Homicide

Sheriff’s office investigating homicide at Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three suspects considered armed and dangerous that fled the scene of a fatal shooting at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Lightner Creek Mobile Home...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in double homicide caught after car chase in Cortez

CORTEZ – A man suspected of killing an elderly couple in Williams, Arizona, was arrested Friday night in south Cortez after a chase involving officers from three regional law enforcement agencies,...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

One killed, three wounded in attack at University of Texas, police say

One person was killed and three others wounded during an attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Jennifer Herber, a spokeswoman for the...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Third man pleads guilty in home invasion, murder of student

A third man has struck a plea agreement for his role in a home invasion-style robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student last year in Durango. Kuauhtleko Garcia,...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rick Stallings competent to stand trial in killing of Karen Cugnini

Rick Stallings will go to trial Sept. 18 for allegedly killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini after a mental evaluation determined he is competent to stand trial. In November, Stallings,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting near Oxford

A La Plata County man was shot once in the chest Tuesday morning near Oxford in what is being investigated as an attempted homicide northwest of Ignacio. The victim was identified as Michael...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man confesses in Phoenix to 1996 Cortez killing

More than 20 years after 37-year-old Milton Lee was found dead in a pool of blood at Cortez City Park, a man has confessed in his slaying, according to an affidavit. Sergio Tito Rivera, 38,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police face questions on witness stand in murder case

A judge expects to rule in coming days on motions argued Thursday in District Court involving one of four men suspected in the murder of a Fort Lewis College student. Defense lawyers filed the...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek man gets 15 years for girlfriend’s death

A Dove Creek man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in jail followed by a mandatory five years of parole for strangling and killing his girlfriend. William Blackburn Jr., 46, was charged with...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends remember Dylan Redwine

With pizza, sodas, balloons and cake, it could have been a typical birthday party for any 18-year-old. Except the teen is gone. More than four years after his disappearance, friends and family...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends to gather to remember Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine’s mother and friends will gather Monday – on what would have been his 18th birthday – at Dylan’s memorial bench at Pine River Cemetery. The boy disappeared just before Thanksgiving...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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