U.S. Attorney’s Office releases details about shooting death south of Durango

Nearly two months after the shooting death of George Sands, the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday released details about the incident and said no criminal charges will be filed against the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five weeks and still no information about Durango man killed by Southern Ute tribal ranger

Five weeks after a 53-year-old Durango man was fatally shot by a Southern Ute Indian tribal ranger, family members of George Sands said they still have not received any information about his death....

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of man shot south of Durango left in the dark

The family of George Sands say they have been kept in the dark since the 53-year-old Durango man was fatally shot by a Southern Ute Indian tribal ranger more than two weeks ago. In fact, family...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement refuses to comment on shooting death south of Durango

More than a week after a La Plata County man was shot and killed south of Durango, law enforcement is mum about any of the details of the incident. The shooting was reported about 12:30 p.m. Nov....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI, family seek clues about woman who went missing 18 years ago

FARMINGTON – Laverda Sorrell was dropped off at the Window Rock School District No. 8 at 11:30 p.m. July 4, 2002. It was the last she was seen by anyone. Sorrell, who worked at the school district...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Two men wanted for shooting at law enforcement in Four Corners

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to track down two men in the Four Corners suspected of shooting at a federal officer earlier this week. Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, an FBI special agent...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

FBI reports rise in COVID-19 scams

FARMINGTON – Public officials and law enforcement agencies have issued public warnings against scams and cyber criminals targeting information and relief action related to COVID-19. New Mexico...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Funeral home owners arrested for harvesting, selling bodies

Two women who own Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in Montrose were arrested Tuesday for selling body parts or entire bodies without consent of the family of the deceased, according to the U.S. Attorney’s...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute fraud case grows to $1.1 million

A fraud case on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe continues to expand, and now totals more than $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds involving 11 people. On April 30 in U.S. District Court in...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details of fight between officer, suspects in Towaoc are revealed

Two brothers from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe are being detained at the La Plata County Jail without bond after fighting with a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer Sunday at a Towaoc residence. Wendell...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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