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Baby Dies After 6 Hours in Car in Intel Parking Lot

Father says he forgot she was in the car seat

(Newser) - Police are investigating another death involving a child left inside a car, this time at an Intel campus in Hillsboro, Ore., reports KING-TV . The father of the 6-month-old girl tells police that he forgot his daughter was in the car seat of his Nissan Leaf when he arrived at work.... More »

Ore. First Lady Planned Pot-Growing Operation in '90s

Cylvia Hayes says marijuana operation 'never materialized'

(Newser) - The good news for Oregon's first lady as her colorful past continues to trickle out? She did not take the proceeds from her illegal green-card marriage and buy a pot farm in secluded Washington state near the Canadian border. The bad news? A retired real estate broker tells the... More »

Oregon First Lady Admits to 'Illegal' First Marriage

Cylvia Hayes says Gov. John Kitzhaber didn't know she had married immigrant

(Newser) - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber knew his fiancee had been married before when they got engaged this summer after a 10-year relationship. The only problem is, he didn't know Cylvia Hayes had had three previous marriages, not two—and that the third one was to an Ethiopian immigrant looking to... More »

Chatty Smoker Steals Gun From Open-Carry Guy

Oregon man robbed of his new Walter pistol, police say

(Newser) - A man openly touting his brand-new handgun in Oregon—an open-carry state—had the weapon stolen from him at gunpoint at about 2:30am Saturday, the Oregonian reports via Mediaite . Police say William Coleman, 21, was hanging with his cousin on a street in Gresham when a young man walked... More »

29-Year-Old Woman: Why I'm Taking My Own Life

Brittany Maynard plans to legally kill herself next month

(Newser) - A young woman who has fearlessly run half-marathons and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro now faces a more daunting task: taking her own life. But Brittany Maynard, 29, insists she's not the least bit suicidal, People reports. "There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that... More »

Cops Bust Fleeing Man Thanks to His Cologne

Oregon driver nearly got away

(Newser) - Best line in a police report in a while: "Agosto mentioned he regretted applying cologne on his person prior to leaving his house." It comes via police in Lebanon, Ore., in reference to Charles Agosto, reports KPTV . Cops say the 35-year-old refused to stop after a traffic violation... More »

Boy, 5, Sick With E. Coli After Friend, 4, Dies

Authorities in Oregon trying to figure out source of illness

(Newser) - A 4-year-old girl in Oregon has died after being stricken with E. coli, and her 5-year-old friend remains hospitalized, reports Q13 Fox . Authorities are awaiting lab results that might help determine how Serena Faith Profitt of Otis got sick, though they say they may never zero in on the exact... More »

Sand Collapse in Oregon Kills Girl, 9

Child trapped under sand for 5 minutes as rescuers raced to dig her out

(Newser) - An end-of-summer trip to an Oregon beach turned tragic for a 9-year-old girl. As CNN reports, Isabel Grace Franks was digging a hole Friday evening with her siblings at Lincoln City's beach when the sand collapsed. "We heard screaming," says one tourist. "At first we thought,... More »

3 Generations Drown in Lake Accident

Bodies of boy and his mother, uncle, grandmother found in tragedy

(Newser) - Searchers in an Oregon lake recovered four bodies in what seems to have been a tragic accident: Three generations of the same family apparently drowned. People fishing in Henry Hagg Lake, located in a Washington County park that, police say, draws up to 10,000 people per day, first noticed... More »

Guy Charged With Using His Kilt to ... Shoplift

Police say Daniel Ducret stuffed electronics into pouch

(Newser) - It's the ultimate mystery—what is underneath a Scot's kilt? Turns out the answer might be a purloined toy helicopter. That's what Daniel Ducret, 37, of Portland is accused of putting in his kilt, among other small items from a Fry's Electronics, reports the Oregonian . Store... More »

Woman Sets Husband on Fire ... to Get His Attention

Toddi Bork mad that he sprayed poison on weeds

(Newser) - An Oregon woman accused of setting her husband on fire because of an argument over weed killer is in jail on an attempted murder charge. KPTV reports an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the couple outside their Mount Angel home and initially thought there had been an accident with... More »

Body of Missing Oregon Mom Found in Remote Area

Police see no foul play in Jennifer Huston's death

(Newser) - The search for a missing Oregon mother who vanished while running errands is over with the discovery of her body near her SUV in a remote area, reports the Oregonian . Police say there's no sign of foul play in the death of Jennifer Huston. The 38-year-old disappeared on July... More »

Cops Arrest Mom of Toddler Found Dead in Hotel Room

Jessica Smith found hiding out in woods

(Newser) - The mother whose dead 2-year-old daughter and badly injured 13-year-old daughter were found in an Oregon hotel room last week was tracked down hours after police issued a warrant for her arrest. Jessica Smith, 40, was taken into custody on an aggravated murder charge yesterday after a Coast Guard helicopter... More »

Missing Mom May Have Been Seen on Wash. Ferry

Couple say they saw Jennifer Huston headed to San Juan Islands

(Newser) - A new lead in the case of the Oregon woman who vanished after buying gas last month: Police are investigating a possible sighting of Jennifer Huston and her green Lexus SUV on a ferry headed to Washington state's San Juan Islands, reports NBC . A couple told police they believed... More »

Dead Baby, 'Cut' Sister Found in Hotel; Police Seek Mom

Jessica Smith, 40, is only a person of interest so far

(Newser) - Police are seeking the mother of a dead toddler and a severely injured 13-year-old girl today after a housekeeper discovered the two girls in an Oregon hotel room, News Channel 8 Portland reports. The mother, Jessica Smith, 40, checked in with her daughters at the hotel—the Surfsand Resort in... More »

Mom of 2 Goes Missing After Getting Gas

Family searching for Jennifer Huston, 38

(Newser) - Jennifer Huston fueled up her green Lexus LX-470 at a gas station in Newberg, Oregon, around 6pm Thursday, and hasn't been seen since. The Dundee mom of two was wearing black and pink Nike shoes and yoga pants at the time, and was caught on the 76 station's... More »

Oregon May Ban Smoking Along Coast

Move would outlaw cigarettes on 362 miles of state beaches

(Newser) - Smoking may soon be off limits all along Oregon's coast—more than 360 miles of beaches, reports AP . The state is now taking public comment on the proposed ban, which could punish smokers with a $110 fine. (Though rangers say they'd mostly issue warnings, at least at first.... More »

3.5K Dead and Forgotten Mental Patients Now Honored

Cremated remains were found decade ago at Oregon State Hospital

(Newser) - They were dubbed the "forgotten souls"—the cremated remains of thousands who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns . Discovered a decade ago at the decrepit Oregon State Hospital, where One Flew Over ... More »

Oregon School Shooter Had AR-15 in Guitar Case

Police identify Jared Padgett, 15, as gunman

(Newser) - Police still don't know why 15-year-old Jared Padgett shot and killed a fellow student at Reynolds High School in Oregon yesterday, only that Padgett seemed intent on killing many more people. Padgett brought an AR-15 rifle to school in a guitar case, right on the school bus, reports KOIN-TV... More »

Gunman, Student Dead in Oregon School Shooting

Shooter was reportedly a student there

(Newser) - A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore. The teen opened fire at Reynolds High School with a rifle while classes were in session about 8am, reports AP . He killed one student and then... More »

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