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Suspects in armed robbery arrested by Lebanon police

LEBANON, Ore. -- Two men were arrested yesterday, June 23 in connection to an April armed robbery at a gold dealer, police said. The Lebanon Police Department says that on April 14, 2022, an armed robbery was reported at Cash for Gold Now, a gold seller on south Santiam Highway in Lebanon. Police say that two men wearing motorcycle helmets took an amount of cash at gunpoint and got away on a motorcycle. According to police, no one was injured in the robbery and there is no danger to the public.
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Two suspects arrested for armed robbery in Lebanon

The Lebanon Police Department has arrested two suspects allegedly involved in an April armed robbery at a Lebanon gold dealer. According to a news release from LPD, police arrested Anthony Wade Holden, 32, of Lebanon and Corey Brandon Wreyford, 31, of Sweet Home. The two were located Thursday, June 23 and lodged in Linn County Jail.
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Man faces additional charges in fatal shooting of deputy

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Washington is facing additional charges in connection with the 2021 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon of Salem, Oregon, was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on amended information in the death of Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Brown, The Columbian reported.

Man Arraigned on New Charges in Fatal Shooting of Clark County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Brown

The man accused of killing Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Brown pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges in connection with the July 23 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon, 27, of Salem, Ore., was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court on amended information of possession of a stolen firearm, first-degree trafficking in stolen property, first-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. He was already charged with first-degree aggravated murder and another count of possession of a stolen firearm.

Metros sending the most people to Corvallis

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Corvallis, OR Metro Area using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Corvallis from the metro between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

Corvallis woman accused of assault and delivery of fentanyl near Albany school

The Albany Police Department has arrested a Corvallis woman for allegedly assaulting a female and delivering fentanyl near a school. Officers arrested Amy Rachelle Velasco, 30, on Wednesday, June 22. Court documents allege on or around June 8, Velasco knowingly delivered fentanyl, a schedule two controlled substance, within 1,000 feet...

Hanging out in center of a highway couplet

Surrounded by heavy traffic in the middle of Albany, there are two islands of lawn, flowers, bushes and trees. Lately the larger of the two has become a place for apparently homeless people to hang out. A reader called my attention to this on Tuesday. “They were there about a...

Bare steeple: What’s up with Cumberland

You may have noticed that the steeple of the former Cumberland Church is partially uncovered. Sheets of particle board protecting it have been taken off. I noticed the change early last week and wondered about it. Before I could ask, Joel Orton sent me an update of what’s been going on with the 130-year-old church, which was moved last fall from its site at 401 S.E. Main St. to 1400 Santiam Road, a few blocks away.

Albany sees surge of overdose deaths

Albany had seven illicit drug overdose deaths through May this year, matching its total from the previous three years combined, said Capt. Brad Liles of the Albany Police Department. “Fentanyl is one of the primary drugs,” Liles added, during the Albany City Council’s meeting on Wednesday, June 22.

Woodburn principal accepts NMSD post

District's new director of teaching and learning is an experienced professional, returning employeeAURORA — North Marion School District Superintendent Ginger Redlinger announced on June 22 that the district has hired for the position of Director of Teaching and Learning -- an educator from Woodburn with 20 years of experience and a passion for equity. Desiree Kiesel, who's been the principal of the Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy for nearly five years, possesses a wealth of ideal experience, including her work at the Oregon Department of Education as an English language arts specialist. She devoted many years to the Woodburn...

World Beat offers opportunity for local dancers to share their culture

Dancers with Casa de la Cultura Tlanese are excited to be back at World Beat after the COVID-19 pandemic paused the annual festival. The Salem-based nonprofit has been involved with the annual celebration since the start, said Paola Sumoza Maciel, COO and co-founder of Casa de la Cultura Tlanese. The group is nervous but excited to be back and show their hard work, she said. ...

Texas first baseman Ivan Melendez wins Golden Spikes Award

Texas first baseman Ivan Melendez received arguably the crowning achievement in recognition of one of the greatest offensive seasons a Longhorn has ever produced on Friday by winning the 2022 Golden Spikes Award over Oregon State pitcher Cooper Hjerpe and Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada. The first Texas player to win the award presented to the top amateur baseball player in the nation since 1978, Melendez broke through and claimed an honor Greg Swindell (1984-86), Scott Bryant (1989), Brooks Kieschnick (1992-93), Beau Hale (2000), Huston Street (2004), Drew Stubbs (2006), Kyle Russell (2007), Taylor Jungmann (2011) and Kody Clemens (2018) were finalists for in their time on the Forty Acres.