint During Robbery in Scio

The two males suspects fled the area in the dark green Honda Civic, last seen driving towards Jefferson on Densmore Road.

(SCIO, Ore. ) - robbery investigation The Linn County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating two men wanted in connection with a robbery in Scio, Oregon.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says deputies received a call on July 2 from 21-year-old Nickolaus Thomas Blair of Scio, saying he had just been robbed at knife point after walking his dog along the banks of Thomas Creek.

Read Full Article (Jul-01-2014 18:15)

91-Year-Old Missing Scio Man Found Dead in Thomas Creek

On Tuesday at 10:08 a.m., Getz' body was located by Oregon Air National Guard.

(SCIO, Ore. ) - Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon says, the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a call of a missing 91-year-old man with dementia on June 30, at 11:26 p.m. from a residence in the 45000 block of Thomas Creek road outside of Scio.

Ashby "Al" Getz was last seen inside the residence reading a book earlier in the evening.

Read Full Article (Jun-15-2014 08:32)

Mid-Valley Backyard Burn Ban Takes Effect on Monday

The restrictions will extend through October 15 or later, depending on fire danger.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A ban on all open and backyard burning will go into effect on Monday in Marion, Linn, and Benton counties.

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the three counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control.

Read Full Article (Jun-10-2014 19:53)

Backyard Burning Ban Takes Effect Next Week in Three Oregon Counties

The restrictions will extend through October 15 or later, depending on fire danger.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A ban on all open and backyard burning will go into effect on June 16 in Linn, Benton and Marion counties.

The ban aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control.

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