Robber hits Shilo Inn — The Washington County sheriff’s office says a clerk was tied up but unharmed by a robber Monday morning at the Beaverton Shilo Inn. The sheriff’s office says a man wearing a black ski mask entered the lobby shortly after 4 a.m. and pointed a gun at the clerk. The robber got away with some cash.
Stolen dog recovered — Police have recovered a dog that was stolen from outside a Portland restaurant and bar. Police say the Siberian Husky named Tuesday had been left at a Vancouver home by a family member. When the residents learned from media coverage that the dog was stolen they called police. Police reunited the dog with its owner Sunday and arrested the 47-year-old man who is suspected of taking it Friday afternoon.
Teen destroys science experiment — Officers from the Portland police bomb squad were investigating a small blast scene Sunday outside Sitton Elementary School when a woman told them what happened. She said her 16-year-old son blew up his science experiment with fireworks. It left a small divot in the grass. Officers talked to the teen and determined there was no intent to damage property and no danger, so he was not charged.
Crab season delayed — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has delayed the state’s ocean commercial Dungeness crab season again, this time through Dec. 30. The season is being delayed to allow the crabs to fill with more meat. The season on the Oregon Coast typically opens Dec. 1 but can be delayed to ensure better quality and avoid wasting crab. The department says coast-wide quality testing showed some areas didn’t meet minimum preseason criteria. Oregon Fish and Wildlife said Monday that recreational crab harvesting in the ocean and in Oregon’s bays will remain open.
Call her ‘Lily’ — Online voters have picked “Lily" as the name of Oregon’s newest elephant calf. The vote wasn’t close. Lily outpaced the other four suggestions by zookeepers with more than 30,000 of the total 50,000 votes. Also being considered were the names Jaidee, Sirikit, Rakhi and Siddhi. The calf was born at nearly 300 pounds on Nov. 30 to another Oregon Zoo elephant, Rose-Tu.
— From wire reports