Crime

Durango woman pleads guilty to shooting at man

A Durango woman pleaded guilty Thursday to firing a handgun with the purpose of evoking fear of serious injury to a man who had just fended off an attack from the woman’s acquaintance. Prosecutors...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police identify two men in near-fatal stabbing

Police have obtained arrest warrants for two men involved in a fight three weeks ago that sent one of them to the intensive-care unit for nine days. The arrest warrants were issued Thursday for...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court orders competency analysis for suspect in 50-mile chase

A man facing 32 charges including for attempted first- and second-degree murder, will be evaluated by a doctor to determine competency. Casey Dee Larsen of Mancos, who was wanted in connection with...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man wanted in Montezuma County is arrested in Utah

A Dolores man involved in a two-hour standoff with police in Durango and is wanted on several felony warrants for weapons and menacing offenses will be extradited to Cortez after being arrested...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More sentences handed down in Ute Mountain fraud case

Six additional sentences were handed down in a $1.5 million Ute Mountain Ute Tribe embezzlement case that previously resulted in 16 convictions. A three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larsen hears charges, potential penalties for police chase

A Mancos man accused of 32 criminal charges — including 12 for attempted murder of law enforcement officers — faces a possible life-long jail sentence if convicted on all counts, according to...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle signs plea agreement

Exactly two years to the day, the saga of a Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle after he closed the gate to a corral in southeastern Utah has reached a resolution. Mark Franklin, 63, faced...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase defendant faces 32 charges, including attempted murder

Mancos resident Casey Dee Larsen, who led local law enforcement agencies on a 50-mile, high-speed chase that injured officers, faces 32 criminal charges, including multiple attempted first- and...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lou Pearlman was a disgraced mogul who defrauded ’90s boy bands – then came the $300 million Ponzi scheme

Before he was implicated in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, Lou Pearlman’s lies started to unravel at a meal with ’N Sync at a Los Angeles steakhouse. Sitting around the table...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

PHOENIX – More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all began. The...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Lori Loughlin once played a TV character embroiled in an alleged school admissions scam

Lori Loughlin’s television character faced a dilemma. Her two children had the chance to attend an elite school that promised to put their lives on the “fast track,” but there was only one problem:...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

High-speed chase ends in arrest

One person was arrested Monday evening after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in Durango, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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