2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 02/14/2013 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A drug dealer who supplied the heroin that killed a 23-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison. Jacob Tolman of Portland pleaded guilty last fall to conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. Tolman had prior drug convictions and was facing charges of unlawful delivery of oxycontin when he dealt the heroin that led to the November 2011 death of Zachary Holland.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – A man who was convicted of sexual abuse although the victim died in a car crash before the trial will be sentenced today in Newport. Thomas Acosta was convicted Feb. 8 in Lincoln County Circuit Court of sodomy, sexual abuse and assault. April Loper told police that Acosta knocked her unconscious, bound her and raped in December 2011. But Loper and her father died in a car crash in October.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former Oregon teacher who has been on the run since a federal jury found him guilty of possessing child pornography appears to have been in Southern California. U.S. Marshals tell The Oregonian that a Volkswagen Jetta found in downtown Los Angeles is believed to have been driven by fugitive Logan Storm. The former Beaverton math teacher fled two weeks ago after cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet. Storm was scheduled to be sentenced in April.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) – A former Milwaukie assistant city recorder has been accused of theft, official misconduct and computer crimes. Milwaukie police say 40-year-old Juli K. Howard resigned after city officials noticed in August what they called “anomalies in cash transactions.” She was indicted last week and arrested yesterday.


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