Ballot Tampering Official Sentenced, Police Raid Home Selling Pot to Middle-Schoolers – Northwest News Roundup April 25
Here is the latest breaking news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.
Oregon Official Charged with Ballot Tampering Pleads Guilty
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The former Clackamas County elections worker accused of ballot tampering is scheduled to plead guilty today. Deanna Swenson of Oregon City was arrested last fall after another she was spotted filling in ovals on ballots where preferences were left empty by voters. A defense attorney says Swenson will admit guilt and receive a 90-day jail sentence.
Former Portland Cop Pleads Guilty on Child Porn Charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office says a former Portland police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving child pornography that included images of infants and young children being abused by adult males. Fifty-one-year-old Scott Edward Elliott was arrested in 2011 after an online investigation. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
Seattle Police Raid Home Selling Marijuana Brownies to Middle-School Students
SEATTLE (AP) — Police investigating reports that middle school and high school students were buying marijuana from a Seattle house say they’ve arrested three people and seized eight trays of marijuana brownies. Detective Jeff Kappel says the raid involved SWAT officers and narcotics detectives. Also seized were 99 marijuana cigarettes, seven marijuana plants and ten guns.
Reduced Boardings Could Jeopardize Pasco Airport Renovations
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Tri-Cities Airport officials told Port of Pasco commissioners that declining passenger traffic could threaten renovation plans. At the current pace the airport should see about 300,000 boardings this year, down from 331,000 last year and the first decline since 2009. The Tri-City Herald reports the airport needs at least 251,000 boardings to provide revenue for a terminal project that would be funded in part with bonds repaid by passenger charges.