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Oregon man accidentally kills his brother while preparing to shoot bear, then fatally shoots self

An Oregon man trying to protect his home from a bear instead fatally shot his brother by mistake, then turned the gun on himself moments later, authorities say. The man called 911 about 7:00am on Tuesday and told dispatchers he had “accidentally shot his brother while loading a gun” after being startled by the bear, […]

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United States: Swarm of more than 40 earthquakes rattle off the coast of Oregon

One of North America’s most active fault lines sprung to life on Tuesday after a swarm of more than 40 earthquakes ranging from a magnitude 3.5 to 5.8 rattled off the coast of Oregon, catching the attention and concern of millions in the region. The series of quakes, which began early Tuesday morning and continued […]

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Man vandalises ex-girlfriend’s car, flees on motorcycle, crashes and dies moments later

A man who vandalized his ex-girlfriend’s car outside a bar on Saturday morning fled the scene at high speed, crashing and dying moments later, police said. Officers responded to a disturbance around 1:40am where witnesses told them 39-year-old Oscar Martinez was striking his ex-girlfriend’s car with a crowbar. Police said Martinez left before they arrived, […]

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Mochica: One of the world’s oldest penguin dies at 31

For more than three decades, a penguin named Mochica charmed visitors and served as an ambassador for his threatened species at the Oregon Zoo. The flightless bird was described as the “elder statesman” of his colony. He personally greeted thousands of guests in his lifetime and was said to prefer the company of humans. But […]

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Eastern Oregon school district fires superintendent for obeying and implementing state’s mask rules

The superintendent of one of the schools in Oregon was fired for obeying and implementing the state’s mask rules. Kevin Purnell was fired on Monday, a week after students returned to school. The Adrian School Board convened in a closed door meeting and voted 4-1 to terminate Purnell. The board provided no public explanation for […]

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Nike gives corporate staff at Oregon headquarters a week off to unwind and destress ahead of office return

Employees at Nike’s corporate headquarters in Oregon have been given a week off to support their mental health, ahead of the return to the office in September. This week, Monday to Friday the US firm will “power down” to give employees a rest after a tough year. “Take the time to unwind, destress and spend […]

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Oregon school superintendent coaches parents on how to escape mask and vaccine rules

An Oregon school superintendent is telling parents how they can get their children out of wearing masks by citing federal disability law. A pastor at a California megachurch is offering religious exemptions for anyone morally conflicted over vaccine requirements. And Louisiana’s attorney general has posted sample letters on his office’s Facebook page for those seeking […]

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Small airplane crashes into kayaker on Willamette River in Oregon

A 42-year-old woman was seriously injured on Wednesday after being hit by a small plane while kayaking in Oregon. The pilot, a 69-year-old man, was taking off from a gravel bar north of the community of Fairfield when he struck the kayaker on the Willamette River in rural Yamhill County. The woman is expected to […]

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Bootleg ‘monster’ wildfire so large that it triggers its own weather pattern

The monster Bootleg blaze continues to wreak havoc in Oregon, since it first began some two weeks ago. The wildfires have posed a more direct risk to life and property. The Bootleg blaze has blackened 388,600 acres of desiccated brush and timber in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 250 miles south of Portland, since […]

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Apple settles woman in millions after tech repair staff shares her personal iPhone photos

An Oregon-based woman filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc after her personal iPhone photos were leaked online by the company’s tech repair staff, the company ended up paying millions. The incident occurred five years ago when an iPhone user from Oregon who remains unnamed sent her malfunctioning phone for repair to a recognized repair contractor […]

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13-year-old girl sets herself on fire while attempting TikTok stunt

A 13-year-old girl has been in intensive care for two weeks with third-degree burns after setting herself on fire while trying to copy a TikTok stunt. Destini Crane, from Portland, Oregon, seriously burned her neck and right arm while apparently trying to copy a trick where someone draws a shape with flammable liquid on a […]

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SUV driver rams over multiple pedestrians and cyclists in Portland, 1 dead

A SUV driver ran over multiple pedestrians and cyclists as he raced through the streets in southeast Portland, police said Tuesday. One person was killed and nine others were injured as the man the man rammed over them at speeds of  50 to 60 mph. “Detectives say that the driver’s actions did show intent to […]