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Published Jun 15, 2014 at 12:01AM

School shooting services set — A public service for Emilio Hoffman has been scheduled for Sunday, June 22. The 14-year-old freshman from Reynolds High School in Troutdale was fatally shot by a classmate Tuesday morning while in the locker room. Police say the 15-year-old shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot after being confronted by officers. The service will start at 4 p.m. and will be held at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring. Hoffman was an avid soccer fan and player who wore No. 29 for the high school team. His older brother wore the jersey when he walked across the stage at Thursday’s graduation ceremony.

Rock thrown through campaign office window — Someone tossed a rock through the window of the Hillsboro campaign office used by three Republican candidates for the Oregon Legislature. Cody McLaughlin, a campaign manager for two of the candidates, said the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday when no one was in the office. A volunteer discovered the damage when arriving for work Saturday. No one has claimed responsibility or been arrested, so it’s unknown if it was political or a random act of vandalism. McLaughlin said in an interview: “There’s no sense pointing fingers.” The office is shared by state Sen. Bruce Starr and two Republican candidates for the House: Mark Richman and Dan Mason. McLaughlin said the campaign has placed calls to have the window replaced.

Arrest in suburban Portland burglaries — A Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says deputies have arrested a man they say may be responsible for a flurry of daytime residential burglaries in Aloha, west of Portland. Sgt. Bob Ray said late Friday that since June 6, deputies have responded to eight similar burglaries. The intruder forced open front doors and was believed to be traveling by bike. Ray says several victims were able to provide a description. As deputies investigated a fresh burglary Friday, another officer spotted and stopped a man on a bike who matched the description of the busy intruder. Deputies soon learned of another burglarized home nearby. Ray says the man on the bike was in possession of property from that home. The spokesman says 41-year-old Joseph Dwight Daniel was arrested for investigation of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Ray says deputies believe Daniel arrived from Minnesota at about the time the burglaries began.

Fire at Estacada restaurant, market — A three-alarm fire heavily damaged a commercial building southeast of Portland. The Estacada Fire District reports crews arrived early Saturday to find flames coming from Bailey’s Pub and Grub and the Currinsville Market. District spokeswoman Tammy Owen says crews had to take a defensive approach and it took nearly three hours to bring the fire under control. She says the fire at the century-old building was reported by a neighbor. There were no injuries.

Landmarks commission blocks Salem Hospital — Salem’s Historic Landmarks Commission has blocked Salem Hospital’s plan to demolish Howard Hall, a 1920s building that served as a dormitory at the Oregon School for the Blind. Salem Hospital purchased the property in 2010 after it was closed by the state and wants to use the Howard Hall site as a playground and therapy garden for children with disabilities. The Statesman Journal reports the city commission decided Thursday the historic value outweighs the hospital’s plans.