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Puppy nearly dies after eating marijuana left in park

SEATTLE — A Washington woman is warning others after her puppy nearly died after eating marijuana in a public park. KOMO-TV reports Hannah Puzas, of Seattle, on Monday took her French Bulldog, Jacques, to the Woodland off-leash area near Green Lake. Puzas says all of sudden the puppy became lethargic …

Snohomish County drops plan for hydroelectric plant

EVERETT, Wash. — The Snohomish County PUD has abandoned efforts to harness power from Sunset Falls on the South Fork of the Skykomish River. The Everett Daily Herald reports the three-member PUD commission made its decision this week. PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos says the PUD wants to put an emphasis …

Armed robber flees with Domino’s Pizza cash register

SPRINGFIELD — An armed robber took the cash register at the Domino’s Pizza on Mohawk Boulevard early Wednesday, Springfield police said. Three store employees were preparing to close the shop at about 1 a.m. when a man walked in, pointed a gun at them and demanded cash, police said. He …

Man, 33, arrested after allegedly firing pellet gun in downtown Eugene

A 33-year-old man was arrested in the Park Blocks of downtown Eugene on Wednesday morning after allegedly firing several shots from what appeared to be a handgun. The gun was determined to be a “realistic-looking” pellet gun, according to Eugene police, and had been fired several times. Immanuel Menelik Williams …

Springfield man stabbed by stranger who wanted to pet the man’s dog

SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man says he was stabbed in the abdomen early Wednesday morning by a stranger who asked to pet the man’s dog. The victim, 28, told police he was in his front lawn on South 38th Street with his dog at 2 a.m., when the stranger wearing …

Man with ties to Eugene-Springfield arrested in FBI phone threat case

A transient with ties to the Eugene-Springfield area has been arrested in Northern California on a warrant charging him with making telephonic threats to FBI offices around the United States. California Highway Patrol officers on Tuesday took Shawn Frederick Weatherhead into custody after a traffic stop near the Mendocino County …

Police seeking driver after hit-and-run crash involving moped in West Eugene

Eugene police are looking for the driver of a light-colored pickup truck after a hit-and-run crash early Wednesday morning sent a 20-year-old moped rider to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The moped rider, a 20-year-old man, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield around 3 a.m. …

Cannon Beach OKs pot shops to operate in mixed-use buildings

CANNON BEACH — The Cannon Beach City Council has reversed its decision to block marijuana retailers from operating in mixed-use buildings. The Daily Astorian reports the council reconsidered out of fear that landlords with mixed-use properties would evict residential tenants to allow marijuana retailers to rent their commercial spaces for …

North Bend School District cancels classes after threat found in girls bathroom

NORTH BEND — The North Bend School District in Coos County has closed all schools Wednesday after a threat was written on a bathroom wall at the middle school. According to North Bend Police Chief Robert Kappelman, the North Bend school resource officer was notified at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday afternoon …

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t run for re-election

WASHINGTON — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. Ryan’s plans have been the source of much speculation and will set off a scramble among his lieutenants …

Springfield students beautify rain barrels while learning about water conservation

SPRINGFIELD — “Every drop counts.” That’s the working motto for about 325 fourth-graders in the Springfield School District who have been slowly painting 44 rain barrels for the last several weeks in honor of Earth Day on April 22. More than 20 students in Kelsey Moore’s fourth-grade class at Maple …

Eugene’s public utility gives city a week to close riverfront land deal

The city of Eugene’s year-old agreement to purchase the downtown riverfront property from the Eugene Water & Electric Board may be in trouble. EWEB commissioners voted Tuesday to extend the deadline to close its sale of the 16-acre property to the city by just one week, to no later than …

Family missing on trip from Oregon to Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a family of four has been missing since last week while on a road trip from Portland, Oregon, to their home in Santa Clarita, California. San Jose police said Tuesday a relative called on April 8 to report the Thottapilly family missing. Police say the …

Columbia CEO to pay $1.5M for new Portland homeless shelter

PORTLAND — Columbia Sportswear chief executive Tim Boyle is donating $1.5 million for the construction of a new homeless shelter in Portland. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the 100-bed shelter will be on city property under the Broadway Bridge. Boyle’s donation will go to Oregon Harbor of Hope, a nonprofit run by …

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