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Mark Redwine to remain in Washington state for now

Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, appeared Monday in a Washington state courtroom for what amounted to an informal advisement of charges and bail hearing. La Plata...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Details emerge in Lightner Creek shooting death

A Durango man who was shot and killed during a marijuana robbery apparently lunged at the gunman before being shot in the chest, according to an arrest affidavit made public this week. The robbery...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango mother who caused fatal crash sentenced to six months in jail

A Durango woman who caused a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter in April 2016 was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail followed by two years probation. Neysha Candelaria, 33,...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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District Attorney Christian Champagne’s bike recovered

An alleged thief gambled and lost last week when he decided to steal a high-profile bike from a high-profile lawyer. Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne returned home July 8 from...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Quentin Tarantino’s next movie will reportedly focus on the Charles Manson murders

Violence-and-race-obsessed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film will reportedly focus on the Manson family murders – a series of murders carried out by cult followers of Charles Manson, who...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Afghanistan combat vet charged with killing wife, trooper

A New York state police trooper responding to reports of gunfire was shot to death by a soldier who had just killed his wife at their home near his Army base, authorities said Monday. Trooper Joel...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Durango woman sentenced for habitual identity theft

A Durango woman was sentenced to eight years at a community corrections program Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of identity theft. Sandra Morris, who has spent the last 151 days at La...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suspected gunman sentenced in home-invasion case

An Arizona man was sentenced to 32 years in prison Thursday for his role in a home-invasion robbery and shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student. Alvin Flores, 23, showed little reaction, as...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man killed in shootout west of Cortez had run-ins with deputies

A suspect involved in a shootout with two Montezuma County sheriff deputies was killed Tuesday evening at a residence west of Pleasant View, according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Tyrone Orvy Peabody,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Up in the sky: It’s smoke jumpers, it’s fireworks, it’s a drone

Careful spectators at Bayfield’s Fourth of July fireworks show may have noticed more than colorful pyrotechnics filling the night sky: a drone. On two occasions, a drone with a green flashing light...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drones disrupt firefighting efforts four times on Lightner Creek Fire

Firefighting operations were disrupted at least four times in four days by drones flying over the Lightner Creek Fire, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Local law enforcement made...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man sentenced to 24 years for home-invasion murder

An Arizona man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday for his role in a home-invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a Fort Lewis College student. Kuauhtleko Garcia, 22, showed little...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News