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Oregon State student dies in fall while taking photos at a scenic overlook

An Oregon State University student died Sunday after falling approximately 100 feet while taking photographs at a scenic coastal viewpoint along Highway 101, according to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office. The victim has been identified by Oregon State officials as 21-year-old Michelle Casey. She was seriously injured when she slipped and fell while taking pictures…MORE

A healthy dog was euthanized so it could be buried with its owner

Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, was euthanized to fulfill her late owner’s dying wish that the dog be put down — and then laid to rest with her. The dog arrived at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter in Chesterfield, Virginia, on March 8 after her owner’s death, where she stayed for two weeks. During…MORE

Plane crashes after taking off from Indianapolis airport, killing two, police say

A plane crashed Wednesday near Indianapolis Regional Airport, killing both people on board, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said. “About 12:45 p.m. today a twin-engine, propeller-flown plane took off from (the airport) and crashed shortly after takeoff,” Perrine told reporters. The plane was capable of carrying 11 passengers, he said. Video from the scene…MORE

A teen who was homeless scores more than $3 million in college scholarships

The stress of senior year can be overwhelming. Combine that with challenges at home, and it can derail any high school student’s academic career. Memphis high school senior Tupac Mosley maintained a 4.3 GPA, scored a 31 on his ACT, and was named valedictorian — all while dealing with the death of his father and…MORE

Fortnite is teaming up with Michael Jordan for a new crossover

Fortnite and Michael Jordan? Fortnite and Michael Jordan. The uber popular video game and the basketball GOAT have something in store for the new Fortnite update, which goes live today. An in-game message sent to players on Tuesday teased the crossover: “Game recognize Game. Drop in tomorrow.” Fortnite also tweeted out the news: Jordan’s official…MORE

Alaskan floatplane operator suspends operations after 2 crashes in 8 days

An Alaskan floatplane operator says it has voluntarily suspended operations after two of its planes were involved in deadly crashes within eight days this month. All of Taquan Air‘s operations will be suspended until further notice, the company said Tuesday. The decision comes as the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two crashes: • On…MORE

Washington becomes the first state to legalize composting of humans

Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing composting as an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday legalizing human composting. The bill will go into effect in May next year. Currently in Washington, bodies can either be cremated or buried.…MORE