22, Oct 2014 - Washington, OR News10 News Break Oct. 21
Local LEOs catch up with cyber crime MEDFORD, Ore. -- This is a trend that is progressing as advances in technology pick up the pace. Southern Oregon High Tech Crime Task Force deals with online crime and is seeing a rise in theft all over the country, including here in Southern Oregon. ...
21, Oct 2014 - Ex-official gets 18 months for stealing $92K
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- A former city official in Southern Oregon has told a judge she stole an estimated $92,000 so she could gamble. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that 50-year-old Deborah Sue Fuller agreed to a plea bargain. She was sentenced Monday to 18 months on theft and official misconduct charges. ...
21, Oct 2014 - Canby, OR Oregon psychic pleads guilty to attempting to defraud Gaston man of $16 million
Rachel Lee, 43, of Canby, operated psychic shops in Portland, Bend and other Oregon locations. She entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones. She faces up to 9 years in federal prison, said U.S. District Court spokeswoman, Gerri Badden.
21, Oct 2014 - Aloha man's murder conviction overturned in his mother's strangling death
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Michael Lee Reineke, convicted of killing his mom, Norma Louise Gordon, with a phone cord.
21, Oct 2014 - W. Volleyball. Trojans Look to Extend Streak Against Wild Game
The 18th-ranked Women of Troy (10-6, 3-3 Pac-12) look to extend their three-match winning streak when No. 10 Oregon (14-2, 4-2) and Oregon State (13-4, 3-3) visit the Galen Center this weekend. The USC campus will celebrate homecoming as the Trojans look to pull even with four straight home wins. The Women of Troy and the Ducks take the court for a Friday-evening bout at 8 p.m. PT. Then the ...
21, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Unsold Stuff: No One Knows What to Do with All These Empty U.S. Prisons
Oregon's Wapato jail. Photo via KMD Architects U.S. incarceration rates have been declining for the last few years. One unanticipated consequence of this very happy development is an excess of empty prisons that no one wants to buy.
21, Oct 2014 - Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp
By Joseph Ax and Stephen Addison NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - A mentally ill Briton pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to U.S. terrorism charges that he conspired with notorious London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri to set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon in 1999. Haroon Aswat, 40, was arraigned in federal court in New York on four counts, including conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda and ...
19, Oct 2014 - Psychic pleads guilty to scamming Oregon tree farmer out of family fortune
Rachel Lee, 43, of Canby, pleaded guilty in federal court this week to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and failure to file personal income taxes.
19, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court hears PERS cases
Lawsuits challenge cost-of-living changes, end to extra payments to out-of-state retirees. The questions of whether Oregon lawmakers can pare cost-of-living increases for public retirees — and take away extra payments for out-of-state retirees not subject to state taxes — are now in the hands of the Oregon Supreme Court. The ...
19, Oct 2014 - Judge: Cave Junction can ban medical pot dispensaries
A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright, not just declare a moratorium.
19, Oct 2014 - TBN Second Chance Takes Life-Changing Television to Prisons Across Oregon
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network, the nation's largest religious broadcaster, announced that it is partnering with the Oregon Department of Corrections to launch several of TBN's most popular inspirational networks in all 14 of the state's correctional facilities through TBN Second Chance, the network's innovative initiative that takes life ...
19, Oct 2014 - Judge: City can ban medical pot dispensaries
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright, not just declare a moratorium. Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke (WOL'-kee) ruled Thursday in Grants Pass that a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 does not prevent cities from denying business ...
19, Oct 2014 - Martinez man charged with having sex with underage Oregon girl
Blake Robert Johnston appeared at a federal court hearing Friday morning, two days after he was arrested for allegedly luring a 14-year-old Salem, Oregon, girl he met online to his home, authorities said.
19, Oct 2014 - Washington, OR Here's what's happening on the film scene
Here's what's happening on the film scene: Focus on prison topics Three short films exploring prison justice and prison education work will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. read more
19, Oct 2014 - Oregon Supreme court hears oral arguments on PERS changes
Oregon's public pension system got its day in court Tuesday as the Oregon Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the legality of pension reforms enacted last year by the Legislature.