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Sperm Donor's 'Overwhelming' Find Leads to $5.25M Suit

Bryce Cleary says he fathered 17 kids, not just 5 like Oregon fertility clinic promised

(Newser) - When Dr. Bryce Cleary was in medical school at Oregon Health and Science University three decades ago, he decided to help people who were having fertility issues by becoming a sperm donor. But he had conditions, including that no more than five children be produced using his sperm; that the... More »

Man Who Survived Cancer Twice Wins Lottery Jackpot

'I am a very lucky guy,' Oregon man says

(Newser) - An Oregon man who beat cancer twice beat the odds and won a $4.6 million lottery jackpot, officials say. Stu MacDonald's wife usually tells him to "get the winning ticket" before he buys his weekly Megabucks ticket—but she forgot on Sept. 7, and he ended up... More »

A 2nd Vaper Dies in US

Oregon patient died in July after vaping THC

(Newser) - Oregon health officials are investigating the death of an individual who developed a severe respiratory illness after vaping; if a link is confirmed, it would be the country's second vaping-related death. A lead investigator on the new case, Dr. Ann Thomas, tells the New York Times that the person... More »

FBI Takes Guns From 'Unhinged' Ex-Marine

Shane Kohfield said he might have to 'slaughter' antifa members

(Newser) - Publicly threatening mass murder tends to get people's attention—and Shane Kohfield learned his actions were no exception. The FBI used Oregon's new "red flag" law to take guns from the ex-Marine after he stood outside the Portland mayor's house in July with a megaphone saying... More »

Oregon Woman Trapped in Septic Tank for Days

She fell in while doing maintenance work

(Newser) - An Oregon woman almost died in an extremely unpleasant way after falling into a septic tank at her rural home, authorities say. Firefighters believe the Clackamas County woman was doing maintenance work when she fell into the tank, where she was trapped for up to three days, KPTV reports. "... More »

Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,... More »

Toddler Found Dead After Parents' Murder-Suicide

Police in Montana believe they have found body of Aiden Salcido

(Newser) - The body of a missing Oregon boy whose parents died in an apparent murder-suicide is believed to have been found in a remote area of Montana, police said. Police in Medford, Oregon, say Montana authorities reported finding the body Sunday thought to be that of 2-year-old Aiden Salcido, the son... More »

After Apparent Murder-Suicide, Cops Search for Missing Toddler

Police in Northwest believe Aiden Castiel Salcido could be anywhere from Montana to Oregon

(Newser) - Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak had been on the run since June 11, when, police say, they were reported missing after Janiak didn't show up to start serving her jail sentence in Oregon for a burglary conviction. Cops found them in Kalispell, Mont., this week, but now the two... More »

Long-Distance Biker Rescues Stranded 73-Year-Old

Man collapsed deep in Oregon's high desert

(Newser) - Long-distance mountain biker Tomas Quinones initially thought the lump he saw near a dirt road in an extremely remote area of southern Oregon was a dead cow, one of several he had seen that week. If he had arrived at the scene much later, it would have been a dead... More »

Oregon Students Win Right to Take 'Mental Health Days'

Activist say they want to remove stigma

(Newser) - Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the US. But don't... More »

Dad Makes Fatal Leap Into River to Help Daughter

12-year-old makes it out of the water safely

(Newser) - A man who spotted his 12-year-old daughter struggling in the water drowned when he jumped into Oregon's Santiam River to save her. The girl was able to make it out of the water safely, CBS News reports. Bystanders pulled out Baltazar Tellovelasco, 29, of Oxnard, California, but he couldn'... More »

Actor Charles Levin Found Dead in Remote Area

Vehicle was stuck on 'almost impassable road'

(Newser) - Authorities in Oregon say they believe there is a "high probability" that remains found in a remote area in the southern part of the state are those of missing actor Charles Levin. The 70-year-old's son reported him missing July 8 after he hadn't heard from him in... More »

Suspect Arrested in Mouseketeer's Death

Daniel James Burda had done odd jobs for Dennis Day and his husband

(Newser) - A man was arrested Friday in the death of a former Mouseketeer who was missing for nearly a year before police announced last month that his body had been found in April in his Oregon home. It remains unclear why the body of Dennis Day, 76, wasn't found on... More »

Man's Kindness Toward Scared Young Seatmate Goes Viral

Ben Pedraza made sure 7-year-old autistic boy had fun and felt safe during his flight

(Newser) - Alexa Bjornson was anxious about sending her 7-year-old son, Landon, on a plane by himself to see his dad in Oregon—not just because of Landon's age, but because he has high-functioning autism and was nervous about flying alone, per KATU . And so Bjornson penned a note to whoever... More »

GOP Senators End Walkout in Oregon

Democrats give up this time on climate change bill

(Newser) - Some Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout over a carbon-emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents. Nine of the 12 minority Republicans returned to Salem, the AP reports, after Senate President Peter Courtney said the majority Democrats lacked the votes to pass... More »

'Militia Threats' Force State Capitol to Shut Down

It all stems from a cap-and-trade climate bill

(Newser) - Oregon's state capitol is closed Saturday, and it's no holiday. State senators say they made the move after getting threats from militia groups opposed to a cap-and-trade climate bill, the Washington Post reports. State Senate President Peter Courtney announced the shutdown Friday: "The Oregon State Police have... More »

Governor Sends Police After GOP Lawmakers in Hiding

Senators try to deny a quorum to block bill

(Newser) - The heat has been turned up on Republican state senators who went into hiding to prevent a climate bill from passing. Oregon State Police troopers have been dispatched to bring them back to the Capitol. "They need to return and do the jobs they were elected to do,"... More »

Single Mom, Son Found Dead on Land Linked to Married Dad

Michael Wolfe had permit to cut wood on Oregon property: police

(Newser) - Police say the bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son, missing for a month , have been found concealed in a forest where the boy's father had a permit to cut wood. An autopsy indicates Karissa Fretwell, 25, died of a single gunshot to the head, per Oregon... More »

Wildlife Officials Kill Bear That Became Social Media Star

'It was very clear that the animal was way too habituated'

(Newser) - A young black bear in Oregon had to be killed because the public ignored advice not to feed it, wildlife officials say. Authorities say the bear in the popular Scoggins Valley Park just west of Portland had become so used to humans that people were able to approach it and... More »

Guy Tumbles 800 Feet Into Volcano, Then Stands

Unidentified male airlifted from Oregon's Crater Lake

(Newser) - An Oregon man has survived a reported 800-foot fall into a sleeping volcano's caldera. The man, whose name hasn't been released, fell from the caldera's rim at Crater Lake National Park before the Coast Guard was alerted shortly before 4pm Monday. A rescue team had by then... More »

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