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Soon-to-Be-Dad Dies in Molasses Vat at Work

Robert Herweyer had just married and was expecting his first child

(Newser) - Robert Herweyer had much to look forward to. The 23-year-old had married in November, just moved into a new home with wife Joy, and was expecting his first child with her any day now. But a tragic accident cut all that short when the Michigan man died in a molasses... More »

Newlyweds Among Dead in Worst US Balloon Crash

Pilot was arrested for DUI in 2000

(Newser) - Authorities have confirmed that 15 passengers and the pilot died Saturday in what is believed to be the deadliest hot air balloon crash in American history. The victims of the crash near Lockhart in central Texas include newlyweds Matt and Sunday Rowan, who were married just six months ago, People... More »

Wife Battling Depression Comes Home to Epic Note

Tim Murphy actually says he was disappointed he hadn't made the list longer

(Newser) - Molly Murphy wasn't having a good day—or general go of it, in fact—when she decided to hop on a plane from San Francisco to Los Angeles last week to see her newlywed husband, who'd recently moved there for a job. Battling both depression and anxiety, not... More »

Even Epic Charleston Flood Can't Call Off This Wedding

The stranded couple went on the news to find an officiant, photographer

(Newser) - After months of planning their destination wedding in Charleston, SC, Britney Mysinger and Jason Houdek of Kansas City ran straight into this weekend's 1,000-year-flood standing between them and exchanging their vows. The photographers, make-up artists, groomsmen, marriage license, and officiant were all outside the peninsula when police shut... More »

Newlyweds' Hike Ends in Tragedy

Kathleen Bartlett killed by lightning strike 6 days after wedding

(Newser) - On July 11, Kathleen Bartlett and Ryan Pocius were married. Six days later, Pocius became a widower. Tragedy struck during a Friday afternoon hike on Mount Yale in Colorado. The Denver Post reports the couple were at 12,400 feet, just above the tree line and about 2,000 feet... More »

Why One Couple Is Getting Married 38 Times

California pair scrapped the more traditional approach

(Newser) - It's one of the more interesting wedding ideas to make headlines in a while, but it's more precise to call it a weddingS idea. Californians Cheetah Platt, 30, and Rhiann Woodyard, 32, scrapped the traditional notion of spending their money on one ceremony and decided to travel the... More »

Honeymooner Falls Off 'World's End' Cliff, Survives

It's 4K feet down, but a tree kept Mamitho Lendas from falling even close to that far

(Newser) - A newly married Dutch couple has narrowly avoided the "till death do us part" portion of their vows, according to the Sri Lankan military, which on Saturday said it rescued a 35-year-old who fell from the country's World's End cliff. AFP reports Mamitho Lendas was the first... More »

After Walking Down Aisle at 3, Couple Makes Return Trip

Minnesota pair were flower girl, ring bearer at 1995 wedding

(Newser) - "I don't really remember the wedding part at all," says Briggs Fussy of his first trip down the aisle with Brittney Husbyn some 20 years ago. "I didn't even talk to her." Sound like your average Vegas wedding? It wasn't: They were just... More »

Newlywed, 95, Dies After 96-Year-Old Wife Taken Away

Eddie Harrison was reportedly heartbrroken

(Newser) - A 95-year-old newlywed Virginia man has died just weeks after his 96-year-old wife was taken away by family to Florida. Eddie Harrison died yesterday in a hospital after suffering from influenza, said Rebecca Wright, who was caring for the couple in their home in Alexandria, Va. Harrison became distressed after... More »

Doctor Kills Wife, Self Hours After Wedding

Indiana man argued with new bride at reception

(Newser) - Just hours after "'Till death do us part," a doctor was dead by his own hand after having murdered his new bride, police in Terre Haute, Ind., say. Investigators believe George "Scott" Samson, 54, shot Kelly Samson and then himself minutes after the last guests left... More »

Couple Crashes Wedding, Bride Hunts Them Down

Krista Lamlin posts images of party-crashers on Facebook

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania newlywed was sort of amused to see party-crashers at her wedding—at first. Then she decided to hunt them down, ABC News reports. Krista Lamlin spotted the well-dressed pair at her Jan. 18 wedding reception in Valley Forge, Pa., at a table with her cousins. "They were... More »

Groom Charged in Bride's Wedding-Day Death

Ryan Quinton charged in Dec. 29 car crash

(Newser) - What should have been the happiest day of his life now has a Georgia man facing prison. Hours after her Dec. 29 wedding near Atlanta, Kali Dobson was killed in a car crash ; new husband Ryan Quinton was behind the wheel, and told police he swerved to avoid a dog.... More »

Newlywed Pleads Guilty in Cliff Murder

Jordan Graham agrees to second-degree charge before closing arguments begin

(Newser) - Jordan Graham isn't taking any chances with a jury: The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to second-murder today after being accused of pushing her husband of eight days off a cliff in Montana, reports CNN . Graham struck the deal after the defense and prosecution rested their cases in her trial , but... More »

Cliff Bride: I Pushed My Husband 'and I Took Off'

FBI statement played during day 3 of trial

(Newser) - The bride accused of pushing her new husband off a cliff to his death wrapped day three of her trial yesterday, and this was the day's standout line: "I pushed him and I took off." That was what Jordan Graham said to the FBI in a recorded... More »

He Kissed Her in 1938; They Got Married in 2013

Canada couple in their 80s have been friends since grade school

(Newser) - During their third-grade play in 1938, George Raynes played Prince Charming and Carol Harris was Sleeping Beauty. He wasn't supposed to really kiss her, but "I laid a big wet one on her," the now 83-year-old Raynes tells CBC of New Brunswick . No young romance bloomed at... More »

Claim: Bride Blindfolded Husband Before Cliff Shove

Defense is no fan of new theory

(Newser) - Lawyers for the bride accused of pushing her husband of eight days to his death from a cliff in Glacier National Park call the July event "a terrible accident." Prosecutors say they can now prove it was no accident at all, but a case of premeditated and, therefore,... More »

Man Who Died in Cliff Fall Was Told Not to Marry Wife

Groomsman says he, others talked to Cody Lee Johnson

(Newser) - A person close to Jordan Linn Graham—the newlywed accused of pushing her husband of eight days off a cliff and to his death in July— says Graham was vocal about not really wanting to get married. And friends of the groom now say they were vocal, too. A member... More »

Site Raises $415K for Newlyweds Injured in Boston

Each lost a leg below the knee in the Boston bombings

(Newser) - The Boston Globe today highlights the plight of two people injured in the marathon bombings—and the way their friends, family, and total strangers have come together to help them. The pair are newlyweds Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes, and each lost their left leg below the knee as... More »

'Morning After' Wedding Pics Add Sexy Touch

Photographer Michelle Jonné calls sexual element 'implied'

(Newser) - Forget the usual shots of couples smiling on the grass and cutting the wedding cake. A new breed of bridal photographer is capturing newlyweds "the morning after" in various states of intimate embrace, the New York Daily News reports. Couples who agree to the shoots are often snapped in... More »

90-Somethings Are Oldest-Ever Newlyweds

98-year-old weds 95-year old on Leap Day

(Newser) - They call themselves "the Romeo and Juliet of senior citizens," and with their wedding yesterday, they unknowingly broke a world record—for the newlyweds with the oldest combined age. Together, Lillian Hartley, 95, and Allan Marks, 98, are 193 years, 8 months, and 3 days old, the Desert ... More »

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