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Oregon Man to Lose Fingers from Black Plague

Oregon Man to Lose Fingers from Black Plague

Pixland/Getty Images(BEND, Ore.) — Doctors will amputate an Oregon man’s fingers and his toes next week, which were ravaged by the black plague, an infection prevalent in medieval times that is rarely seen in the U.S. today.Paul Gaylord, 59, is recove…

Lawn Chair Balloon Duo Set to Take Flight

Lawn Chair Balloon Duo Set to Take Flight

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Oregon gas station owner and his Iraqi co-pilot will take off Saturday in two lawn chairs tethered to 350 balloons.Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta will lift off from Couch’s Shell station in Bend, Ore., at 10 a….

Climber Survives Fall on Oregon’s Mount Hood

Climber Survives Fall on Oregon’s Mount Hood

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Just a week after climber Mark Cartier, 56, fell 1,000 feet to his death, another climber has fallen down an icy slope in the Hogsback area of Oregon’s Mount Hood.Fortunately this time, the climber, ident…

What to Watch for in Oregon, Nebraska and Idaho Voting Contests

What to Watch for in Oregon, Nebraska and Idaho Voting Contests

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Voters will go to the polls in Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon on Tuesday. Oregon and Nebraska both host their presidential primary contests, though those races have ceased to get any significant levels of attention …

Oregon Dad Tried to Blow Up Wife, Four Kids

Oregon Dad Tried to Blow Up Wife, Four Kids

ABCNEWS.com(NEW YORK) — A volunteer mental health counselor in Oregon has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife and four kids after he severed a gas line in his home and fled to a nearby field, police said. James Speidel, 36, faces five c…

Simpsons Creator: I Never Said Show Is Set in Oregon

Simpsons Creator: I Never Said Show Is Set in Oregon

Fox/TCFFC(LOS ANGELES) — Homer Simpson and his family live in Springfield, but they do not live in Oregon.Earlier this week, the Smithsonian Magazine published an interview in which Simpsons creator Matt Groening says he named Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa…

Father of Oregon Suicide Law Takes Own Life

Father of Oregon Suicide Law Takes Own Life

Compassion & Choices(NEW YORK) — One of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s controversial assisted-suicide legislation in the early 1990s has used the state’s Death with Dignity Act to end his own life.Dr. Peter Goodwin …

Parents Get $2.9M in Down Syndrome Girl ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suit

Parents Get $2.9M in Down Syndrome Girl ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suit

Photodisc/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — The parents of a four-year-old Oregon girl with Down syndrome were awarded $2.9 million after doctors misdiagnosed their daughter as not having the condition during a prenatal screening.Ariel and Deborah Levy of …

Oregon Nursing Student Calls in Bomb Threats to Delay Tests

Oregon Nursing Student Calls in Bomb Threats to Delay Tests

Photodisc/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — An Oregon nursing student admitted that exams were the motive behind two recent bomb threats she called in to her community college. Danielle M. Sylvia, 27, of Salem, Ore., told detectives she previously fai…

Fake Sex Ads Land Ex-Boyfriend in Slammer

Fake Sex Ads Land Ex-Boyfriend in Slammer

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) — An Oregon man landed in jail earlier this week after allegedly posing as his pregnant ex-girlfriend and posting sex ads on Craigslist.Andre Flom, 31, posed as his ex-girlfriend and posted her name, a…

Oregon Girl, 6, Swept Down Swollen River

Oregon Girl, 6, Swept Down Swollen River

JupiterImages/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Rescue teams are searching a frigid Oregon river for a 6-year-old girl who fell in and was swept downstream while playing in the snow. Vinesa Snegur, a first-grader in Portland, had traveled to a remote part …

Oregon’s Kelly Turns Down Buccaneers Job

Oregon’s Kelly Turns Down Buccaneers Job

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The search continues for a new coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite early reports that a deal was in place, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly will not be jumping ship to the NFL and joining the Bucs.”His heart is …

Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas Declares For NFL Draft

Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas Declares For NFL Draft

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(EUGENE, Ore.) — After three seasons with the Oregon Ducks, starting quarterback Darron Thomas has decided he’s ready to take his game to the next level. The junior quarterback announced he will enter the NFL Draft, scheduled …

Winter Weather Advisory Issued in Several States

Winter Weather Advisory Issued in Several States

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory to several states in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest for Saturday and Sunday.Washington, Oregon and Kentucky are among the states where cold temperatures an…

Winter Weather Advisory Issued in Several States

Winter Weather Advisory Issued in Several States

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory to several states in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest for Saturday and Sunday.Washington, Oregon and Kentucky are among the states where cold temperatures an…

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/2/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/2/12

BananaStock(NEW YORK) — College Football Bowl Action: In the Rose Bowl, (6) Oregon (12-2) defeated (9) Wisconsin (11-3), 45-38.
(3) Oklahoma State (12-1) hung on and beat (4) Stanford in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, 41-38 in overtime.
(10) South Carolina…

Rose Bowl Preview: Oregon-Wisconsin

Rose Bowl Preview: Oregon-Wisconsin

BananaStock(PASADENA, Calif.) — It’s the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, set to take place Monday afternoon, featuring (6) Oregon against (9) Wisconsin. Both teams come into the contest with identical records of 11-2. “Our guys are just e…

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