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Benton County to launch justice system assessment with Feb. 20 community meeting

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Benton County will kick off a top-to-bottom assessment of the local criminal justice system with a community meeting later this month.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrests 10 men in prostitution sting

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Benton County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 10 men this week for allegedly responding to an online advertisement created by law enforcement inviting people to pay to have sex with a woman.

Two more enter Benton County race

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A fourth Democrat has filed to run in the May 15 primary for the Position 1 seat on the Benton County Board of Commissioners, and at least one unaffiliated candidate is waiting in the wings to contend for the post in the general election.

BCSO Arrests 3 for DUII During Halloween

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office participated in extra DUII saturation patrol and enforcement during Halloween weekend. Deputies arrested three people for DUII, cited three people for minor in possession-alcohol, two for possession of a controlled substance, and numerous citations for various violations. Deputies also responded four traffic crashes with two involving injuries. … Continue reading »

Deputy Rescues Man Trapped in Car

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NEAR ALSEA, Ore. — An elderly man is safe after spending the night, trapped in his crashed car which was hidden about 90-feet off of Highway 34. 80-year-old Jon Culton of Waldport was reported missing Wednesday. He didn’t show up for his Corvallis doctor’s appointment. On his way, something happened. His car ended up on … Continue reading »

County Seeks Input on Bailey Branch

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Benton County purchased 17.7 miles of an unused rail line that runs from South Corvallis to the Monroe area, then west towards Hull-Oakes Lumber. The county’s goal in purchasing the corridor was to preserve the right-of-way for future public benefit, but it needs input from the community to determine what it should be … Continue reading »

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