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


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


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


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


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


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


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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