Feds React to Mohamud Sentence

Posted by Mike Turner on October 1, 2014
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FBI Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall are pleased with the 30 year sentence handed down to Mohamed Mohamud.

Mohamud will also have to serve a lifetime of probation for his willingness to push the buttons on what he thought was a bomb set to go off at the Christmas Tree Lighting event at Pioneer Courthouse Square in November …

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Peeled Apple

Posted by Steve Leader on October 1, 2014
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Photo courtesy: Associated Press

Two former managers from Apple shared their stories, on a podcast, about what it was like working for the company.  The toll on employees, who helped create the i-Phone, i-Pad, and more, are clear.

Listen to the podcast here.

 

 

 


Robbery Victim Murdered In Southeast Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 1, 2014
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Steve Herman contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A man was shot and killed during a late night robbery on Tuesday.

Police found 30-year-old Michael Olson on the sidewalk on 52nd Avenue just south of Woodstock.  Paramedics could not save him.  Olson lived in the neighborhood.

Officers searched the area with K-9 units, but they couldn’t find the shooter.  Witnesses say the suspect …

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Somali American Sentenced For Christmas Tree Lighting Bomb Plot

Posted by Associated Press on October 1, 2014
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PORTLAND — An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s town square four years ago.

Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the plot that actually was an FBI sting.

Mohamud was arrested Nov. 26, 2010, after pressing a keypad button on a cellphone …

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A Sanctuary

Posted by Mike Turner on September 30, 2014
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Francisco Aguirre has lived illegally in the U.S. for 19 years. He has two children who are American citizens. Aguirre is facing deportation due to a drug trafficking conviction 15 years ago.

Augustana Lutheran Church pastor Mark Knutson has given him sanctuary in the church while he applies for a Visa and follows the procedures necessary to get one.

The congregation of …

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