13 years for ‘vehicular attack’ — A Salem man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for assault against Salem police officers after leading police on a chase through Salem and ramming his motor home into officers in their patrol cars. Roy Devoursney, 61, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Marion County Circuit Court after initially being charged with attempted murder in what the Marion County District Attorney’s Office called a “vehicular attack.” Devoursney had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.198, more than two times the legal limit, when officers received a report of an RV reportedly speeding and swerving Jan. 27. After he rammed the two patrol cars, two officers fired at Devoursney saying they were trying to get him to stop. Both officers were treated for injuries.
Hayward Field demolition — The University of Oregon plans to cut down trees as part of the upcoming demolition of Hayward Field. All 23 trees between East 15th and 18th avenues on the west side of Agate Street are targeted for removal. Some of those trees are elms that date to the early 20th century. The university says the trees must be removed to accommodate sidewalk and infrastructure changes. It plans to plant 33 new trees as it rebuilds Hayward into a 12,900-seat venue with temporary seating for up to 30,000.