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Fear spreads through unfounded social media rumors

SOUTHERN OREGON — Unsubstantiated social media rumors are flying around the country, of out-of-town agitators disturbing peaceful protests and inciting riots. Locally, dozens of residents took up arms, prepared to defend businesses, from Medford and Grants Pass to Klamath Falls and Coquille. …

No kidnapping at Eagle Point park, police say

Update: (2/4/20 5:30 p.m.) — Eagle Point police confirmed Tuesday that a possible kidnapping at Chamberlain Park was a misunderstanding and there was no kidnapping. Police said people were spreading unsubstantiated rumors on Facebook scanner pages but declined to go into detail …