Jonathan West, 35, had threatened employees of Hi-School Pharmacy, 1356 Monmouth St., in Independence.
The city of Monmouth was named the No. 10 safest city in the state of Oregon by Safe Choice Security, a security firm.
Luckily, Falls City Fire Chief Bob Young just happened to be driving by shortly after the fire broke out, said Tom Finegan son of the home’s owner, Joyce Finegan.
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A Monmouth man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 19 sex crimes charges, including seven counts of first-degree rape.
Benton County may begin sending inmates to the Polk County Jail due to anticipated shortage of space at other facilities Benton uses.
Jesse Helt gained national attention when he accepted Miley Cyrus’ VMA award, giving a speech on the plight of homeless youth.
Building work on renovation should start in September
In another week or two, Chief Darrell Tallan hopes the site of Monmouth’s new police station will be busy with subcontractors ripping out the interior.