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Man involved in shooting at Durango motel gets prison reduction

A former Fort Lewis College football player involved in a fatal shooting in March 2015 at the Iron Horse Inn had his prison sentenced reduced by one year Friday in District Court. Aaron Williams,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to prison for violating probation

A Durango man with a history of violating his probation was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Bennett Smith, 43, broke into an occupied home in June 2013 at 1020½ Main Ave. – an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man pleads guilty to hydroplaning, killing two

A Mancos man pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 in July, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two. Anthony...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver suspected of killing two pedestrians on Main Avenue in Durango pleads not guilty

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident suspected of veering off north Main Avenue and killing two pedestrians last year is scheduled for trial in April after pleading not guilty Tuesday in La...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Durangoan

A Texas man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Durango resident in May pleaded not guilty Friday. Michael Jones, 20, also faces charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man sentenced to life in prison for killing former Durango woman

A Farmington man who was convicted of killing a longtime Durango resident has been sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Earlier this month, a jury found Rick Stallings,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in girl’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man who drove his car off the road and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old passenger, pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide, a Class 3 felony. Benjamin Keil also pleaded...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carjacking suspect charged with multiple felonies

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking last month at Fort Lewis College was charged Thursday in District Court with multiple felonies. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, is accused of second-degree...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine makes brief court appearance for status conference

The defense team for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, asked the court for more time to examine thousands of pages of police reports and other documents in the case that garnered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man suspected of creating explosive devices set for trial

District Judge William Herringer heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in a case involving a La Plata County man suspected of creating improvised explosive devices in his home earlier this year....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rick Stallings found guilty of murdering former Durango resident

Rick Stallings, who was accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini, was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday and now faces a possible life sentence without parole. “Stallings...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man suspected of attempted robbery charged in District Court

A La Plata County man arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery who led police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News