An Oregon woman won a $900,000 jury verdict against a retired dentist who gave her a surprise case of herpes on their fourth date—the latest of a few large damage awards. The jury in Portland deliberated only two hours before finding that the woman was only 25% responsible for contracting the sexually transmitted disease that…

An ODOT employee is credited with rescuing an injured man from a submerged vehicle following a Tuesday afternoon five-vehicle car accident along Highway 20 east of Albany. Five people were suffered personal injuries and were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. According to Trooper Ray Stallsworth, on June 19, 2012 at…