Trooper shot — Authorities say an Oregon State trooper was shot in the chest south of Eugene in Creswell during a traffic stop and that a person of interest is in custody. Oregon State Police say the trooper was shot at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday at Oregon 99 and England Road after the trooper tried to contact the occupant of a stolen vehicle. Police say after a brief encounter the suspect shot and hit the trooper, who suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say the trooper returned fire and investigators don’t believe the suspect was hit. The suspect fled and police reported later Tuesday afternoon that someone was in custody. Authorities say the shooter’s car was found not far from the scene of the shooting. Police say they don’t believe there is a further threat to the community. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.
Cleared of cockfighting — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a father and son who had been accused of operating a cockfighting ring out of their home in Klamath Falls. Prosecutors informed the court last week they could not prove the charges against Fernando Morales Sr. and Fernando Morales Jr. The two were arrested in 2015 after police received a tip about online videos that allegedly showed the men training roosters to fight. The men claimed they were training show roosters. They have filed federal lawsuits claiming their rights were violated and are seeking compensation for the euthanized birds.
Concert biting — A Canadian man who bit a 14-year-old girl on the right breast during a Green Day concert in Portland has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Joel Dauncey of Vancouver pleaded no contest to misdemeanor harassment of a sexual or intimate body part. According to court documents, the teen told police she was dancing next to her mother at the Aug. 2 concert when a stranger leaned over and bit her. She rated the pain a “3” on a 1-10 scale. A woman working the concert told police that Dauncey had been cut off from buying alcohol. The worker said she kept an eye on him and witnessed the bite. The 34-year-old man told investigators he doesn’t remember the incident.
Businessman reinvented — A former Portland businessman who was imprisoned nearly 18 months for pension fraud allegations is now the CEO of a Los Angeles-based restaurant company and is hoping to raise $24 million by selling stock in his product. Andy Wiederhorn recently began a roadshow for FAT Brands, which is the parent company of the Fatburger fast-food chain. He says he’s confident the famous 2001 Portland scandal that lurks in his past will not scare off investors. His former company’s bankruptcy led to the collapse of Capital Consultants, which had loaned it millions. The union pension funds that had entrusted their money to Capital Consultants lost an estimated $350 million.