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Police face questions on witness stand in murder case

A judge expects to rule in coming days on motions argued Thursday in District Court involving one of four men suspected in the murder of a Fort Lewis College student. Defense lawyers filed the...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Judge denies bail reduction for Durango man suspected of sex assault on child

A district court judge on Friday denied a request to reduce bail for a 69-year-old Durango man suspected of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl. Frederick Blevins was arrested Feb. 9 and is being...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Trial set for Fort Lewis College professor

Durango Municipal Court, reserved for minor infractions, rarely sees a crowd such as the one that showed up at the city building Wednesday to support a Fort Lewis College professor who received a...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend goes missing

Police are searching for an Ignacio man suspected of skipping town on $6,000 bail after allegedly running over his girlfriend with a car. Case Fields, 31, has been missing for nearly three months...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man charged with sex assault on child

A 69-year-old Durango man suspected of touching a girl inappropriately was charged Friday with sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins is accused of touching the girl below the waist while she...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango woman charged with ID theft

A Durango woman suspected of opening credit accounts in other people’s names to fund her personal shopping sprees was charged Friday in 6th Judicial District Court with three counts of identity...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Kenneth Tozer III of Durango given probation for DUI, felony eluding

A Durango man who drove erratically, eluded police and surrendered after a brief standoff with a sheriff’s deputy was given two years probation Thursday in District Court. Kenneth Tozer III, 29,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dove Creek man gets 15 years for girlfriend’s death

A Dove Creek man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in jail followed by a mandatory five years of parole for strangling and killing his girlfriend. William Blackburn Jr., 46, was charged with...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Federal courts move in as La Plata County Courthouse construction wraps up

After a year of construction, remodeling at the La Plata County Courthouse is nearing completion, and the new space is expected to be occupied and open for business Tuesday. Work began in February...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado attorney general sues county on drilling moratorium

DENVER — Colorado’s attorney general is asking a court to overturn Boulder County’s moratorium on oil and gas drilling, saying it violates state law and a state Supreme Court ruling. Attorney...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of sex assault on child

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins, 69, is suspected of touching a girl inappropriately while she was being babysat, according to an arrest...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango woman accused of serial ID thefts

A Durango woman with a history of identity theft has been arrested again on suspicion of using other people’s personal information to create fraudulent credit accounts to fund her mini-shopping...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news