Pizza parlor robber gets away with cash
A man robbed a Little Caesar's Pizza store in west Eugene on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The robber, who claimed that he was armed with a gun, approached an employee and used a note to demand money, police said.
The man fled the business at 800 Seneca Road after obtaining cash.
Officers searched the area shortly after 4 p.m. without finding a suspect.
Bend arson damage put at $2 million
BEND - Police have tallied $2 million in damage at two church buildings that were part of a string of seven arson fires to hit the city last week.
The search for suspects in the March 6 fires continues.
The main building of historic Trinity Episcopal Church suffered $1.5 million in damage, Lt. Chris Carney said. Police said earlier that damage totaled $500,000 at the church's adjacent St. Helens Hall.
Police believe the same arsonist set all seven fires.
The others burned two detached garages, two vehicles and a woodpile.
City tells residents to move their hoops
PHILOMATH - Residents have been told that those mobile basketball hoops should be moved off streets and sidewalks when not in use.
City Manager Randy Kugler said a person was injured tripping over the base of one of the self- supporting backboards. The city is worried about liability.
The city has sent about 20 notices telling property owners that leaving the devices out violates the city code against sidewalk obstructions.
Scappoose decides to keep fluoridation
SCAPPOOSE - This Northwest Oregon town has voted to continue fluoridating its water.
The tally in an election Tuesday was 847 to 551, City Manager Jon Hanken said. That represented a turn-in rate of about 36 percent for the mail ballots.
The City Council voted in 2000 to fluoridate the water supply in Scappoose. It put the issue to a vote after questions were raised last year about the health effects of fluoridation.
The town of about 6,700 people is in Columbia County just northwest of Portland.
State trooper shoots himself accidentally
SHELTON, Wash. - A 46-year-old Washington State Patrol trooper accidentally shot himself in the thigh Wednesday during a training exercise at the patrol's academy in Shelton.
The trooper was drawing his .40-caliber gun out of its holster when it discharged, Sgt. Freddy Williams said.
Williams said the trooper was in satisfactory condition at a hospital and would have a surgical procedure to remove bullet debris from the leg.
Williams said the trooper would be identified after relatives were notified.
- Register-Guard and news service reports