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Washington man guilty of manslaughter, DUII for crash that killed Sweet Home teens

A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found Austyn Wayne Hillsman, 22, guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. The verdict was delivered on Friday, at the conclusion of Hillsman’s four-day trial in Linn County Circuit Court.
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Twenty-five mid-valley schools have COVID cases

Several workplace coronavirus outbreaks and instances where schools have COVID-19 cases were reported in Linn and Benton counties, per the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly data, released Wednesday. The list includes 25 schools that currently have COVID-19 cases and five workplace outbreaks in Linn County. Thirty mid-valley schools were taken off...
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Former veteran of the year, Timber Linn brick-layer, dies aged 84

A longtime local volunteer and former Veteran of the Year in Linn County, Harlan Neal, died on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held next week at the veterans memorial he helped build. Neal, 84, was a retired Army infantryman and light weapons specialist. Stationed at Fort Wainwright in Alaska...
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Linn County records 79th COVID death

Linn County has added a 79th coronavirus death. An 80-year-old Linn County man who tested positive May 21 died May 23 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield. The presence of underlying medical conditions still is being confirmed. The Linn County fatality was one of 10 noted in Thursday’s...
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Linn County woman added to Oregon's COVID-19 death toll

A 77-year-old Linn County woman was added to Oregon’s novel coronavirus death toll on Wednesday, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The woman, who had underlying health conditions, tested positive on May 22 and died on May 26 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Linn County has now had 79 COVID-19...
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Man guilty of manslaughter for crash that killed 2 teens

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home, Oregon teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found 22-year-old Austyn Hillsman guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, driving under the influence...
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COVID-19 daily update: Oregon hospitalizations up slightly

Here is a local, state and national update on the COVID-19 caseload and vaccinations based on reports Thursday from the Oregon Health Authority and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:. New cases Oregon: 370. Total cases Oregon: 204,291. New cases Linn County: 11. Total cases Linn County: 5,475.
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Man found guilty of manslaughter in crash that killed 2 Sweet Home teens

ALBANY — A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found 22-year-old Austyn Hillsman guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported.
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