In Oregon auto fraud case, 1 car with 3 owners

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior.

“The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!”

She and her husband, Jim, bought the luxury sport-utility vehicle used from Jones 5 Auto Sales in November 2015, but within a week of bringing it home they realized they had a big problem: The Corvallis car dealership had shut down amid a criminal investigation, owner Shannon Jones had dropped out of sight, and dozens of people were coming forward claiming they had been ripped off.

The couple soon learned that the victims included two men who claimed to be the rightful owners of their Cadillac

... read more at: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/20/oregon-auto-fraud-case-1-car-3-owners/99420110/

Wayne Police Arrested Three Bloomingdale Residents on Drug Charges

Wayne Police arrested three Bloomingdale residents for various drug charges on Aug. 1, officers reported.

Officers saw a white 1998 Cadillac DeVille having trouble maintaining lanes on the busy Route 23 at around 3:15 p.m, police said.

When police stopped the vehicle at the Pequannock border, they noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said. They also observed an altered Arizona Ice Tea can and suspected marijuana in the center console of the vehicle.

The driver, Jennifer Shaw, 19, was accompanied by a front seat passenger Brandon Dionisio, 19, and a rear passenger Laura Dionisio, 62.

When they searched the vehicle, police reported two marijuana grinders in the passenger compartment, a filled marijuana pipe, a small scale with marijuana residue on it, five large sandwich bags filled with suspected marijuana, and four Clonazepam prescription pills in the possession of Shaw.

Shaw also had

... read more at: https://patch.com/new-jersey/wayne/wayne-police-arrested-three-bloomingdale-residents-drug-charges

Expect Trump to target these companies next

Guess who makes cars in Mexico: Not just the three automakers Donald Trump has called out for the practice (so far), but just about every big automaker. Is Trump going to go after them all? Quite possibly.

Trump has now targeted Ford (F), General Motors (GM) and Toyota (TM) for building cars south of the border, or planning to. But those automakers aren’t unusual; they’re basically following industry practice. Here’s the full alphabetized list of automakers that build cars in Mexico for sale in the United States, with examples of the cars imported from there:

Fiat Chrysler (Dodge Journey, Fiat 500)

Ford (Fusion)

GM (Chevrolet Trax, Cadillac SRX)

Honda (Fit)

Kia (Forte)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/expect-trump-to-target-these-companies-next-172627124.html

Which 2016 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi? – Cars.com

CARS.COM — Bluetooth technology that allows hands-free use of a cellphone in a car now is almost universal, and the ability to operate smartphone apps through a vehicle’s audio system with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is rapidly heading in that direction. Conquering the next frontier for in-car connectivity — turning vehicles into Wi-Fi mobile hot spots for wirelessly connecting multiple devices — also is gaining momentum.

Related: Which 2017 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

Since Audi became the first brand to offer built-in Wi-Fi in 2011, the list has grown to 16 brands and nearly 100 vehicle lines for the 2016 model year, and it includes non-luxury brands and pickup trucks. Moreover, most automakers now are using faster 4G LTE systems.

In these cars, SUVs and trucks, a tablet or laptop — not just a smartphone — can remotely connect to office networks, play movies and TV shows, access

... read more at: https://www.cars.com/articles/which-2016-cars-offer-in-car-wi-fi-1420692485384/

Marijuana wedding expo coming to Portland | OregonLive.com

Getting married is, allegedly, super stressful. There’s the planning and the seating charts and the whole thing where you spend your life savings on a party you won’t even remember. But in Oregon at least, you can now legally add a little relaxing agent to the mix: cannabis.

On March 26, the Cannabis Wedding Expo is coming to Portland to show you just how you can add legal weed to your celebration of love.

The event, which is 21 and over, will be held at The Left Bank Annex. It costs $10 to attend, which is basically the same as the Portland Bridal Show, which begins Feb. 25 at the Convention Center, but probably won’t feature much in the way of weed.

The expo promises to help 4:20-friendly couples discover “custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies and more.”

In Portland specifically, they will be “be

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/02/marijuana_wedding_expo_coming.html

Sue over a negative review? NH1 News Investigates Dusty Old Cars of Nashua

Stephen Kelly of Medford Massachusetts says he’s been scammed by a classic and vintage car dealer in Nashua. In October of 2015, Kelley handed over his 1970 Cadillac Deville convertible to Stephan Condodemetraky, owner of Dusty Old Cars, to sell on consignment.

“The pitch that was made to me from them was, we get a lot of traffic on our website for people who are looking for exactly what you’re selling, so if someone is looking for an antique car, they’ll come to us first,” says Kelley. He adds, “I was thrilled that they came and did all the work. They came, they got the car… and there were literally hundreds of pictures of that car on their website. I thought, these people really have their act together.”

In February of 2016, the convertible—priced at 8 thousand dollars—was listed as sold on Dusty Old Car’s website.

For months, Kelley emailed and called to

... read more at: http://www.nh1.com/news/sue-over-a-negative-review-nh1-news-investigates-dusty-old-cars-of-nashua/

Everyday People: Couple fills niche with taxi, coffee shop

Richard Afornorpe stands by his Downtown Coffee Shop taxi.

Jack Heffernan/The Daily Astorian

Richard Afornorpe stands by his Downtown Coffee Shop taxi.


Buy this photo

Kristina and Richard Afornorpe in the Downtown Coffee Shop.

Edward Stratton/The Daily Astorian

Kristina and Richard Afornorpe in the Downtown Coffee Shop.


Buy this photo

Richard Afornorpe

Richard Afornorpe

Native Ghanaian Richard Afornorpe jaunted along the famous Portland International Airport carpet in 2002 to meet his future wife, Kristina, and her family.

They had met on a dating site while he still lived in Ghana. After

... read more at: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20170501/everyday-people-couple-fills-niche-with-taxi-coffee-shop

Used 2014 Cadillac CTS Pricing

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

5 Series in Its Sights
In the past the CTS was a ‘tweener, larger than a BMW 3 Series but smaller than the larger 5 Series. With the entry-level ATS now in Cadillac’s portfolio, GM engineers had the freedom to size and position the 2014 Cadillac CTS more squarely against the 5 Series. Thus the 2014 CTS is larger than the outgoing generation, stretching 4.2 inches longer and riding on a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase. It’s longer, in fact, than both the 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, with a wheelbase that’s right between the two.

Whereas the current 5 Series is derived from its larger 7 Series brother, the 2014 CTS is built on the lighter ATS platform. The result is that the 5 Series is porkier than it should be, and the CTS is more efficient with its mass. It’s hard to describe the 3,971-pound

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/cts/2014/

2017 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is the big hoss of GM’s luxury lineup. It’s more than just the high-falutin’ version of the Suburbans, Tahoes, and Yukons that almost rival it for luxury fittings; it’s probably the most recognizable Cadillac on the road today, thanks as much to its beveled edges to its imposing stance.

Available in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum configurations, the Escalade goes from well to lavishly equipped with the tick of a few option boxes. 

The Escalade earns an impressive 7.7 on our overall scale thanks to its comfort and surprising performance. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

There’s no question that the Escalade boasts more bravado than just about anything else to ever hit the road, but this latest SUV is far more luxurious, refined, and capable than ever before. Straddling the line between tasteful and excessive, the Escalade’s unmistakable style is evident from every angle. At its

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/cadillac_escalade_2017

Cadillac ATS Coupe

What’s the Big Deal About a Two-Door ATS?
Calling the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe simply a two-door version of the ATS is selling it short. Although its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and optional 3.6-liter V6 are the same power plants available in the ATS sedan and the coupe’s chassis is much the same, the sheet metal of the ATS coupe is almost all-new, with the hood and headlights essentially the only carried-over exterior parts.

Cadillac made a big effort to visually lower and widen the two-door ATS, giving it a meaty look that the sedan lacks. The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is 1.4 inches wider and an inch lower than the sedan and it’s quite noticeable. Maybe even more striking is the 0.8-inch increase in track, the distance between the wheels on the same axle.

With fender flares sensuously stretched over that spread-out

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/ats-coupe/2015/