Crime

Durango parents accused of comatose daughter’s abuse are sentenced

A Durango man who pleaded guilty to abusing his 4-year-old daughter – to the extent that she is expected to remain in a coma the rest of her life – was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Sixth...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Netflix’s ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ feels weirdly in awe of Ted Bundy

In the first trailer for Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron struts around as Ted Bundy, the infamous serial killer responsible for the sexual...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Cortez woman gets seven years in prison for drug distribution

A Cortez woman charged with drug distribution has been sentenced to seven years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In a plea bargain, Jordan D. Balfour, 27, also known as Jordan Lopez,...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murderer tries to fire public defenders before sentencing

A Durango man convicted of first-degree murder tried to fire his attorneys Thursday at the La Plata County Courthouse in a hearing to review a competency report requested by public defenders....

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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