Puppy stolen from shelter — The Oregon Humane Society says a 3-pound puppy a family was ready to adopt from its shelter in Portland has been stolen from a locked kennel. The dog is a reddish-brown Chihuahua-Pomeranian. The Humane Society says the puppy was stolen late Saturday afternoon, minutes before the family was scheduled to pick it up. The Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for information. It says it fears the thief will try to sell the dog.
Train stalls near Chemult — A passenger train running from Los Angeles to Seattle was stalled for about four hours in the snowy mountains of Southern Oregon. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said the Coast Starlight train with 358 passengers aboard had a mechanical problem Sunday outside of Chemult, about 65 miles south of Bend in the Cascades. Leeds said the train made it to Eugene on Sunday afternoon, where it got a new locomotive, and was able to proceed to Seattle.
Police launch homicide probe — Authorities in Eastern Oregon say they’ve launched a homicide investigation after a body was found beside a highway east of Umatilla. The East Oregonian reported that the body was described as that of a man in his 30s. The body was spotted by a passer-by along U.S. 730 who phoned police Sunday.
Authorities search for missing man —The search continues for a 39-year-old Klamath Falls man who has been missing since last week. The Oregon State Police said a retired trooper spotted an abandoned car Sunday belonging to Robert Lear in a forested area near the community of Keno, southwest of Klamath Falls on the Klamath River. The Herald and News reported harsh weather forced volunteers searching the area to give up Sunday, but the search resumed on Monday. Lear was reported missing by his family last Thursday. They said he was planning to move to the Seattle area.
Arsonist hits Gaston mailbox — Authorities say an arsonist set fire to the mailbox in front of the post office at Gaston in Washington County. Many pieces of outgoing mail deposited over the weekend have been damaged by gasoline and water. The Gaston Rural Fire Department says the fire started between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, and smoke was coming from the mailbox when firefighters arrived to put it out. The department says a gasoline canister with a lit wick was found inside the mailbox. The fire department says the investigation will be handled by the Washington County sheriff’s office and the U.S. Postal Service .
Robbers hit Grants Pass businesses — Two Grants Pass businesses were robbed Sunday, one at gunpoint, and police are still searching for two suspects. The first robbery occurred around 6 p.m. at a newsstand, where police responded to an employee of the store who reported being robbed at gunpoint. No one was injured during the incident. The second robbery came about an hour later at a nearby Safeway, where a man demanded money, threatened to kill a cashier and escaped with $540. No weapon was displayed.
— From wire reports