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Oregon man barely survives bubonic plague after bite from beloved cat

A man from Prineville, Oregon recounted to The Guardian what happened to him after he caught bubonic plague from his cat. Paul Gaylord said that his smoke-grey cat, Charlie, disappeared one night, but returned a few days later with a mouse in his mouth. When he tried to remove the…

Two-headed kitten born in Oregon

A kitten with two faces was born on Tuesday in Amity, Oregon. Now named “Deucy,” the tiny wonder reportedly meows loudly out of both mouths, but has one body and one set of organs. Veterinarians said all of the baby’s parts seem to be “in working order.” Watch the video,…

Police: Shrapnel-filled pipe bomb found in Oregon had 100-yard blast radius

A pipe bomb unexpectedly discovered by two women in Oregon was capable of 100-yard blast radius, police said. The Associated Press reported the two women found the explosive device Saturday while helping clean up a trailer home park. The bomb was filled with explosive powder and 4-inch nails. “Each one…

Couple arrested for bondage role-playing on Valentine’s Day

A couple in Portland, Oregon found themselves spending Valentine’s Day in jail after their bondage role-playing resulted in nine police cruisers being dispatched. Responding to reports that a naked woman was seen tied up in the back of a car with duct tape over her mouth, Portland police converged on…

Lawsuit challenges ‘work-activity programs’ for Oregon’s disabled

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – Thousands of disabled Oregonians are stuck segregated in dead-end jobs at “sheltered workshops,” in violation of federal law, because of failed state programs that should help them find mainstream employment, according to a landmark lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Sheltered workshops, sometimes called “work-activity programs,” are facilities…

Another presumed John Wayne Gacy victim turns up alive

When Ted Szal disappeared in Chicago 35 years ago, his family assumed that he had fallen victim to serial killer John Wayne Gacy. But Szal’s family got an early Christmas gift this year when they learned that he had been alive all this time and living in a suburb of…

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