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In brief: Toasty start to May sets weather record

Sunday’s high temperature of 80 degrees at Spokane International Airport set a record for the earliest seven consecutive days of 80 or above.

According to the National Weather Service in Spokane, there had previously been six consecutive days of temperatures that high this early in the year, in 1987 and 1949.

The warm weather is not expected to last, as the next few days call for a cold front with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s, meteorologist Bob Tobin said. The cooler weather is more on target with average temperatures for this time of year.

“We do see temperatures well into the 80s this time of year but we usually don’t see them lasting six or seven days,” Tobin said.

Today’s forecast also calls for a chance of afternoon or early evening thunderstorms.

Gun turn-in receives nearly 500 firearms

PORTLAND – Nearly 500 firearms, including assault weapons, were turned in Saturday at Ceasefire Oregon’s 19th annual gun turn-in event.

The Oregonian reported hundreds of people waited to turn in handguns, rifles, ammunition and high-capacity magazines.

Penny Okamoto, Ceasefire Oregon’s executive director, said the number of weapons turned in was the highest since 2001, when 504 guns were turned in.

People were given grocery store gift certificates for turning in weapons and ammunition.

Student arrested after ceiling shot

EUGENE – Eugene police say a University of Oregon graduate student has been arrested for shooting guns into the ceiling of his campus-area house.

KVAL-TV reported officers arrested the 30-year-old early Saturday on 39 counts of unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree disorderly conduct. University officials say he is a graduate teaching fellow at the university.

Investigators said they found at least 39 bullet holes in his ceiling and later seized several firearms and other evidence from inside the house.


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