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Oregon man shot with stun gun while in creek sues police

Jun. 23, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges two southern Oregon police officers used excessive force against a man who fled from a vehicle stop and was shot with a Taser while standing in a creek. The lawsuit says two Eagle Point officers fired their stun guns at...

Man who illegally imported/exported live scorpions sentenced

Jun. 22, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who illegally imported and exported hundreds of live scorpions was sentenced in federal court for violating the Lacey Act. Darren Drake 39, was sentenced Wednesday to two years’ federal probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $5,000...

Rogue River basin nearly full for 1st time in 3 years

Jun. 09, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Late-season precipitation means reservoirs in the Rogue River basin are nearly full for the first time in three years. The system, which includes Applegate and Lost Creek Lakes, is at 97% capacity for the first time since 2019, Jefferson Public Radio reported...