6-year sentence for bomb explosion

A Portland man who ignited a pipe bomb in a Fred Meyer store has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison. Police went to the southeast Portland store in May 2016 after being alerted that someone had placed a small pipe bomb in an aisle.

The bomb detonated shortly before officers arrived. The explosion damaged the aisle, but nobody was hurt.

DNA collected from a piece of electrical tape was matched to Monte Kaija, a convicted felon. The 47-year-old was sentenced Monday.

He had previously pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device. He told investigators he detonated the bomb as a diversion so he could shoplift.

Coyote, not cougar, attack in Portland

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a small dog attacked in Portland last week was likely bitten by a coyote, not a cougar as initially reported.

A woman reported that the dog was in her yard when a cougar attacked early Thursday. The dog suffered two puncture wounds but survived and is expected to make a full recovery.

ODFW later examined the bite marks and determined they were likely inflicted by a coyote.

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