— From wire reports
Denny’s customer set ablaze — Authorities said a 69-year-old man was critically injured when a man set him on fire at a Denny’s restaurant near Portland. Sgt. Dan Kraus of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said a man entered the Denny’s late Wednesday and sat in a booth adjacent to the victim. He said surveillance video showed the suspect dumping an unknown liquid onto the victim. He then tossed a lit item onto the victim, causing a large flash. The suspect then ran from the restaurant. Police are searching for a man in his 20s. He wore a black, flat-brim hat, black hooded jacket, gray sweatpants with a black stripe and black shoes. The victim was taken to a Portland hospital. His name has not been released.
Former Duck sentenced — A former Oregon Ducks football player has been sentenced to six months in jail after admittedly using fake bills at a 7-Eleven and a deli. Colt Lyerla, 24, pleaded guilty as part of plea deal to first- and second-degree forgery. A heroin possession and additional forgery accusations were dropped. Lyerla’s attorney said his client is a heroin user who is coming to terms with his addiction and is in need of treatment. Lyerla told the judge he plans to leave jail “a better person and a better man.”