A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Deputies investigate straw fire on Riverside

Written October 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When I read online about the fire of the big stack of straw southwest of Albany Monday, I wondered what could have caused it. So far the cause is undetermined, and Linn County detectives are trying to find what it was.

Wondering about SUVs behind this wire

Written September 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride through the Jackson Hill neighborhood of central Albany Wednesday afternoon, a line of new automobiles caught my eye.

Underpass incident ends with a shooting

Written January 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Spot news on the cop beat is not the usual fare on this website. But on a bike ride in the rain after noon on Monday, this is what I came across at the Lyon Street underpass in downtown Albany.

In fatal bike crash, waiting for the cause

Written August 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

One week after an Albany bicyclist died in a collision with a motor vehicle on a widened section of Riverside Drive, Linn County sheriff’s detectives are still trying to determine exactly how it happened.

Now, in minor crimes, ‘we can’t hold them’

Written August 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Maybe it wasn’t what Democrats in the legislature had in mind, but the effect of a new law they passed as Senate Bill 48 is that there’s not much law enforcement can do about minor crimes such as shoplifting or trespassing.

Flowers for Aurelio: A roadside tribute

Written January 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Some roadside memorials in the Albany area – – and elsewhere, too — start fading away after a time. But not this one on Bryant Way.

Linn law enforcers: Trust the people

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The message was clear before, and it’s even clearer now: Violating the governor’s corona order may or may not kill you — most probably not — but it won’t land you in court or jail, at least not in Linn County.

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