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Police identify two people involved in downtown Portland stabbing incident

Police identify two people involved in downtown Portland stabbing incident

Portland police identified the suspect as well as the victim who was stabbed outside a Target store in downtown Portland earlier this week.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Tiffany Buie, while the suspect was identified as 36-year-old Travis Dana Peterson. Police said both individuals were acquainted with each other.

The stabbing incident took place at SW 10th and Alder, just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday this week. A witness named Sarah Sutton described the incident saying, "Blood everywhere . All over the sidewalk, all over the other person, it was just really gruesome."

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Two detained for stabbing woman in downtown Portland

Two detained for stabbing woman in downtown Portland

Two people were taken into custody in connection with a stabbing incident that left a young woman seriously injured near the Portland City Target store Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement officials confirmed.

The victim, who is said to be in her 20s, was stabbed outside Target store located at the corner of Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street just minutes before 1 p.m. on Wednesday this week.

The woman, whose name was not revealed, was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of her severe wounds.

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Maine Medical Center fall victim wasn’t suicidal: daughter says

Maine Medical Center fall victim wasn’t suicidal: daughter says

The man who died earlier this week after jumping from the window of his sixth-floor hospital room at Maine Medical Center wasn’t suicidal but was disoriented and wanted to return home to live with his family, according to the victim’s daughter.

Paul Cady, a 43-year-old resident of Hollis, was hospitalized for treatment of brain injuries he received in an accident in earlier this month. He had been facing problems in breathing and at one point had to be placed in a medically induced coma.

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Portland massage therapist indicted for sexually abusing six more clients

Portland massage therapist indicted for sexually abusing six more clients

A Portland massage therapist arrested earlier this month for sexually abusing a client has been indicted for sexually abusing half a dozen more women, officials confirmed.

Multnomah County deputy district attorney Jeffrey Auxier said Benjamin Collura is now charged with 1 count of second-degree sexual abuse, 8 counts of third-degree sexual abuse and 3 counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

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African-American suspects fire shots at woman, 3 kids in Portland

African-American suspects fire shots at woman, 3 kids in Portland

Portland Police’s Gang Enforcement Team is investigating a recent shooting incident in which some African-American men fired dozens of shots at a woman and three children inside a car last Saturday, police confirmed.

The woman told investigators that nearly three dozen shots were fired at her and three children who were with her inside the car at around 3:40 p.m. last Saturday on Northeast 27th Avenue and Lombard Street in northeastern part of Portland. Luckily, neither the woman nor children were injured.

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Islamic State militants are very savvy and sophisticated: Augusta terrorism expert says

Islamic State militants are very savvy and sophisticated: Augusta terrorism

Islamic State (IS) militants are very savvy and sophisticated, and it is just a matter of time until the notorious group strikes again, an Augusta University political science professor said.

Prof. Craig Albert, who specializes in ethnic conflict, war studies and terrorism, also warned that IS militants must not be considered as “crazy, individual, lone wolf” activists.

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Virginia police probing crash involving Augusta County Sheriff’s deputy

Virginia police probing crash involving Augusta County Sheriff’s deputy

A recent crash involving an Augusta County Sheriff’s deputy is being investigated by Virginia State Police, authorities confirmed on Monday.

The crash occurred Sunday afternoon, after the Sheriff’s Deputy Morgan Crawford detected two vehicles setting up to drag race at the juncture of Rt. 340 and Mt. Vernon Road.

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