Domestic violence

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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 reckless...

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 PENZENSTADLERAssociated Press and USA TODAY NetworkHours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson...

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

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Former Durango man with troubled past charged with attempted murder in Boulder

A former Durango man with a troubled past was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault for attempting to kill his girlfriend by crashing into a traffic-signal pole last month in...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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When relationships go bad: Legal intervention

Day after day, dispatchers on the emergency-services scanner tell patrol officers that someone pulled over on a traffic violation is either the restrained or protected party under a protection...

DATE: July 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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More reports of elder abuse investigated

More stringent laws around reporting elder abuse and neglect are driving more serious reports to La Plata County Human Services.Up until last July, Colorado was one of only three states that didn’t...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton manslaughter trial: Jurors’ deliberations extend into Thursday

SILVERTON – After 11 hours of jury deliberations, the eighth day of the McFarland trial ended without a verdict at San Juan County Courthouse, where Silverton native Michael McFarland stands...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News