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‘Busted' & ‘Arrested' Tabloids Succeed As Other Papers Fail

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: petersonsportland & kptv
‘Busted,’ a tabloid format newspaper started selling in Portland, OR a couple of weeks ago. According to a KPTV news video, the mug-shot magazine is finding an eager readership.

‘Busted’ has its roots and a sister tabloid in Grand Rapids/Kent County Michigan. It is published by Semi Valley Sound LLC, owned by Dan O. from the Ocala, Florida area and is incorporated in Delaware.

Arrested’ is a similar publication that has recently made a debut in Montgomery, Green, Butler, and Warren counties, Ohio. It too is, “flying off the shelves.”

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