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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 »

Wildfire Makes for Amazing Wedding Photo

It shortened the ceremony, but newlyweds don't mind now

(Newser) - A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple's wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime. As the Oregonian reports, a fire truck rolled up at Rock Spring Ranch near Bend with sirens blaring Saturday, and firefighters ordered the wedding party to evacuate. The minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony.... More »

Oregon School Now Offering Condoms ... to 6th Graders

Town has had a rash of teen pregnancies

(Newser) - Medical groups have long advocated making condoms available in schools, and one Oregon district is taking that advice—even if it means making them available to especially young students. The Gervais School District board voted unanimously last month to make condoms available to students from grade six on up, the... More »

Epic Senior Prank: Sic Mariachi Band on Principal

Santa Barbara High School's senior prank was a hit

(Newser) - When Santa Barbara High School principal John Becchio stepped into his office Tuesday morning, he was greeted by a strange sight: a four-piece mariachi band. "What are you doing here?" he asked, but by way of explanation, he had to endure an hour-plus of music as he walked the... More »

Oregon Climber Falls at Least 500 Feet, Survives

Michael Adams broke 14 bones

(Newser) - A climber is lucky to be alive after falling hundreds of feet down a hole on Oregon's Mount Hood. Reports estimate 59-year-old Michael Adams fell 500 feet to 1,500 feet down a fumarole, a large hole emitting steam, sulfur, and other gases from the dormant volcano. One of... More »

Police: Man Holds Breath, Causes 3-Car Crash

Daniel Calhon allegedly passed out in tunnel near Portland

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State police said. Daniel Calhon, of Snohomish, Washington, told investigators he fainted yesterday afternoon while holding his breath in the Highway 26 tunnel near the community... More »

Hotel Sues Guest for Posting Scathing Review

Guest claimed owner stoned, housekeeping drunk

(Newser) - The Ashley Inn in Lincoln City, Oregon, says its rooms and breakfast aren't nasty; the owner doesn't smoke weed; laundry and housekeeping are neither high nor drunk; Jen at the front desk wasn't having phone sex—and it's suing the guest who claimed otherwise in a... More »

Gay Couples Marry Within Hour of Oregon's Decision

Dozens wed; state attorney general refuses to appeal

(Newser) - It was pretty easy to predict that US District Judge Michael McShane was going to overturn Oregon's gay marriage ban yesterday. So easy that gay couples were lined up for licenses beforehand, refreshing their smartphones as they awaited the news, the Oregonian reports. Oregon's attorney general had refused... More »

Wandering Wolf's Epic Quest May Be Over

OR7 appears to have found his mate, and might be a dad

(Newser) - It may have taken three years, two states, and something of a movie deal, but the wandering gray wolf known as OR7 appears to have found his girl. OR7 first attracted attention in 2011 when he abandoned his pack in northeastern Oregon and trekked to California in search of—what... More »

Oregon Governor Stops Car to Aid Woman

She's expected to survive after former ER doctor gives her CPR

(Newser) - On his way to dinner in Portland yesterday, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber spotted a woman unconscious along the roadside—so he halted his driver, "jumped out of the vehicle," and hurried over, a spokesperson tells the Oregonian . Making use of skills from his days as an emergency-room doctor,... More »

3 Women Arrested After Twerking Near City Hall

Drugs in the car didn't help, either

(Newser) - Some ill-advised twerking got three women in trouble in Oregon this week. Police say that after Coura Valazquez paid a fine in municipal court at Beaverton City Hall, she celebrated as she left by twerking in front of the court's windows with friend Brittany Medak, 20, reports KPTV . Another... More »

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