All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oregon’

Bob Newhart Would Like To Meet His Ref Doppelganger

Bob Newhart seemed to have found a new career, and new youth, on Monday when fans spotted a football ref that looked exactly like a young Bob Newhart. The game was between Ohio State and Oregon. Fans of Bob Newhart noticed right away that the ref was eerily familiar. Newhart told ET that he was watching the game, but didn’t …

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Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland, Oregon

On-demand ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft often operate in legal grey areas, residing somewhere between illegal and kind-of legal – depending on the specific laws of the cities in which they launch. Most of the conflicts that arise between local governments and Uber have to do with current on-the-books laws regulating taxi services and the acquisition of permits. This …

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Jamie Lynn France: Rise And Fall Of An American Beauty Queen

Jamie Lynn France recently complained about her terrible fortune on her Facebook page. France wrote, “When am I gonna get a break? I feel like it’s definitely my turn for some good karma to come my way soon. Pretty sure this has been the most painful year yet.” Poor Jamie Lynn didn’t know that the worst was yet to come. …

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Brittany Maynard Nears Date Of Death, Champions Death By Dignity Act

November 1 is the date that 29-year-old Brittany Maynard has chosen to end her life. Maynard was diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, Gliobastoma, on New Year’s Day of 2014. After undergoing partial craniotomy and a partial resection of her temporal lobe, Maynard was told in April that she only had six months to live. Instead of …

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Boy, 3, Wrecks Aunt’s Jeep, Runs Home

A Myrtle Creek, Oregon toddler crashed his aunt’s Jeep into a home after knocking it out of gear. The three-year-old boy then ran home to watch cartoons. At about 7 p.m. Thursday, a Myrtle Creek police officer had noticed the boy alone in the Jeep, and approached him after not seeing any adults in the vicinity. The boy told the …

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5-Hour Energy Drink Manufacturer Sued

Michigan-based manufacturer Living Essentials and its parent company Innovation Ventures have been sued by three states over false advertising regarding the wildly popular 5-Hour Energy performance shots. The active ingredients in a 5-Hour Energy shot, which was invented by Indian-American billionaire Manoj Bhargava, are taurine, glucuronolactone, malic acid, N-Acetyl L-tyrosine, L-phenylalanine, caffeine and citicoline, The state of Oregon asserts that …

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Fukushima Radiation Tested for Along Pacific Coast

In March of 2011, a 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific triggered a tsunami which hit the coast of Japan, nearly demolishing the Fukushima nuclear power plant and resulting in huge amounts of radiation being washed into the ocean. In the three years since the event occurred, not much fall-out has been seen from the nuclear waste. However, many coastal cities …

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Marijuana Legalization: Oregon Has Enough Signatures To Qualify For November Ballot

Marijuana supporters in Oregon have collected more than enough signatures to qualify for November’s ballot for legalizing recreational marijuana. Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for New Approach Oregon, said that they will continue getting signatures until they feel that they have “a big enough margin.” To date, the group has already collected more than 100,000 signatures. They only need 87,213 signatures from …

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Burn Victim Slurpees: Unusaul Incident Occurs At Grants Pass 7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven in Grants Pass, Oregon, was having a quiet afternoon when a tattooed man ran into the store and doused himself with Slurpee. Charlie Bentley, one of the store’s employees, said that he was with his co-worker when the man entered the store. Bentley said that the man was being chased by another man. Afterwards, a third man entered the store. …

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Oregon Tunnel Crash Caused By Teen’s Dumb Idea

Here is a piece of advice for those of you who drive through tunnels or over bridges: Please, don’t hold your breath. It’s quite possible that you heard some piece of superstition that suggests you hold your breath in these situations. Perhaps you and a friend want to see who can hold their breath the longest as you travel through …

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Crater Lake Snowshoe Hiker Missing

Rangers at Crater Lake National Park are searching for a snowshoe hiker who has been missing since April 28. Authorities said the hiker rented snowshoes from the Oregon park’s general store and set forth to hike and snap photos, before vanishing. Park rangers found the missing hiker’s vehicle near Rim Village. Rescuers questioned other hikers who had traversed the area, …

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Oregon Prison: Second Inmate Escape In A Week

The Oregon State Police have been searching for an escaped inmate since Monday. Clinton Swearingen II escaped the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution on Sunday night. This is the second inmate who has escaped from an Oregon detention center in just a week. Swearingen was serving prison time for burglary and theft. Authorities found out that he was missing from the …

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