Domestic violence

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Murder charge filed against Durango man suspected of killing wife

A Durango man suspected of killing his wife was charged Friday with first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez, 35, faces life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the charge. He is...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Alternative Horizons to hold volunteer training March 22-23

Alternative Horizons , a nonprofit service agency that provides support to survivors of domestic violence in La Plata and San Juan counties, is currently seeking volunteers to staff their 24-hour...

DATE: March 5, 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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Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Advocacy groups hear from police about domestic violence

Victims’ advocates and law enforcement came together Thursday to discuss domestic violence and how it is being addressed in La Plata County. Police and prosecutors explained how they deal with...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend is charged

An Ignacio man accused of running over his girlfriend with a car last month in Bayfield was charged Monday in La Plata County District Court. Case Fields, 31, was charged with second-degree...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man suspected of running over girlfriend

A Bayfield woman who was run over Friday by her boyfriend – the same man who nearly strangled her six years ago – said she’s going to be stronger this time. “He’ll wind up killing me, and I just...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado children killed, injured in accidental shootings

A child was involved in an accidental shooting in Colorado eight times during a 2½ year span, an Associated Press review found. The AP and the USA TODAY Network analyzed the circumstances of every...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

By RYAN J. FOLEY, LARRY FENN and NICK PENZENSTADLER Associated Press and USA TODAY Network Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Leavenworth leaving Volunteers of America

Sarada Leavenworth, the division director of Volunteers of America, will be leaving the organization in early January for a new job at Axis Health System. Leavenworth announced her departure from...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rotary clubs give shelter residents good zzz’s

People who are working to turn their lives around need a good night’s sleep. So the Volunteers of America’s Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse will be getting new mattresses on all...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News