Local news:

Radical environmentalist Tre Arrow on Tuesday pleaded guilty to arson charges as part of a deal with prosecutors that will keep him behind bars for an additional 2 1/2 years.

Arrow, who legally changed his name from Michael Scarpitti, was charged with firebombing three cement trucks at Ross Island Sand & Gravel in Portland and setting fire to logging trucks and a tractor near Estacada.

On his Web site, he said recently he did not want to risk receiving a life prison sentence and called the plea deal an offer he "couldn't refuse."