Suicide bombing arrest — FBI agents on Tuesday arrested a Portland man who works for the city on allegations that he provided support to a suicide bomber who participated in a 2009 attack in Pakistan that killed about 30 people and injured another 300. Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, was arrested at his home and charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall said. Khan is a wastewater treatment plant operator for the city of Portland. Khan was jailed pending a detention hearing scheduled for this afternoon. An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges the naturalized U.S. citizen provided advice and financial help to Ali Jaleel, one of three people who carried out the attack at Pakistan's intelligence headquarters in Lahore.
Sentencing in helium death — A man and woman who threw a party for teens featuring alcohol and marijuana will spend time behind bars for their roles in the death of a girl who died after inhaling helium. The two adults dropped their not guilty pleas Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford on criminal charges stemming from the 2012 death of 14-year-old Ashley Long. The Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Katherine McAloon was sentenced to 28 months in prison and 33-year-old Richard Mowery was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $10,000 restitution.
Hash oil explosion — Forest Grove police say an explosion caused by a man's attempt to make hashish oil sent five people to hospitals. Officers responded Monday to reports of a loud boom and a man running down the street screaming he had been burned. According to police, 22-year-old Bernard Heflin initially said he was cooking eggs when the explosion occurred, but later acknowledged he was cooking hashish oil. Hashish oil is concentrated marijuana, and its production can be a fire risk because it's prepared using butane. Heflin was treated for burns before he was jailed on drug, child neglect and criminal mistreatment charges. Besides Heflin, two women, a 20-month-old child and a 10-day-old baby were home during the explosion. They were evaluated at hospitals and released.
— From wire reports