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A surge in deadly driving; Linn County, Albany area see fifth fatal crash in three weeks

Linn County and the Albany area saw its fifth fatal motor vehicle crash in just more than three weeks on Sunday, and four of those wrecks have been single-vehicle accidents.

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Prosecutors file murder charge against co-defendant in Blodgett shooting

A woman accused of being involved in a shooting in Blodgett last month that killed one person is now facing a murder charge and other additional charges, Benton County court records show.

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Strawberry Festival parade draws big crowd, eclectic entries

The parade for the 109th Lebanon Strawberry Festival was not really defined by any one moment. Instead, the Saturday event was defined by tons of little moments as organizations, schools and businesses from around Lebanon and Linn County came out to sh…

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Backyard burn ban starts June 15

A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect on June 15 in Linn and Benton counties and will run through Oct. 15 or longer, depending on weather and fire danger levels.

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OSU board adopts $1.3 billion budget

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved a $1.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, dipping into reserves to support a number of university priorities.

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Fired OSU prof goes back to court

After losing his appeal before the Oregon State University Board of Trustees, embattled professor Morrie Craig is once again turning to the courts in an effort to salvage his job and restore his reputation.

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Kidnapping suspect intended to rob woman, affidavit states

A Corvallis man accused of kidnapping a woman in Newport last week had intended to rob her but “had to take her” after she screamed, according to an affidavit prosecutors filed Thursday in Lincoln County Circuit Court.

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