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February 13, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Portland worker pleads guilty for role in Pakistan bombing

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A man who worked at a sewage plant in Portland has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in a suicide bombing that killed about 30 people in Pakistan and injured another 300. Reaz (RAY’ahz) Khan admitted before U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman on Friday that he arranged for suicide-bomber Ali Jaleel to…


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February 13, 2015 at 6:26 AM

Police make 20 raids, 13 arrests in Portland-area heroin probe

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A federal investigation of heroin trafficking in the Portland area led to 20 raids this week in which 13 people were arrested. Court documents say the operation has been linked to at least two heroin-overdose deaths. The Oregonian newspaper reports police raided 20 homes and buildings Wednesday in Portland, Gresham and Beaverton in…


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February 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM

2 wounded in gang shooting outside Portland bar

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say two men were wounded in a gang shooting early Monday outside a bar in Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood. Officers found evidence of the shooting and property damage after 2 a.m. at Boss Hawg’s Bar and Grill. Someone had already taken the victims, 35 and 29 years old, to Providence Hospital where their…


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January 23, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Portland woman sentenced to 2 years for pouring hot grease on ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A woman who admitted pouring hot bacon grease on her ex-boyfriend as he slept on her sofa was sentenced Thursday in Portland to more than two years in prison. The defense lawyer for Shiree Franklin says the 30-year-old Portland woman pleaded guilty to attempted domestic-violence assault because she worried she might be…


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January 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Court records reveal new details in Portland hotel homicide

The Associated Press PORTLAND — New court records show detectives used phone records to track down the Washington man accused of killing an escort last month at a Portland hotel. Search warrant affidavits filed in Seattle and obtained by The Oregonian show Tae Bum Yoon exchanged more than 25 text messages with Ashley Benson on Christmas, and…


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January 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Bellevue man faces charges in woman’s death at Portland hotel

The Columbian (TNS) A Bellevue man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a Vancouver woman in a Portland hotel room last month. Tae Bum Yoon, 26, is scheduled to appear in Multnomah County Court today to face charges in connection to the Dec. 26 death of 24-year-old, Ashley Renee Benson. Benson’s body was found in the Double Tree…


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January 9, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Upskirt photographer avoids jail time in Oregon

The Associated Press A Vancouver, Wash., man was sentenced to one year of probation for taking photographs up women’s skirts in a busy Portland department store. Carlos Flores-Tellez, 26, pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Dec. 23 to second-degree disorderly conduct. Prosecutors dropped a charge of attempted invasion of personal privacy, said Chief Deputy District…


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January 8, 2015 at 7:03 AM

SPD considers carrying heroin overdose cure; Portland trial began this week

UPDATED at 11: 55 a.m. | Seattle police say they’re looking into having officers carry a drug to treat people suffering from life-threatening overdoses of heroin and other opiates. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said that Seattle police are considering following Portland police and have officers carry Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to help reverse the effects of overdoses. “This is something…


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January 6, 2015 at 6:28 AM

No parole for Oregon man who killed family 25 years ago

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon Board of Parole has denied parole for a man who killed his wife and two young children 25 years ago. Now 58 years old, Yoshio Morimoto, recounted the crime in his September appearance before the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. The Oregonian reports the board decided last week to…


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