2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/01/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a teen flash mob stole about $1,000 worth of Levis jeans from the Macy’s store at Lloyd Center Mall in Portland. Police say five or six boys and girls grabbed the jeans and ran out of the mall last night through another store where they were picked up by an SUV. Police are checking surveillance video.

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) – Drug agents found more than 23 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine with a street value of more than $1 million when they stopped a bus on U.S. Route 97 north of Redmond. KTVZ-TV reports there were no immediate arrests. Agents say the northbound Frontera Del Norte bus was stopped Wednesday after they learned that a man who had been on board got off at a scheduled northern California stop and ran when police tried to contact him.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow people with post-traumatic stress disorder to get medical marijuana cards. A state Senate committee is scheduled to hear public testimony on the idea when the Legislature convenes next week. Oregon law allows people with specific medical conditions to apply for a medical marijuana card. The bill would add PTSD to the list of conditions that qualify.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal jury in Portland has found a young man guilty of federal terrorism charges, rejecting the defense argument that Mohamed Mohamud was entrapped or induced by a yearlong FBI sting that began to target him when he was a teenager. Mohamud was accused of leading a plot to detonate a bomb at Portland’s 2010 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. The device he thought was a bomb was a fake, supplied by undercover FBI agents posing as members of al-Qaida.


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