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Salem-News.com (Jul-28-2015 19:56)

International Parental Kidnapping Case Leads to South Pacific Island

The father pled guilty in March 2015 and was sentenced last week.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - the Draco When 9-year-old Billy Hanson didn’t return to Pennsylvania after spending the summer with his father in Seattle, the boy’s mother called her local police department, setting in motion an international kidnapping investigation that led FBI agents halfway around the world to a tiny island in the South Pacific.

It was a traumatic experience. By the time Billy and his father reached Niue after 60 days aboard the Draco, the 9-year-old had lost 30 pounds.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2015 15:35)

FBI Launches Campaign Against Economic Espionage

As part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the growing economic espionage threat, the FBI has released a short video, "The Company Man: Protecting America’s Secrets", based on an actual case.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - FBI contact Industries in the United States spend more on research and development than any other country in the world. The amount of effort and resources put into developing a unique product or process that can provide an edge in the business world is not unsubstantial.

But what happens if someone comes in and steals that edge—a company’s trade secrets—for the benefit of a foreign country?

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Salem-News.com (Jul-22-2015 13:30)

Thailand Must End Harassment of Researchers and Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defender reaches out to the Prime Minister of Thailand for help in correcting wrongdoings.

(LONDON) - General Prayut Chan-o-cha I am writing to express our deep concern regarding the ongoing judicial and other harassment of human rights defenders, including journalists and researchers who report on human trafficking, or otherwise bring to light violations of labour and migrants' rights, and the lack of accountability for labour rights violations in Thailand.

A case in point is the upcoming final preliminary hearing on 20th July in a criminal defamation and computer crimes case, brought by Natural Fruit against researcher Andy Hall.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2015 21:59)

Newberg City Manager Put on Leave After She Put Police Chief on Leave

Serious questions are swarming after the manager put the Chief of Police on leave without notice.

(NEWBERG, Ore.) - Betz Casey Jacque Betz is the City Manager for Newberg, Oregon, a town of less than 25,000 people situated about 30 miles south of Portland.

For reasons unknown, Ms. Betz placed Chief of Police, Brian Casey, on paid administrative leave last week. Casey's gun, badge and identification were taken from him and he was banned from city property.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2015 13:15)

FBI Seeking Information to Identify Victims in International Sextortion Case

Online predator Lucas Michael Chansler was sentenced to 105 years in federal prison for engaging in an extortion scheme to produce child pornography.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Chansler child porn This article is part of a national effort to educate the public, particularly parents, about the issue of "sextortion" as well as to identify other potential victims of Lucas Michael Chansler.

As of now, the FBI has not identified any of Chansler's victims as having come from Oregon, but approximately 240 victims remain unidentified.

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Salem-News.com (May-12-2015 16:53)

Death Investigation of Inmate From Baker Jail County Reveals Drug O.D.

The inmate was pronounced deceased by medical staff at 6:32 p.m.

(BAKER CITY, Ore.) - Baker City, Oregon Saturday afternoon, 28-year old Joshua Pantle, of Baker City was taken to the Baker County Jail after being arrested for Criminal Trespass In the Second Degree. He was placed in a holding cell pending the booking process.

Pantle showed signs of medical distress, and an ambulance arrived at the jail at 5:49. The ambulance carrying the patient arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center at 6:07 p.m., where he was pronounced deceased.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2015 16:51)

Charges Dropped Against South Salem High School Teacher

The Marion County District Attorney's Office decided to take no action "at this time".

(SALEM, Ore.) - SSHS Saxons Students and teachers are relieved this afternoon after charges were dropped against a South Salem High School science teacher.

The teacher, Sam Dufner, is a well known staff member at the school. Students were supposedly "burned" by a Tesla coil during class last week.
"Dufner's students used a Tesla coil during class last Thursday. Toward the end of one period, Dufner noted that it could also be used to mark the skin," said Lt. Birr.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2015 16:47)

Salem Police Volunteers to Patrol Downtown Parking Areas

Over 60 percent of theft cases involved cars that had been left unlocked.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police The Salem Police Department recently launched a new crime prevention effort aimed at reducing the number of vehicle break-ins and other property crimes occurring at downtown parking locations.

To help reduce the opportunities for vehicle break-ins to occur, teams of volunteers will be patrolling the various downtown parking locations to create a presence, and take the opportunity to speak with shoppers about the importance of never leaving valuables left in plain sight.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 23:30)

South Salem High School Science Teacher Arrested for Classroom Experiment

The arrest was as much a shock to students as to the teacher.

(SALEM, Ore.) - South Salem High School A teacher from South Salem High School was arrested at the school Tuesday afternoon.

Sam Dufner is a science teacher, he was arrested on two counts of first degree criminal mistreatment involving students, according to Lt. Steve Birr of Salem Police.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 22:36)

One Man Injured in Shooting at Cinco de Mayo Festival in Downtown Portland

It does not appear that the shooting is related to the event.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - police line The 19-year-old male victim was involved in a dispute with the suspect before the shooting, which occurred along the seawall, just North of the Morrison Bridge.

Investigators have now identified a 20-year-old male detained at the Rose Quarter Transit Station as the suspect in the shooting. He was arrested and transported away from the scene as the investigation continues.

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