Public rips dump rate hike


Republic Services officials got an earful during a Benton County Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday morning from residents unhappy with the company’s decision to raise the minimum fee for dumping household waste at the Coffin Butte Landfill.

Albany union: No strike if ‘decent offer’ received


Albany city employees represented by AFSCME Local 2909 don't plan to issue a strike declaration — if they receive a "decent offer," Vice President Keith Volkers said.

Fight closes downtown Corvallis street


A downtown Corvallis street was closed to the public Monday afternoon while police investigated a physical altercation, but few details were immediately available.

Driver in critical condition after Highway 20 crash


A man who was allegedly driving a stolen pickup that struck another vehicle during a police pursuit outside Philomath on Sunday afternoon was in critical condition on Monday, while the other driver also remained hospitalized.

Oregon Jamboree sees ticket sales surge


SWEET HOME — Ticket sales for the 2019 Oregon Jamboree jumped 50 percent in November and December over the corresponding months last year, according to music festival director Robert Shamek.

Councilors debate annexation, decide to move up 2nd vote on ordinance


Over the past couple of years, development, zoning and annexation discussions before the Philomath City Council have taken on a contentious tone.

Medford man accused of beating man he thought was an informant – Mail Tribune


Mail Tribune Medford man accused of beating man he thought was an informantMail Tribune20, 2016, when the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team served a drug search warrant on a South Columbus Avenue address. A group of people at the address were detained during the search, according to a probable cause affidavit by Medford …

‘Sleeper fire’ awakens on mountain east of Medford – KTVL


KTVL ‘Sleeper fire’ awakens on mountain east of MedfordKTVLFirefighters found a slow-moving fire. Crews hiked in and held the fire to just over 3 acres. “A lightning strike from Monday evening’s storm is believed to be the cause of the fire,” the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District said in … Powered by WPeMatico

Police: S. Coast Interagency Narcotics Team makes biggest drug bust in its history – 11

293 views 11 Police: S. Coast Interagency Narcotics Team makes biggest drug bust in its 11Coos County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Coos Bay and North Bend police departments and the Coquille Tribal Police were all involved. Authorities say the investigation leading to the bust took more than a year. “(Thursday) we executed a …SCINT

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