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JUICY SUITS: Wife Gets Wrong Fuel; Husband Sues Gas Station (Updated)




A man whose wife was given the wrong type of fuel at a Chevron station in east Multnomah County is suing the station's owner for allegedly ruining his fuel injectors.

In a lawsuit filed Dec. 8 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Tom Young claims his wife drove his 2003 Ford E-350 Econoline van to the Chevron station at 17411 SE Powell Blvd. on Sept. 11, 2010.
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Monday, December 13, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

More Hipster Bank Robbers? Another Dynamic Duo in Portland


  The police blotter last month featured a couple from Lents who canned their own beets and blogged as “urban survivalists.” They were arrested Nov. 10 on suspicion of holding up two banks in the Woodstock and Cully neighborhoods This month, it’s    More
 
Friday, December 10, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

More Hipster Bank Robbers? Another Dynamic Duo in Portland




The police blotter last month featured a couple from Lents who canned their own beets and blogged as "urban survivalists." They were arrested Nov. 10 on suspicion of holding up two banks in the Woodstock and Cully neighborhoods

This month, it's    More
 
Friday, December 10, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

After Last-Minute Plea From Dead Man’s Friend, Adams Seems to Indicate Controversial Cop Will Be Promoted (Updated)


  After a last-minute intervention in Portland Mayor Sam Adams‘ office by a friend of a man fatally shot in 2005 by Portland Police Officer Leo Besner, it appears Besner will be promoted today to sergeant. (Update 1:23 pm: Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson confirms Besner was promoted in a ceremony this morning.)    More
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

After Last-Minute Plea From Dead Man's Friend, Adams Seems to Indicate Controversial Cop Will Be Promoted (Updated)




After a last-minute intervention in Portland Mayor Sam Adams' office by a friend of a man fatally shot in 2005 by Portland Police Officer Leo Besner, it appears Besner will be promoted today to sergeant.

(Update 1:23 pm: Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson confirms Besner was promoted in a ceremony this morning.)

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Trimet Faces Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit in Pedestrian Deaths





TriMet faces a lawsuit from the family of a pedestrian run over and killed by one of its buses on April 24 in Old Town and from another pedestrian injured in the incident.

The lawsuit seeks $10 million from the public transit agency for each of the...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Tasering in Clackamas County Produces Big Lawsuit (Updated With Comment From Taser International)




A 26-year-old man from Boring, Ore., has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against Clackamas County and Taser International alleging he suffered serious injuries from being Tasered.

According to the lawsuit filed Dec. 1 in U.S. District Court, Paul Streeter was at Clackamas Town Center with his father on Dec. 2, 2008. The suit says Streeter's dad called 9-1-1 as a r...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Missing Links

Experts say key facts could be missing in Portland’s terrorism case.


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Two facts are clear from looking at a trio of cases similar to Mohamed Osman Mohamud’s alleged plot to attack Pioneer Courthouse Square. What the feds include in their initial account sometimes ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

One Oregonian Reader's Take on Turnidge Vs. Mohamud




Oregonian columnist Susan Nielsen on Sunday took a whack at explaining the difference between the Pioneer Courthouse Square ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

An FBI Terrorism Sting Gone Wrong




As Portland city officials consider whether to rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, it's worth noting not all federal terrorism stings end like the Nov. 26 arrest here of Mohamed Osman Mohamud.

The Washington Post had an interesting piece on Sunday about an anti...   More
 
Monday, December 6, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN
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