A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What a pile of fentanyl pills looks like

Written February 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The news in Oregon has been full of reports on the fatal dangers of the illegal use of fentanyl, but I had never seen a picture of what a fentanyl pill looks like.

Pursuit and shooting: The police statement

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany police on Tuesday identified the driver of the car in Monday’s pursuit and shooting incident as Steven Anthony Schmidt-Shelton, 40, of Corvallis.

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.

Despite ominous news, a quiet day on I-5

Written July 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Drivers from Albany and anywhere else might feel a slight bit of unease on a section of Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon these days.

What’s this if not gun registration?

Written May 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

While we’re waiting for Gov. Kate Brown to sign the expanded firearms background check bill into law, how about one more little question: Why does the state police have to know specifics about a gun somebody wants to buy?

Sunshine called for a ride

Written March 1st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

March 1 is still winter, supposedly, but it sure felt like spring in the Willamette Valley, and that called for the obligatory bike ride on the abandoned roads of the former Camp Adair. Well, almost abandoned roads.

Sheep killed as trailer flips

Written June 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

You’ll likely see this photo or one like it on the news tonight or in the local paper tomorrow. The Oregon State Police took it this morning along Highway 226 near Scio. A truck pulling a livestock trailer had overturned by the side of the road. The driver was hurt and taken by ambulance to the Albany […]

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