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Springfield resident

reports bear sighting

SPRINGFIELD - A brown bear was spotted twice during the weekend by a resident in a Thurston neighborhood, police said.

The resident, who lives in the 1200 block of South 69th Place, first saw the bear Saturday night and then again about 3:45 p.m. Sunday. The bear was described as weighing 200 to 300 pounds. The homeowner reported seeing the animal climb over a fence and go into a wooded area, police said.

When officers arrived they were unable to locate the bear.

Stabbing suspect

sought in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - A 28-year-old man is sought in connection with the stabbing of a teenage boy near downtown early Sunday morning, police said.

At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Springfield police say, Randy Alen Morphew of Springfield entered an open front door of an apartment in the 1500 block of Main Street looking for a 15-year-old boy.

Morphew, an acquaintance of the teen's sister, allegedly entered the residence armed with a large knife, which police say he used to stab the boy once in the center of his back. Family members intervened and Morphew fled with the knife, police said. The stab wound was not life threatening, police said.

Investigators said the two disagreed over Morphew's relationship with the boy's sister.

As of Sunday night, Morphew remained at large. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
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Title Annotation:General News; METRO
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 13, 2005
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